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Their children were :

1. Anna Louise Thomas, b. Sept. 28, 1848; m. June 8, 1870,

John Edward Davis of Providence. Their children were :
I. Jane Louise Davis, b. Jan. 13, 1872.
II. Bessie Alice Davis, b. Nov. 12, 1873.
III. Blanche Nathalie Davis, b. Nov. 20, 1877.

2. Frederick Parker Thomas, b. Jan. 9, 1853 ; d. May 20, 1854.

3. Clarence Frederick Thomas, b. Nov. 20, 1857 ; resides in

Providence, unm.

262. Artimus Parker ( jitney ^"^ Ehenezer^^ Thomas ^^
Andrew,"^ yokn,^ Hananiah,^ Thomas^), son of Quincy and
Patience (Brooks) Parker, was b. in Princeton, Feb. 22, 1819 »
m. Susan Pierce of W. Boylston. They soon removed to
Boston, and later to Kansas with the early settlers of that
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from Columbus, O., and a curious experience he had. While
proceeding through Kansas on horseback his attention was
attracted by a mob, and curious to know its meaning hastened
into its midst. He was immediately supposed to be one of the
leaders of the mob, was arrested by the authorities and impris-
oned for three months. Later he gathered his family together
at Columbus and there settled. He d. Oct. 8, 1864. She
was b. in Sutton, Mass., the dau. of John and Lucy (Carroll)
Pierce, who owned a large farm there, and had a family of six
sons and six daughters, of whom the only surviving one is
William N. Pierce, Esq., of W. Boylston. Another of the
brothers was Rev. John W. Pierce, a Congregational minister
of Highgate, Vt.

Their children were :

Susan Emily Parker, b. Oct. 10, 1848 ; m. Sept. 21, 1872, William
H. Ward, and removed to Skovvhegan, Me. They have :

1. Walter Newell Ward, b. July 17, 1875.

2. Ethel Carroll Ward, b. July 20, 1880.

3. EsTELLA Parker Ward, b. March 14, 1883.

4. Wilder Wheeler Ward, b. March 9, 1885.

263. Quincy Parker, Jr. ( .^incy ^^ Ebenezer ,^ Thomas ^^
Andrew,'- yohn,^ Uananiah,^ Thomas^), son of Quincy and
Patience (Brooks) Parker, was b. in Rindge, N. H., Jan. 12,
182 1. Most of his childhood days were spent in Rindge, but
he was for a while in Princeton and Boylston. At 14 he
started out to earn his own living, and at 16 he determined to
learn the moulder's trade, entering the High Street Foundry,
Providence, R. L, in which city his mother was living. The
trade he mastered in two years. Wishing to see something of
the world he left home and let himself as a sailor on the whale-
ship JVew England of Poughkeepsie, N. Y., bound for S.
America. He felt perfectly at home on board ship and easily
distinguished himself among his fellow-sailors. Prizes were
offered by the captain for the one who first saw the whale.
He was the first to win the prize. He loved to race his com-
panions about the rigging, being exceptionally quick and
strong. For six years he cruised at sea and visited Talque-
hama, Callao, Lima and all places of any note along the



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QyiNCY Parker, Jr.



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coast of S. America. Like many sailors much might be said
about his travels, his narrow and miraculous escapes from
drowning, sunstrokes, etc. In the employ of the Peruvian
government he explored the Andes Mts. and the wild parts of
Peru. After satisfying his love for romantic adventure and
witnessing many wonderful things he shipped for home. The
captain of the vessel was a tyrant and was soon universally
hated by the crew. While at sea he safely escaped from the
ship and came the remainder of the way upon other vessels.

Returning home to Providence he gave his mother and
friends a great surprise, as they had received no word from
him and all supposed him dead. In Providence he again
worked at the moulder's trade, at which he was a very effi-
cient workman, and continued at the Franklin Foundry for 24
years. In 1848 he was m. to Almira Kent of Eaton, N. Y.
They settled upon Smith Hill in Providence, where he still
resides. Since the death of Milton Parker, his youngest son,
he has engaged in the florist business at his home, besides
being the maker oi Parker's Premium Tomato Catsup. Mrs.
Almira (Kent) Parker, after a severe illness, d. Jan. 30, 1888.
He m. (2) Nov. 20, 1889, Emerancy Kent, sister to his late
wife.

