Eliza Parmenter obituary

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Wednesday, May 18, 1881
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--Died, in Lyle, May 11, 1881, Mrs. Eliza Parmenter, aged 67 years, widow of the late Mason Parmenter, who died four years ago. The parents and children were reared in New York state, the family moving to Madison, Wisconsin, in 1855, and to Austin in 1858. The oldest son died in the army during the rebellion.

Four children survive, James, John E., Mason J., and Sarah, all of whom were present at their mother's death. She was in former years a consistent and worthy member of the Baptist church.

Appropriate funeral services were held May 12 at Enterprise school house by Rev. C. D. Belden, of this city. A large circle of friends were in attendance.