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1897 Biography - George F. Parker

Parker, George F., was born in Porter, N. Y., May 3, 1850, a son of John and Evaline (Myers) Parker. John Parker was born in Porter, a son of Joseph Parker, who came to Porter about 1820, where he lived and died; he was in the war of 1812. John Parker was a farmer and Democrat and died in 1887 and his wife in 1870. George F. Parker was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. He spent one year in Michigan in the marble works; he is now a farmer and has fifty acres of land. He was married in December, 1874, to Deborah Holden, daughter of Ezra Holden, an early settler of Porter. To Mr. and Mrs. Parker have been born ten children: Lizzie, Deborah, Helen (died aged five years), Hattie (died aged three years). Stanley, Fannie, May, Elton, Henry and Ashley. In politics Mr. Parker is a Democrat, and was elected highway commissioner in 1897 by a majority of fifty; he was also once appointed collector, and is a member of the Select Knights.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897


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