Horatio William Parker

Male15 September 1863–18 December 1919

Brief Life History of Horatio William

When Horatio William Parker was born on 15 September 1863, in Auburndale, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Charles Edward Parker, was 37 and his mother, Isabella Graham Jennings, was 26. He married Anna Ploessel on 9 August 1886, in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1917. He died on 18 December 1919, in Cedarhurst, Hempstead, Nassau, New York, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Newton Lower Falls, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Horatio William Parker
Anna Ploessel
Marriage: 9 August 1886
Charlotte Frances Parker
William Parker
Charles Edward Parker
Isabel Parker
Grace Parker

Sources (27)

  • Horatio William Parker, "Connecticut, Military Census Questionnaires, 1917"
  • Horatio William Parker, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
  • Horatio W Parker, "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 August 1886Munich, Bavaria, Germany
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    1868 · Land in Groton Given to US Navy for Navy Station

    Age 5

    In 1868, the State of Connecticut gave the Navy 112 acres of land along the Thames River. This became the location of the Naval Submarine Base. It was designed to hold 1,400 men and 20 submarines. During WWII it was expanded to 497 acres. 

    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

    Age 17

    School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

    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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    Horatio W Parker

    Horatio William Parker was born in Auburndale, Massachusetts, on September 15, 1863. He received his earliest musical training from his mother, Isabella Jennings Parker, who instructed him in piano, o …

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