Parker Family Diaries
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of several diaries containing short entries regarding daily activities. Diaries are arranged alphabetically by author then chronologically.
- Parker Family of Adamant and East Montpelier, VT (Creator, Family)
Collection is open for research.
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Manuscripts.
Biographical / Historical
The diaries represent Simon and Addie Parker, a married couple, and Ella Parker, who was Addie's sister.
Simon Parker (1838-1910) was the son of Simon Parker (Sr.) (1808-1876) and Ruth P. Macomber (1801-1846). He worked as a farmer in several Washington County, Vermont towns including Woodbury, Calais, and East Montpelier. He was married twice: to Mary Ann Slayton (1836-1873) in 1868 and to Abba Adeline Sloan, nicknamed "Ada" and "Addie", (1858-1954) in 1877. Addie was born in Calais to Lyman Aruna Sloan (1821-1877) and Lucy Ann Lindsay (1829-1921). She had several siblings including a sister named Ella.
Ella C. Viola Sloan (1867-1958) was born in Calais, Vermont. She married twice: first William I. Rickard (1868-1926) in 1889 and next Frank Parker (1958-1948) in 1927 (which was his second marriage as well). Both men worked as farmers. Ella and William adopted niece Addie Luna Sprague (1907-1985) who married Shubal Ralph Fair (1894-1982) in 1924.
1 Linear Feet (1 carton)
Language of Materials
Collection consists of diaries kept by Addie, Ella, and Simon Parker of Adamant and East Montpelier, VT.
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- 2022 December
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