The Parkers of Mavis Enderby, Lincolnshire, England and Hamlin County, South Dakota

by James Dunn, jwd6@psu.edu

This page is about the family of  Elijah Thomas Parker and Bridget Anne Cavanaugh.  George and Sarah Parker and their son Elijah, and perhaps other children came to America in 1853, settling first near Rome, NY. In 1856 Elijah and Bridget were married and then all of the Parkers moved to Lafayette Township, County Walworth, Wisconsin. Elijah's parents, George and Sarah lived in Sugar Creek Township, County Walworth.  The page has the descendants of Elijah and Bridget and first and then the ancestry of Elijah later.  Bridget's ancestry is unknown except for what is listed immediately below.  

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The Descendants of Elijah Thomas Parker and Bridget Anne Cavanaugh

 

1. Elijah Thomas Parker, b. 17 OCT 1834, Mavis Enderby, Lincolnshire, England, (son of George Parker and Sarah Freshney) occupation Farmer. He married Bridget Anne Cavanaugh, 1856, in Rome, NY, b. 13 JAN 1831, County Carlow, (daughter of Dennis Cavanaugh and Bridget A. Tierney) d. 3 OCT 1915, Hazel, Hamlin, SD, buried: Grover, Codington, SD. Elijah died 15 APR 1910, Hazel, Hamlin, SD, buried: Grover, Codington, SD. The Parker family came to America in 1853, settling first near Rome, NY. In 1856 Elijah and Bridget were married and then all of the Parkers moved to Lafayette in County Walworth Wisconsin. Elijah's parents, George and Sarah lived in Sugar Creek, County Walworth. The family stayed in the Walworth County area until 1868 when they moved to Gale (now Galesville) in County Trempeleau, Wisconsin. George and Sarah remained in Sugar Creek. In the 1860 and 1870 Census records Bridget is called Ann. Between 1860 and 1870 the family's assets grew considerably from $250 to $5830. In the 1870 Census in addition to their children, the Parkers had a farm laborer living with them. This man, Dennis Brophy, was 22 years old and a native of Ireland. Although there is no evidence that he is related, I wonder if he is one of Bridget's relatives. Brophy is a relatively unusual Irish name, common only in the part of Ireland Bridget came from. They moved to Dakota Territory, arriving in Watertown on March 17, 1882 in the midst of a three-day blizzard. Elijah was one of nine children, including Charles, who remained in England, two sisters named Elizabeth (obviously the first died), and a brother Thomas. Other sons of George Parker may have come to America as well. When Elijah and Bridget moved to Dakota Territory Elijah's father George stayed in Wisconsin. There are still some Parkers in Wisconsin. Loren Parker once visited Bryant from Wisconsin. Although named Bridget Anne, Bridget apparently went by Anne. Her family was apparently driven from their rented farm in County Carlow in the early 1840s. The family went to County Clare in western Ireland, which is considerably less fertile and was at the time very overpopulated. No doubt they barely existed there. She emigrated in approximately 1847 to New York, where she kept house for a relative, supposedly a bishop. She married Elijah Parker in 1856 in Rome NY. Her brother, Dennis, who had apparently been a prisoner of war in the Civil War, came to her home in Delevan Wisconsin in 1872. He was so mad that she had married an Englishman, who were viewed as the source of the family's problems in Ireland, that they had a big argument and he told her none of the family would ever speak to her again. None did. When her daughter would ask her about Ireland, Bridget would wring her hands and say, "Arrah musha." and refuse to tell her anything about it. ("Arrah musha" is an Irish interjection used in an unfortunate or unpleasant situation, roughly the counterpart of "Oh dear.") Obviously Ireland held few pleasant memories for her. If she followed the Irish custom of naming children, which it appears that she did, her father was named Charles. It is somewhat likely that her mother was named Mary. The Parker farm in Wisconsin was between Elkhorn and Delevan. The family moved to South Dakota in 1882, farming near Hazel. Bridget had curly hair which she disliked and tried to straighten by shampooing it with milk. The recollection of her is she was a tough, no-nonsense Irishwoman.

Children:

2. i Mary Elizabeth b. 27 OCT 1857.

3. ii Charles E. b. 1859.

4. iii George b. 28 JUN 1861.

5. iv Julia Amanda b. 7 MAR 1864.

6. v Sarah b. abt 1866.

7. vi Elijah John b. 22 NOV 1867.

8. vii Joseph Leo b. 4 APR 1870.


Second Generation


2. Mary Elizabeth Parker, b. 27 OCT 1857, Elkhorn, Wisc. She married John Wall. Mary died 10 OCT 1934, Sioux Falls, SD, buried: St. Augustine Cemetery, Austin, Minn. Mary moved to Austin MN in 1907, to Sioux City in 1914, and finally to St. Paul, MN. Her husband John had deserted the family. She died of a heart attack in Sioux Falls, not Sioux City as her obituary states.

Children:

i George S. Wall, b. Ettrick, Wisc.

ii Edward Wall, b. 10-Oct-1887, Ettrick, Wisc, d. 25-Feb-1954, buried: Austin, Minn.

iii Loretta Wall, b. Ettrick, Wisc. She married William A. Johnson. Loretta died 15-Mar-1955, St. Paul, MN, buried: Austin, Minn.

iv Elijah C. Wall, b. Ettrick, Wisc. He married Mrs. Barbara Wall.

v Margaret Evelyn Wall, b. 24-Nov-1889, Ettrick, Wisc, occupation telephone operator, d. 1912, buried: Austin, Minn.

vi William Wall, b. 10-Oct-1887, Ettrick, Wisc, occupation storekeeper. He married Olga Skaar, 1943, in Howard, SD. William died 28-Feb-1954, Howard, SD, buried: St. Joseph's Cemetery, Howard, SD. Bill Wall was a salesman for the Andrew Kuehn Grocery Co. in Sioux Falls before moving to Howard after his marriage to Olga. He had a store in Howard. When he was a sundries salesman he always tried to stay with relatives. He was such an interesting guest that he was always welcome.

vii Thomas Wall, b. Ettrick, Wisc, d. Klondike, Canada.

viii Julia Wall. She married Mr. O'Marro.


