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Death Of Aaron Parsons

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Aaron Parsons, who for many years was ticket agent in tbe Michigan Central offloe here, died July 17, in Moravia, N. Y., to which place he removed in 1868. His remains were brought to Ypsilanti for burial. The Moravia Register contains the folio wing sketch of his life: Suddenlv. yet not unexpected, carne the death of Air. Aaron Parsons, at his home on Raüroad street in tuis village, at an early hour Tuesday morning, .July 17 His death was the resnlt ot heart failure, a disease that has afllicted him at times for several years past. He had hardly reached man's allotted three score years and ten, having been bom August 20, 1818, and being at his death 69 years 10 mouths and 27 days old. Mr. Parsons, we beheve, was born in Skaneateles, and removed to Moravia with his parents in early childhood, his father, Aaron Parsons, sen., being known to the people of this place for many years as one of its most respected citizens. ae [uw auujcui ui tbis sketch) was trained to merchantile business and married for his Qrst wite, Miss Mary Stout, of Canoga, Séneca County. Subsequently he removed to Erie, Pa., where he engaged in telegraphing, and remained several years. Later, he located at Detroit, at X psilanti, and at Ann Arbor, Mich., where he was for many years operator and railroad ticket agent. His wife died during his residence at Anu Arbor, and while yet residmg there, üct. 16, 1867, he was married to Mrs. Susan Stout, who now survives him. In the following spring, April 1868, he removed to this place, which has ever since been his home. In April 1870. he was appointed the first station agent of the Souihern Central Kailroad, at this place, a position that he has ever since held, and uutil his late illness the duties of which he had performed with unwavering faithfulness and integrity. He had a peculiarly earnest nature that sometimes offended those not best acquainted with him; he was nevertheless, kind, sympathetic and generous almost to a fault. Mr. Parsons1 farnily consists of a wife and two daughters- Mrs. H. C. Johnson and Mrs. 11. F. Sniggs, both married and residents of Buffalo. Services at the family residence at 9 o'clock vvednesday morning, were conducted by Rev. J.W.H. Weibel, rector of St. Matthews"s Episcopal church. Ihe remains were taken to Ypsilanti for interment beside his tirst wife and accompanied by Mrs. Parsons and the two daughters departed by the 10 o'clock train that morning.