William Henry Parker

12 November 1848–28 April 1895 (Age 46)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of William Henry

When William Henry Parker was born on 12 November 1848, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, William Parker, was 27 and his mother, Mary Ann Child, was 27. He married Annie Mitchell about 1884, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 28 April 1895, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Parker
Annie Mitchell
Marriage: about 1884
David Parker
Henry Earl Parker
Marion Moroni Parker
Mary Ann Parker

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1884American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 9
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · The Burtis Opera House
    Age 19
    The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.

    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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    Biography of William Henry Parker

    BIOGRAPHY OF WILLIAM HENRY PARKER William Henry Parker was born 12 Nov. 1848 at Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa. He was the oldest child of William and Mary An …

    Sources (14)

    • William Parker in household of William Parker, "United States Census, 1870"
    • William Parker in entry for Marion Parker and Ella Trakus, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • William Henry Parker in entry for Marion Moroni Parker, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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