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Mary Alice “Mamie” ParkerAge: 58 years18741932

Name
Mary Alice “Mamie” Parker
Given names
Mary Alice
Surname
Parker
Nickname
Mamie
Birth April 13, 1874 38 28
Death of a paternal grandfatherPatrick Parker
April 28, 1874 (Age 15 days)
Baptism June 20, 1874 (Age 2 months)
Saint Mary's Church, Osceola, Franklin, Iowa, United States
Latitude: N42.55691 Longitude: W93.05461

Birth of a sisterAgnes Frances Parker
January 22, 1876 (Age 21 months)
Clarion, Wright, Iowa, United States
Latitude: N42.731111 Longitude: W93.731111

Baptism of a sisterAgnes Frances Parker
June 8, 1876 (Age 2 years)
Saint Mary's Church, Osceola, Franklin, Iowa, United States
Latitude: N42.55691 Longitude: W93.05461

Census June 1, 1880 (Age 6 years) Age: 6
Clarion, Wright, Iowa, United States
Latitude: N42.7318 Longitude: W93.71542

Shared note: Although Stephen Parker was recorded in the census as living in Clarion with his family, other records indicate he was an inmate at the Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Independence.
Census January 1, 1885 (Age 10 years) Age: 11
Clarion, Wright, Iowa, United States
Latitude: N42.731111 Longitude: W93.731111

Death of a paternal grandmotherMary Murphy
August 13, 1887 (Age 13 years)
Patrick Parker farm, Washington, Butler, Iowa, United States
Latitude: N42.583938 Longitude: W92.958354

Death of a maternal grandfatherPatrick Burke
January 17, 1890 (Age 15 years)
Lincoln, Wright, Iowa, United States
Latitude: N42.695302 Longitude: W93.685872

Census January 1, 1895 (Age 20 years)
Clarion, Wright, Iowa, United States
Latitude: N42.731111 Longitude: W93.731111

Death of a fatherStephen “Steve” Parker
May 28, 189721:15 (Age 23 years)
Agency: Iowa Hospital For The Insane at Independence
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 26 years)
Clarion, Wright, Iowa, United States
Latitude: N42.731111 Longitude: W93.731111

Departure August 19, 1908 (Age 34 years)
Clarion, Wright, Iowa, United States
Latitude: N42.731111 Longitude: W93.731111

Residence 1909 (Age 34 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 36 years)
Occupation from September 1909 to June 1910 (Age 35 years)
Residence from September 1909 to September 1918 (Age 35 years)
Census January 1, 1920 (Age 45 years)
Occupation from September 1910 to 1933 (Age 36 years)
Shared note: Mary Parker appears to have taken a year off teaching for the 1926-1927 school year. I forgot whether I explicitly checked the index for that year's directory to see if she taught at another school instead. Whatever the reason, Mary returned to Longfellow for the 1927-1928 school year.
Residence 1922 (Age 47 years)
Death of a motherMargaret “Maggie” Burke
April 9, 1924 (Age 49 years)
Death November 10, 1932 (Age 58 years)
Burial November 12, 1932 (2 days after death)

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father
Stephen “Steve” Parker
Birth: June 2, 1835 33 31Beckwith, Lanark, Upper Canada, United Kingdom
Death: May 28, 1897Iowa Hospital for the Insane, Independence, Buchanan, Iowa, United States
mother
Marriage: July 12, 1873Webster, Iowa, United States
Divorce filed: before June 8, 1875
9 months
herself
Mary Alice “Mamie” Parker
Birth: April 13, 1874 38 28Iowa, United States
Death: November 10, 1932615 Bellevue Ave, Capitol Hill, Seattle, King, Washington, United States
21 months
younger sister
Agnes Frances Parker
Birth: January 22, 1876 40 30Clarion, Wright, Iowa, United States
Death: January 9, 1949Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States

Baptism

The present location of Saint Mary's church in Iowa is in Franklin County. The church building was built in 1891. I do not know the location of the church prior to that, and it may have been across the county boundary in Hardin County.

Census

Although Stephen Parker was recorded in the census as living in Clarion with his family, other records indicate he was an inmate at the Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Independence.

Occupation

Mary Parker appears to have taken a year off teaching for the 1926-1927 school year. I forgot whether I explicitly checked the index for that year's directory to see if she taught at another school instead. Whatever the reason, Mary returned to Longfellow for the 1927-1928 school year.