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Henry Gridley Parker
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Birth: Aug. 24, 1877
Minnesota, USA
Death: Aug. 7, 1909
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Los Angeles Times - August 8, 1909:


Services Over Remains of Engineer Who Was Drowned in Sewer to be Held Tomorrow

The funeral of Henry G. Parker, assistant city engineer, who fell into a manhole at Hyperion, near Redondo Beach, yesterday afternoon, and was drowned, will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the undertaking parlors of Peck & Chase.

Mr. Parker, who lived at No. 3025 Foster street, was probably overcome by sewer gas. He had been supervising repairs to one of the flood-gates in the sewer, and had been down in a manhole about 1000 feet from the point where the sewage enters the ocean. The gas was present in such quantities that he feared for his life. He had climbed the ladder and was sitting on the edge of the manhole, with his legs hanging inside, when he fell.

Charles F. Derby, superintendent of the sewer, when Parker disappeared, ran to the beach and hailed some Japanese fishermen. They rowed their boat to the place where the sewage is discharged and recovered the body.

Mr. Parker, who was 40 years old, leaves a widow and two small children. He had been connected with the City Engineer's office for five years, having charge of bridge building. He was born in Minnesota, but came to this state when he was 7 years old. He was graduated from the Santa Ana High School and, in 1890, from the University of California. For a time he was a bridge engineer for the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

The verdict of the Coroner's jury at the inquest held at Ocean Park yesterday morning, was that the assistant engineer came to his death by accidental drowning.

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Los Angeles Herald - August 8, 1909:

PARKER - Henry Gridley, died at Hyperion, Los Angeles county, Cal., aged 41 years, 11 months, 14 days: husband of Ellen McFarland Parker, father of Lurline and Marian, son of Edwin A., and brother of Lorin Parker. Friends invited to funeral services Monday, Aug. 9, 1909, at chapel of Peck & Chase, Figueroa street, near Pico street, at 2 o'clock p.m. Private interment at Rosedale.

Oakland, Cal., papers please copy.

Angelus Rosedale Cemetery
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Created by: Don Lynch
Record added: Jul 14, 2011
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Henry Gridley Parker
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Henry Gridley Parker
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