Marvel Parker

20 May 1908–25 March 2005 (Age 96)
West Point, Davis, Utah, United States

The Life of Marvel

When Marvel Parker was born on 20 May 1908, in West Point, Davis, Utah, United States, her father, Arnold Logan Parker, was 32 and her mother, Sarah Jane Fowles, was 29. She married Maurice Melbourne Pendroy in 1937. She lived in Burley, Cassia, Idaho, United States in 1930 and Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1940. She died on 25 March 2005, at the age of 96.

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Family Time Line

Richard Barber Jr
1902–1976
Marvel Parker
1908–2005
Marriage: 13 August 1949

Spouse and Children

    Richard Barber Jr

    Male1902–1976Male

    Female1908–2005Female

MARRIAGE
13 August 1949

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1909 · Rainbow Bridge is Discovered

Age 1

Until 1909, this natural wonder was not known to the outside world. Two separate exploration parties – one headed by University of Utah Dean Byron Cummings, and another by government surveyor, W.B. Douglass – began searching for the legendary span. Eventually, they combined efforts. Paiute guides Nasja Begay and Jim Mike led an exploration party in the south east corner of Utah, along with trader and explorer John Wetherill. Coming down what is now Bridge Canyon, the party saw Rainbow Bridge for the first time. The next year, President Taft proclaimed the newly found structure a National Monument. Theodore Roosevelt and Zane Grey were among the first visitors to see the Monument. The trail they took is no longer passable for horses but is now a trailhead for hikers that want to visit the bridge. Rainbow Bridge receives thousands of visitors each year but, the National Park Service asks visitors to be respectful of its significance to the people who have long held Rainbow Bridge sacred.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 27

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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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Sources (3)

  • Marvel Parker in household of Arnold Logan Parker, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Marvel Pendroy in household of Maurice Pendroy, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Marvel Parker in household of Arnold L Parker, "United States Census, 1910"

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