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Capt Luther M. Parker
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Birth: Jul. 27, 1872
Iron County
Missouri, USA
Death: Oct. 13, 1952
Santa Cruz County
California, USA

M.I.D., US Army.

Obituary for Luther M Parker

October 13, 1952
Voice of the People (Newspaper)


Editor: On that bleak afternoon of October 16 as I stood at the freshly opened grave of the late Luther Parker, my thoughts were heavy indeed, but as I gazed around at the sad faces of the members of the American Legion, members of his family and former friends, my grief was in some measure supplanted by a deep sense of gratification for the years of friendship I had enjoyed with such a man. Among the beautiful flowers at the side of his grave were some lovely floral arrangements forwarded by a group of people from the little Philippine republic whose country now stands out as a beacon of light and hope in a far off Asia. Here it was that Luther M. Parker spent a great part of his life and was one of that courageous group of early American teachers who laid the foundation for the American system of education in the Philippines. Exposed as were these men and women to all kinds of privation, disease, adverse climatic conditions, and in the opening up of a new era of human relationship, their names will be mentioned in the Philippines in terms of adoration bordering on reverence long after the names of the governor generals who served will be forgotten.
Along with his work in the spread of learning and his valuable service to the U. S. Army intelligence department during the Japanese occupation in the last war. Luther M. Parker and his colleagues were living examples of the golden rule and true democracy.

Luther had Measles at the time of the 1880 Federal Census. (June 5) (8 years old)

Family links: 
  James Richard Parker (1846 - 1911)
  Mary Ellen Reese Parker (1854 - 1912)
  Maude Neal Parker (1873 - 1958)*
  Luther M. Parker (1872 - 1952)
  Antone Fooster Parker (1877 - 1955)*
  James Henry Parker (1881 - 1971)*
  George Blaine Parker (1884 - 1905)*
  William Miles Parker (1887 - 1977)*
  Gertrude Katherine Parker Rookaird (1889 - 1976)*
  Theodosia Mary Parker Chandler (1891 - 1938)*
*Calculated relationship
Castroville Public Cemetery
Moss Landing
Monterey County
California, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 36.79242, -121.78545
Maintained by: Dan Stevenson
Originally Created by: G.Photographer
Record added: May 30, 2007
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Capt Luther M. Parker
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Capt Luther M. Parker
Added by: Carol Moore-Blagg
Capt Luther M. Parker
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- Mike & Vera
 Added: Jul. 26, 2014
Thank you for your service.
- Carol Moore-Blagg
 Added: May. 15, 2011

- G.Photographer
 Added: May. 31, 2007

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