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Rev Charles Carroll Parsons
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Birth: 1838
Ohio, USA
Death: Sep. 6, 1878

Attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, graduating in 1861 and served in the Union Army under General Don Carlos Buell at Shiloh. He taught at West Point after the War. He was ordained as a priest on March 5th, 1871, at St. Mary's Cathedral in Memphis. Served as rector of St. Lazarus Church, which later combined with Grace Church. He married Margaret Britton of Annandale, Mississippi.

(from The Daily Picayune, New Orleans, Louisiana, September 11, 1878)

The Rev. Charles C. Parsons, Episcopal minister of Memphis, who died of fever on the 7th, was a graduate of West Point, served in the Federal artillery as a lieutenant colonel with distinction during the war, and then became a minister. He came to Memphis three years ago, and soon gained the respect and affection of the community. "From the first day of the epidemic he labored incessantly among his parishioners," says the Appeal, "knowing no rest as long as there was good to be done."
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Margaret Louisa Britton Parsons (1844 - 1927)*
 
 Children:
  Charles Carroll Parsons (1875 - 1933)*
  Fanny Britton Parsons Thompson (1877 - 1964)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Episcopal priest who died caring for Yellow Fever victims.
 
Note: s/w Rev. Louis Sandford Schuyler
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Memphis
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
 
Maintained by: Robert Patterson
Originally Created by: Anonymous
Record added: Mar 27, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8564025
Rev Charles Carroll Parsons
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Rev Charles Carroll Parsons
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- Ron (Ronnie Lee) Collins
 Added: May. 18, 2013

- Bill Thayer (History of West Point)
 Added: Aug. 3, 2010
Your dedication and bravery brought comfort to many during the Yellow fever epidemic in Memphis. You are truly a hero. Rest in peace.
- Dee
 Added: Nov. 23, 2007
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