|Birth: ||Jul. 29, 1905|
|Death: ||Mar. 15, 1987|
Courtesy of son:
Robert Wallace Parker was trained as a Classical architect at Georgia Tech, the last generation of Classically trained architects in the United States, before modernist architecture was the only training offered in architecture schools. He was the assistant to the head of Intelligence in London during WWII, having spent part of the last year, and immediately afterwards of WWII behind enemy lines, picking up scientists, and others of importance. One of these was the inventor of the Hovercraft, who he met in Königsberg, East Prussia, now Kaliningrad, Russia. He worked for Ford Motor Co, in the 1950s, was one of the top architects for the rebuilding of the factories for modernization of the manufacturing of the Ford cars. He represented the House of Lords for a brief time as their genealogist on questions of inheritance of U.S. relatives of Lords claiming inheritance. He also researched genealogy for his family, as well as a side job research for various other clients. The remainder you have notated on his Intelligence Command in Norfolk, VA. as a rank of Naval Intelligence Commander. Peyton Bradford Parker, son of Robert Wallace Parker, and Mary N.S.W. Parker.
The Washington Post
4 November 1951
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Peyton Whiteley announce the marriage of their daughter, Mary Norsworthy Shepard Whiteley, 2nd to Commander Robert Wallace Parker, USNR, of Jacksonville, Fla. and Washington, on November 2 in St. John's Church, Lafayette Square. Commander Parker, the son of Mrs. Roberta Elizabeth Wallace Parker and the late James Ransom Parker of Jacksonville, Fla., is on active duty in Norfolk, Va. Miss Whiteley was graduated from Holton-Arms and Rollins College, Fla. and Commander Parker was graduated in architecture from the Georgia School of Technology. Commander and Mrs. Whiteley who will reside in Norfolk for the next year and one half, expect to return to Washington after that time.
On Sunday, March 15, 1987, at his residence, Robert Wallace Parker, beloved husband of Mary N. S. W. Parker; father of Peyton Bradford Parker and the late Joan N. S. Parker. Graveside services and interment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday, March 23 at 3 p.m. Arrangements by DeVol Funeral Home.
James Ransom Parker (1861 - 1915)
Elizabeth Roberta Wallace Parker (1882 - 1968)
Dorothy Telfair Mills Parker (1911 - 2005)
Mary Norsworthy Shepard Whiteley Parker (1916 - 2010)*
Joan Norsworthy Shepard Parker (1954 - 1981)*
Sheldon Carlton Parker (1902 - 1978)*
Robert Wallace Parker (1905 - 1987)
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Section 60, Site 4475
Created by: Ann Parkinson
Record added: Apr 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88955182