Biography - W. L. Parmly

W. L. PARMLY, farmer, P. O. Cobden, was born December 18, 1852, in this county, on Running Lake, son of John Parmly. (See sketch of A. J. Parmly.) He was educated in the schools of this county, and has always been engaged in farming and fruit-raising. He was married, August 3, 1872, to Frances Winstead. She was born in Missouri December 13, 1857, to William and Barbara Winstead. Mrs. Winstead was born in Missouri. Mr. Winstead either in Missouri or Tennessee. He was killed by accident about 1864, in the mill of Charles LeBarr, Cobden, the saw severing his head from his body. He left a widow and five small children, three sons and two daughters. His widow married Samuel Ferrill, August, 1874. Mr. and Mrs. Parmly have three children living and two dead — Ernest, Herbert, and DeVere (Lena May and Lola), deceased. Mr. Parmly bought his present home place in 1872, and settled on it when married; he afterward bought sixty acres more. His farm now consists of 120 acres, about seventy improved, but little had been improved when he first purchased. Grain and fruit receive his attention. In politics, he is a Republican.

Extracted 26 Jul 2021 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, page 139.

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