Francis Joseph Parsons

Male20 August 1874–23 August 1926

Brief Life History of Francis Joseph

When Francis Joseph Parsons was born on 20 August 1874, in Plainfield Township, Union, New Jersey, United States, his father, Joseph Edgar Parsons, was 36 and his mother, Phebe Margaret Perine, was 30. He had at least 1 son with Lillian Beatrice Hutchinson. He lived in Essex, New Jersey, United States in 1905 and Maplewood, Maplewood Township, Essex, New Jersey, United States in 1915. He died on 23 August 1926, in Wawarsing, Wawarsing, Ulster, New York, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Brielle, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis Joseph Parsons
Lillian Beatrice Hutchinson
Forman Bruce Parsons

Sources (8)

  • Frank J Parsons in household of Joseph Perine, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Francis Joseph Parsons, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Francis Joseph Parsons, "Find A Grave Index"

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Children (1)

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Siblings (3)

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.


Age 5

Thomas Edison had been seeking to create a more practical and affordable version of the lightbulb, primarily for home use. Edison had attempted several different materials, including platinum and other metals, before ultimately deciding on a carbon filament. On October 21, 1879, Edison finally carried out the first successful test of this new light bulb in Menlo Park, New Jersey.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 16

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for the servant of a parish priest or parson, from the possessive case of Middle English persone, parsoun (see Parson ).

English: many early examples are found with the prepositions (e.g. Ralph del Persones 1323); these are habitational names, with the omission of house, hence in effect occupational names for servants employed at the parson's house.

English: post-medieval variant of Parson , with excrescent -s. Alternatively, Parson may be a shortened form of Parsons.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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