Monday, August 20, 2012

Parker, Alva 1870-1936 New Lisbon Obituary

Parker, Alva 1870-1936 New Lisbon Obituary

Lifelong New Lisbon Man
Dies After Long Illness

New Lisbon, April 15---Alva George Parker, a life-long resident of the town of New Lisbon, and one of the most highly esteemed men in the community, died at his home near Garrattsville at 11:45 Monday. Death was due to arthritis, from which he had been a great sufferer for the past eight years.
The funeral will be held at the family home Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be in the family plot in Union cemetery at Edmeston.
Mr. Parker was born on the Parker homestead where he passed his entire life, April 18, 1870, a son of Elijah and Marion (Gross) Parker. He married Miss Jennie Harris November 25, 1891. To them was born two sons, Albert and Lee. The latter was killed in an automobile accident January 5, 1936.
Mr. Parker was superintendent of highways for a number of years. A member of Zion Episcopal church of Morris, he was a man well liked by his fellows. His passing brings deep sorrow not alone to the grief stricken family, who have been so deeply affected in their double bereavement, but to a wide circle of friends.
Surviving beside his wife and one son, Albert Parker, of Burlington Flats, are two grandchildren, Janice and Victor Parker, who with their mother, Mrs. Eva Parker, reside at the Parker home; five brothers, Eugene Parker of Ilion, Elisha Parker of Hartwick, Fred Parker of Wingdale, Elijah Parker, residing near the Parker home and David Parker of New Lisbon; two sisters, Mrs. B. A. Bailey of Binghamton, and Mrs. William Clark of Milford; several nephews, nieces and cousins.

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