Anson Dearing Parr


Headstone of Anson Dearing Parr

The West Virginian., June 15, 1917, page ten

CLARKSBURG, W. Va., June 15.– Anson Dearing Parr, prominent citizen , clubman, and business man, who was noted for his fine blooded race horses, died today at home here, aged 59 years.

A. D. Parr

The Wheeling Intelligencer.,
June 16, 1917, page eight

CLARKSBURG, W. Va., June 15.– Anson Dearing Parr, a leading business man of this city, died today at his home on East Main Street after a lingering illness of bright’s disease, aged 59 years.

For many years he won fame on race tracks throughout the country as the owner of some of the finest strings of thoroughbred racers in West Viriginia.

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He was head of the Parr Lumber Co., a founder of the West Virginia Fair Association and was actively identified with the business and social life of this community.

His funeral will take place at three p. m. Sunday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

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