Abigail Melba Parkhurst

1819–1887 (Age 68)
Milford, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Abigail Melba

When Abigail Melba Parkhurst was born on 10 January 1819, in Milford, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Otis Parkhurst, was 37 and her mother, Sarah "Sally" Jones, was 31. She married Rev. Joseph Smith on 23 March 1843. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States in 1860 and Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States in 1865. She died on 17 May 1887, in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Abigail Melba Parkhurst
1819–1887
Rev. Joseph Smith
1806–1866
Marriage: 23 March 1843
Francis L Smith
1844–
Albert H. Smith
1845–1896
Martha A. Smith
1849–
Harris C. Smith
1855–1921
George P. Smith
1858–

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
23 March 1843
Milford,Worcester,Massachusetts
children

(5)

  • Francis L Smith

    Male1844–Male

  • Albert H. Smith

    Male1845–1896Male

  • Martha A. Smith

    Female1849–Female

  • Harris C. Smith

    Male1855–1921Male

  • George P. Smith

    Male1858–Male

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(14)

+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1835 · First Fire Insurance

Age 16

On Decmeber 3, 1835, the first fire insurance policy is issued by the Manufacturer Mutual Fire Insurance Company.
1841 · Dorr Rebellion

Age 22

The Dorr Rebellion, led by Thomas Wilson Dorr, took place from 1841 until 1842. During the Rebellion, the middle-class residents of Rhode Island attempted to force broader democracy to the state legislation.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various minor places called Parkhurst, for example in Sussex, Surrey, and Hampshire.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Abigail M Smith in household of Joseph Smith, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • Abigail M Smith in household of Joseph Smith, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Abby P Smith in household of Joseph Smith, "United States Census, 1860"

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