His children were :

398. Eugene Costello Parker ; m. Adelia O. Barker.
Almira Eunice Parker ; resides with her father in Providence.

399. Clara Emu Parker ; ni. Lorenzo Dupony.
Milton Parker ; d. at age 18.

Eugene B. Parker, b. March 28, 1849; d. Feb., 1850.
QuiNcy K. Parker, b. Jan. i, 1853 ; d. Aug., 1855.
A child, b. and d. April 8, 1861.

264. Eunice Parker (^tncy,^ Ebenezer,^ Thomas,^
Andrew,'^ yohn,^ Hananiah,^ Thomas^), dau. of Quincy and
Patience (Brooks) Parker, was b. in Rindge, N. H., Aug. i,
1822 ; m. George Herrick. He won for himself the title of
Colonel. He was a volunteer in the R. I. State militia ; was
active in many engagements and was wounded at the battle
of Gettysburg. She d. 1849.

Their children were :



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1. Edwin Thomas Herrick, b. in Providence, R. I., March 28,

1846; m. Jennie Knight, an adopted dau. of Edwin Knight.
Their children are :
I. Fannie Herrick; aged 15.
II. George Herrick; aged 11.

2. Mary Emma Herrick, b. in Providence, March 20, 1848 ; m,

(i) in Providence, May 21, 1874, James H. McClenthan, son
of James H. and Caroline V. McClenthan. She m. (2) in
Minneapolis, Minn., April 14, 1887, Watson S. Taylor, son
of Hector J. and Maria Taylor, b. in Jefferson, N. Y., May
5, 1850. He is superintendent of the Red River Lumber Co.
and they reside in Crookston, Minn. Her children, all b. in
Minneapolis, were :

I. Mabel McClenthan, b. Oct. 15, 1876.
u. Frederick H. McClenthan, b. Aug. 18, 1880 ; d. July

3, 1881.
III. Herrick McClenthan, b. Feb. 18, 1882.

265. Louisa Parker (Ebenezer^'^ Ebenezer ,^ Thomas ^^
Andrew^'' yohn,^ Uanantah,^ Thomas^)^ dau. of Ebenezer,
Jr., and Hannah B. (Merriam) Parker, was b. in Princeton,
Dec. 13, 1806; m. April lo, 1828, Eli Walker, b. March 2,
1802, son of Hezekiah and Lucy (Raymond) Walker of
Holden. They lived first near the homestead in the house
adjoining that of Israel Howe ; second, in W. Boylston, being
principally upon that place which is still occupied by their
family. She d. Feb. 24, 1884, her death resulting from a fall.
He belonged to a sturdy and long lived family. In his eighty-
fourth year, then still smart and active, but very deaf, he was
struck by a railway train, causing his death, June 9, 1886.
All who knew him felt the loss of a kind neighbor and a valu-
able citizen.

Their children were :

1. Melville Walker, b. Dec. 14, 1828; d. March 21, 1829.

2. Julia Maria Walker, b. Feb. 3, 1830; m. May 4, 1852,

Lovell A. Lesure, son of Simeon of Uxbridge and Hopy
(Lovell) Lesure of W. Boylston. He is well known as a
carriage maker and resides in Oakdale, where she lived until
her decease, which occurred Aug. 5, 1889. Uniting in early
life with the Baptist Church she filled with great Christian
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366 PARKER GENEALOGY.

mission circles while faithfully fulfilling with love and devotion
all her home duties as wife, mother and friend. She was a
very active member and treasurer of the Woman's Christian
Temperance Union, and her words of encouragement did
much to cheer the heai'ts of her co-laborers. Dea. Lovell
Lesure m. (2) Sept., 1890, Mrs. Sarah Martin of West
Boylston. The children of Julia Maria (Walker) Lesure were :

I. Carrie Maria Lesure, b. Jan. 23, i860; m. Sept. 10,

1885, Alfred H. Evans, son of Rev. William H. and M.
(Barber) Evans. Their children were :

1. Helen Barber Evans, b. Sept. 12, 1886.

2. Ada Lesure Evans, b. July 23, 1887.

3. Ralph Curtis Evans, b. Jan. 9, 1892.

II. Waldo Haskell Lesure, b. Oct. 14, 1866; m. Sept.

26, 1889, Annie G, Hastings, dau. of George M. W.

and Olive (Lord) Hastings. They have one son, b.

