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Name Parsons, Edwin Ruthven, 1824-1886
Born 09/16/1824
Birthplace Maine
Father Parson, Stephen, 1798-1882
Mother Parson, Eliza (Huntress), 1801-1866
Spouse Parson, Flavia A. (Granger), 1840-1882
Children Waters, Ida A. (Parsons), 1875-1951
Deceased 09/14/1886
Deceased where Elgin, Illinois

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