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1900 US Census (District 17, Wilson, Adair County, Missouri). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists Lorenzo [spelled Ren] Parsons (age 26, b. Jun 1873, IL), wife Nancy E. [Smith] (age 23, b. Oct 1876, Missouri), and children Relda (age 5, b. Aug 1894, Missouri), Veora L. (age 4, b. Jan 1896, Missouri), Clarence E. (age 3, b. Oct 1897, Missouri) and Letha (age 11 mos, b. Jun 1899, Missouri), living in Wilson, Missouri. Ren is listed as a "farmer" and indicates that both his parents were born in Illinois [erroneous, father born in Virginia]. Nancy indicates that her father was born in Illinois and her mother in Missouri. The couple indicate that they have been married for 7 years, and have had 4 children, all living. Living two houses away is Lorenzo's brother, Sylvester, who is a "lodger" in the household of John Martin.
1920 US Census (District 45, Kalispell Ward-1, Flathead County, Montana). Surety: 4. Lists Lorenzo Parsons (age 46, b. IL), wife Hithie [sp? illegible] (age 43, b. MO) and children Letta (age 20, b. MO), Roxie (age 16, b. ID) and Lorenzo (age 11, b. ID), living in Kalispell, Montana. Lorenzo is listed as a "laborer, lumber camp" and his father is listed as born in Illinois, his mother in the U.S. [info prob. provided by spouse]. Hithie indicates her father was born in Illinois and her mother in Missouri. Also living in Montana at this time is Lorenzo's aunt [sister of his mother], Amanda [Shoemaker] Kyes.