Sept. 16, 1890.

III. Ada Chilson Lesure, b. Aug. 2, 1872 ; d. Sept. 27, 1876.

Their adopted son was :

Herbert Stearns Lesure, b. Oct. 22, 1850; adopted
May =5, 1857; son of Abijah and Clarissa M. (Water-
man) White. He is m. and resides in Worcester.

3. Harriet Sophia Walker, b. Jan. 27, 1832 ; d. Jan. 18, 1850.

4. Mary Louisa Walker, b. Feb. 24, 1834; m. April 12, 1854,

Milton K. Howe, son of William and Eunice (Robbins)
Howe of Princeton. Their children were:

I. Edgar R. Howe, b. June 19, 1855. He is an optician

in Worcester.
II. Walter Arvine Howe, b. Aug. 25, 1S58 ; d. April 6,
1863.

5. Melville Edward Walker, b. Feb. 23, 1836; m. in W.

Boylston, Nov. 19, 1865, Louise Hutchinson of W. Sutton, b.
in Oxford, Nov. 15, 1845, dau. of Stephen and Evelyn (Jenks)
Hutchinson. They reside in Los Angeles, Cal., where he is a
florist. Children :

I. Clarence M. Walker, b. in W. Boylston, Aug. 27,
1866; d. Aug. 10, 1867.

II. May Walker, b. in W. Boylston, May 13, and d. May

15, 1868.

III. LoLiTA Gertrude Walker, b. in W. Boylston, March

16, 1871 ; d. June 27, 1871.



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IV. LoLiTA Walker, b. in W. Boylston, Dec. 4, 1872; m.
April 23, 1891, Bernard Berg. Child:
I. CliflFord W. Berg, b. Feb. i, 1892.
V. Walter Walker, b. in Pawtucket, R. I., March 16,
1880; d. June 16, 1881.

6. Emily Adline Walker, b. Sept. 3, 1840; m. April 17, 1861,

Rutillius Dana, son of George and Ora (Newton) Dana of W.
Boylston. They reside in W. Boylston and have one dau. :
I. LiLA Gertrude Dana.

7. William Raymond Walker, b. May 22, 1843 ; m. July 15,

1868, Mary Bailey, b. in England, Oct. 10, 1843, dau. of
Robert and Elizabeth (Butcher) Bailey of England. They
reside in W. Boylston and have children :
I. Franklin Eli Walker, b. Aug. 24, 1873.
II. Alice Elizabeth Walker, b. July 3, 1875.

III. Frederick Bailey Walker, b. Jan. 15, 1878.

IV. How^ARD William Walker, b. May 29, 1883.

8. Anna Eudora Walker, b. Sept. 9, 1849; m. in S. Dedham,

Mass., Nov. 22, 1871, Edward Ross, b. in Preston, England,
Feb. 21, 1847, ^^^^ °^ Alexander and Hannah (Tuson) Ross
of England. They reside in W. Boylston, where he is a
mechanic. They have had three children :
I. Dillon Walker Ross, b. in W. Boylston, Sept. 23,

1872 ; d. July 17, 1880.
II. Alida Louisa Ross, b. in W. Boylston, Feb. 4, 1876.
III. Walter Wyman Ross, b. in W. Boylston, Jan. i, 1884;

d. March 2, 1886.

