Bio: Parsons, John (1828 - 1891)

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Surnames: Parsons, Brooks, Lincoln, Deming, Spaulding

----Sources: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin, Death Records

JOHN PARSONS, Postmaster, Black River Falls, Wisconsin was born in England, April 23. 1828. Came to America with his parents and settled in Fond du Lac Co., Wis., on a farm, and at the age of sixteen went to live with D. C. Brooks, where he remained until he was twenty-one years of age. He then went to La Crosse, remained there two years, and helped to plaster the first frame house that was built in that city. In 1853, came up Black River to Jackson County and settled on a farm in the town of Alma, which place he sold out in 1855 and moved to Black River Falls, opened a general merchandise store on Water street and continued at that until 1861, when he was appointed Postmaster under President Lincoln and has kept that position to this date. Has also been Town Clerk for ten years, member of the School Board and chairman of Republican Committee of Jackson County. Is a member of the order of F. & A. M., Black River Lodge, No. 74, also order of I. O. O. F., and Temple of Honor and Methodist Episcopal Church. For thirty-one years was married to Miss Almaria K. Foster, July I, 1850. She was born in Massachusetts, April 18, 1833. Have four children all living: Amelia M. (now Mrs. W. H. Deming), Curtis P. (who entered the mail service at the age of sixteen, en route from Tomah to St. Paul, now settled in Minnesota, and Clerk of District Court, also superintendent of D. J. Spaulding's large farm of 4,000 acres), Erving W. (also in the mail service en route from Chicago to Cedar Rapids, Iowa), Frank A. (Assistant Postmaster at Black River Falls.

1880 Federal Census, Albion, Jackson, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 288

John Parsons, married American male
occupation : Postmaster
father's birthplace : England
mother's birthplace : England

Household Members
self John Parsons M 52 England
wife Elmira A. Parsons F 46 Massachusetts, United States, both parents b. MA
son Frank A. Parsons M 22 Wisconsin, United States
daughter-in-law Ella Parsons F 19 Wisconsin, United States
grandson John E. Parsons M 1 Wisconsin, United States
daughter Amelia Parsons F 28 Wisconsin, United States
niece Ella Schultz F 20 Wisconsin, United States
other Elizabeth Crozien F 17 Wisconsin, United States

Wisconsin Death Records

John Parsons
gender: Male
burial date:
burial place: Black River Falls
death date: 12 Aug 1891
death place: Black River Falls, Jackson, Wisconsin
age: 63
birth date: 23 Apr 1828
birthplace: Summersthin, England
occupation: Insurance Agent
race: White
marital status: Married
spouse's name: Almira A. Parsons
father's name: Parsons
father's birthplace:
mother's name: Parsons

 

 


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