3. Charles E. Parker, b. 1859, Lafayette, WI. He married Catherine White, 1882, in Watertown, SD, b. 1857, Owen Sound, Ont., Canada, d. 7-Jul-1937, Aneroid, Sask. Canada. Deserted his family and disappeared in Canada or Alaska. Later started another elsewhere. Charles and Catherine moved to Aneroid, Sask. in 1910 from Castlewood, SD. At the time of her death, Catherine had a sister, Mrs. J.J. Bennett of Watertown, SD and two brothers, Edd and Dick White of Castlewood, SD.

Children:

i Stella Parker, b. 18-Jan-1884, Hazel, Hamlin, SD. She married Bert Bissel.

ii Clair Parker, b. 31-Jul-1886, Hazel, Hamlin, SD, d. ?-___-1982, Meadow Lake, Sask., Canada. Clair homesteaded in Aneroid, Sask. in about 1910.

iii Edward Parker, b. 6-Aug-1889, Hazel, Hamlin, SD. He married Mrs. Ester Parker. Edward died 1971, Meadow Lake, Sask., Canada.

iv Charles Parker, b. 10-Mar-1891, Hazel, Hamlin, SD, d. 1963, Meadow Lake, Sask., Canada.

v Elizabeth (Lizzie) Parker, b. 16-Mar-1893, Hazel, Hamlin, SD. She married Charles Wallin, b. 1 Oct 1882, Enderlin, ND, d. 1940, Scotsguard, Saskatchewan, Canada. Elizabeth died 1975, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

vi Fenton Parker, b. 25-Feb-1897, Hazel, Hamlin, SD. d. 1945, Shaunavon, Sask, Canada.

vii Lawrence Parker, b. 2-May-1899, Hazel, Hamlin, SD. He married Mrs. Dora Parker. Lawrence died 8-Apr-1974.

viii Vivian Parker, b. 2-May-1899, Hazel, Hamlin, SD. She married Mr. Morehouse. Vivian died 1937, Aneroid, Sask. Canada.


4. George Parker, b. 28 JUN 1861, Elkhorn, Wisc. He married Alice Crogan, 9-Apr-1888, in Wisconsin, b. 23 MAY 1865, Bangor, Wisc, (daughter of Thomas Crogan and Hanora T. McCormick) d. 12 APR 1947, Watertown, SD, buried: Bryant, Hamlin, SD. George died 28 JUN 1938, Bryant, Hamlin, SD, buried: St. Mary's Cemetery, Bryant, SD. Alice Crogan moved to Etterich Wisc as a child. She moved to South Dakota after marrying George, where they farmed near Hazel until George's death. After his death she moved to Watertown where she lived with her daughter Della and her family.

Children:

i Lloyd G. Parker, b. 2-Nov-1889, Hazel, Hamlin, SD, occupation farmer. He married Agnes W. Koch, 30-Jan-1913, in Isabel, SD, b. 5-Feb-1893, Mt. Vernon, SD, (daughter of Anton Koch and Lucy Greenhect). Lloyd died 10-Apr-1930, Hazel, Hamlin, SD, buried: St. Mary's Cemetery, Bryant, SD. While living in Isabel, Agnes' brother Will asked her to accompany him on a business trip back east (Minnesota). She was just 18 or 19 and the thought of getting away from the small prairie town seemed irresistible. At each stop while Will was dealing with his customers (he was always in sales), she would seek out a local nickelodian and work for a few days as a piano player. It was customary to have someone playing appropriate music while the silent movies were being shown. At one stop in Watertown, SD she was introduced to a friend of Will's, Lloyd George Parker, who worked in a men's store. They apparently hit it off because a few dates later he asked her to marry him. She first had to obtain permission from her father back in Isabel. Anton required several letters; one from Lloyd's priest and another from his banker. He wanted to be certain that he was financially sound, had good credit, and was a respectable Catholic in good standing. Lloyd traveled to Isabel and married Agnes. They immediately boarded the train and were off to the little town of Hazel, SD, where Lloyd's family farmed. It wasn't a long trip as Hazel is about 150 miles southeast of Isabel. Many of Lloyd's friends were waiting at the depot when the train arrived. They had several musical instruments and accompanied the couple to their new home on a farm. After an appropriate amount of time for partying, the company left the young couple to begin the life. Nineteen years later Lloyd died from cancer of the pancreas leaving five children. The youngest, Lowell, was only one and one-half years old. The embalming was performed in the basement by the local druggist.

ii Lila Parker, b. 6-Aug-1890, Hazel, Hamlin, SD. She married Andrew H. Dokka, b. 1888, Haiti, SD, d. March 1943, Great Falls, MT, buried: Bryant, Hamlin, SD. Lila died 24-May-1931, Hazel, Hamlin, SD, buried: Bryant, Hamlin, SD.

iii Elijah Thomas (Shorty) Parker, b. 1892, Hazel, Hamlin, SD, occupation farmer. He married Mary Cordelia Halesey, 29-Nov-1917, in Hazel, Hamlin, SD, b. 27-Sep-1894, Maryville, MO, occupation teacher, d. 30-Mar-1968, Gary, IN, buried: Bryant, Hamlin, SD. Elijah died 1938, buried: St. Mary's Cemetery, Bryant, SD. Mary had taught school in Hazel, Bryant, and Haiti, SD after the death of her husband. She moved to Sioux Falls in 1955 where she was a housemother at the Presentation Nursing School.

