Champe-Woodley Letters, 1961-1973 [RG0881.AM]


RG0881.AM:  Champe-Woodley Letters, 1961-1973

Letters:  1961-1973
Size:  One folder


Mabel (Parsons) Woodley and Flavia (Waters) Champe were granddaughters of Edwin R. Parsons, a Lancaster County, Nebraska, pioneer.


The collection consists of letters (typescripts) of Mabel Abbie Parsons Woodley which she sent to her cousin, Flavia (Waters) Champe. The letters date from January 1, 1961 to February 17, 1973, and were written from Oregon and Indiana. In the letters she describes life in the Malcolm, Nebraska, area, and Wheeler County, Nebraska. She also describes her life in Minnesota, North Dakota, Oregon and Indiana. Woodley writes about the family history and genealogy of the Parsons, Waters, Woodley and Meade families, dating back to 1868 in McHenry, Illinois.  The letters discuss homesteading, tree claims, social life, religious beliefs, health, etc. Interspersed through the letters are drawings of things she remembered (buildings, layouts of farms, etc.). Also included are two letters written by Ellen Woodley. The later one, dated December 31, 1973, concerns Mabel’s death and life in later years. Several genealogical charts are also included.


Letters, etc., 1961-1973

Subject headings:

Bowman County (North Dakota)
Champe, Flavia (Waters), 1902-1992
Domestic life
Farm life
Frontier & pioneer life
Lancaster County (Nebraska)
Malcolm (Nebraska)
Manners & customs
McHenry (Illinois)
Meade family
Meade, Sheldon Ward, 1880-1957
Oregon City (Oregon)
Parsons family
Parsons, Burnham Demill, 1853-1918
Parsons, Edwin Ruthven, 1824-1886
Seymour (Indiana)
Waters family
Wheeler County (Nebraska)
Woodley family
Woodley, Charles W., 1911-2003
Woodley, Ellen M. (Kunsman), 1909-1993
Woodley, Elva E. (Ayers), 1917-1998
Woodley, John Wilbert “Bert,” 1880-1954
Woodley, Mabel (Parsons), 1881-1973

Revised TMM          02-22-2016

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