Cass County, Missouri Genealogy Trails
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J. C. PARSONS &
BRO., dealers in hardware, stoves and
tinware, agricultural implements, etc., established
business at this point in 1880. They own the building
which they occupy and carry a large and complete stock,
and are doing an excellent business for so new a firm.
Joseph C Parsons, the manager and senior member of the
firm, is a native of Marion County, Kentucky, where he
was born April 10, 1852. He was there reared and
educated, following the occupation of farming until
1876. In that year he removed to Cass County, Missouri,
and was engaged in merchandising with the firm of W. W.
Mardis & Co., (he being the Co.) until he, with his
brother, established their present business . Mr.
Parsons was married December 25, 1879, to Miss Kate
Steele, a native of Iowa. They have one child : Josie F.
Mr. P. is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and they
are members of the Baptist Church. William G. Parsons,
the junior member of this establishment, was also born
in Marion County, Kentucky, April 9 1856. He grew to
manhood in that locality, receiving a collegiate course
from the Gilead College of Hart County, Kentucky, in
1876-7. From boyhood he was interested in agricultural
pursuits until 1880, when he became a member of this
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