Alzamond M. Parsons, of Caney, who, possessing all the requisite qualities of an able lawyer, has from the time of his admission to the bar continued in practice in Caney, where his success has been such as to gain for him a place among the representative members of the. Montgomery county bar. Mr. Parsons was born at Effingham, Ill., May 14, 1858. His parents, Jonathan and Maryanny (Grey) Parsons, were both natives of Mansfield, Ohio, and were married in that state prior to their removal to Effingham county, Ill., from whence they removed to Davenport, Iowa, when their son, Alzamond, was five years of age. In 1870 they continued still farther westward and settled in Anderson county, Kansas, but shortly afterward went to Montgomery county, where the father entered a claim, just west of Elk City.

Alzamond M. Parsons passed the usual life of the farmer boy and received his earlier education in the common schools of the different localities in which his family resided. That education was supplemented by a full course in the Kansas State Normal School, in which he graduated in 1891. He taught school in all about ten years, having begun when twenty years of age. In the meantime he had been studying law and was admitted to the bar in 1896, whereupon he established himself in the practice of his profession in Caney, and has continued there to the present time, having gained a representative clientage and a lucrative practice.

Mr. Parsons is an adherent of the Republican party and in 1906 he was elected county surveyor, which office he held four years. He has also served as city attorney, justice of the peace, city judge, and as civil engineer of Caney. He is a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. In 1884 Mr. Parsons married Miss Hannah E. Johnson, of Topeka, Kan., and to them have been born three sons-Lewis, Jay C., and Lioneal G.  



Kansas Biography, Part 2, vol. III 1912