According to author, Richard A. Beal, a monument was erected on Parkhurst's grave. It reads:
Charley Darkey Parkhurst (1812 - 1879) Noted whip of the gold rush days drove stage over Mt. Madonna in early days of Valley. Last run San Juan to Santa Cruz. Death in cabin near the 7 mile house. Revealed 'one eyed Charlie' a woman. First woman to vote in the U.S. November 3, 1868.
Well, when Hank Monk, a fellow stagecoach driver read her obituary he screamed, "Je-hosephat!" and leapt to his feet. He went on to tell his wife, "I camped out with Parkie once for over a week, and we slept on the same buffalo robe right along." Hanks wife had a rolling pin in her hand. She didn't hit him with it but handed it to him and he made his own biscuits for the next week or so.