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 Aimée Francesca Woods

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Aimée Francesca Woods

Birth
New Hope, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 21 Jan 1993 (aged 31)
New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Champmotteux, Departement de l'Essonne, Île-de-France, France
Memorial ID 197653714 View Source
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U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2

Name: Aimee Woods
Birth Date: 30 Mar 1961
Address: PO Box 278, Delaware Water Gap, PA - 18327-0278

"Woods’s first marriage ended in divorce. He is survived by his second wife, Jill Goodwin, his son, Garth, from his first marriage, three stepdaughters, Kim, Allisen and Tracey, and a grandson. His daughter, Aimee, predeceased him." Taken from one of the many obituaries for Aimée's father, jazz saxophonist Phil Woods.

The record below refers to Aimée's mother Chan:

U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007

Name: Chanuth Dolores Richardson
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 29 Jun 1925
Birth Place: N Y C Manhat, New York
Death Date: 9 Sep 1999
Father: Benjamin Berg
Mother: Mildred Lankton
SSN: 063207208
Signature on SSN Card: Chanuth Richardson
Relationship of Signature: Signature name differs from NH’s name.
Notes: Nov 1942: Name listed as CHANUTH DOLORES RICHARDSON; 15 Dec 1978: Name listed as CHAN PARKER WOODS; 30 Jan 1979: Name listed as CHAN WOODS
Household Members: Name Age
Chanuth Dolores Richardson
Benjamin Berg
Mildred Lankton

U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2

Name: Garth D[aryl] Woods [Aimée's older brother]
Birth Date: 6 Jun 1959
Address: Long Pond Rd, Long Pond, PA - 18334

Following is an obituary for Aimée's mother, Chan Parker.

Chan Richardson Parker, known to many in the jazz world as the last wife of Charlie (Bird) Parker, the be-bop innovator, died on Sept. 9 in a hospital in Etampes, France, southwest of Paris. She was 74. She died of cancer, said Albert Oehrle, the lawyer for her son, Baird Parker. She had lived in Champmotteux, south of Paris, since 1971.

She lived with Parker from 1950 until he died in 1955 at 34, his life cut short by alcohol and drug use. Robert Dobrish, the lawyer for Parker's estate, said Parker ''thought of her as his wife,'' but they were not legally spouses.

Chan Parker, a native New Yorker, was originally named Beverly Dolores Berg, but as she wrote in her 1993 memoirs, ''My Life in E-flat'' (University of South Carolina), ''I changed that name as soon as I could.'' For a time, she was a nightclub dancer. She became an avid fan of jazz and be-bop. She met Charlie Parker when he was 23 and she was 18. In 1950, she and Kim, her daughter, moved in with Parker.

In later years, Ms. Parker's activities included operating a restaurant in New Hope, Pa.

Two daughters, Pree Parker and Aimee Woods, died earlier.

Besides Baird Parker of Lansdale, Pa., she is survived by her daughter, Kim Parker, of Delaware Water Gap, Pa.; another son, Gar Woods, of Long Pond, Pa., and two grandchildren.

Published in the September 19, 1999 edition of the New York (NY) Times


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