Sunday, February 8, 2009
George and Marian Parker
George Parker and Marian House were married about 1875 in Erie County, Ohio. Marian House was the daughter of Lindsey House and Mary Ann Young. Marian's grandfather, Julius House, settled in Perkins Township in 1815, with a group of settlers coming from Glastonbury, Connecticut.
George B. Parker was the son of Joshua Parker, who emigrated from Lincolnshire, England, in the 1850's, and Jane Francis. The only child of George and Marian (House) Parker was Leroy Joshua Parker, born May 30, 1880.
Sadly, George B. Parker died in an automobile accident on September 23, 1914,with two other men. They were returning home from a trip to the Sandusky County Fair. The accident happened near Green Creek. Young Leroy Parker was also in the auto accident.The hospital staff thought he was dead, and had covered his body with a sheet.They realized he was alive when they saw the sheet move.
Of course, Leroy Parker lived, went on to marry Ada Steen, and have four children,and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and the generations are continuing to this day.George and Marian Parker, who are buried at Perkins Cemetery in Erie County, Ohio, in the Parker family plot.