Henry George Parson

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Henry George Parson (September 13, 1865[1] – February 5, 1936[2]) was an English-born merchant and political figure in British Columbia. He represented Columbia from 1907 to 1912 as a Conservative.

He was born in London, the son of George F. Parson, and was educated there. Parson came to Ottawa in 1883, moved to Banff in 1885 and then came to British Columbia in 1887. In 1889, he married Mary Jane Reid. Parson lived in Golden. He served as president of the Golden Board of Trade and of the Golden Hospital Society.[1] He was chairman of the Royal Commission of Labour which produced its report in 1914.[3] Parson died in Vancouver at the age of 70.[2]

The community of Parson near Golden was named after him.[4]


  1. ^ a b Chambers, Ernest J (1908). Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1908.
  2. ^ a b "Vital Event Death Registration". BC Archives. Retrieved 2011-09-03.
  3. ^ "Historical reports". Workers' Compensation Board of BC. Archived from the original on 2011-10-17. Retrieved 2011-09-12.
  4. ^ Akrigg, G P V; Akrigg, Helen B (1997). British Columbia place names. UBC Press. p. 202. ISBN 0-7748-0637-0. Retrieved 2011-09-12.

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