Philena D. "Lena" Parker

1856–1947 (Age 91)
Yorkshire, Harrison, Iowa, United States

The Life of Philena D. "Lena"

When Philena D. "Lena" Parker was born in 1856, her father, Ashcraft Roach Parker, was 32 and her mother, Mary Peckenpaugh, was 27. She married Elam Alonzo Champlin on 19 February 1878, in Harrison, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Washington Township, Harrison, Iowa, United States for about 20 years and Union Township, Harrison, Iowa, United States for about 20 years. She died on 8 May 1947, in Yorkshire, Harrison, Iowa, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Yorkshire, Harrison, Iowa, United States.

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Elam Alonzo Champlin
Philena D. "Lena" Parker
Marriage: 19 February 1878
Nellie Loretta Champlin
Hattie Victoria Champlin
Tracy Lobelle Champlin
Millicent Anna Champlin
Georgia S Champlin
Orbina G Champlain
Joseph Orson Champlin
Marvin Alonzo Champlin
William Jefferson Champlin Jr

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19 February 1878
Harrison, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 0

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 25

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a gamekeeper employed in a medieval park, from an agent derivative of Middle English parc ‘park’ ( see Park 1). This surname is also found in Ireland.2 Americanized form of one or more likesounding Jewish names.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Lilian Parker in household of Ashcraft R Parker, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Philena Parker in household of Ashcraft Parker, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lena Champlin in household of E Champlin, "United States Census, 1880"

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