|Birth: ||Jan. 25, 1859|
|Death: ||Feb. 26, 1938|
Bettie Parker Kelly was a daughter of Robert Henry Parker and Sallie Ann Clarke Parker of Abilene, Texas.
More Parker family information is located on the Taylor County TXGenWeb Archives.
Her obituary from the Rocky Mountain News on February 27, 1938 states:
"Funeral services for Mrs. Bettie P. Kelly of 1321 Logan st., for 20 years an employee of the Denver Post Office, will be held in the Olinger Mortuary, 16th st., at 1 p.m. tomorrow.
Mrs. Kelly, who retired from the post office service 12 years ago, died yesterday at her home after a two-weeks illness. She was 76.
Born on a Missouri farm, she was transferred to the Denver Post Office from Dallas, Texas.
She was an active member of the Daughters of the Confederacy and of Central Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Robert P. Kelly; a grandson, Robert P. Kelly, Jr.; and four sisters of Abilene and Beaumont, Texas."
This article is from the March 7, 1937 Abilene Reporter News:
Five invitations to Abilene's 56th birthday party, to be held March 15
at the Hilton hotel, have been issued
to five sisters, three of whom
now live in Abilene, and all of whom
came here in 1883.
They are the Parker sisters-
Mrs. Samuel R. Cox (Maggie), Mrs. George W. McDaniel (Lavinia),
Mrs. Tom Willis (Sallie), Mrs. D.
P. Woodward (Neva), and Mrs.
Bettie P. Kelley.
With their mother, Mrs. R. H.
Parker, four sisters and a brother,
they came to Abilene on Dec. 31,
1883. Maj. Parker, the father, had
been in Abilene since 1882, coming
here to take charge of the J. G. Hayes
Lumber Co., a branch of a
When the firm was sold, Maj.
Parker opened his own lumber company
at South Second and Elm
streets where the Franklin Motor
company now stands. He later moved
across the street, on the spot
where the Coca Cola Bottling company
now is, and built his home—
the first two-story frame house in
Abilene—just west. Maj. Parker
lived there until his death, in 1896.
Mrs. Parker died in 1924.
Only members of the family still
living are the five sisters.
Mrs. Cox, 1042 Hickory, is married
to another old-timer. He came to
Abilene Nov. 28, 1881, and resided
a ranch near Ft. Phantom Hill
several years before moving to Abilene.
Mrs. Cox was the widow of
Dr. Samuel W. Field, and during
his life lived in Mexico, Houston
and Beaumont, returning here
shortly before she married Mr. Cox.
Mrs. McDaniel's husband came to
Abilene in 1889. He purchased lumber
from his father-in-law to build
a home at 774 Butternut, and from
the time of his marriage until his
death on May 20, 1931, lived there.
Robert Henry Parker (1828 - 1896)
Sallie Ann Clarke Parker (1832 - 1924)
Note: w/ Robert P
Plot: Blk 45
Maintained by: Old Waco
Originally Created by: Joyce Escue Culver
Record added: Nov 02, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31093285