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Floyd William Parsons

editor , engineer

Floyd William Parsons, American editor, engineer. member board of directors, editorial director and vice-president Robbins Publishing Company.

Background

Parsons, Floyd William was born on January 23, 1880 in Keyser, West Virginia, United States. Son of Marshall J. and Mary C. (Long) Parsons.

Education

Educated University of West Virginia. Engineer of Mines, Lehigh University, 1902.

Career

Stonewall (West Virginia) Coal & Coke Company, 1902. District engineer Lehigh Valley Coal Company, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 1903. Research engineer Consolidation Coal Company, Frostburg, Maryland., 1904.

Chief engineer New River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company, Rush Run, West Virginia, 1905. Assistant professor mining, Michigan College of Mines, Houghton, Michigan, 1905-1906. Chief engineer Victor American Fuel Company, and C.&S.E. Railway Company, Denver, Colorado, 1906.

Associate editor Engineering and Mining Journal, 1907-1910. Founder, and editor Coal Age, 1910-1918. Regular contributor to World’s Work, 1918-1922.

Member board of directors, editorial director and vice-president Robbins Publishing Company. Editor Gas Age-Record, and Industrial Gas (both of New York). Contributing editor Advertising and Selling.

Director Richmond Radiator Company, Dresser Manufacturing Company, Vitaglass Corporation of America. Assistant to Harry A. Garfield, United States Fuel Administrator, World War. Member of commission of journalists invited by British and French goverments to visit England and France, 1918.

Works

  • Author: American Business Methods, 1921. Everybody’s Business, 1923.

Membership

Member board of directors, editorial director and vice-president Robbins Publishing Company.

Connections

Married Maud A. Freystedt, October 28, 1903. Children: Doris L., Jean M. Chief engineer.

father:
Marshall J. Parsons

mother:
Mary C. (Long) Parsons

spouse:
Maud A. Freystedt

children:
Doris L. Parsons

Jean M. Chief engr Parsons