Robert Parker

29 March 1820–24 February 1901 (Age 80)
Burnley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Robert

When Robert Parker was born on 29 March 1820, in Burnley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Parker, was 41 and his mother, Martha Pollard, was 38. He married Ann Ruth Hartley on 24 May 1843, in Burnley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Accrington, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Washington, Washington, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 24 February 1901, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Washington City Cemetery, Washington, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Parker
Ann Ruth Hartley
Marriage: 24 May 1843
Maximillian Parker
Martha Alice Parker
Margaret Ann Parker
Arthur Hartley Parker
Emily Parker
Ada Parker
Robert Parker
Ellen Parker
Ruth Caroline Parker

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 May 1843Burnley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 1
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
    1825 · Museum of Lancashire
    Age 5
    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 23
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    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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    Story Highlight

    The Red Shawl

    On July 1, 1856, while going through the timberlands of Nebraska on their way to the Salt Lake Valley, Robert and Ann’s six-year-old son Arthur became feverish and ill. Unnoticed by the other childre …

    Sources (40)

    • Robert Parker, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Robert Parker in entry for Maxmillian Parker, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Robert Parker, "United States Census, 1900"

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