O. Winchester Parkhurst
(c. 1825 - November 1915)

Special to the Post Standard 
(1915 written in pen on the copy) 
 
O. W. PARKHURST DIES SUDDENLY AT WAMPSVILLE 
 
 Oldest Citizen, 90, Expires at Home of His Son. 
 
FUNERAL HELD SATURDAY 
 
  Second Unexpected Death in Family in Past Year---Leaves Two Sons  
  and Four Daughters. 
 
WAMPSVILLE. Nov. 17.--The funeral of O. Winchester Parkhurst, 90, a retired 
farmer and the oldest resident of the village will be held at his home at 1 
o'clock Saturday afternoon. Rev. John N. Steele, pastor of the Presbyterian 
Church will officiate. 
 
Mr. Parkhurst's death occurred suddenly this morning.  He was found in the 
bath room at the home of his son, Alonzo B. Parkhurst, with whom he resided.
Dr. S. T. Barton, coroner of Canastota, was called and said that heart 
disease was the cause of death. 
 
Mr. Parkhurst is the second member of the family to die suddenly within a 
year.  A brother, John D. Parkhurst, was found dead in bed at his home south 
of Wampsville. 
 
Mr. Parkhurst was born June 24, 1825, a son of Orrin and Eliza Peckham 
Parkhurst.  He was twice married. Surviving besides the son, Alonzo, is a 
son, E. R. Parkhurst of Petersboro; four daughters, Mrs. Hannah Snook of 
Fayetteville, Mrs. George Bloss of Wampsville, Mrs. Charles Miller of Taberg 
and Mrs. Clarence White of Whitelaw; two sisters, Mrs. Harriett Phillips of 
this village, and Mrs. Bethria Ratnour of Oneida; and two brothers E. W. 
Parkhurst of Wampsville and William Parkhurst of Clockville. 

Date: Sunday, January 09, 2000 09:15 AM

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