iv Alice Parker, b. 25-Dec-1894, Hazel, Hamlin, SD. She married Roy Smith, 3-Feb-1915, in Bryant, Hamlin, SD, b. 16-Jul-1887, Jewel County, KS, occupation farmer, d. 20-Nov-1981, Watertown, SD. Alice died 1965, Minneapolis, Minn. Roy was one of the migrant workers who passed through farm regions. Roy met Alice, stayed in the Hazel area, and settled down. In 1937, George Parker went bankrupt after fifty years of farming. Roy managed to scrape up $3800 to buy back the farm and keep it in the family. He continues to farm it until he retired, turnig it over to his son Fred, who when he retired in 1990 turned it over to one of his sons.

v Leonard Parker, b. 31-Jan-1896, Hazel, Hamlin, SD, occupation farmer. He married Hazelle Sour, 5-Nov-1919, in Bryant, Hamlin, SD, b. 19-Mar-1896, Hayti, SD, d. 16-Nov-1979, Boise, ID. Leonard died 5-Sep-1964, Huron, SD.

vi Rose Parker, b. 31-Mar-1898, Hazel, Hamlin, SD. She married Lester Brady, 8-Jun-1927, in Devil's Lake, ND, b. 1897, d. 1939. Rose died 20-Nov-1973, Watertown, SD.

vii Vilas W. Parker, b. 25-Feb-1900, Hazel, Hamlin, SD, occupation teacher. He married Helen Coughlin. Vilas died 1-May-1972.

viii Myrtle Parker, b. 7-Dec-1903, Hazel, Hamlin, SD. She married John Leider, 9-Jul-1927.

ix Della Parker, b. 19-Feb-1906, Hazel, Hamlin, SD. She married Carl Zamow, 11-Oct-1927, in Bryant, Hamlin, SD, b. 15-Aug-1898, Bryant, Hamlin, SD, d. 7-Apr-1960, Grover, Codington, SD, buried: Henry, SD. Della died 28-Jun-1965, buried: Henry, SD.


5. Julia Amanda Parker, b. 7 MAR 1864, Delevan, Wisc. She married Edward James Dunn, 11 OCT 1888, in Watertown, SD, b. 8 FEB 1861, Lake Forest, IL, (son of John Michael Dunn and Catherine "Kate" Lavin) occupation Sheriff & Auctioneer, d. 17 APR 1939, Bryant, Hamlin, SD, buried: Bryant, Hamlin, SD. Julia died 11 AUG 1954, Milbank, SD, buried: Bryant, Hamlin, SD. Julia taught school between 1883 and 1887. Her first class had 25 pupils, only two of whom initially spoke English. "But they learned quickly," she said. Store clerks were hired because they could speak German, Norwegian, or Finnish. After her grandson Gene Dunn's mother died, he was raised by Julia. During World War I, 4 of her 5 sons were in the army, 3 in France. She led a group of local women in the support activities, such as rolling bandages. If you had a son in the army you were called a "gold star mother." She was famous for her sugar cookies, and one time when she visited Sioux Falls, Charlotte Dunn tried to get the recipe from her. Julia told her the recipe and then went to lie down for a nap. She then called Charlotte into her room several times with changes in the recipe. Whatever the recipe was it died with her. In her later years, her home was the site of floating card games. She had one group that played in the morning, another in the afternoon, and a third in the evening, usually six or seven days a week. In addition to the people playing, there were often kibbitzers and when one person got up another would take her place. Edward J. Dunn arrived in Dakota Territory in 1881 when he homesteaded near Willow Lake. The family had lived in Lake Forest, Illinois, a suburb north of Chicago. For more about the Dunn Family of Lake forest go to http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/j/w/jwd6/dunn.htm After staking his claim, Edward Dunn went to St. Louis, where he was a conductor on a street car. He returned to Dakota Territory in 1883, and farmed until 1887 when he traded his farm for a livery stable in Bryant, SD. He ran this business until 1914. Julia's brother, Elijah, was his partner in the livery stable for part of that period. None of Ed Dunn's brothers or sisters moved to South Dakota, except his brother James, who came for health reasons but died anyway. Others in the family came to visit him and couldn't understand why he wanted to live in such a place. Ed Dunn lived the remainder of his life in Bryant. He was the town marshall of Bryant for a while and later the Hamlin County sheriff and the postmaster of Bryant. He became postmaster during the Wilson administration. In those days, postmaster was a patronage job and Ed was a lifelong democrat. He spent 35 years working as an auctioneer. In addition to his law enforcement positions, he served as an alderman and president of the school board. Prior to 1929 he was quite well off, owning several farms and stock in the bank. He built a big house by Bryant standards. When the bank failed he lost most of this. Ed died of diabetes.

Children:

