63 64HR2 p. 191 "Mr. Parkhurst started carrying the children in 1924 when his school district at Brockways Mills closed. He used two horses until he was hired by the town to carry high school pupils into Bellows Falls two years later, grade school children still going to Bartonsville. He started with one bus but eventually used six at various times... Once his bus tipped over on Parker Hill in the days of April mud and dirt roads. ... A friend to all children, 'Les' was in this 20th year of service when he was killed in a tragic accident one Sunday in March 1945... Sliding on the icy crossing into the path of an oncoming train, he was instantly killed in sight of his home and family..."
Parkhurst, Lester C. head 38 NH machinist, railroad
, Minnie L. wife 37 VT
, Lester D. son 17 RI roundhouse, helper
, Floid A. son 13 VT
, Roscoe R. son 12 MA
, Helen L. dau 9 MA
Parker, Loren D. f.i.l. 79 wd MA
HR2 p. 191 Roscoe Parkhurst was also killed in his father's fatal accident, 1945.
HR2 p. 258 In the lumber mill at Brockways Mills "L.D. Parker, among his other duties, made, over the years, 104 violins which were sold all over the United States, and three of which his daughter, Mrs. Minnie Parkhurst, owns today at her home in Brockways Mills where she was born and which was built in 1799. ... Martin R. Lawrence who ran the mill with L. D. Parker, took over the ownership in 1873."
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