Oren Parker was born 3 November 1881 in Emerson Township, Gratiot County, Michigan and died 14 November 1926.

Oren Parker married Goldie Taylor on 6 April 1903

The photo is of Oren Parker.



Oren and Goldie had the following sons:

1.  Harold Parker was born 15 May 1905 and died 1 August 1946.

2.  Cecil DeWayne Parker was born 9 October 1910 and died 8 April 1975.

3.  Cora Ellen Parker was born 30 January 1920 and died 15 March 1920.

This is a photo of Owen Parker's farm which was located in Lafayette Township, Gratiot County, Michigan.  In the photo is Owen Parker(on wagon), with his sons, Harold Parker (boy on the right of horses) and Cecil Parker (boy on the left of horses).

The photo is of Harold Parker as a little boy.
The photo is of Harold Parker
The photo is of Harold with his daughters, Beatrice and Gertrude Parker

Harold Parker married Zola Crawford in November 1926.


Harold and Zola had the following daughters:

Beatrice Marie Parker was born 22 March 1928.

Gertrude Parker was born 18 August 1929 and died 24 February 2007.



Harold Parker also married Alice Pendygraft on 21 March 1935.


Harold Parker also married a Helena in 1942.


Newspaper Articles:  HAROLD PARKER DIED AT BATTLE CREEK --  Harold R. Parker, son of Orin and Goldie Parker, was born May 15, 1904 in Gratiot County and passed away August 1, 1946 in Battle Creek.  He was married to Zolla Crawford.  To this union were born two daughters, Beatrice and Gertrude.  He was remarried a few years later.  Those left to mourn are his wife, Helena and daughters, one brother, Cecil Parker of Sickles, five  nieces and a host of other relatives and friends.  The services were held at the Chisholm Funeral Home at Breckenridge and burial in Ridgelawn Cemetery.  CARD OF THANKS --  We wish to thank those who sent flowers for our dear brother.  Also the Rev. and pallbearers.  Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Parker and family  --  Quite a number from this vicinity attended the funeral of Harold Parker at the Chisholm Chapel in Breckenridge, Saturday afternoon.  Mr. Parker was killed in an automobile accident near his home at Battle Creek.  He was a former resident of this community. 

HUSBAND IS KILLED, WIFE HURT IN CRASH  --  KALAMAZOO, August 2-Harold A. Parker, 42, Battle Creek, is dead and his wife, Helen, 26, is at the point of death as the result of an auto-truck crash on US-12, 14 miles east of Kalamazoo.  Parker died in Community Hospital, Battle Creek.  Mrs. Parker is in Borgess Hospital, Kalamazoo, suffering fractures of both arms and legs and possible skull fracture.

Cecil married Bertha Louise Chubb on 15 April 1933.  Bertha was born 14 September 1916.  She died 8 April 1992 and was buried 13 April 1992 in Hamilton Township Cemetery, Gratiot County, Michigan.


Cecil and Bertha had the following children:


Arlene May Parker

Erma Faye Parker

Norma Jean Parker was born 5 April 1938 and died 11 December 2002.

Pearline Ellen Dora Parker

Violetta Marcella Parker

Dewayne Cecil Parker was born 24 June 1947 and died 3 June 1991.

Karen Ann Parker

Carl Ray Parker

The photo is of Cecil and Bertha Parker.

The photo is of Cecil Parker and his family.  The photo was taken in 1944. 


In the photo is front row - left to right: Erma, Norma Jean, Arlene; back row - left to right - Bertha holding Violetta and Cecil holding Pearline.













The Owen Parker family information and photo's given by Effa Jane Gokee Amidon, Pearline Parker Massey, History of robert Rigg and Family from 1800 and researched by Jackie Rohde.