Louise Parkhurst

1808–1861 (Age 53)
Milford, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Louise

When Louise Parkhurst was born on 9 October 1808, in Milford, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Otis Parkhurst, was 27 and her mother, Sarah "Sally" Jones, was 20. She married Benjamin Holbrook, Jr. on 3 March 1842. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 24 November 1861, in her hometown, at the age of 53, and was buried in Milford, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Louise Parkhurst
1808–1861
Benjamin Holbrook, Jr.
1820–1865
Marriage: 3 March 1842
Mellen Taft Holbrook
1844–1872
Elizabeth M. Holbrook
1848–1849
Lemuel P. Holbrook
1849–1850
Abbie L. Holbrook
1852–1852
Edward Alonzo Holbrook
1854–

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
3 March 1842
children

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Parents & Siblings

siblings

(14)

+9 More Children

World Events (5)

1812

Age 4

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 4

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 17

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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)

  • Louisa P. Parkhurst Holbrook, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Louise Parkhurst Holbrook, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • Louisa Holbrook in entry for Lemuel P. Holbrook, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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