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Woodson Daniel Parker
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Birth: Dec. 7, 1825
Knox County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Mar. 7, 1911
Saint Anthony
Fremont County
Idaho, USA

Woodson and Lucinda were married by B. H. Harryman, a minister of the M.E. Church.

Woodson and Lucinda moved to Boonesboro (now Boone), Iowa, in 1850-51. The operated an inn called The Parker House there for several years. In some research material on Woodson and Lucinda was newspaper item stating, "Lucinda Sinclair Parker, wife of the Parker Hotel owner was re known for her excellent cooking and operated a boarding house in connection with the hotel. She is credited as the creator of the famous Parker House Rolls."

Another item stated, "At one time, Abraham Lincoln was a guest of the Parker House and upon leaving presented the elder Mr. Parker with a red felt handled clothes brush which was left in the possession of his grandson Wood when he died in St. Anthony, Idaho in 1911. The clothes brush ultimately made its way down the line to the Woodson's Great-Grandson, Harry Dyke Parker, Sr. His wife Francis Marion Spurgeon Parker had possession of the brush until sometime during a move the brush was lost.

Much of Woodson and Lucinda's family moved on to Kansas around 1879, where Lucinda died.

The Teton-Peak Chronicle - St. Anthony, Idaho, Thursday, March 9, 1911 - Death Notice
Woodson Daniel Parker, Sr., grandfather of Wood D. Parker, the editor of this paper, died at the Parker home over the Peak-Chronicle office, Tuesday, Marth 7th at 2:50pm, aged 85 years and 3 months.

The body will be buried at Ottawa, Kansas, beside that of his wife Lucinda, who died July 4, 1901, and his grandson the editor, in charge of the remains left yesterday evening for that place.

Grandfather was the last member of the family of his generation and his posterity numbers over one hundred children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was born in Kentucky on December 7, 1825. He moved to Indiana when a young man and was married when 19 years of age at Greencastle, Indiana, and before his wifes death they celebrated the 56th wedding anniversary.

Three sons and one daughter were born to them. The sons are all living, and two of them served though out the Civil War. The are Jonathan Theodore of Denver, Colorado, father of the editor, Robert Sinclair of Ottawa, Kansas and Rev. Daivd Urias of El Paso, Texas.

From Indiana grandfather moved to Boonesboro (now Boon) Iowa where they lived until 1879. He went to southern Kansas from Iowa and there founded the town of Moline, where he served as president of the town board until he left there to engage in real estate business at Howard, Kansas and later at Ottawa where he made his house since 1885.

Grandpa visited St. Anthony nine years ago and enjoyed the climate so much that he returned last spring to remain. Since coming he gained materially and felt so much better that he preferred to enjoy life more than he had for years. During the winter, however he had an an attack of la grippe and has never fully recovered its effects, though he has been as active in mind and body as a much younger man. 
Family links: 
  David Parker (1798 - 1861)
  Lucinda A Sinclair Parker (1827 - 1901)*
  Robert Sinclair Parker (1848 - 1930)*
  Johnathan Theodore Parker (1850 - 1922)*
  Woodson Daniel Parker (1825 - 1911)
  Robert Wilson Parker (1829 - 1907)*
  Elizabeth Parker Williams (1836 - 1908)*
  Shalum Thomas Parker (1847 - 1902)*
*Calculated relationship
Hope Cemetery
Franklin County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Block 34, Lot 19
Created by: Gary L Parker Jr
Record added: Jan 22, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13086322
Woodson Daniel Parker
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Woodson Daniel Parker
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Woodson Daniel Parker
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- quebecoise
 Added: Dec. 23, 2011
This was my ggggrandfather on my mother's side.
- Pam Cooper
 Added: Apr. 4, 2010

- Barb J "John 3:16"
 Added: May. 10, 2006

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