Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sunday's Obituary - Melissa Parker

This is the obituary of Melissa B. Parker, my 2nd great grand aunt. She was the sister of my 2nd great grandfather, Valois D. Parker. It was published by the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin on February 21, 1935. Mellissa was buried at Wautoma Union Cemetery, Wautoma, Wisconsin near her parents, Philander and Harriet Parker.

Melissa B. Parker, daughter of Philander C. and Harriet N. Parker, was born in Nunda, Livingston county, N. Y., January 29, 1819, and died February 16, 1935, at the age of 86 years and 17 days. One sister and two brothers proceeded her in death. She came to Wautoma with her parents in 1861 and has been a resident of Waushara county ever since. The last years of her life were spent in the home of her niece, Mrs. John Jameson, where she was tenderly cared for in her last illness. Besides her many friends she leaves to mourn five nieces, Mrs. Mabel Jameson, Miss Katie Bird and Mrs. Minnie Ades all of Wautoma, Miss Lou Parker of Plainview, Neb., Mrs. Viola Wandrey of Cumberland and four nephews, Robert Bird of Wautoma, Clyde Parker of Fond du Lac, Lloyd Parker of Westfield, and Glenn Parker of Washington, D.C.

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