i John Elijah Dunn, b. 8 AUG 1889, Bryant, Hamlin County, Dakota Territory, occupation Pharmacist. He married Jane Horine, 15 OCT 1919, in St. Joseph's Cathedral, Sioux Falls, SD, b. 28 JAN 1895, Philadelphia, PA, (daughter of William Henry Horine and Jane Pettigrove) occupation Postmistress, d. 11-Feb-1993, Sioux Falls, SD. John died 8 JUL 1943, Elkton, SD, buried: St. Michaels Cemetery, Sioux Falls, SD. John became a pharmacist, attending the Minnesota College of Pharmacy. He had a variety of jobs filling in for pharmacists on vacation, before he opened a drugstore in Egan SD in about 1914. In 1915 he resettled in Elkton where he opened another drugstore. It is likely his father provided the funds to start these businesses. During World War I, he went in the service, getting his basic training in Camp Dodge, Iowa. He landed in France on Armistice day, Nov 11, 1918. When he got back in the summer of 1919 he discovered that the man who had been watching the store for him had skipped town with the money, leaving John owing over $10,000 which he paid back over the next ten years. He married Jane Horine, who he had met in Egan, on Oct 15, 1919 in Sioux Falls. When Roosevelt won in 1932 he carried in a number of Democrats on his coattails. Traditionally, the Republicans carried South Dakota. William J. Bulow was the first district Congressman and he got John the job as Elkton's postmaster in about 1934. He used to work in the post office and the drug store both. He sold the drugstore in 1940. After Elkton lost its doctor the drugstore was not very profitable. Like his father, he was active in the community, serving on the city council and the board of education. John died of a heart attack on July 8. When Jane was about 7 her family moved from Philadelphia to Egan S.Dak. Her father died shortly after. After high school she had a job in Ellenbecker's General Store in Egan. She also played the piano in the silent movies in Egan. The banker in Egan recommended her for a job in Sioux Falls at the Sioux Falls Savings Bank in 1916. This job was very secure and her mother and two brothers followed her to Sioux Falls. She lived there until marrying John in 1919. After John's death, Jane was his replacement in the post office, an unusual occurrence for the time. She always attributed her getting the job to the years she had spent in the post office during her husband's tenure as postmaster. Had she not shown that she was already prepared for the job she certainly would have not been hired.  She lived in Elkton until 1974 when she moved to Sioux Falls. 

ii Joseph Leo Dunn, b. 8 AUG 1891, Bryant, Hamlin, SD, occupation Auditor. He married (1) Myrtle Fleishner, 20-May-1924, in Immaculate Conception, Watertown, SD, (daughter of John Fleishner and Mrs. John Fleishner) d. 6-Jun-____, Hot Springs, SD. He married (2) Bertha Wakefield. Joseph died 5 APR 1963, Arlington, VA. During the early years Joe was county auditor in Haiti. He returned to Bryant on weekends. He was involved in local government in Bryant and Hamlin Co, SD until the Roosevelt victory of 1932 carried William Bulow in the Congress. Bulow got Joe a job in Washington, where he stayed. Myrtle died of consumption (Tuberculosis) in the 1920s.

iii Raymond Dunn, b. 1 APR 1893, Bryant, Hamlin, SD, occupation Insurance. He married Pauline Koetzle, 6-May-1924, in Sioux Falls, SD, b. 6-Aug-1898, Sioux Falls, SD, (daughter of John Koetzle and Mrs. John Koetzle) occupation Insurance, d. 18-Mar-1994, Sioux Falls, SD, buried: St. Michaels Cemetery, Sioux Falls, SD. Raymond died 23 DEC 1967, Sioux Falls, SD. As a boy Ray was quite a clown. His cousin recalled sixty years later Ray's performances in the barn to the assembled children, horses, and mules. Both Ray and Pauline worked for McKinney and Allen Insurance of Sioux Falls. Ray sold insurance in the Tea SD area, operating out of the Tea pool hall. His customers would come to him. He would get up early and do his paperwork, then go to Tea for breakfast, before adjourning about ten A.M. for the pool hall. Uncle Ray would never walk if he could drive. In later life he was confined to a wheelchair. Pauline was the office manager for National Reserve Life, and had 41 girls working under her. When the firm relocated to Kansas City she chose to stay. She is an expert on antique china and china cats.

iv Francis Patrick Dunn, b. 26 AUG 1895, Bryant, Hamlin, SD, occupation Mechanic. He married Agnes Munson, 22-Jan-1922, in St. Joseph's Cathedral, Sioux Falls, SD, b. 15-Oct-1900, Sioux Falls, SD, (daughter of Jens Monson and Mrs. Ranghilda Monson) d. 28-Jul-1967. Francis died 9 DEC 1930, Sioux Falls, SD, buried: St. Michaels Cemetery, Sioux Falls, SD. Francis was among the first men in Bryant to enlist in World War I, serving in the First South Dakota Cavalry. He was a First Sergeant, Aero Squadron 268, stationed in England at the close of the war. He was a crew chief for Eddie Rickenbacker's "Hat in the Ring" squadron towards the end of the war. He was shop foreman for Coon Motors Company and its successor firms in Sioux Falls from 1919 until his death from pneumonia in 1930. Agnes is the daughter of Jens and Runghilda Monson. The Monsons came from Norway between 1886 and 1890 and settled in Sioux Falls. Their given name was Songstad but they changed it to Monson since Jens was the son of Mons Songstad. The name later became Munson. She married Herman Bradfeldt April 27, 1932 in Canton, SD.

v Mary Veronica Dunn, b. 25 JUL 1897, Bryant, Hamlin, SD, d. 29 JAN 1902, Bryant, Hamlin, SD.

vi George Daniel Dunn, b. 1 DEC 1900, Bryant, Hamlin, SD, occupation Drug Store Clerk, d. 9 OCT 1933, Elkton, SD. George worked in a number of drugstores, including for his brother John. He always rode a motorcycle and smoked a pipe. He was a handsome man, who left a couple of girls friends who mourned his death years later. He died of cancer of the lip, apparently the result of putting a pencil in his mouth as a boy (or another theory is from his pipe).


6. Sarah Parker, b. abt 1866, Galesville, Wisc. She married Charles Quinn. Sarah died Minneapolis, Minn. Charlie Quinn was a blacksmith in Kampeska, a former town on the northwest shore of Lake Kampeska near Watertown, SD. The town was moved to Watertown when the railroad came through Watertown. He moved to Bryant and was blacksmith there. He was a friend of Ed Dunn and Ed's wife Julia introduced him to her sister Sarah. John Dunn stayed with the Quinns when in pharmacy school.

