Henry Earl Parmenter
Commander, United States Navy
OFFICER'S WIFE DEAD
WASHINGTON, October 15, 1901 - Mrs. Parmenter, wife of Lieutenant Henry E. Parmenter, a Naval officer on duty here, either fell or threw herself from a fourth story window in the Portland flats this morning and struck on a stone sidewalk fifty feet below.
The woman's injuries were so severe that death resulted within an hour after her fall.
The Coroner certified that the case was one of suicide. The Coroner learned from the family physician that Mrs. Parmenter had been under treatment for some time for melancholia, and came to the conclusion that theact that committed at a time when her mind was affected to the extent making her wholly irresponsible for her actions. Friends, however, assert that the death wasthe result of an accident.
Mrs. Paramenter was a niece of Rear Admiral
Irwin who died recently.
PARMENTER, GRACE TAYLOR W/O H E