266. Charles Augustus Parker (Ebenczer.i Ehene-
zer,^ Thomas,^ Andrezv,^ 'yohn,^ Hanantah,^ Thomas^), son
of Ebenezer, Jr., and Hannah B. (Merriam) Parker, was b.
in Princeton, Aug. i8, 1808 ; m. Dec. 18, 1834, Sylvia A.
Moore,* dau. of John and Sirena Moore of Princeton. They
settled upon a part of the homestead estate. The house which
he built by the north side of the pond is still standing and here

* She was sister to Dr. George W. Moore, who d. in Amherst, N. H., Sept.
8, 1866, whose eminence as a physician was well known. Another brother
was Humphrey Moore, Esq., who d. in Baltimore, Dec, 1886, who gave a
considerable portion of his property to found the " Humphrey Moore Insti-
tute" for the benefit of young men, which gives promise of doing good work
for Baltimore.



368 PARKER GENEALOGY.

Mrs. Sylvia Parker still resides. The location shares the
natural beauties of the old homestead. While yet a young
man he was school teacher at the district school near the
homestead for several terms. From his manhood to the time
of his early death he was a subject of asthma. He was, not-
withstanding, very industrious and ambitious, and possessed
much mechanical talent and ability. He was thus prevented,
however, from maturing the plans of life which he had desired
to follow and in which he would have doubtless been success-
ful. He d. in Princeton, Sept. 5, 1854, aged 46 years.
Their children were :

400. Lucy Maria Parker, b. Nov. 8, 1835; m. Thomas R.
Howe.

401. Sarah Ann Parker, b. March 14, 1S39 ; m. Milton K.
Howe.

402. George Washington M. Parker, b. Aug. 19, 1841 ; m.
Laura D. Hamilton.

403. William Dwight Parker, b. Jan. 27, 1844; m. Margaret
Smith of Worcester.

Mary French Parker, b. Aug. 5, 1846; d. Aug, 23, 1851.
Ellen Moore Parker, b. March 5, 1850; d. Aug, 29, 185 1.

404. Emma Frances Parker, b, Sept. 23, 1853; m. Warren F.
Bardett of Rutland.

267. Y'vedGVicl^Parli.er ( -Edenezer ,7 £^denezer ,^ T/w?nas,^
Andrezo,"^ 'John^i Hananiah,^ T/iomas^), son of Ebenezer, Jr.,
and Hannah B. (Merriam) Parker, was b. in Princeton, June
19, 1810; m. Nov. 28, 1833, Eunice C. Howe, b. Aug. 13,
1812, eldest dau. of William and Eunice (Robbins) Howe of
Princeton. He passed his boyhood partly upon the home-
stead and partly upon that place which is now the Princeton
Poor Farm. In 1837, he with his father, Ebenezer Parker,
Jr., assumed charge of the old place, and with that place was
identified all his life. He was a man of true and thorough
character, was remarkably firm minded and positive in his
beliefs. He was an able and successful farmer, a kind father
and a true friend. He was selectman and assessor, also rep-
resentative for his town in the Centennial year, thus making
three successive generations upon whom this honor was ten-
dered. He d. Sept. 4, 1883, at the age of 73. His widow is
still living upon the homestead.



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369




Charles Augustus Parker.




Frederick Parker.



24



370 PARKER GENEALOGY.

Their children were :

405. Charles William Parker, b. Feb. i, 1837 ! tn-Inez Bullard.

406. Amos Milton Parker, b. Sept. 12, 1839; m. (i) Anna J.
Frizell ; m. (2) Esther A. Holt.

Henry A. Parker, b. June 12, 1843 ; enlisted at the age of 19 in
Co. K, 53d Reg. He d. while in the service of his country at
Arsenal Hospital, Baton Rouge, La., from injury and sickness, at
the age of 20 years and 14 days.

Eunice H. Parker, b. July 5, 1851 ; m. Oct. 23, 1889, Levi Cush-
man, b. Jan. 29, 1848, son of Levi and Cordelia (Hall) Cushman
of Buckfield, Me. He was for a number of years a stock raiser in
Grant and Diamond Counties, Oregon. They reside upon the
Parker homestead in Princeton.

