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Tintype of Edward L. Parsons (left) and C. W. Parsons of Peaks Island. Edward L. Parsons (1844-1907) worked as a Portland Harbor pilot, alongside his father-in-law David Poor. His brother C. W. (Charles William) Parsons (1837-1870) was adopted into the family by Edward's parents, Charles and Eliza (Lincoln) Parsons, sometime before 1850. C.W. was also a seaman. He was lost at sea in February of 1870. The family erected a monument to him in Pond Grove Cemetery on Peaks Island.
About This Item
- Title: Edward L. Parsons and C.W. Parsons, Portland, ca. 1865
- Creation Date: circa 1865
- Subject Date: circa 1865
- Local Name: Peaks Island
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Tintype
- Dimensions: 7 cm x 8.3 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 2982, Box 4 (2017.130.009)
- Collection: Poor-Parsons-Frellick family collection
- Object Type: Image
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