William Parkhurst

31 December 1831–4 February 1909 (Age 77)
Lemington, Essex, Vermont, United States

The Life of William

When William Parkhurst was born on 31 December 1831, in Lemington, Essex, Vermont, United States, his father, Asa Parkhurst, was 47 and his mother, Caroline Sims, was 24. He married Sarah H. Cook about 1856, in Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in New Hampshire, United States in 1870 and Ervings Location, Coos, New Hampshire, United States in 1900. He died on 4 February 1909, in Columbia, Coos, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Lemington, Essex, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Parkhurst
Sarah H. Cook
Marriage: about 1856

Spouse and Children


    Sarah H. Cook


about 1856
Vermont, United States




Parents and Siblings

    Asa Parkhurst


    Caroline Sims




    Lucius Parkhurst



    Samuel Parkhurst


    Sarah H Parkhurst


World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1833 · First Public Library Founded in Petersborough

Age 2

In 1833, the oldest tax-supported public library in the world was established by Reverend Abiel Abbot. 

Age 32

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

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

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Parkhurst, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Parehurst in household of Joseph P Parehurst, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Will Parkhurst, "United States Census, 1860"

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