Reuben Parker

1823–1881 (Age 58)
Stragglethorpe, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Reuben

When Reuben Parker was born about 1823, in Stragglethorpe, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Alexander M Parker, was 32 and his mother, Rebecca Reddish, was 28. He married Elizabeth Bell on 13 October 1845, in Metheringham, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 28 January 1881, at the age of 58.

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Reuben Parker
Elizabeth Bell
Marriage: 13 October 1845
Robert Hastings Parker
Elizabeth "Betsy" Parker
George Parker
Charlotte Parker
Caroline Parker
Charles Parker
John Parker
Sarah Parker
Reuben Parker
Hannah Maria Parker

Spouse & Children

13 October 1845
Metheringham, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (5)


Age 0

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 10

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

Age 20

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Reubin Parker in household of Alexander Parker, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Reuben Parker, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Reuben Parker, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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