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Ethelyn Minerva Parkinson

Ethelyn Minerva Parkinson, American author. Recipient Wisconsin Dramatic Society 1st place for playwriting, 1933; 1st place children's fiction Scholastic Book Services, 1957; Abingdon award, 1970; award of merit Wisconsin History Society, 1971.


  • Parkinson, Ethelyn Minerva was born on September 13, 1906 in near Oconto, Wisconsin, United States. Daughter of James Nelson and Ethel Mabelle (Bigelow) Parkinson.

  • Education

    • Teaching certificate, County Normal School, Oconto Falls, Wisconsin, 1923. Registered Nurse, Bellin Memorial School Nursing, 1928.


    • Good Old Archibald
    • In this amusing story that is both slightly vintage and completely timeless good old Ralph Jackson has deserted Brookfield School (his family has had to move to another city) just four weeks before the picnic day baseball game against the Lawson Lions.
    • Never go anywhere with Digby
    • Just as their mothers feared, when Digby Welch is one of four boys sent to perform a simple errand, the errand has repercussions that reach clear to the State's Governor.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Presbyterian

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    Born September 13, 1906
    Died January 8, 1999
    (aged 92)
    • 1923
      County Normal School
    • 1928
      Bellin Memorial School Nursing