from Gold Star Honor Roll: A Record of Indiana Men and Women Who Died in The Service of the United States and The Allied Nations in The World War 1914-1918 (Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Commission, 1921)
Son of Adrian and Mary M. Parsons; born February 11, 1889, near Plainfield, Hendricks County, Ind. Farmer. Entered U.S. Marine Corps March 28, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Parris Island, S.C.; assigned to 19th Company. Transferred to Washington, D.C. for special duty. Won honors as marksman. Transferred to Ordnance Plant, Charleston, W. Va., where he died of pneumonia October 22, 1918. (Place of burial not given).