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George Parsons obituary

November 11, 1926

George Parsons of Sharon Dies in Albany

Hon. George A. Parsons of Sharon, who in 1917-18 represented the county of Schoharie in the Assembly, died at the Albany hospital Wednesday, Nov. 4th, following an operation. He had not been in good health for some time. Upon the advise of his physician a few days before he went to the hospital but help was beyond the skill of specialists.

Mr. Parsons was born in 1868 in the town of Sharon where he always lived. He was educated in the public school at Cobleskill and then followed teaching for a term of years. Subsequently he took up farming which occupation he followed until the time of his death.

Mr. Parsons served his town as Justice of the Peace 16 years, from 1895 to 1911. In 1911 he was elected Supervisor of the town of Sharon and held the position until 1916 when he was elected Member of Assembly, his opponent being J. Elmer Lewis of Gilboa. He served the county two years.

Mr. Parsons was one of the progressive farmers of the county and at the time of the organization of the Farm Bureau, ten years ago, he became the first president and was reelected in January 1917.

In early life he united with the Reformed church of Sharon. He became a deacon and later on an elder, which position he held at the time of his death. He was a member of the Masonic lodge of Sharon. He was possessed of a genial personality, always pleasant and fair in his dealings and made a host of friends, not only in his own town, but throughout the county. He was sincere in all his public activities, a man whose devotion to the cause of public service was deep seated. He will be missed throughout the county, but most of all in the community and in the church where he resided.

Three sons, Seth of Sharon, Julius of Savannah, N. Y., and Leland who lives on the Parsons homestead, and one daughter, Mrs. Ray Pollard, of Cobleskill. Funeral was held Friday. Burial at Leesville.

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