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Judy Bos-Parsons (#46626223)
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Bio Photo I have volunteered to take photos of any tombstones in the Colorado Springs, CO area. I will also do Calhan, Falcon, Ramah, and Simla, CO. I've been doing genealogy for almost 15 years and love visiting cemeteries. I appreciate it when I run across tombstone photos of my family members online, so would be more than happy to help others.
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Richard Aurand Sherer
RE: Parsons, Wm.. E
Hi, Judy,

You're right. Charles was 4th. If I said he was 3rd, my bad. Sorry.
Joseph and Ann Eliza (Fribley) Parsons had the following children:

1. John Fribley Parsons, m. Ella Aloysa Freeman
2. Mary Elizabeth Parsons, m. Ira Day Canfield
3. William E. Parsons, m. Carolyn G. Mowrer
4. Charles Fribley Parsons, m. Minerva Hughes
5. Edward K. Parsons, m. Emily Virginia Linn
6. Georgia Parsons, m. 1) William W. Deitrick; 2) John Peter

John's tombstone says he was born 3 Mar 1841, but Mary's death certificate says she was born 27 Sep 1841. One of those dates has to be incorrect. John died 3 Feb 1814 and Mary died 27 Nov 1925.

The others' dates are:
William, 5 May 1844 - 18 Feb 1910
Charles, 9 May 1849 - 22 Dec 1912
Edward, 21 Mar 1850 - 29 Mar 1917
Georgia, 19 Apr 1856 - 8 Jul 1920

I've never seen any record of an earlier child, but it's possible. Joseph and Ann were married 4 Sep 1838.

John is buried in Emporium, Cameron County, PA. All of the others, I believe, are buried in Highland Cemetery in Lock Haven, and their names are inscribed on the family monument.


Added by Richard Aurand Sherer on Jan 14, 2015 5:12 PM
Richard Aurand Sherer
Parsons Updates
1. William E. Parson, d. 18 Feb 1910, committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. Apparently the family did its best to downplay the incident: The only description of the event I've found was from the Altoona Tribune. The only mention of his passing I've found the Lock Haven newspaper is this one:

Funeral of William E. Parsons
Funeral services over the remains of the late William E. Parsons were conducted at his home, No. 366 East Main street, this afternoon by Rev. Lewis Nichols, pastor of St. Paul's Episcopal church. The services at the house and at the grave in Highland cemetery, where interment was made, were private. - Lock Haven Express, 21 February 1910
from Accessed 10 Dec 2014

2. Mary Parsons, d. 16 May 1938, was the daughter of Charles Fribley Parsons and Minerva Hughes Parsons. She was born 20 May 1882 in Lock Haven, never married, and died at age 55 of a streptococcus infection, according to Pennsylvania death certificate. He father was the fourth child and third son of Joseph Parsons and Ann Eliza Fribley.

If you have a transcript of the Parsons interments, I'd be grateful if you can send me a copy.

Thanks for all your hard work!

Richard Aurand Sherer

Added by Richard Aurand Sherer on Dec 12, 2014 12:01 PM
Mary Casey
RE: Esterine Dozier Pangarakis
You're welcome!

Added by Mary Casey on Jan 04, 2014 12:52 PM
Angela Spitsen (Rios)
Ruby E Wilson Transfer
Thank you for the transfer!

You Rock!!!
Added by Angela Spitsen (Rios) on Oct 29, 2013 9:23 PM
Phyllis Hensley
Thank you for the transfers of the Morrows
Added by Phyllis Hensley on Oct 13, 2013 5:23 PM
RE: Hattie Smith Tombstone Photo
You're welcome! :) I also took and posted photos of all relation in the same plot. They are: Earl C. Smith, Anna E. Smith, Flora (Smith) Townley, Leo Townley, Clarence Smith & Anna Marie Smith. Hope that helps you...
Added by LGibbs on Jun 26, 2013 9:42 AM
Jennifer LeDoux
RE: Photo of Edward E. Bos Gravesite
You're so welcome! We enjoy helping out when we can.
Added by Jennifer LeDoux on Jun 08, 2013 5:51 PM
Parsons at Highland Cem, Lock Haven, PA
Joseph Parsons purchased E-76 & E-77. There is a large family marker on E-77 with many names on it and some separate small markers that say things like "Mother" "Father", etc. The lot number you have was from a very old reading and those people did not have access to the actual lot numbers from the cemetery company, so they created their own.

The lot number for William is correct, F-65.

Interestingly, we have another William Parsons and another Joseph Parsons.

Joseph Parsons b. ? d. 4/16/1896 i. 4/18/1896
age 41 - no marker or lot number
obit in Clinton Democrat says leaves wife and several children
in our burial ledger for 1886-1922, page 172, # 667

William E Parsons b. ? d. 2/21/1910
no marker, no lot number
VA POST #122 says Civil War vet, ARMY, Corporal, Co H, 37th Reg, PA Vol, interred at Highland Cemetery.
There is no PA Vet Burial Card at VA office. As we have no record of burial, it could be that he is at the Highland Cemetery in Howard, Centre Co, PA

Also no marker or lot number for a Mary Parsons and the only data for her is a DOD & age: 5/16/1938, age 55

I may have already sent you a print-out of the other Parsons burials. If not let me know and I'll send one to you.
Added by Carol on Jan 14, 2013 12:46 PM
David Bates
RE: Tipcup Cemetery Request
Hello Judy,

Thanks for the reply. Since I had already been up there, I just wanted to save you a trip if possible. I did not notice the photo you mentioned on the second page. I took quite a few pictures, but I know we did not hit all of them. There were only two graves on this site that were missing pictures I had takent. We spent most of our time in the Protestant and Catholic sections (trying not to step in cow patties) before we had to leave. It was my first time in the area (although I have lived here all my life). Beautiful area. Thanks again for the reply.

Added by David Bates on Aug 13, 2012 7:41 AM
David Bates
Tipcup Cemetery Request
Hello Judy,

By coincidence, I was up at Tincup Cemetery today and took a whole bunch of pictures. I got home to see if there were any outstanding picture requests and noticed you claimed one today for a Landon Keyes. I happened to get a copy of his stone so if you do not mind, I was going to post it against the request. I didn't want you to make a special trip, although that cemetery is really neat place to visit.

Dave Bates
Added by David Bates on Aug 12, 2012 6:34 PM
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