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Capt John Carr Parker
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Birth: May 5, 1840
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jul. 11, 1923
Saint Louis
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA

Distiller, Union Civil War Naval and Army Officer. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of Benjamin F. and Catherine Carr Parker. He received his early education at Haire's Academy and the College Hill Academy. Parker then attended college at Farmer's College in College Hill and graduated from Bartlett's Commercial College in 1856. When the Civil War began, Parker volunteered to serve in the Union Army and was commissioned on April 20, 1861 as a 1st Lieutenant with the 6th Ohio Volunteer Infantry in Company D. He served with the regiment in western Virginia and resigned on February 15, 1862. He accepted a commission on May 24, 1862 in the U.S. Navy as 3rd Master. Parker received several promotions in the Navy including that of Acting Master on October 1, 1862 as a member of the command staff of the U.S.S. Essex, an ironclad gunboat steamer. He became the Acting Volunteer Lieutenant in 1864 and was cited for gallant and meritorious conduct. After the war, he resigned his commission on July 15, 1865 and returned to Cincinnati for a brief time before moving to Memphis, Tennessee where he married Laura M. Ayres on October 5, 1865. Parker moved to St. Louis, Missouri in 1871 and engaged in the distilling business. He became a partner in the Mound City Distilling Company as vice president until 1895 when he moved to New Orleans and became the vice president of the Louisiana Distilling Company. Parker returned to St. Louis in 1900 and founded the Parker Distilling Company. He later died in St. Louis at his residence in 1923 when he was 83 years old. His body was returned to Cincinnati to be interred with his family. 
Family links: 
  Benjamin Franklin Parker (1808 - 1867)
  Catherine Parker (1820 - 1859)
  Laura Ayres Parker (1840 - 1921)*
  John Carr Parker (1867 - 1917)*
  William Fisher Parker (1836 - 1896)*
  John Parker (1838 - 1840)*
  John Carr Parker (1840 - 1923)
  Isabell Parker (1842 - 1843)*
  Frank Parker (1850 - 1859)*
*Calculated relationship
Spring Grove Cemetery
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 53, Lot 64
Created by: K Guy
Record added: Nov 20, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31579170
Capt John Carr Parker
Added by: K Guy
Capt John Carr Parker
Added by: K Guy
Capt John Carr Parker
Added by: K Guy
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