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PARSONS, Harry Rust 1875 - 1951


Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 5/25/2021 at 20:22:45

"The Fairfield Daily Ledger"
Monday, November 5, 1951


Last rites will be Tuesday afternoon for Harry R. PARSONS, well known Jefferson county farmer who passed away early Sunday morning at his home four miles east of Fairfield. His death at 12:40 a.m. followed an illness of about a year.

The service will be at 2 p.m. at the Hoskins funeral home with Dr. C. R. Douglass officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn cemetery.

Harry R. PARSONS, 76, was a life-time resident of Jefferson county. He was born Jan. 11, 1875, the son of the late Robert E. and Melissia GRIFFITHS PARSONS.

Prior to his marriage he was a prospecting engineer for the Sullivan Machinery company of Chicago. He was united in marriage to Henrietta MOLLENAUER on May 8, 1915 at Cannonsburg, Pa. The same year he took over his father's farm east of Fairfield and had made his home there since.

He was well known for several years as a breeder of registered Jersey cattle, and was a director of the Keosauqua Creamery. He also served at one time as president of the Buchanan township school board; was a member of the first County Testing association; member of the Jefferson County Farm Bureau; was among the early users of commercial fertilizer and limestone and participated in the county conservation program.

Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Robert H. PARSONS, and a daughter, Mrs. Isabelle BRADFIELD, both of Fairfield; two grandchildren, Thomas Lee and Patricia Ellen PARSONS; and a brother, Jesse E. PARSONS, Vancouver, Canada.

He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Dee PARSONS, who lost his life in World War II, three brothers and two sisters.

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*Transcribed for genealogy purposes; I have no relation to the person(s) mentioned.

Note: Harry is buried in Lot Devotion B 67, space 1; wife Henrietta died in 1972 and is beside him in space 2. Harry had a twin brother, Harmon, who died as an infant and is buried in Bethesda Cemetery.


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