Otis Lycurgus Parker

14 December 1876–21 September 1946 (Age 69)
Nevada, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Otis Lycurgus

When Otis Lycurgus Parker was born on 14 December 1876, in Nevada, Arkansas, United States, his father, Lycurgus Granberry Parker, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth L Strickland, was 27. He married Cora Lightfoot on 13 January 1898, in Comanche, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Justice Precinct 5, Comanche, Texas, United States in 1900 and Justice Precinct 5, Stephens, Texas, United States in 1930. He died on 21 September 1946, in Comanche, Texas, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Downing Cemetery, Downing, Comanche, Texas, United States.

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Otis Lycurgus Parker
Cora Lightfoot
Marriage: 13 January 1898
Fess Elisha Parker
John Lightfoot Parker

Spouse and Children

13 January 1898
Comanche, Texas, United States


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World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 5

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

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.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 20

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Otis L Parker, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Otis L Parker, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lycurgus Parker in household of L G Parker, "United States Census, 1880"

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