Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - Clyde A. Parker


Clyde Adelbert Parker was born August 26, 1887 in Waushara County, Wisconsin to Valois Denemore Parker and Anna Belle (Wood) Parker. He married Verna Catherine Pugh January 11, 1911 in Waushara County, Wisconsin. He died July 6, 1962 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. He and his family had lived in Fond du Lac since the 1920s. He was buried in lot A20 of Rienzi Cemetery, east of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

His wife Verna is buried to the right and between the headstones there is a plaque in memory of their son Vilas D. Parker. Vilas was on a cargo plane that crashed in the mountains of Burma in May 1944 and he was missing in action during World War II. Vilas was declared dead by the Army February 11, 1946. His remains were eventually recovered after the C-47 was found in a remote part of Burma in 1987. At this time, it is not clear to me what happened to his remains which were recovered in 1987, but it appears they were not interred at Rienzi Cemetery with his parents as was mentioned in a November 1987 newspaper article.

I will post Verna's tombstone next Tombstone Tuesday.

Clyde's connection to the Brassfield surname is not a direct one. His brother Lloyd Ira Parker's grand daughter married a Brassfield.

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