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Dyas Frazier Parker
Birth: Jan. 24, 1855
Marion County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jun. 10, 1940
Union County
Illinois, USA


As recalled by his daughter, Daisy (Parker) Marshall:

He and Robert H. Cunningham came to Fulton, Kentucky about 1876 and opened a dry goods store in the old Paschall Block, the only brick block in town. Mama said the girls certainly did try to see who could catch him but she was a graduate fresh from boarding school and her father the most influential man in the county. They were married a short time after Grandpa died. I don't know just how long they were in business, anyway my step-grandmother remarried so Mama and Papa went out on the farm six miles east of Fulton on State Line Road. In the meantime Papa had a flour mill, called The Old Red Mill located on the Illinois Central Railroad track just a short distance on the Tennessee side. Papa spent a fortune on the farm. He had the finest orchard ever heard of in that part of the country, trees you never heard of, also several thoroughbred horses to breed from and fine registered hogs. Well, knowing nothing about any of it, it didn't take him long to lose a good part of it, so he traded it to a man named Latta for a grocery store and moved back to the homeplace which still (1961) stands in Fulton. He then traded the grocery store for a saw mill. That is when we started moving. We went to Greenfield, Tennessee, and when the best part of the timber was cut we moved onto Sharon, Tennessee. The next move was to Cairo, Illinois, when I was only eleven years old so I wasn't very old when some of these things happened and with only a child's memory but I think this is pretty correct. Papa was a night-watchman for the old Halliday grain elevator for twenty odd years until it burned one night while he was eating supper getting ready to go to work.

Great Grandfather ~ James Parker
Born in 1760 in Pennsylvania.
Died Sep. 27, 1827 in Brown County, Ohio.
James Parker (1760-1827) is listed in DAR Library #A087524.
*according to the affidavit in the application for Widow's Pension by Rachel Douglas, wife of James Parker, Wid. File No. 3,587, James Parker served three tours of six months each as a Private under Captains Weir and Fonteroy in the 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment; was in the battles of Trenton, Princeton, Brandywine and Stony Point; was a prisoner of war for nine weeks in a Philadelphia jail during British occupation, and was in the service November 3, 1783. The pension was granted and recorded on Roll of Pensioners under the act July 29, 1848, Page 167, Vol A.

Great Grandmother ~ Rachel (Douglas) Parker
Born Nov. 20, 1765 in Pennsylvania
*James and Rachel Parker were married in December of 1793 in Franklin County, Pennsylvania.

Grandfather ~ William Parker Sr.
Born May 6, 1796 in Lexington, Kentucky
Died Oct. 14, 1864 in Ripley, Ohio
*William Parker served as a private in Captain Luther Shepard's Company of Ohio Militia, War of 1812, and is listed on the Company Pay Roll and Company Muster Roll as serving from May 7, 1814 to June 16, 1814, a total of one month, eleven days. He was paid at the rate of $8.00 per month for a total sum of $10.93. Index card numbers, 37797538 and 37797647.

Grandmother ~ Esther (Gibson) Parker
Jan. 16, 1798 - ?
*William and Esther Parker were married on Aug. 20, 1818.

Father ~ Dyas Thomas Parker
Sep. 14, 1825 - Nov. 28, 1875
Born in Brown County, Ohio
Died in Cairo, Illinois
(Steamboat Captain, etc.)
Historical obituary for Dyas Thomas Parker:
Cairo, Ill. Nov. 29 - Captain Dyas T. Parker, a prominent businessman of this city, an old resident, and a member of the Executive Committee of the late Agricultural Society, died in this city yesterday, after two days illness, of pulmonary congestion. A meeting of the Chamber of Commerce was held this morning, at which appropriate resolutions were adopted. The funeral will take place tomorrow.
Historical obituary above for Dyas Thomas Parker was taken from the Daily Inter Ocean newspaper out of Chicago on Nov. 30, 1875.

Mother ~ Josephine (Peters) Parker
Nov. 28, 1830 - Sep. 27, 1867
Born in Ripley, Ohio
Died in Cairo, Illinois
*Dyas Thomas and Josephine Parker were married April 8, 1852 in Ripley, Ohio.

Wife ~ Tallula (Benson) Parker
Dec. 7, 1861 - Apr. 1, 1941
Born in Graves County, Kentucky
Died in Cairo, Illinois
*Dyas and Tallula were married on Dec. 10, 1879 in Graves County, Kentucky.

Daisy Alice (Parker) Marshall
Born Mar. 3, 1881 in Fulton, Kentucky
Died May 22, 1970 in Cairo, Illinois
*Married John Manford Marshall on June 7, 1905 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Dyas Carroll Parker
Born Mar. 31, 1883 in Fulton, Kentucky
Died Nov. 18, 1952 in Vicksburg, Mississippi
*Married Hattie Elliott on Aug. 31, 1907, in Greenville, Mississippi.
*Hattie Elliott was born Dec. 2, 1880, in Hope Villa, Louisiana and died January 25, 1949.

Nancy Josephine "Jodie" (Parker) Elliott
Born Jan. 25, 1887 in Fulton, Kentucky
Died Jan. 14, 1968 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
*Married Leslie Elliott on Jan. 14, 1913 in Cairo, Illinois

Tweed Benson Parker
Born Feb. 19, 1891 in Fulton, Kentucky
Died Nov. 22, 1908 in Cairo, Illinois
*Died at 17 years of age in an accident at a saw mill in Cairo, Illinois.

Neill Leppett Parker
Born Jun. 1, 1895 in Cairo, Illinois
*Married Anna (Keller) Parker on Sep. 16, 1916 in Mound City, Illinois
Death Unknown

Family links: 
  Dyas Thomas Parker (1825 - 1875)
  Tallula Benson Parker (1861 - 1941)
  Daisy Alice Parker Marshall (1881 - 1970)*
  Dyas Carroll Parker (1883 - 1952)*
  Nancy Josephine Parker Elliott (1886 - 1968)*
  Tweed Benson Parker (1891 - 1908)*
  Dyas Frazier Parker (1855 - 1940)
  William Tweed Parker (1857 - 1938)*
*Calculated relationship
Beechwood Cemetery
Pulaski County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: Nov 10, 2012
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