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Parsons, Ralph P.

Ralph P. Parsons U.S. Army WWII
Ralph P. Parsons U.S. Army WWII

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Date of Birth: 3/30/1905
Died On: 1/6/1948
Street Address: New Castle, Westchester
Service Number: 42048713
Branch of Service: U.S. Army-WWII

Veteran Code: USARMY-488

Ralph P. Parsons

Ralph Peters Parsons was born on June 30, 1915, in Atlanta, GA, to Eleanor Hartshorn Peters, age 31, and Argyll Rosse Parsons, age 34. he had one sister Eleanor and and three brothers Douglas William and Argyll. In Rye his family lived on Guion Road and were members of Christs Church.

Ralph attended Princeton and before the war and was working at the Corn Exchange for Bankers Trust. Ralph enlisted and served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Army of Occupation in Germany.


Lieut. Ralph Peters Parsons died suddenly on January 6, 1948, the result of an airplane crash in Germany with the Occupational Forces.

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Argyll R. Parsons and the brother of Lieut. William G. Parsons of the U. S. Army Air Forces who was reported missing after flying a P-38 escort plane in a bombing mission over Australia on February. 26, 1944.

Ralph Parsons entered the service from Rye and at the time his brother was reported missing. He was a corporal in the Field Artillery at Camp Campbell, Ky.

Mr. and Mrs. Parsons had four sons and a son-in-law in the service.

Captain Douglas Van Ness Parsons was in the Air Force, flying a Thunderbolt, and was commanding officer of his squadron.

Another son, Argyll Parsons, Jr., was with the Engineer Corps in England. Their daughter's husband, Captain Harmon J. Bailey, was in the Medical Corps.

The family lived on Guion Road until last fall when they sold their home and moved to Ashville, N. C.

They moved here in 1935 from Mount Kisco and were especially active in Christ's Church. Word of Lieut. Ralph Parson's death was received by Rev. Wendell Phillips, rector, in a telegram from Ashville
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