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Biography of Fernando A. Parsons

Fernando A. Parsons. The career of Fernando A. Parsons, of Chanute, is remarkable in many ways, but principally because of the number of fields which it had invaded and the success which had attended the ventures in which its author had been engaged. From his youth, when he paid his own way through college, Mr. Parsons had pushed steadily forward, always assisting his community’s interests while advancing his own. With a handsome fortune gained through his good business ability and persistent labors, and at an age when most men are content to retire, Mr. Parsons still continues as an active factor in business life, and is now president and manager of the Kansas Co-Operative Refining Company. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now Fernando A. Parsons was born at Readsboro, Bennington County, Vermont, September 29, 1849, and is a son of Benjamin Battles and Polly Maria (Blanchard) Parsons. The Parsons family came from England to Vermont during Colonial times, and on his mother’s side Mr. Parsons is...

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Mather, Leona Mrs. – Obituary

Came to Baker By Wagon Train Graveside services for Leona Mather, 87, will be conducted at 10 a.m. today (Thursday) at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Dr. J. W. Cool, Professor of Missions, Western Baptist Seminary, of Portland will officiate. Mrs. Mather was born January 27, 1880 at Villisca, Iowa, and passed away in Portland July 9, 1967. she moved to Baker County as a small girl from Iowa by wagon train and lived in Baker most of her life until moving to Portland in 1959. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Florence Haskins of Portland and Mrs. Robert Planansky of Kewanee, Illinois; four grandchildren. The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, July 20, 1967 page 8 Contributed by: Belva...

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