Florence Josie Parker

24 April 1897–1 July 1974 (Age 77)
Bussey, Marion, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Florence Josie

When Florence Josie Parker was born on 24 April 1897, in Bussey, Marion, Iowa, United States, her father, Lewis Dourus Parker, was 44 and her mother, Delilah Terrel, was 22. She married William V Pack on 20 September 1913, in Marion, Iowa, United States. She lived in Ann Township, Cottonwood, Minnesota, United States in 1930 and Lamberton, Redwood, Minnesota, United States in 1940. She died on 1 July 1974, in Redwood, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 77.

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Robert Frank West
Florence Josie Parker
Marriage: 25 December 1914
Celo D West
Alva Millard West
Emil Doras West
Orin Harris West
Ivan West

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 December 1914Lucas, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 1
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
    1898 · The Kensington Runestone
    Age 1
    A Swedish man, Olof Ohman, was farming on his land when he came across a 202-pound rock slab that had strange writing on it. Convinced it was proof that Scandinavian explorers came to that area before Columbus found the Americas, he had it looked at by scholars and linguists to find its translation. There has been a drawn-out debate on the stone's authenticity, with a scholarly consensus that classifies it as a hoax and the community which is convinced that it is authentic.
    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War
    Age 21
    To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

    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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    Sources (24)

    • Florence Parker in entry for Oren Harris West, "Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942"
    • Florence West in household of Robert F West, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Florency Parker in entry for Alva Millard West, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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