Tommy Faye Parker

1941–2003 (Age 62)
Mississippi, United States

The Life of Tommy Faye

Tommy Faye Parker was born on 19 June 1941, in Mississippi, United States as the son of Allen Parker and Lorena Cox. He died on 6 August 2003, in Salem, Madison, Illinois Territory, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Ellistown Cemetery, Ellistown, Union, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

Allen Parker
Lorena Cox
1908–
Tommy Faye Parker
1941–2003

Parents & Siblings

  • Allen Parker

    MaleMale

  • Lorena Cox

    Female1908–Female

siblings

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World Events (3)

1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 1

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 3

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.
1964 · The Freedom Summer Murders

Age 23

In what is called the Freedom Summer Murders, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Mickey Schwerner, three civil rights workers, were shot in Neshoba County, Mississippi. They were campaigning to register African Americans in Mississippi to vote. It was determined that the murderers were members of the KKK and Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Tommy F Parker, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Tommy F. Parker, "Find A Grave Index"

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