1854 Dr. Edmund Y. Garrette & Franzenia Parkhurst Victorian Calling Card CT
Printed on Victorian card: "Mr. and Mrs. E.Y. Garrette" and wife's maiden name, "Franzenia W. Parkhurst" is printed in the lower corner. This is assumed to be their personal wedding card.
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Edmund Young Garrette was a surgeon, doctor in the Civil War.
Info: Son of John Garrette and Rebecca Case Garrette and born in New Hartford, Connecticut in 1823. He married Franzenia Parkhurst, daughter of Ziba Parkhurst of Milford, Connecticut. They had 3 daughters. Census records might read Franny, Fran Parkhurst. Dr. Garrette was also known as E.Y. Garrette, or EY Garrette.
CLASS OF 1850 Online Bio Amherst College: "EDMUND YOUNG GARRETTE, the son of John and Rebecca (Case) Garrette, was born in New Hartford, CT, March 14, 1823, and was fitted for college at Williston Seminary. He studied theology one year at East Windsor (now Hartford) Seminary, and two years at Andover, where he graduated in 1853. April 12, 1853, he was ordained at Foxboro, Mass., and was pastor of the church there 1854-1857. From 1857 to 1869 he was pastor at Millbury, Mass. During the war of the rebellion he served as chaplain, in connection with the army of the Potomac, and was in the battle of Antietam. From 1869 to 1872 he was pastor at Pittsburg, Penn., and acting pastor at La Crosse, Wis., from 1872 to 1880. The next three years he spent in Atlanta, Georgia preaching in different churches in that city and vicinity. From 1883 to 1885 he was pastor in Paxton, 111., and from Oct. 18, 1885 to 1893 of a Presbyterian church in Alameda, California. He then withdrew from the ministry on account of failing health, and continued to reside in Alameda, until his death there, Sept. 1, 1902. Mr. Garrette was married, May 17, 1854, to Franzenia W. Parkhurst, (or Francenia Parkhurst, Franzenia Parkhurst) daughter of Ziba Parkhurst (or spelled as Liba Parkhurst in some census records) and Saphrona Parkhurst of Milford, MA, who with their 3 daughters, survives him."
These Victorian era cards were used to "call" and announce your Victorian "calling" at homes of friends, acquaintances, family members and business contacts. Generally the home had a tray or "Charger," which was a large vessel, often silver, to hold the beautiful cards. The card will be sent in a new clean archival rigid sleeve for your collection. This was their own personal family calling card, and is one of a kind.
Size: 2 x 3.5 inches
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