FREDERICK WILLIAM PARSONS, reaity dealer, of Port Dickinson, New York, has been successfully engaged in the
real estate business for twenty years. He is one of the oldest business men in this line, and is a recognized authority
in land values in the county. Previous to engaging in the realty business, Mr. Parsons followed mercantile pursuits
for several years. He was horn January 3, 1862, at Chenango Bridge, New York, son of Oliver Harper and Eunice (Temple)
Parsons; his parents were leading citizens of their day, and both were representatives of old established families.
Mr. Parsons was liberally educated; he attended the public schools, the Binghamton High School; the Whitney Point
Academy, and the Oberlin College at Oberlin, Ohio. With this foundation he was well equipped to enter the world
of business, and his theoretical knowledge, combined with his natural business acumen and ability, have been factors
of importance in the success which he has attained. Mr. Parsons is president and treasurer of the Guion Realty
Company and the Broome County Land Company, Inc. In 1910 Mr. Parsons founded and developed "Hillcrest,"
just north of Port Dickinson, New York. He has at present three hundred acres of ground, sixty of which have been
converted into splendid home sites, and the 240 acres are yet to be developed. Through Mr. Parsons' efforts there
are now 300 splendid residences on this site, while in 1910 there were only five. He is also developing the "Crestwood"
home sites of Johnson City and the "Allview" home sites of Binghamton. In politics he is a Republican,
and there is no citizen more public spirited. He is not affiliated with any fraternal organization nor with any
clubs, but is a regular attendant of the Presbyterian church.
Mr. Parsons married, at Choconut Center, New York, April 30, 1889, Martha (Drake) Carver, born January 1, 1856,
widow of Volkert W. Carver, and daughter of George W. and Susan (Gale) Drake. By her first marriage Mrs. Parsons
was the mother of a daughter, Jennie Carver, now Mrs. F. LeRoy Case, of Nutley, New Jersey. Mr. and Mrs. Parsons
are the parents of a son, Donald Sidney, born January 19, 1893; he is a wholesale dealer in milk and dairy supplies,
and is prominent in fraternal affairs. His membership includes the Masons, Rotarians, Shriners and Elks. Donald
S. Parsons married Corrine Kimball, and they are the parents of a son, Donald Sidney, Jr., and of a daughter, Betty
Binghamton and Broome County
Editor in chief: William Foote Seward
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