Parkhill Family Papers,   1875-1979, and undated
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History

Biography:

Eleanor (Shults) Parkhill was born in New Bremen, New York, on November 24, 1862, the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. James Shults. Rev. Shults was a Lutheran minister. In 1885, Eleanor married Burt L. Parkhill and they moved to Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Together, they had four children: Vera Parkhill Kleckner (1886-1948); George Burt Parkhill (1890-1967); Miriam Parkhill Affeldt (1896-1967); and Louise Parkhill MacGillivray (1900- ). Louise graduated from Central State Normal School, now Central Michigan University (CMU) in 1918. (This information is from the collection, and George Burt Parkhill’s death date was found using the Social Security Death Index [SSDI].)