Eva Marie Parker

17 May 1909–1985
Clay, Iowa, United States

The Life of Eva Marie

When Eva Marie Parker was born on 17 May 1909, in Clay, Iowa, United States, her father, James Emulous Parker, was 42 and her mother, Mary Ellen Kiley, was 32. She married Elzie Ivo Bigger on 9 September 1931, in Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Logan Township, Clay, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She was buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Ruthven, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States.

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Elzie Ivo Bigger
Eva Marie Parker
Marriage: 9 September 1931
Harlan Wayne Bigger
Elden Rae Bigger

Spouse and Children

    Elzie Ivo Bigger



9 September 1931
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States


    Harlan Wayne Bigger


    Elden Rae Bigger


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World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 4

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

Age 20

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • Eva Bigger in household of Elzie Bigger, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Eva M Parker in household of Emulous Parker, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Eva M Parker in household of Emulous Parker, "United States Census, 1920"

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