Joseph William Parker

Brief Life History of Joseph William

When Joseph William Parker was born in 1849, in Pulaski, Missouri, United States, his father, Thomas Parker, was 45 and his mother, Nancy Chastain, was 35.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Parker
1804–1861
Nancy Chastain
1814–1870
Luisa Parker
1839–
Delila Parker
1848–
Martha J. Parker
1844–
Nancy J Parker
1846–1879
Leare Parker
1847–
Joseph William Parker
1849–
Harriet E. Parker
1852–
Thomas W Parker
1855–
Benjmin G Parker
1856–

Sources (2)

  • William Parker, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joseph W Parker in household of Thomas Parker, "United States Census, 1850"

World Events (8)

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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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