Date of Death: 28 Dec 1922
Subject: James Glen Edward Parson
Source: St. Joseph News-Press, 29 Dec 1922, p. 5
James Glen Edward Parsons [sic], eighteen years old, died at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon in a local hospital from an accidental gunshot wound suffered while hunting Nov. 28. The accident happened near the waterworks pumping station, when the youth slipped and fell on the railroad track, causing his gun to go off. The load struck him in the back and penetrated his lungs. Young Parsons was taken to the hospital and for a time it was thought that he would recover, but Christmas day his condition took a turn for the worse, and he gradually sank until death. Parsons had been employed as a clerk by J. L. Pelgen, grocer at 2100 St. Joseph avenue. He is survived by his father, William Parsons, 515 Concord street; a brother, Everett Parsons, St. Joseph; and four sisters, Mrs. M. M. Hammerick, Merryhome, Mo., Mrs. Jeanette Cupek, Omaha, and the Misses Viola and Ola Parsons, St. Joseph. The funeral service will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Pentecostal Mission, 1133 North Third street, and burial will be in Green Cemetery.