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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 8a by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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LAWRENCE S. PARSONS is a native of Massachusetts, and was born August 3, 1854, at Belchertown. He is a son of T. J. S. and Margaret (Weston) Parsons, also natives of Massachusetts, and purely English stock. He received a liberal education, graduating from the High School at Belchertown in 1872. He came to Louisville in October, 1872, and received employment with the Jeffersonville, Madison & Indianapolis Railroad, as a common laborer at the freight depot, but was shortly promoted to a clerkship in the auditor’s department. He arose by regular gradation through his own merits to chief clerk in the general freight department. In 1883 he accepted the position of general agent for the Louisville, New Albany & Chicago Road at Louisville. He remained in this position for two years, then resigned it for that of general freight agent for the “Airline” road — the Louisville, Evansville & St. Louis. In addition to his railroad duties he is a director in the Louisville Transfer Co., the Louisville Bagging Manufacturing Co., and secretary of the Louisville Magnetic Water Co. He was married, in 1877, to Miss Ida Grainger, a daughter of Colonel W. H. Grainger, of Louisville. She died in 1878, and he next married, in 1880, Miss Mary F. Tapp, a daughter of William J. Tapp, Esq., formerly of Alabama, now of Louisville, and president of the Louisville Bagging Manufacturing Co. Mr. Parsons is one of the progressive young business men of Louisville, popular, clever and accommodating, and a fine railroad man.

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This family biography is one of 195 biographies included in the Jefferson County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 8a published in 1888 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 8a

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