Children:

i Frederick Joseph Quinn, b. 15-Jul-1889, Bryant, Hamlin County, Dakota Territory, occupation Quinn Paper Company. He married (1) Marion Blanche Leighton, 17-Sep-1921, in Minneapolis, Minn, b. 26-Aug-1896, Machias, Washington, Maine, (daughter of Joseph Leroy Leighton and Annie Wilder McEacharn) d. 29-Oct-1940, Minneapolis, Minn, buried: Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis. He married (2) Dorothy Hastings Clancy, b. 25-Jun-1906. Frederick died 13-Aug-1968, California, buried: Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis. Fred Quinn was a pilot in World War I. His business was the Quinn Paper Co.

ii Edward James Quinn, b. 13-Jan-1892, LaCrosse, Wisc., occupation Miller. He married Adelaide Miriam Leighton, 3-Jan-1927, in Minneapolis, Minn, b. 25-Jul-1901, Machias, Washington, Maine, (daughter of Joseph Leroy Leighton and Annie Wilder McEacharn) occupation teacher & librarian. Edward died 6-Dec-1954, Minneapolis, Minn, buried: Resurrection Cemetery, Mendota, MN. Edward Quinn was in Patton's Tank Corps in World War I. For 21 years he was with Washburn-Crosby Co., the predecessor of General Mills. He was also Executive Vice President, a member of the board of directors, and director of sales for Commander-Larabee Milling Co. From 1950-54 he was an Account Executive with Marsh & McLennan, Inc. Adelaide received her B.S. in Education from the University of Minnesota in 1923. She taught in Hibbings, MN and worked in the periodical room of the Univ. of Minnesota library. She and her sister Marion married brothers.

iii Winifred Quinn.

iv Mabel Quinn.

v Charles Quinn.

vi Violet Quinn, b. 1900. She married Thomas Leake. Violet died 1975.

vii Helen Quinn


7. Elijah John Parker, b. 22 NOV 1867, Galesville, Wisc. He married Margaret Isabelle Finley, 10-Jan-1893, in DeSmet SD, b. 24 NOV 1871, Fayetteville, Wisc, (daughter of Robert Finley and Sarah Honorah Darrough) d. 21 FEB 1964, Tonasket, WA, buried: Catholic Cemetery, Oroville, Wash. Elijah died 19 DEC 1947, Oroville, Wash, buried: Catholic Cemetery, Oroville, Wash. Elijah came to Dakota Territory with his parents, first settling in Coddington County before homesteading in Hamlin County. He farmed and was later in the livestock business in Thomas, SD. The family moved to Bridgeport, WA. in 1926 moving to Oroville in 1942. Margaret's family were among the earlier settlers in Willow Lake, SD, in 1882. She had a stroke a few years before her death.

Children:

i Ethyl Gertrude Parker, b. 26-Oct-1893, Bryant, Hamlin, SD, occupation Cook. She married George Franklin Way, 5-Jul-1910, b. 1-May-1889, Bellevile, ONT, CAN, (son of Conrad Henry Way and Sarah Ann Morris) occupation Carpenter, d. 15-Jun-1955, buried: 18-Jun-1955, Forest Lawn, Seattle, WA. Ethyl died 2-Apr-1980, Seattle, WA, buried: Forest Lawn, Seattle, WA.

ii Mary Veronica Parker, b. 11-Dec-1895, Hazel, Hamlin, SD. She married William John Barrett, 22-Jun-1915, in Grover, Codington, SD, b. 4--May-1888, Estelline, SD, d. 15-Dec-1962, Oregon City, Ore. Mary died 6-Jan-1930, Watertown, SD.

iii Muriel Isabel Parker, b. 9-20-1897, Hazel, Hamlin, SD. She married William A. Easthouse, 11-Sep-1926, d. 2-Dec-1972, Mansfield, WA.

iv Joseph Robert Parker, b. 23-Dec-1899, Hazel, Hamlin, SD. He married (1) Stella Anne Turner, 1-Nov-1922, in Hazel, Hamlin, SD, b. 9-Jul-1900, Clarinda, IA, (daughter of Asa Judson Turner and Myrtle Hannah Gould) d. 11-Jun-1974, Tonasket, WA, buried: Riverview Cemetery, Oroville, Wash. He married (2) M. Ella Brazle, 2-Nov-1974, in Oroville, Wash. Joseph died 30-Jul-1987, Okanogan, WA, buried: 3-Aug-1987, Riverview Cemetery, Oroville, Wash. Joe Parker was raised in Hazel, SD where he also worked for his father on the home place. After his marraige to Stella they started west by Model T Ford working along the way with stops in Gillete, WY, Walla Walla WA, and Montesano, WA. His oldder sister Ethel was always at these stops. He attended Moller barber college in Seattle during 1925. After graduation he moved the family to Bridgeport, WA where he was the barber. He also was employed part time as a U.S. mail truck driver between Brewster and Coulee City, WA. in 1936 the family moved to Oroville. AFter working in Chick Gilmour's barber shop, he moved to Bill Oake's shop, which he bought from Bill in 1939. An active sportsman, Joe was a member of the Oroville Gun Club, a deputy game warden, and was deeply involved with restocking Canadian geese on both sides of the U.S.-Canadian border. For this effort he was featured in Audobon, National Geographic, and Sports Afield. He loved to sing and participated in community musicals, especially as a tenor in quartets. He could sing for hours without repeating a song. He attributed this to his many hours singing while his sister Ethel played the piano. He also loved playing, managing, and scouting baseball. After Stella's death from a long illness, he married Ella Brazel and they spent their retirement living in a large trailer home. In his later years he was a member of the Assembly of God Church. He died of prostate cancer.

v Lawrence Raymond Parker, b. 10-Aug-1908, Hazel, Hamlin, SD.


