1910 - He Voted Wrong in '56; Has Never Shaved Again
Bethlehem, Ct., Aug. 18. - Cornelius C. Parmelee, who is dead at the age of 80, was a staunch supporter of of John C. Fremont for president back in '56.
At that time Cornelius was a handsome young man, with a smooth, whiskerless complexion. He made a solemn vow that if Fremont wasn't elected he would never shave again. Fremont lost and Parmelee threw away his razor. The result was that he took to the grave with him one of the flowingest crop of whiskers in the state.
However, Connecticut is not to lose her prestige for facial shrubbery, as the man who vowed 14 years ago he would never shave until Bryan was elected is running a close second to Parmelee.
August 18, 1910