Biography of Robert G. Parsons


Parsons, Robert G., Buffalo, son of Samuel V. and Sarah (Thompson) Parsons, was born in Buffalo, N. Y., January 6, 1856, and received a public school education. After taking a full course at Bryant & Stratton's Business College he accepted a position as bookkeeper for the White Line Transit Company, and subsequently held various positions, becoming successively accountant for the United Lumber Company, chief accountant for the Pratt Hardware Company, and accountant for Thomas W. Cushing of East Buffalo. In 1889 he purchased an interest in the Lakeside Pubing Company of Buffalo, and also became a member of the advertising firm of Rose & Parsons. In 1892 Mr. Parsons was made assistant secretary of the Department of Public Works, and in July, 1894, succeeded John Ransom as secretary, which position he still holds. He is a member of Ancient Landmarks Lodge No. 441, F. & A. M., and of the Royal Arcanum. In September, 1887, he married Miss Harriet Fobes, daughter of Milton D. Fobes of Olean, N. Y., and they have two sons, Milton W. and Samuel Vey.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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