Prof. Richard Parsons

Jun 25, 1847 - February 11, 1926

Richard Parsons was the son of Richard (Sr.) Parsons and Margaret Payne. He immigrated from Ireland with his parents and siblings to Zanesville, Ohio in 1848. Richard (Sr.)'s brothers, Charles and William, sister Hannah, and mother, Hannah Parsons preceded him to Zanesville in 1841. Another sister of Richard (Sr.), Maria, had married John Banks in Ireland and they immigrated to Zanesville in about 1838.

Information from obituary
The Daily Journal-Herald, Delaware, OH
February 11, 1926

Headline page 1: Prof. R. Parsons dies Thurs. Afternoon

Passed Away at His Residence, 2 O'clock After a Brief Illness.
Identified with Ohio Wesleyan for many years.
Prominent in Educational Circles and Public Spirited Man
Was Widely Known

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