Dr Samuel Thomas Parker

30 December 1886–2 July 1957 (Age 70)
Wildersville, Henderson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Samuel Thomas

When Dr Samuel Thomas Parker was born on 30 December 1886, in Wildersville, Henderson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Joseph Priest Parker, was 30 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Barnhill, was 31. He married Elizabeth Pearl Adams on 7 July 1920, in Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Civil District 5, Madison, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 2 July 1957, in McAllen, Hidalgo, Texas, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Jones Cemetery, Parker Crossroads, Henderson, Tennessee, United States.

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Dr Samuel Thomas Parker
Elizabeth Pearl Adams
Marriage: 7 July 1920
Samuel Thomas Parker, Jr
Joseph Hendricks Parker

Spouse and Children

7 July 1920
Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 8

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 19

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.

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)

  • Sam T Parker, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Samuel Thomas Parker, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Samuel Thomas Parker, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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