Philena D. "Lena" Parker

Brief Life History 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 26. 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 Persia, Harrison, Iowa, United States in 1900 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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Family Time Line

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.

Sources (30)

  • Lena Champlan in household of Elam Champlan, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Philena D. "Lena" Parker - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Lena Parker
  • Lina Parker, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

World Events (8)


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


Historical Boundaries: 1872: Harrison, Iowa, United States

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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

English: occupational name from Middle English parker ‘park-keeper’ (Old French parquier, parchier), an officer employed to look after deer and other game in a hunting park (see Park 1). This surname is also very common among African Americans. It has also been recorded since medieval times in Ireland.

Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish names.

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

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