8. Joseph Leo Parker, b. 4 APR 1870, Galesville, Wisc. He married Rose Crogan, 18-Oct-1900, in Naples, SD, b. 16 May 1874, Bangor, Wisc, (daughter of Thomas Crogan and Hanora T. McCormick) d. 22 Jan 1919, Hazel, Hamlin, SD, buried: St. Mary's Cemetery, Bryant, SD. Joseph died 17 MAR 1939, Huron, SD, buried: 21-Mar-1939, St. Mary's Cemetery, Bryant, SD. Joe Parker died from pneumonia that followed breaking both his legs falling down some stairs. At 12, he came to Dakota territory from Wisconsin with his parents to homestead near Grover. He was a member of an excellent baseball team called the Haymakers and later managed one of the best professional teams Bryant had in 1908. He lived in Bryant, SD and for many years was marshall (a job also held by his brother-in-law Ed Dunn). In his later years he lived in De Smet, SD. Rose and her sister Alice married brothers.

Children:

i Stanley Parker, b. ? ___ 1901, Hazel, Hamlin, SD.

ii Francis Allen Parker, b. 15-Jan-1906, Bryant, Hamlin, SD, d. 20-Jan-1906, Bryant, Hamlin, SD, buried: St. Mary's Cemetery, Bryant, SD.

iii George Parker, b. ? ___ 1909. He married Julia Mustad. George died 11-Jan-1967.

iv Eldon Parker, b. Hazel, Hamlin, SD. He married Mrs. Alene (Dottie) Parker.

v Madonna H. (Donna) Parker, b. 1913, Hazel, Hamlin, SD. She married John Dosek. Madonna died 1985, buried: St. Mary's Cemetery, Bryant, SD.

vi Mae Parker, b. Hazel, Hamlin, SD. She married Ewald Schild. Mae died 27-Oct-1949.


Elijah Parker's Ancestry

Parents

George Parker, b. 8 AUG 1803, Mavis Enderby, Lincolnshire, England, 14-Aug-1803, Mavis Enderby, Lincolnshire, England, d. ?-___-1896, Sugar Creek, Wisc. George and Sarah had nine children. In 1853, when he was 50 years old, they came to America, settling first in or near Rome, NY in Oneida County. In 1856 they moved to Elkhorn, WI. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for 67 years, both in England and America. At his death he was 93, and had outlived all but two of his children. He married (1) Sarah Freshney, 1-Mar-1825, in Willoughby, Lincolnshire, England, b. ?-___-1801, South Thoresby, Lincolnshire, England, 12-Jun-1801, South Thoresby, Lincolnshire, England, d. ?-___-1871, Elkhorn, Wisc. He married (2) Susan Smith, 26-Nov-1874, in Methodist Episcopal Ch, Delevan WI.

Sarah Freshney, b. ?-___-1801, South Thoresby, Lincolnshire, England, 12-Jun-1801, South Thoresby, Lincolnshire, England, d. ?-___-1871, Elkhorn, Wisc. She married (1) George Parker, 1-Mar-1825, in Willoughby, Lincolnshire, England, b. 8 AUG 1803, Mavis Enderby, Lincolnshire, England, 14-Aug-1803, Mavis Enderby, Lincolnshire, England, d. ?-___-1896, Sugar Creek, Wisc.

Children:

i Elizabeth Parker, b. Willoughby, Lincolnshire, England, 18-May-1825, Willoughby, Lincolnshire, England.

ii Charles Parker, b. Mavis Enderby, Lincolnshire, England, 5-Jul-1829, Mavis Enderby, Lincolnshire, England.

iii James Parker, b. Mavis Enderby, Lincolnshire, England, 25-Jun-1833, Mavis Enderby, Lincolnshire, England, d. 25-Sep-1833, Mavis Enderby, Lincolnshire, England.

iv Elijah Thomas Parker, b. 17 OCT 1834, Mavis Enderby, Lincolnshire, England, occupation Farmer. He married Bridget Anne Cavanaugh, 1856, in Rome, NY, b. 13 JAN 1831, County Carlow, (daughter of Dennis Cavanaugh and Bridget A. Tierney) d. 3 OCT 1915, Hazel, Hamlin, SD, buried: Grover, Codington, SD. Elijah died 15 APR 1910, Hazel, Hamlin, SD, buried: Grover, Codington, SD.

v Elizabeth Parker, b. Mavis Enderby, Lincolnshire, England, 16-Nov-1834, Mavis Enderby, Lincolnshire, England.

vi Freshney Parker, b. Mavis Enderby, Lincolnshire, England, 19-Dec-1836, Mavis Enderby, Lincolnshire, England.

vii Deborah Parker, b. ?-___-1838, Mavis Enderby, Lincolnshire, England.

viii Joseph Parker, b. ?-___-1844, Mavis Enderby, Lincolnshire, England.

ix Thomas Freshney, b. 1821, Willoughby, Lincolnshire, England, d. ? Feb 1890, Gosberton.


Grand Parents

 

Thomas Parker, b. ?-___-1766, d. Mavis Enderby?. John and Charlotte Parker are listed as George Parker's parents on his marriage registration. However, Mavis Enderby parish records list Thomas and Elizabeth as his parents. When George was married to Sarah the witness was Thomas Parker. By 1841 William and Elizabeth no longer lived in Mavis Enderby but Thomas (then 75) and Elizabeth (then 65) did with Lucy, age 15, who I assume is their granddaughter. He married Mrs. Elizabeth Parker.

 John Freshney, b. ?-___-1765, Saltfleetby St. Peter, Lincolnshire, ENG, 23-May-1765, Saltfleetby St. Peter, Lincolnshire, ENG, d. 20-Jan-1836, Willoughby, Lincolnshire, England, buried: 21-Jan-1836, Willoughby, Lincolnshire, England. He married Elizabeth Oliver, 5-Dec-1786, in South Thoresby, Lincolnshire, England. Elizabeth is b. ?-___-1764, Langton by Partney, Lincolnshire, Eng., baptized 6-Aug-1765, Langton by Partney, Lincolnshire, Eng., d. ?-Aug-1847, Willoughby, Lincolnshire, England, buried: 21-Aug-1847, Willoughby, Lincolnshire, England.

