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Parsons,city (1990 pop. 11,924), Labette co., SE Kans.; inc. 1871. It is a shipping point for dairy products, grain, and livestock. Manufactures include ammunition, wire and paper products, plastics, and appliances.
1. Sir Charles Algernon. 1854--1931, English engineer, who developed the steam turbine
2. Gram, real name Cecil Connor. 1946--73. US country-rock singer and songwriter; founder of the Flying Burrito Brothers (1968--70), he later released the solo albums G.P. (1973) and Grievous Angel (1974)
3. Talcott. 1902--79, US sociologist, author of The Structure of Social Action (1937) and The Social System (1951)