Friday, June 12, 2015

Forrest Sexton Parker

Forrest Sexton Parker was born to Forrest F. and Irene (Sexton) Parker in Boston, Massachusetts on May 16, 1899. Forrest Sexton Parker was my half-second cousin twice removed. We both trace our lineage back to Lorenda/Lorinda Stevens Sexton Steen. Forrest was the great grandson of Lorenda by her first husband, Martin Sexton. (Martin Sexton died of milk fever in 1841.) I am a descendant of Lorenda by her second husband, Charles Steen. Lorenda was a pioneer settler of Erie County, Ohio. She lived in Berlin Township and Florence Township of Erie County.

On June 12, 1949, Forrest Sexton Parker died after brief illness, at the age of 49. He had been an employee of Electrolux, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge. Funeral services were held for Mr. Parker at the Convery and Hanley Funeral Home in Connecticut, and burial was in Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. He was survived by his widow, Mary Miller Parker, and two aunts, Miss Vivian Sexton of Sandusky, Ohio, and Mrs. Francis McCormick of Huron, Ohio. Pallbearers were: Roy Parker, Fred Martin,Jr., John Guckert, and Dr. Lyle Steen Hill.

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