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|A Plane Crash and
Just over half a
century ago, a North Continent Airlines C-46
plane carrying stewardess Harriet
Gale Parmelee [Gale Freeland,
Freeland "Fred," Nathaniel Blanchard,
John Orcutt, Hezekiah, Simeon, Hezekiah, Joel,
John, John] and 28 other people crashed in
the foggy hills above Puente Hills, Calif., on
April 18, 1952. John Garside has just produced an
impressive video documentary
of the crash of Flight 416 West, which includes
clips from old newsreels.
Harriet was returning home to
Whittier after attending the funeral of her
uncle, Claude Edson Parmelee,
right, a marksman who
was fatally injured Feb. 29 when an explosion
crumpled Parm's Sporting Goods in Royal Oak,
Mich. A gas leak was blamed.
After losing his brother and daughter, Gale
Freeland Parmelee died July 19, the
family said, "of a broken heart."
artist Raymond "Ray" C.
Parmelee's [1882- ? ; Lewis
Hall, Charles Prentice, Theodore Hudson,
Theodore, Abraham, Abraham, Isaac, John, John]
work graced the covers of dozens pieces of sheet music. Over
the years, many copies have been sold on the web,
traded by collectors and framed as art in
home-decorating schemes. Take a look at some of
the Ohio native's works -- and listen to "Polly,"
probably his most frequently sold cover on the
Our Kind of Town
attended a Chicago street re-naming in 2004 to
honor transit mogul Franklin Parmelee
[1816-1904; Edward, Ebenezer, Oliver,
Jonathan, Joshua, John, John] as Continental
Airport Express, successor to Parmelee Transfer,
celebrated its 150th anniversary.
as a Dollar
of the rarest American coins is the 1804 dollar -- and this
one was once part of Lorin Gilbert
Parmelee's [1827-1905; Jeremiah,
Gilbert, Jeremiah, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel,
John, John] collection. Lorin established
himself in the baked-bean
business in Boston and amassed a number of
coins that were auctioned in 1890.
study of the recently recovered Confederate
submarine continues, I have learned that an
ancestor assisted such an attempt years ago! Philip
Elting Parmalee [1837-aft1876; Ezra
Sherman, David, Noah, Noah, Stephen, John, John]
worked as a bookkeeper for Prof. Benjamin
Maillefert of Charleston, S.C., who salvaged many
of the ships that were sunk in the harbor during
the Civil War -- he even a contract to salvage
the CSS Hunley. The South Carolina
Historical Society in Charleston has Maillefert's
business ledgers from 1874-76 which were kept by
Philip! For more on the Hunley salvage
and restoration operation, click here.
- Reunion: Long Beach,
Calif., aboard the Queen Mary in
chance meeting leads to Mary Alice
- Gone with
the wind: The 1913 Omaha Easter
Sunday tornado. ...
the 1878 Wallingford, Conn., tornado.
a comet: NASA
ordered its comet-hunting Stardust probe
to shut down the spacecraft after a
12-year career. Relatives had their names encoded
in microchips that were placed aboard the
spacecraft, which encountered a comet in
2004 and brought back samples to Earth in
- Photo album
think we've got photos
of Robert Parmley and some of his 24
Former flight attendant Abbie Parmele,
right, has created a series of
cloudscapes which were displayed at
an Indiana bank and another series of hay bales, which
is on view in Rensselaer, N.Y.
- Our man in
Eleazur Parmly served as the top
U.S. diplomat to Cuba during the second Bush
- Got a
match? This promotional
matchbook cover comes from an old family shop
in Sea Bright, N.J. Does anyone know
anything about it?
brush with teaching: UC Davis art major Alex
Palmerlee teaches in the ArtsBridge program.
old homestead: Camp
Atterbury was once an Indiana family
Douglas and Luann Parmelee
have created two funds for faculty
excellence at the University
of North Carolina in their wills.
- The suffragette: Annette, left, was known as the
"Suffragette Hornet" as she
sweet-talked and bullied the Vermont
Legislature to support women's
right to vote.
case: Allan Wesley Parmelee, the
Washington arsonist who's called "The
Inmate Who Won't Shut Up."
in the Dell': Hikes
through the Horance and Eunice Maria
(Parmelee) Parmelee Farm in Killingworth,
- School days: Charlotte (Cooper)
Parmley, who worked in the bursar's
office at State University of New York,
Genesco, recalls growing up in the Great
Depression and attending a one-room schoolhouse.
- The family
silver: Among the family items that have
recently surfaced are the baptism
bowl of Deacon
Nathaniel (1771/72 - 1717/18) and son Ezra's
(1714-1800) children, and a pair of
candlesticks Ezra gave to daughter Jemima
when she married Josiah Griswold in 1774.
of the crop: The days of the milkman
may be over, but Barbara and George R.
Parmelee are part of a Bethlehem, Conn., dairy
institution that began in 1922.
Joel and Trish Parmelee of Randolph
Center, Vt., rebuild
after a fire.
barn: An 1886 barn outside Guilford, Conn., that's
been in the family for generations will
get a face-lift thanks to a grant.
Madison University student Dan Parmelee
is on his way to earning a commercial pilot's
on a Budget: What happens when parenting
years overlap with retirement? Charles
and Jan Parmalee
of Albany, N.Y., are finding out.
the tsunami: The James Aaron Parmelee
family of Bangkok, Thailand, were
visiting the United States when 2004 disaster
- Home, sweet home: Recognize
this old homestead in Virginia? Why was
it called the
- Home tour: Ron
and Sherri Parmely open their house
- Rock hound: Horatio
"Harvey" Plum Parmelee
from all over the world.
act: This 1857
group portrait, "The
Parmly Sisters," hangs in a
gallery in Washington, D.C. They're the
daughters of dentist Eleazer Parmly.
Parmele of Simpson College is on a
mission to save
the timber rattlesnakes in Iowa.
honored: Pulitzer Prize-winning author
David McCullough pays tribute to Elizabeth
in a commencement address at Wheaton
College shortly before her death.
- Lacrosse: Carson Parmelee is the man behind the
mask at the University of Arizona.
- Tug race: The captain of the Parmelee, which plied the waters off
Charlevoix, Mich., for years, learns that
a head start doesn't guarantee victory.
kwon do champ: James
Hernando (Fla.) High School, has
qualified for National AAU Tae Kwon Do
Championships and the Junior Olympics.
- Author: Donna Karan manager Marlo
is glamorous, smart ... and suffering
from multiple sclerosis. When Marlo, 37,
of London, failed to find a narrative
that conveyed what she was going through,
she decided to write it herself. The
result is "Awkward Bitch: My Life
With MS" (AuthorHouse).
- A novel
Author Stephen Lewis takes the 1895
Michigan murder case of Julia Curtis, a
servant girl buried in a shallow grave. Levi
Woodruff Parmelee was convicted, then pardoned of
- What's cookin'?: Pat
Parmele, a former caterer and food
service director, cooks Monday dinner for
son Gerik, photo editor at the
Columbia Daily Tribune, and his
family. She's taken to blogging many of
her recipes at Dancing
in the Kitchen.
- Parmelee-Dohrmann: You still can
find their items at online auction sites.
But a century ago, the best in tabletop
finery was sold at this housewares
dog tags: Kenneth
Parmelee of Santa Fe, N.M., doesn't know
how his father's World War I dog
tags ended up at a woman's Texas
home, but he is glad to have the items
back. The tags were found while Jim Woods
was cleaning out the Big Spring, Texas,
estate of his maiden aunt. And the
connection was made through our Web site!