268. Ebenezer Warren Y^Q.vk&r (Ebenezer,T Ebene-

zer,^ ThhomasJ> Andrew,'' John,^ Hananiah,'^ Thomas^), son
of Ebenezer, Jr., and Hannah B. (Merriam) Parker, was b.
in Princeton, Mass., Oct. 28, 1813 ; m. May 26, 1840, Chloe

The Parker and Howe families of Princeton have often intermarried. The
name is an old one in Holden and Princeton. The first of the name who
lived in Princeton was Israel Howe, native of Sudbury. His first ances-
tors in America were John and Marj Howe, who settled in Sudbury about
1640. Thej had children, one of whom was Samuel,'^ whose son David^
had a son David, Jr.* David, Jr., had a son Israel, all which successive
generations were born in Sudbury. This Israel Howe married Submit Kejes
of Shrewsbury and lived first in Wilton, N. H., where their four children were
born, and second in Princeton, where they removed in May, 1785. Israel
Howe d. Oct. 25, 1816, and wife Submit Oct. 28, 1816. Their children were:
I. Israel, Jr. 2. Eleanor, who m. William Soulale of Boylston. 3. William,
who m. March 29, i8ii, Eunice Robbins. 4. Submit, who m. in 1802, Abijah
Parker Smith, grandson of Thomas Parker of Princeton. (See page 122.)

William and Eunice (Robbins) Howe lived in Princeton and had the follow-
ing children :

1. Eunice Howe, b Aug. 23, 1812; m. Frederick Parker of Princeton (No.

267).

2. Adaline Howe, b. Sept., 1814; m. William Joslin of Leominster. Their

son, William Joslin, resides very near the old Parker homestead in
Princeton, and has four children.

3. Israel Howe; m. Deborah Parker of Princeton (No. 272).

4. William Howe; m. Cornelia Everett and settled in Millbury. They have

one son.

5. Thomas R. Howe, b. Sept. 30, 1821; m. Lucy Maria Parker, dau. of

Charles A. Parker of Princeton.

6. Charles S. Howe; d. in Leominster of typhoid fever, unm.

7. Milton K. Howe, b. Sept. 7, 1827; m. (i) Mary Louisa Walker, dau. of

Louisa Parker (No. 265); m. (2) Sarah Ann Parker (No. 401), dau. of
Charles A. Parker of Princeton.



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Ebenezer Warren Parker.



372 PARKER GENEALOGY.

A. Parmenter, b. Sept. ii, 1817, dau. of Solomon Parmenter,
Jr. They removed in 1856 to Urbana, 111. The place was at
that time an unbroken prairie. The town of Urbana has since
been subdivided and the name of that part in which they are
settled changed to Philo. Here he still resides and is a farmer.

Their three children were b. in Princeton :

407. Mary Adelia Parker, b. Jan. 27, 1S42 ; m. Pascal P.

Parkman of Northfield.
Emma Elvesta Parker, b. Dec. 7, 1846; d. Dec. 7, 1849.
Ebenezer Calvin Parker, b. Sept. 7, 1850; m. July 3, 1872,

Martha E. Baker, b. in Bellfontaine, O., Sept. i, 1851, dau. of

Reuben and Susan (Kunbrough) Baker. They reside in Philo, 111.

He is proprietor of the Philo Exchange Bank, and is an active and

public spirited citizen.
Louisa Florence Parker, b. Nov. 23, 1858.

269. Adaline Parker ( Ebenezer, ~' Ebenezer,^ Thotnas,^
Andi-ezv,^ yokii,^ Hananiah,^ Thomas^), dau. of Ebenezer,
Jr., and Hannah B. (Merriam) Parker, was b. in Princeton,
Oct. 24, 1815 (twin of Amos) ; m. Sept. 17, 1844, Stephen
Smith, b. Jan. 27, 1816, son of John Smith, native of South-
borough, and Martha (Hastings) Smith, native ot Boylston.
They settled in W. Boylston, where she resided until her
death which occurred May 23, 1876. He experienced an active
life in town affairs. His service of selectman, assessor and
overseer of the poor amounted altogether to 30 years. He m.
(2) Mrs. Abby Florilla (Beaman) Keyes, b. in Princeton,
Aug. 2, 1823, dau. of Phineas and Phebe (Merriam) Beaman.
Her mother, Phebe Merriam, was sister to Hannah B. Merriam,
and Phineas Beaman was a near relative of Jonas Beaman,
who m. Lucy Parker. He d. in W. Boylston, June 17, 1891.
She d. in W. Boylston, May, 1891.

