The John P. Parker Family

The John P. Parker Family (HM2HXO)

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N 38° 44.989', W 83° 50.944'

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John Percival (1827-1900) & Miranda (Boulden) Parker (1831-1920)

—John P. Parker Memorial Park —

John and Miranda had seven children.
1. John P. Parker, Jr. (1849-1871), Oberlin College. Died while in college.
2. Hale Giddings Parker (1851-1925), Oberlin College and Law School. Was Superintendent & Lawyer.
3. Cassius Clay Parker (1851-1934), Oberlin College. Professor & at U.S. Post Office.
4. Horatio W. Parker (1856-1919), Indiana State Normal School. Teacher & at U.S. Post Office.
5. Hortense Parker (1859-1938), Mt. Holyoke Seminary. Teacher & Pianist.
6. Portia Parker (1865-1950), Oberlin College. Music Teacher.
7. Bianca Parker (1870-1930), Kimball Union Academy. Teacher.

Education was important to John Parker. He was born a slave, became self-educated. All of his children were college-educated. He had a vast personal library from which he would loan books to interested students. Parker was a mentor to Charles Young, both had an interest in reading & music. Educated in Ripley, Young borrowed books from Parker's library. Charles Young was the 3rd African-American to graduate from West Point. He became a Colonel in the U.S. Army and served our country in many capacities.
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Date Added Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 at 11:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 252405 N 4292868
Decimal Degrees38.74981667, -83.84906667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 44.989', W 83° 50.944'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 44' 59.34" N, 83° 50' 56.64" W
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