Ella Bartlett <I>Bond</I> Parker

Ella Bartlett Bond Parker

Ohio, USA
Death 11 May 1897 (aged 60)
Whiteside County, Illinois, USA
Burial Rock Falls, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA
Plot Sec 9
Memorial ID 167640445 · View Source
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Excerpts from The Sterling Standard, May 13, 1897


The news of the death of Mrs. William Parker was a shock to the people of Rock Falls Wednesday. Her demise took place shortly after 11 o'clock Tuesday night. Mrs. Parker has not been well since last October since the death of her brother Col. Bond.

The funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, the hour to be announced later, at the residence, on Tracy avenue. Rev. H.A. Kern of the Congregational church will officiate and the interment will be in the Rock Falls cemetery.

Mrs. Parker would have been sixty-one years old the twelfth of next June. Ella Bartlett Bond was born on the banks of the Miama river, near Cincinnati, O. She completed her education at Cary's Seminary, of Walnut Hill, a suburb of Cincinnati. Prof. Cary being the father of the famous Alice and Phoebe Cary.

At Salem, Ill., July, 1857, she was married to William Parker. From the union three children were born, Bond Parker, the son, a promising young railroad man, was killed in Mendota several years ago. Jennie, the youngest child, was the wife of Editor Geddes; she died in 1883. Annie the remaining living child, is the wife of C.L. Mentzer, who lives next door to the Parkers. He is the partner of Capt. Parker, of the Rock Falls News. The two children who are dead are buried in Mendota.

Capt. and Mrs. Parker came to Rock Falls in the summer of 1883, where he started the Rock Falls News. They have resided here ever since.

She has but one living sister, Mrs. Jennie Hughes, of Mound City, Kan., and no brothers.

Mrs. Parker was of Presbyterian parentage, and at the time of her death was a member of the Rock Falls Congregational church. She was a charter member of the W.R.C., and was elected delegate to the State Encampment which was held at Galesburg last week, but she was unable to attend.

Mrs. Parker was a good woman in every sense of the word. "Charity to All" was her motto. She loved her family with unusual love. In fact, her life was wrapped up in her family. Too much cannot be said of her goodness.

At the husband's request, the W.R.C. will have charge of the services.

Bio by: KLLawrence




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