Mary Parkhurst Student File

Student file of Mary Parkhurst, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on June 22, 1888 and ultimately departed on October 18, 1893. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards, a report after leaving, and a returned student survey in which Parkhurst writes about her work as assistant matron at the Indian School in Lawton, Oklahoma and her family life.

In school documentation Mary Parkhurst has two married names: Mary Wells or Mary P. Wells (Mrs. Otto Wells) and Mary Hunter (Mrs. J. Hunter). She is also known as Mary Parkhurst Wells Smith.

Note: Parkhurst married fellow student Otto Wells at the school.


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RG 75, Series 1327, box 54, folder 2678
Mary Parkhurst Student File