Mrs. Harriet Parmenter died August 14th at her home in Lyndon township, aged 71 years, 6 months, 28 days. Miss Harriet Wait was born 16 January 1829 near Quercus Grove, Switzerland Co., Indiana, one of a family of twelve children, four of whom now survive. She came with her family west in the fall of 1849, and settled on a farm in Rock Island County. In March, 1851 she married John G. Parmenter and they lived on a farm near Edgington. In 1878, they moved to Reynolds and in 1891 to Lyndon. They had four children-George H., Allen E., Sophia, and Charles W. The last two died after reaching maturity. Her husband died in February, 1893 just a week after their son Charles. Both she and her husband were member of the Presbyterian Church, but at Lyndon they joined the Congregational Church.
-- The Sterling Standard, 24 Aug 1900