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Name Parsons, Burnham Demill, 1853-1918
Born 12/19/1853
Birthplace New Brunswick, Canada
Spouse Parsons, Eudora (Sherman), 1861-1943
Children Woodley, Mabel (Parsons), 1881-1973
Swenson, Maud Ella (Parsons), 1883-1978
Deceased 08/18/1918
Deceased where Haley, North Dakota

Associated Records

Image of RG0881.AM - RG0881 Champe-Woodley letters

RG0881.AM - RG0881 Champe-Woodley letters

The collection consists of letters (typescripts) of Mabel Abbie Parsons Woodley which she sent to her cousin, Flavia (Waters) Champe. The letters date from January 1, 1961 to February 17, 1973, and were written from Oregon and Indiana. In the letters she describes life in the Malcolm, Nebraska, area, and Wheeler County, Nebraska. She also describes her life in Minnesota, North Dakota, Oregon and Indiana. Woodley writes about the family history and genealogy of the Parsons, Waters, Woodley and Meade families, dating back to 1868 in McHenry, Illinois. The letters discuss homesteading, tree claims, social life, religious beliefs, health, etc. Interspersed through the letters are drawings