Her children were :

I. Edna Carlona Smith, b. Oct. 9, 1852; m. Sept. 25, 1877,
Oscar S. Whittemore, son of Woodbury and Nancy (Law-
rence) Whittemore of Ballston, N. Y. They reside in Bridge-
port, Ct. Children :

I. Edith A. Whittemore, b. Aug. 7, 1879; d. Dec. 24,
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II. Harold O. Whittemore, b. Sept. 9, 18S0.

2. John Smith, b. Sept. 3, 1856; m. Jan. 17, 1882, Fannie A.
Keyes, dau. of Ezra S. and Abby F. (Beaman) Keyes of E.
Princeton. They reside in W. Boylston and have children :

I. Chester Milton Smith, b. July 25, 1S84.
II. Myrtis F. Smith, b. Feb. 11, 1891.

270. Amos Parker (Ebenezer,"^ Ebenezer,^ Tkomas^^
Andrew,'^ yohn,^ Hananiah,^ Thomas^), son of Ebenezer, Jr.,
and Hannah B. (Merriam) Parker, was b. in Princeton, Oct.
24, 1815 (twin of Adaline) ; m. in Lowell, Aug. 15, 1842,
Sarah Merrill, b. in Dunbarton, N. H., Jan. 22, 1818, dau. of
Richard and Sarah (Whipple) Merrill. She was a native of
Ipswich, Mass. He was a native of Dunbarton and son of
Richard, who was a lieutenant in the Revolutionary war, and
a native of England, coming to this country when very young
in company with his father Richard. Amos Parker learned
the chairmaking trade, which was then carried on by hand,
and worked at this in E. Princeton ; later he was employed in
a cotton mill in Ware, from whence he became an overseer in
the Massachusetts Mills in Lowell. Removing to Worcester
he made farm implements in the Court Mills. Following his
marriage the first 15 years were mostly passed upon farms in
Princeton, the second 15 following upon farms in Sterling.
During this time he conducted the town farm in Princeton five
years ; that of Sterling three years, and the Princeton Parker
homestead place for a few years. They removed to Worcester
in 1874, where they reside.

Their children were :

A dau., b. and d. in Princeton, June 26, 1S44.

Frank Ellingwood Parker, b. in Worcester, July 21, 1849; d.

Julys, 1851.
Abby Dane Parker, b. in Princeton, Sept. ii, 1S51 ; m. Eben D.

Blood.
A son, b. and d. in Princeton, 1852.
A son, b. and d. in Princeton, Sept., 1853.

Hattie Louise Parker, b. in Sterling, May, 1855 ; d. Dec. 12, 1856.
Hattie Frances Parker, b. in Sterling, Aug. 13, 1856; m.

Frederick J. Miller, and resides in Worcester.



374 PARKER GENEALoGV.

271. George Parker (Ebenezer,"' Ebenezer^^ Thomas ^^
Andrew,^ yohn,^ Hananiah,^ Thomas^ ), son of Ebenezer, Jr.,
and Hannah B. (Merriam) Parker, was b. in Princeton, Feb.
I, 1818 (twin) ; m. Sept. 14, 1841, Emily R. Collar, dau. of
Rev. Hezekiah and Rhody (Robbins) Collar of Northfield,
Mass. They lived in Lowell and for a few years upon the
Princeton homestead. In 1856 he accompanied his brother,
E. Warren Parker, to Urbana, 111., but soon returned. They
removed in 1874 ^^ ^' Blackstone, where they resided up to
the time of his death, which occurred Jan. 20, 1893, aged 74
3^ears, 11 months, 20 days. He was a man of high conscien-
tiousness of character, a kind father, quiet and retiring in his
nature, and most highly esteemed as a man and a friend.

