Cora Ellen Parker

18 August 1898–7 March 1983 (Age 84)
Lehigh, Coal, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Cora Ellen

When Cora Ellen Parker was born on 18 August 1898, in Lehigh, Coal, Oklahoma, United States, her father, John Arthur Parker, was 25 and her mother, Katherine Marilla Burton, was 17. She married Thomas Franklin Campbell on 15 February 1920, in Jefferson, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Caddo, Oklahoma, United States in 1935 and South Cement Township, Caddo, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. She died on 7 March 1983, in Cement, Caddo, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Cement Cemetery, Cement, Caddo, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Franklin Campbell
Cora Ellen Parker
Marriage: 15 February 1920
Charlie Ray Campbell

Spouse and Children

15 February 1920
Jefferson, Oklahoma, United States


    Charlie Ray Campbell


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Age 9

Oklahoma is the 46th state.
1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 23

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 

Name Meaning

Parruc, a park, and ere, an agent , meaning a keeper of a park

Sources (3)

  • Jewel Campbell in household of Thomas F Campbell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Cora Campbell in household of Thomas F Campbell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Cora Parker, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"

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