Thomas Huston Parsons
This is a photo of Charlotte "Lottie" McBrayer Parsons (1888 - 1966) and Thomas Huston Parsons (1888 - 1967).
"They lived in Olive Hill, raised 10 out of 14 children there, and are buried in Watson Cemetery. Grandad was a barber (Parsons' Barber Shop) on left the corner going into town."
Children of Tom and Lottie Parsons:
Ruth Parsons married first, William Wiley Patton and second, George John Zizmont
Russell Parsons married Thelma V. Taylor
Wayne Parsons married first, Gertrude, and second, Dorothy Inez Stalnaker
Bert Parsons married Mildred Womach
Harlen Parsons married Beulah Hurley
Maude J. Parsons married Vernon Hensley
Dora Parsons married Roy Surrepte
Nora Parsons married Clarence Ingles
Gladys Louise Parsons married first, Charles Stevens, and second, Lester Benjamin Manz
Jack Parsons married Virginia Binion
Submitted by: Lottie Parker
Bruce Owens, Tom Parsons and an unidentified individual.
Tom Parsons had a barbershop next to Walker's Grill near the Olive Hill Post Office.
"This picture was given to me by Ted and Loretta Evans of Olive Hill.
They originally belonged to Ted's father Vern Evans.
Vern was one of the first people in Olive Hill to own a camera.
His camera mounted onto a tripod and was operated with a cloth hood.
With the aid of his horse and cart he would visit local events and family reunions in the Olive Hill area,
offering people the option to purchase a portrait of themselves or their family.
Later Vern Evans opened a barbershop in Olive Hill (Vern Evans Barbershop) located on Main Street,
opposite the corner of the Post Office (when Main Street contained business on both sides of the street).
He continued to operate his photography business as a sideline.
Many of these pictures have been taken inside the barbershop.
Submitted by Jolinda Belcher
Thomas Houston Parsons
Thomas Houston Parsons, my grandfather, was a barber in Olive Hill, KY.
Thomas was the father of Nora (Parsons) Ingles.
Submitted by Donna O'Bryan