Owen Leslie Parker was born 15 May 1886 in Lafayette township, Gratiot county, Michigan.  He died 8 August 1914 in Ithaca, Michigan and was buried in Ridgelawn Cemetery, in Breckenridge, Gratiot County, Michigan.

Owen married Luella Schaub, daughter of Jacob Schaub and Mary Rice, on 23 November 1906.  Luella was born 12 September 1887.


Owen and Luella had the following child:

 Leslie Delois Parker was born 23 August 1908 and died 30 August 1959.


Newspaper Article:  DROPPED DEAD  --  Owen Parker, a young man of 28, son of D.H. Parker of Rathbone, dropped dead of heart disease, on the streets of Ithaca, in front of Goodwin's Drug Store, last Saturday.  The remains were taken in charge by Coroner Ludwig and conveyed to Parrish's undertaking rooms.  The funeral took place Wednesday: burial at Breckenridge.  Deceased had been sick some time. CARDS OF THANKS  --  We thank the friends and neighbors for their kindness during the death of our father and son also the minister's kind  words and singing and the floral offering.  Leslie Parker, Mr. and Mrs. D.H. Parker, Mr. and Mrs. Oren Parker, Ms. Lenna Parker

The photo is of Leslie Parker as a small boy who was the son of Owen and Luella Parker.

Another photo of Leslie Photo as a young child.


Leslie married Annie Rounds.  Annie was born 8 June and died 1 September 1966.

The photo is of Leslie with his family - standing - left to right: Frieda, Nettie, David, Joyce and Bertha Parker; sitting - left to right: Leslie Wanda and Annie Parker

Leslie and Annie had the following children:

1.  Joyce Louise Parker

2.  Nettie Marie Parker was born 21 December 1936 and died 27 February 2003.

3.  Betty Ann Parker was born 23 December 1937 and died 22 October 1938.

4.  David Owen Parker

5.  Frieda Elaine Parker was born 17 January 1942 and died 4 June 2007.

6.  Bertha Jean Parker was 6 April 1943 and died 4 November 1992.

7.  Wanda Lee Parker was born 30 October 1946 and died 30 October 2001.








The Owen Leslie Parker family information and photo's  by Effa Jane Gokee Amidon and David Owen Parker.