Parmelee, Munroy D., Middlebury, was born in the town of Bristol, Addison county, Vt., on January 14, 1829. His parents were Harvey and Arzina (Drake) Parmelee. He was educated in the common schools and also attended one term at the high school at Bakersfield; was brought up to farming and remained at home until the time of his marriage, which occurred December 30, 1851. His wife was Louisa M. Partch, who was a daughter of Dr. T. Partch, of Hinesburg, Vt. Mr. Parmelee purchased a farm on Bristol Flats, where he resided for twenty years. He then went to Iowa, where he remained for three years; was superintendent of the State college farm of 1,000 acres, and was situated at Ames, Iowa. He was engaged in the mercantile business at Gilbert’s Station, Iowa. He returned to Charlotte, Chittenden county, Vt., in 1883, and remained there for one year, after which he came to Middlebury, Addison county, Vt., where he carried on the Shackett farm for one year, when he purchased the Ainsworth place, where he now resides, and which consists of seventy acres. They have had four children born to them, of whom three are now living — Emogene (now called Genie), Mrs. Frank B. Brooks, a resident of Clark county, Kansas; Flora A., now Mrs. Ambrose E. Grow (died on March 25, 1883, at Bristol, Vt.); Burton M., and Pearl Louisa, who are still at home. During Mr. Parmelee’s residence in Bristol, Vt., he was selectman one or more terms.
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