Jane Elizabeth Parker

Brief Life History of Jane Elizabeth

When Jane Elizabeth Parker was born on 18 March 1829, in Coventry, Orleans, Vermont, United States, her father, Isaac Parker Jr, was 38 and her mother, Arabella Cobb, was 33. She married Cyrus Ripley Briggs on 28 February 1859, in Kenosha, Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Marion Township, Lee, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Woodbury, Iowa, United States in 1910. She died on 19 March 1915, in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Graceland Park Cemetery, Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States.

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Cyrus Ripley Briggs
Jane Elizabeth Parker
Marriage: 28 February 1859
Wilbur Parker Briggs

Sources (10)

  • Jane Briggs in household of Cyrus Briggs, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jane Elizabeth Parker, "Vermont, Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"
  • Jane E. Parker, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"

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1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.


Historical Boundaries: 1839: Lee, Illinois, United States


Historical Boundaries: 1854: Winneshiek, Iowa, United States

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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