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    Frances Parkman

    Birth: 1-25-1857

    Death: 12-27-1933

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It appears likely that this is the "Miss Parkman" that visited JWS and WSJ in 1870. She lived in Orleans county with her family, which is about 100 miles away from Auburn. She was thirteen years old at the time of this visit and the age matches the childlike behavior of Miss Parkman in the letter. During this visit, JWS wrote about how Miss Parkman was thrilled over the fall weather, wearing the fall leaves in her hair and sending them to her father. JWS mentioned that she and WSJ would leave town for a while, so they enlisted Cora Richardson to watch Miss Parkman along with their children. In another letter from JWS to AHS, Jenny explains that "Miss Parkman is still with us, is going to Washington this winter, and with the convent for two or three months to study English" so it appears that Frances Parkman stayed with them in Auburn and DC. 

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Biography: 
It appears likely that this is the "Miss Parkman" that visited JWS and WSJ in 1870. She lived in Orleans county with her family, which is about 100 miles away from Auburn. She was thirteen years old at the time of this visit and the age matches the childlike behavior of Miss Parkman in the letter. During this visit, JWS wrote about how Miss Parkman was thrilled over the fall weather, wearing the fall leaves in her hair and sending them to her father. JWS mentioned that she and WSJ would leave town for a while, so they enlisted Cora Richardson to watch Miss Parkman along with their children. In another letter from JWS to AHS, Jenny explains that "Miss Parkman is still with us, is going to Washington this winter, and with the convent for two or three months to study English" so it appears that Frances Parkman stayed with them in Auburn and DC.
Citation Notes: 
18700919JWS_WHS1 and 18700912JWS_AHS1
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http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1870usfedcen&indiv=try&h=31856960
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 12:30
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 12:30
Citation Notes: 
1870 census listed her age as 13 so that gives us 1857 as her birth year. This matches her find a grave: https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=parkman&GSfn=frances&GSby=1857&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=all&GSst=36&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=93076987&df=all& (however her find a grave does not list an image of her tombstone and they appear to have misidentified her maiden name. Her maiden name was Parkman not Parker.)
Citation for Death Info:
Citation Type: 
Website
Citation URL: 
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=parkman&GSfn=frances&GSby=1857&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=all&GSst=36&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=93076987&df=all&
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 12:30
Website Last Modified Date: 
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 12:30
Citation Notes: 
The validity of this citation can be questioned because there is no image of the tombstone so we can't verify the death date.