Mary Jane Parkhurst

1824–
Milford, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Parkhurst was born on 7 December 1824, in Milford, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Otis Parkhurst, was 43 and her mother, Sarah "Sally" Jones, was 36. She married Joseph Harris Carpenter in 1851. They were the parents of at least 3 sons.

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Family Time Line

Mary Jane Parkhurst
1824–
Joseph Harris Carpenter
1826–1854
Irving Carpenter
1850–1904
Otis Carpenter
1852–1862
Harris Irving Carpenter
1853–1904

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Parents & Siblings

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World Events (3)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

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.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 6

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 6

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

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)

  • Jane Russell in household of Dwight Russell, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • Mary J C Russell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary J C Russell in household of Dwight Russell, "United States Census, 1870"

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