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 William Theodore Parker

William Theodore Parker

Birth
Maryville, Nodaway County, Missouri, USA
Death 5 Apr 1936 (aged 77)
Anita, Cass County, Iowa, USA
Burial Anita, Cass County, Iowa, USA
Plot Bk N Lot 5
Memorial ID 26090222 · View Source
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William Theodore Parker, born March 19 1859, died on April 5 1936. He was married to Emeline King Akers on July 16 1881. She was born May 1 1862 and died January 29 1891. William Parker, better known around Anita as "Dosh" was a well digger and pump man. He always wore a mustache and was very hard of hearing.

He lived there about two and a half years and then moved to Casey and ran a saloon about six monhs then he moved down to Wiota and from there he went to Massena and kept a billard hall. He owns 8 head of cattle, one horse, 5 head of hogs, chickens, cat. He has these children: May Estella Parker born February 4 1882, Lily Parker born August 2 1883 and died November 15 1884.

WT Parker has two brothers living and one dead. He has five sisters, four living and one dead. The oldest sister married Mr AC Gochanour, the next Lote Marsh. He has one brother and sister at home. WT Parker's father was born in Indiana June 25 1825. His mother was born in Clearemont County Ohio, May 3 1838. His Grandfather Joul Garver was born March 19 and his Grandma Catherine Garver was born in December. He has one aunt on his father's side, Miss Eliza Coran. He has one aunt and two uncle's on his mother's side.

The one daughter, Lilly was thought to have smothered when a little over a month old. One son, Willian Jr was born dead September 16 1889. Another daughter, Laura was killed in a cyclone on June 12 1888.

On January 22 1891, another daugther Ethel Emeline (Stager) was born. A week after he birth, Mrs Parker died. Ethel was raised by her grandmother Parker until her death, then an aunt. Mrs Frank Sisler took her in and put her through school. Ethel graduated from the Anita High School in 1911, married Mr Stager in 1912 and is running a small business.

Mr Parker remarried sometime later to Elnora Alden and three children were born. The children were Anita (Cox), Alton Theodore who died at birth and Mildred (Brendel, Taylor).


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  • Maintained by: Rachelle Biggs
  • Originally Created by: Deb
  • Added: 17 Apr 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 26090222
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Theodore Parker (19 Mar 1859–5 Apr 1936), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26090222, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Anita, Cass County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Rachelle Biggs (contributor 48181122) .