Howard E. Parsons is a veteran of the World War and one of East Liverpool's prominent young business men. He
was born at Ripley, W. Va., Sept. 26, 1897, and is the son of M. L. and Hattie (Kay) Parsons.
M. L. Parsons, who lives retired at East Liverpool, was born at Ripley, W. Va., as was his wife. During his active
career he engaged in road construction work and also built the fair grounds at Ripley. He has lived in East Liverpool
since 1905 and was connected with R. Thomas & Sons, and later with the Potters Lumber Company. Mr. and Mrs.
Parsons are the parents of five children: Herbert, a World War veteran, lives in East Liverpool; H. John, served
throughout the World War with the 132nd Infantry, 33rd Division, was wounded in action, lives in East Liverpool;
Howard E., the subject of this sketch; Ernestine and Luther, both at home.
Howard E. Parsons received his education in East Liverpool and attended Ripley State Normal School. In 1917 he
went to Tulsa, Okla., where he remained until his enlistment during the World War. He was assigned to Company C,
22nd Infantry, and later transferred to the motor transport service. While in France he was with the air service
and later served as an instructor in the school of mechanics. After the close of the war he was assigned to the
Eighth Infantry, Army of Occupation, and did not return to this country until Feb. 7, 1923, at which time he was
discharged. He settled in East Liverpool and has since been proprietor of the Fidelity Motor Company, Ford and
Fordson dealers. He has a well equipped garage and carries a complete line of automobile accessories. Mr. Parsons
is a Republican and a member of the Methodist Church.
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Columbiana County, Ohio Biographies
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