William Thomas Parker

Brief Life History of William Thomas

When William Thomas Parker was born on 26 December 1814, in Cambridgeport, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, William Parker, was 35 and his mother, Martha Patty Wellington, was 31. He died on 22 January 1893, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Parker
1779–1860
Martha Patty Wellington
1783–1860
William Thomas Parker
1814–1893
Martha Wellington Parker
1826–1912

Sources (3)

  • William T. Parker, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • William T. Parker, "Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1925"
  • Wm in entry for Martha Parker, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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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