William Parsons

Company C 22nd Infantry

DOD 03/06/1900



William Parsons was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1866.

He enlisted for a period of 3 years as a Private in Troop A of the 6th Cavalry on June 24, 1898
at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His enlistment record indicated that he stood 5 feet 5 inches tall,
had dark brown hair and brown eyes and a ruddy complexion. His previous occupation was listed
as Janitor. He was discharged from this enlistment as a Private on January 21, 1899 at Fort Riley,
Kansas with a character reference of Excellent.

He enlisted for a period of 3 years as a Private in Company C of the 22nd Infantry on April 3, 1899
at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On this enlsitment record his previous occupation was listed as Soldier.


Private William Parsons died at Santa Rosa, in the Philippines, while serving with the 22nd Infantry on March 6, 1900.
His cause of death was recorded as suicide.

Below is his listing in a report of deaths in Company C in the Philippines,
prepared by the Company Commander, Captain Henry G. Lyon:




William Parsons was buried in the military cemetery at Cabanatuan, Island of Luzonin Grave #11.
His remains were returned to San Francisco, California aboard the transport Logan on March 29, 1901.
His body was shipped to Mrs. Mary Stinsman in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.










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