Children:

i Charles Friskney, b. ?-___-1788, South Thoresby, Lincolnshire, England.

ii Susanna Friskney, b. ?-___-1789, South Thoresby, Lincolnshire, England, buried: 21-Dec-1827, Willoughby, Lincolnshire, England.

iii Olive Friskney, b. ?-___-1792, South Thoresby, Lincolnshire, England.

iv Mary Friskney, b. ?-___-1793, South Thoresby, Lincolnshire, England.

v Rebecca Freshney, b. ?-___-1795, South Thoresby, Lincolnshire, England. She married John Lyall, 11-Jun-1821, in Willoughby, Lincolnshire, England. They had a daughter Susannah Lyall, b. ?-___-1822, Willoughby, Lincolnshire, England.

vi John Freshney (listed as Friskney in church records), b. ?-___-1796, South Thoresby, Lincolnshire, England, occupation carpenter/wheelwright. He married Susannah Myers, b. ?-___-1791, buried: 6-Sep-1853, Willoughby, Lincolnshire, England. John died ?-Dec-1841, Willoughby, Lincolnshire, England, buried: 9-Dec-1841, Willoughby, Lincolnshire, England. They had children: (i) Charles Freshney, b. ?-___-1826, Willoughby, Lincolnshire, England. m.Salome Sargisson, 18-Sep-1850, b. ?-___-1831, Gunby, Lincolnshire, England, d. ?-___-1899. Charles died 16-Feb-1870, Willoughby, Lincolnshire, England, buried: 20-Feb-1870, Willoughby, Lincolnshire, England; (ii) Susanna Freshney, 18-Sep-1828, Willoughby, Lincolnshire, England, buried: 14-Jul-1844, Willoughby, Lincolnshire, England.; (iii) Charlotte Freshney, 1-Feb-1829, Willoughby, Lincolnshire, England, buried: 5-Nov-1852, Willoughby, Lincolnshire, England.; ( iv) Lewis Freshney, 28-Aug-1831, Willoughby, Lincolnshire, England, m. Eleanor Woodroffe, ?-___-1858, b. 26-Sep-1819, Tathwell, Lincolnshire, England, d. 20-Apr-1893, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England. Lewis died 12-Sep-1868, Hogsthorpe, Lincolnshire, England.; (v) John Freshney, b. ?-___-1833, m. Mrs. Harriet Freshney, b. 1836, Holton, Lincolnshire, England, buried: 11-Apr-1901, Mumby, Lincolnshire, England. John buried: 10-Sep-1912, Mumby, Lincolnshire, England; (vi) Majer Freshney, 22-May-1836, Willoughby, Lincolnshire, England, m. Mrs. Elizabeth Freshney, 1860, in Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England, b. 1833, Stickford, Lincolnshire, England. Majer died 1892. (vii) Henry Freshney, b. ?-___-1840, d. ?-___-1866, buried: 2-May-1866, Willoughby, Lincolnshire, England; (viii) Frances Freshney, b. ?-___-1836, Willoughby, Lincolnshire, England, d. ?-___-1841, Willoughby, Lincolnshire, England, buried: 21-May-1841, Willoughby, Lincolnshire, England; (vii) Ann Friskney, b. 1799, South Thoresby, Lincolnshire, England; (viii) Sarah Freshney b. ?-___-1801; (ix) Lucy Friskney, b. c. 1806.; ( x) Thomas Freshney, b. ?-___-1806, South Thoresby, Lincolnshire, England, d. 13-Mar-1807, South Thoresby, Lincolnshire, England; (xi) Frances Freshney, b. ?-___-1807, South Thoresby, Lincolnshire, England, d. 16-Jan-1808, South Thoresby, Lincolnshire, England.


Great Grand Parents


Charles Freshney, b. ?-___-1731, Biscathorpe, Lincolnshire, ENG, 18-Jun-1733, Biscathorpe, Lincolnshire, ENG, d. 21-Nov-1820, Saltfleetby All Sts., Lincolnshire, ENG, buried: 21-Nov-1820, Saltfleetby St. Peter, Lincolnshire, ENG. He married (1) Rebecca Parr, 20-Apr-1762, in St. James Louth, Lincolnshire, ENG, b. ?-___-1731, Tathwell, Lincolnshire, England, 27-Nov-1731, St. Vedast, Tathwell, Lincolnshire, ENG, d. ?-___-1796, Saltfleetby St. Peter, Lincolnshire, ENG. He married (2) Elizabeth Wilson, 23 Feb 1797, in South Somercotes, Lincolnshire, b. 1740, Fulstow, St. Lawrence, Lincolnshire, ENG.

Rebecca Parr, b. ?-___-1731, Tathwell, Lincolnshire, England, 27-Nov-1731, St. Vedast, Tathwell, Lincolnshire, ENG, d. ?-___-1796, Saltfleetby St. Peter, Lincolnshire, ENG.

Children:

i Charles Freshney, b. ?-___-1763, d. ?-___-1811, buried: 1-Nov-1811.

ii John Freshney, b. ?-___-1765, Saltfleetby St. Peter, Lincolnshire, ENG, occupation carpenter. He married Elizabeth Oliver, 5-Dec-1786, in South Thoresby, Lincolnshire, England, b. ?-___-1764, Langton by Partney, Lincolnshire, Eng., (daughter of William Oliver and Mrs. Susanna Oliver) d. ?-Aug-1847, Willoughby, Lincolnshire, England, buried: 21-Aug-1847, Willoughby, Lincolnshire, England. John died 20-Jan-1836, Willoughby, Lincolnshire, England, buried: 21-Jan-1836, Willoughby, Lincolnshire, England.

iii Stephen Freshney, b. ?-___-1767, d. 20-Jan-1836.

iv Alice Freshney, b. ?-___-1769, Saltfleetby St. Peter, Lincolnshire, ENG.

v William Freshney, b. ?-___-1770, Saltfleetby St. Peter, Lincolnshire, ENG, buried: 12-Aug-1772, Saltfleetby St. Peter, Lincolnshire, ENG.

vi Rebecca Freshney, b. ?-___-1773, Saltfleetby St. Peter, Lincolnshire, ENG, buried: 14-Jul-1781, Saltfleetby St. Peter, Lincolnshire, ENG.

vii Anne Freshney, b. ?-___-1775, Biscathorpe, Lincolnshire, ENG, buried: 8-Mar-1840.

viii Benjamin Freshney, b. ?-___-1778, Saltfleetby St. Peter, Lincolnshire, ENG, buried: 12-Feb-1826.