Their children were :

408. Walter E. Parker, b. in Princeton, Sept. 29, 1847; '^*
(i) Anna Elliott, (2) Lida Willis, (3) Mary Beetle.

Herbert Parker, b. in Lowell, April 23, 1850. He was freight
transfer clerk in the employ of the Providence and Worcester R. R.
for a few years preceding his death, which occurred Jan. 23, 1873.

272. Deborah Merriam Parker (Ehenezer,'' Ebene-
zer^^ Thomas,^ Andrew,^ yohn,^ Hanantak,^ Thomas^), dau.
of Ebenezer, Jr., and Hannah B. (Merriam) Parker, was b.
in Princeton, Sept. 9, 1819 ; m. Nov. 16, 1841, Israel Howe,
son of William and Eunice (Robbins) Howe of Princeton.
The fact is remarkable that three brothers and sisters of the
Parker family and their two nieces married to four brothers
and sisters of the Howe family. Israel and Deborah Howe
settled in the immediate vicinity of the homestead place, where
she resided until her decease, which occurred March 12, 1889.
She was a most efficient and praiseworthy woman. She pos-
sessed a tenacious memory and felt a loving interest in all her
relatives and friends. Mr. Howe was a farmer. He d. in
Hartford, Ct., March 21, 1893.

Their dau. was :

409. Ella R. Parker, b. Dec. 13, 1848 ; m. Benjamin W. Ken-
yon of Provincetown.

Of the ten marriages in the family of Ebenezer and Hannah B. (Merriam)
Parker, those of Louisa Walker, Ebenezer W. , George and Amos were ripened
after the half century into Golden Weddings, while Frederick Parker's death
preceded his fiftieth anniversary of marriage but two months.



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George Parker.



376 PARKER GENEALOGY.

273. Rev. William Wheeler Parker (Ebenezer,^
Ebenezer,^ Thomas,'^ Andrew ^■^ "John,^ Hananiah.,^ Thomas^),
son of Ebenezer, Jr., and Hannah B. (Merriam) Parker, was
b. in Princeton, March 2, 1824; m. Aug. 27,- 1847, Emily-
Walker, dau. of Joel and Diedamia Walker of Holden. Joel
Walker is still living in great preservation of health. Eli
Walker was his brother.

On leaving home Mr. Parker was employed in F. H. Kinni-
cutt's hardware store in Worcester for a year and a half. He
prepared for college at Monson Academ}'- and Williston Semi-
nary. He finished his college course by private instructors.
After a business life of four years in Clinton he entered
Andover Theological Seminary, from which he graduated in
1858. He first preached in York, Me., for two years as an
evangelist, then received a call to Cambridge, Mass., and
was there installed pastor of the Church on Second Street.
He left Cambridge to go into the army to take charge of the
Christian Commission Work in the loth Corps (Gen. Butler's).
After the war was over he was next installed over the Union
Church in Groton. This gave way to Williamsburg, his last
settlement. He has since preached continuously, but in differ-
ent places. He has resided in W. Boylston since 1872.

Their adopted son was :

William E. Parker ; m. Feb. 14, 1883, Luna Florence Keyes,
dau. of Ezra Sawyer and Florella (Beaman) Keyes. He is a
machinist and resides in Worcester.

274. Edward Hanford Parker ( Ebenezer, ^ Ebene-
zer,^ Thomas,^ Andrew,"^ yohn,^ Hananiah,^ Thomas^), son
of Ebenezer, Jr., and Hannah B. (Merriam) Parker, was b.
in Princeton, Dec. 28, 1825. His boyhood was passed upon
the homestead place. He procured the common school educa-
tion which the district school afforded. During his youth he
warmly associated with the young men of the school and
town, and is said to have been the fleetest runner and the best
swimmer among them. At the age of 17 he apprenticed him-
self to Mason H. Morse, a well known builder of Worcester,
of whom he learned the carpenter's trade. He later worked
with Alzirus Brown of Worcester. At the age of 26 he m.




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