William Parker

30 May 1821–27 November 1905 (Age 84)
Burnley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Parker was born on 30 May 1821, in Burnley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Parker, was 43 and his mother, Martha Pollard, was 39. He married Mary Ann Child on 26 December 1847, in Leeds St Peter, Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1856 and lived in American Fork, Utah, Utah Territory, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 27 November 1905, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in American Fork Cemetery, American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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William Parker
Mary Ann Child
Marriage: 26 December 1847
William Henry Parker
Martha Alice Parker
Thomas Battersby Parker
Franklin Maximilian Parker
Mary Ann Parker
Lafayette Parker
James Parker
Sarah Elizabeth Parker

Spouse and Children

26 December 1847
Leeds St Peter, Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1825 · Museum of Lancashire

Age 4

The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.

Age 22

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.

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

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Biography of William Parker

Biography of William Parker Written by his gran daughter Mrs. Mary Ann Chipman Hansen May 20, 1937 William Parker was born May 30, 1821 at Burnley, Lancashire, England, a son of Thomas Parker and …

Sources (3)

  • William Parker in household of Thomas Parker, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • William Parker, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wm Parker, "United States Census, 1860"

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