Biographical / Historical
Addie Parkhill was born September 10, 1865 in Cornwall, Vt., where she resided throughout her life. She never married, and was an active member of church and civic organizations including the Women’s Christian Temperance Union (W.C.T.U.), the Cornwall Grange and the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) (see Series IV). As a young woman, Addie attended summer camp meetings on Lake Champlain (see Series I). While her letters are often addressed to “Addie E. Parkhill,” her name appears as “Emily Adeline Parkhill” in her obituary in the Addison County Independent (October 19, 1956, pg. 5); alternative spellings of her surname include Parkill and, less frequently, Parkil. Addie died in Cornwall October 13, 1956, at age 91. She is buried in the Cornwall Central Cemetery with her mother, Lottie Manchester Parkhill (1837-1919), her father Silas C. Parkhill (1837-1895), and her two brothers, Chester (1867-1890) and Arthur D. (1878-1967).
SEE ALSO Addison Independent, April 15, 1949, pg. 5, column 5