William Oliver. He married  Mrs. Susanna Oliver.


Great Great Grand Parents


John Freshney, b. ?-___-1696, North Willingham, Lincolnshire, ENG, 2-Sep-1696, North Willingham, Lincolnshire, ENG, d. ?-___-1779, buried: 3-Aug-1779, Fulstow, St. Lawrence, Lincolnshire, ENG. He married (1) Elizabeth Freshney, 1720, b. 1700. He married (2) Isobell Millett, 3-May-1726, in St. Mary's, Hainton, Lincolnshire, ENG, 5-Nov-1699, Farforth with Maidenwell, Lincolnshire, d. ?-___-1733, Biscathorpe, Lincolnshire, ENG, buried: 4-Jul-1733, Biscathorpe, Lincolnshire, ENG. He married (3) Mary Freshney, 1740, b. 1720, d. ? Jun 1758, Fulstow, Lincolnshire, ENG.

Isobell Millett, 5-Nov-1699, Farforth with Maidenwell, Lincolnshire, d. ?-___-1733, Biscathorpe, Lincolnshire, ENG, buried: 4-Jul-1733, Biscathorpe, Lincolnshire, ENG.

Children:

i John Freshney, b. ?-___-1729.

ii Charles Freshney b. ?-___-1731.


John Parr. He married Mrs. Rebecca Parr.


3rd Great Grand Parents


Thomas Freshney, b. ?-___-1653, Benniworth, Lincolnshire, 17-Oct-1653, Benniworth St. Julian's, Lincolnshire. He married (1) Elizabeth Smith, 1674, b. 1654, North Willingham, Lincolnshire, ENG, d. ? Nov 1691. He married (2) Mary Gray, 18-Apr-1692, in North Willingham, Lincolnshire, ENG, b. 1670, Hainton, Lincolnshire, ENG.

Children:

i Mary Freshney, b. ?-___-1692, buried: 4-Dec-1692.

6. ii John Freshney b. ?-___-1696.

iii Infant Freshney, b. ?-___-1699.

iv Thomas Freshney, b. ?-___-1700.

v Robert Freshney, b. ?-___-1704.


Charles Millett, 10-Jun-1659, Little Cawthorpe, Lincolnshire, ENG. He married Jane Michinson,, 1-Jun-1686, in Edlington, Lincolnshire, ENG. Jane was born 14-Apr-1667, Hagworthington, Lincolnshire, ENG.



4th Great Grand Parents


Thomas Freshney, b. ?-___-1626, Market Stainton, Lincolnshire, ENG, 24 Jan 1628, Market Stainton, Lincolnshire, ENG, d. aft. 1659. He married Mrs. Marie (Mary) Freshney, c. 1646.

Children:

5. i Thomas Freshney b. ?-___-1653.

ii Marie Freshney, b. ?-___-1655.

iii John Freshney, b. ?-___-1659.


Thomas Gray. He married Mrs. Elizabeth Gray..

Stephen Millett, 4-Dec-1627. He married  Mrs. Elizabeth Millett.

John Michinson, 24-Jan-1637. He married Mrs. Jane Michinson.


5th Great Grand Parents


Thomas Freshney, b. ?-___-1597, East Torrington, Lincolnshire, ENG, 2-May-1597, East Torrington, Lincolnshire, ENG, d. 1647, East Torrington, Lincolnshire, ENG. He married Mrs. Mary Freshney, c. 1613.

Children:

i Thomas Freshney, b. ?-___-1613.

ii Elizabeth Freshney, b. ?-___-1614.

iii Edwarde Freshney, b. ?-___-1618.

iv Marie Freshney, b. ?-___-1621.

4. v Thomas Freshney b. ?-___-1626.


6th Great Grand Parents


Thomas Freshney, b. 1543, East Torrington, Lincolnshire, ENG, d. 4 May 1591, East Torrington, Lincolnshire, ENG. He married  Mrs. Jane Freshney, b. c. 1560. She married (1) Thomas Freshney, c. 1583, b. 1543, East Torrington, Lincolnshire, ENG, d. 4 May 1591, East Torrington, Lincolnshire, ENG. She married (2) Richard Hollingsworth, ? Jul 1594, in East Torrington, St. Michael, Lincolns.

children:

i Thomas Freshney, b. ?-___-1587, d. bef. 1597.

ii George Freshney, b. ?-___-1585.

iii William Freshney, b. ?-___-1586.

iv George Freshney, b. ?-___-1591.

v Thomas Freshney b. ?-___-1597.

vi Henry Freshney.

vii Richard Freshney.


7th Great Grand Parents



William Freshney, b. 1490, d. 1543, East Torrington, Lincolnshire, ENG. In 1523 he married  Mrs. Alice Freshney, b. 1490, East Torrington, Lincolnshire, ENG, d. East Torrington, Lincolnshire, ENG.



This page contains the best information at my disposal. I have additional information about subsequent generations, which I will send to interested parties. I would welcome any corrections, additions, or comments. Please send them to Jim Dunn at jwd6@psu.edu or mail them to Jim Dunn, 212 E. Irvin, State College, PA 16801