|Eliza Agnes Smallwood|
|Eliza went by the name of Lida, though various print sources had it as "Lida" or "Lydia". The 1870 census of DeWitt Co. had her name as "Leidie", so this was apparently a nickname she was given by her parents as a child. Her grave marker, in fact, says "Lida A. Parkhurst."|
Lida was affectionately known as "Nannie" to her family.
For some reason, Lida put down that she was only 22 in her marriage record, though she was almost 29.
Lida was the president of the Past Presidents Club of Sorosis, OK.
DeWitt County, Illinois
Friday, March 9, 1894
Miss Lida Smallwood came out victorious in the voting contest, being the most popular lady teacher in the county. She received 3600 votes, and was awarded the type writer.
The 19 Aug 1895 edition of the Daily Republican has "Lida Smallwood" of Argenta as belonging to the teacher's institute of Macon Co.
The 27 May 1906 edition of the Daily Republican mentioned that Miss Lida Smallwood, Argenta, would give a response at a meeting of the Macon County Women's Christian Temerance Union.
The 29 Mar 1897 edition of the Daily Republican mentions that Lida Smallwood would be teaching botany for April.
The 23 June 1989 edition of the Daily Republican mentions that Maud Spainhour of Lane was visiting her aunt, Mrs. D.L. Parkhurst. Maud was Lena Maud Spainhour, daughter of Deborah Smallwood and Henry Spainhour.
The 28 Mar 1899 edition of the Daily Republican mentions that Mrs. Karl Spainhous of Lane is visiting her sister, Mrs. D. L. Parkhurst.
|The 4 Aug 1897 edition of the Daily Republican has listed David L. Parkhurst, Forsyth, 28, and "Elizabeth" A. Smallwood, Land, 26, as getting a marriage license.|
The 19 May 1898 edition of the Daily Republican mentions that Mrs. "Spainhouse" of Lane is visiting her sister, Mrs. D. L. Parkhurst of Forsyth. Also mentioned is that a boy was born to to them on Saturday, May 14. Mrs. "Spainhouse" is Deborah Spainhour, Lida's older sister.
From the 23 Jun 1898 Daily Republican:
"As D. L. Parkhurst was driving home from Decatur Saturday with his family and niece, Maud Spainhour, the horse became frightened and kicked and started to run. Miss Spainhour was kicked above the knee and D. L. was thrown out under the buggy. The horse turned twice, breaking the shafts, one wheel, and other parts, severely injuring Mr. Parkhurst's knee. Neither Mrs. Parkhurst or the baby were at all hurt. The horse then broke loose and ran down the road, but was caught near Richard Gulick's."
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