Ethel later changed her name to Parton. She went on to publish poems and stories, and at the age of seventy wrote a series of historical children's books known as the 'Newburyport Chronicles', which were set in the 19th century. She died on 27 February 1944, and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Newburyport.
* Two examples of his work are the novels linked here: The Witches of New York (1859), and (along with, er, Knight Russ Ockside (Edward Fitch Underhill)), The History and Records of the Elephant Club (1857). The entire Preface of the latter book reads: 'This book has been written by the Authors, and printed by the Publishers, in the hope that it may be purchased by the Public. If it proves to be a failure, the responsibility must rest with the People who don't buy it.' Below I paste the opening paragraph of that novel:
'There were no two horses to be seen winding along the base of a precipitous hill; and there were no dark-looking riders on those horses which were not to be seen; and it wasn't at the close of a dusky autumn evening; and the setting sun didn't gild, with his departing rays, the steep summit of the mountain tops; and the gloomy cry of the owl was not to be heard from the depths of a neighboring forest — first, because there wasn't any neighboring forest, and, second, because the owl was in better business, having, some hours before, gone to bed, it now being broad daylight. The mountain tops, the lofty summits, the inaccessible precipices, the precipitous descents, the descending inaccessibilities, and the usual quantity of insurmountable landscape, which forms the stereotyped opening to popular romances, is here omitted by particular request.'