Ambrose Nelson Parker

18 October 1865–8 December 1940 (Age 75)
Diamond City, Meagher, Montana Territory, United States

The Life of Ambrose Nelson

When Ambrose Nelson Parker was born on 18 October 1865, in Diamond City, Meagher, Montana Territory, United States, his father, Alma Marion Parker, was 22 and his mother, Susanna Roxelane Topham, was 20. He married Rosa Ellen Harwood on 2 March 1895, in Meaderville, Silver Bow, Montana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Jefferson, Montana, United States in 1910 and Willow Creek, Gallatin, Montana, United States in 1920. He died on 8 December 1940, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ambrose Nelson Parker
Rosa Ellen Harwood
Marriage: 2 March 1895
Edithe Eulalia Parker
Mabel Marie Parker
Byron Nelson Parker

Spouse and Children

2 March 1895
Meaderville, Silver Bow, Montana, United States


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World Events (8)

1867 · Gas Street Lamps Installed

Age 2

The Los Angeles Gas Company installed 43 gas street lamps on Main Street. A lamplighter rode on horseback at dusk to light the streetlights. By 1873, 136 gas lamps had been installed in Los Angeles. 
1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

Age 4

The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.

Age 24

Montana is 41st state.

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)

  • Ambrose Parker in household of Alma Parker, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Nelson Parker, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ambrose Parker, "United States Census, 1910"

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