A Familiar Tale


Clifton L Parker – Virginia’s Grandfather

Virginia states part of her writing was “semi autobiographical”  but I believe she used her family history as inspiration too :

Take her maternal grandfather for example :

Clifton L Parker was born 19th November 1879 – the fifth of six children to Ephraim H Parker and Buenavista L Britton .

On the 2nd December 1891 when he was just 12 years old , Clifton and four of his siblings claiming to be orphans were put under the guardianship of WS Parker.

However , historical evidence show their parents were still very much alive at this point. Very reminiscent of the court scene in POTW dont you think ?


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