Charles Breck Parkman
On the death of his father, Charles Parkman in 1834, Charles Breck Parkman succeeded him in the family business. Charles Breck Parkman was born in Westborough, MA. on June 13, 1813 and graduated from Harvard in June of 1834 about three months prior to his father's death. The loss of his father making it necessary for him to abandon all thoughts of studying for a profession, he devoted his time to settling the estate. From October 30, 1835 to April 23, 1838, he was postmaster at Westborough. After spending only a few years in this town he moved west. He resided successively in St. Louis, among the miners in California,at Madison Ind., and finally in Indianapolis. There he became secretary of the Indianapolis Rolling Mill Company, hoding this position for some twenty years before his death, which occurred on June 26, 1885. Mr. Parkman was an exceptionally generous and warm hearted man, with qualities that endeared him to hosts of friends.
Charles Breck Parkman was also an investor in the Hecla Consolidated Mining Company which incorporated at Indianapolis in 1877. Their mining properties were out west in Montana. Other men working for the Indianapolis Rolling Mill Company were also investors and associated with its management.