Saturday, August 11, 2012


[Ancestral Link: Lura Minnie Parker (Stagge), daughter of Joseph Parker.]

 Althea with her parents, Joseph and May Parker.

Joseph and May Parker in the Clinton Pioneer Day Parade

Joseph and May Parker on the farm in Clinton

Birth: August 20, 1864
Riverdale, Weber County, Utah, USA
Death: November 27, 1940
Clinton, Davis County, Utah, USA
Married: Minnie May Elmer

Burial: Ogden City Cemetery
Ogden, Weber County Utah, USA
Plot: F-1-39-1E

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Joseph Parker

Joseph Parker was born on August 20, 1864. His parents were William Cope Parker and Sarah Bebbington Edgeley. He was christened by John Taylor.

His parents came across the plains in 1854. They fell in love and soon after they got to Utah, they got married. They had many great experiences. William worked for Sarah’s uncle and aunt. They lived in Riverdale, Utah. He was a miller and worked for John Taylor, who would later become prophet after Brigham Young.

In his later life, he was very involved with genealogy work. Ralph said in his genealogy book in 1938 – that Joseph had researched clear back to the year 1100 and done much temple work. His sister, Sarah Parker Stimpson, was also very involved, and Ralph had written to her and received much information from her.
(This information is taken from Ralph Stagge’s genealogy book he worked on between 1938-1940.)


Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Parker will celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary Sunday, October
4, between the hours of two and six at their home in Clinton, Utah. Friends and relatives of the couple are cordially invited to call.

Mr. Parker was born August 20, 1864 in Riverdale, Utah, and Mrs. Parker, formerly Miss Minnie May Elmer, was born in Ogden, July 29, 1871. Mr. and Mrs. Parker were married in the
Logan L. D. S. temple September 30, 1886. They lived at Riverdale for a short time and then
made their home in Ogden for one year. They later moved to Clinton. Mr. Parker has been a
farmer all his life.

The couple are the parents of fifteen sons and daughters, ten of which are living. They are
Warren W. Parker, Stanwood, Washington; Mark L. Parker and Mrs. Laura Stagge, of Ogden; Elmer Parker, Clinton; Dean Parker, Sunset; Mrs. Altha Sessions, and Cecil K. Parker, of Ogden; Roland Parker, Roy; Mrs. Rozella Toone, Croyden; and Elwin. J. Parker of Clinton. They also
have 36 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Ogden Standard-Examiner September 27, 1936

United States Census, 1900 for Joseph Parker
Name: Joseph Parker
Titles and Terms:
Residence: Clearfield, Clinton, South Hooper, South Weber, Syracuse Precincts, Davis, Utah
Birth Date: August 1864
Birthplace: Utah
Relationship to Head of Household: Self
Spouse: Minnie M Parker
Spouse's Titles and Terms:
Spouse's Birthplace: Utah
Father's Titles & Terms:
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Titles and Terms:
Mother's Birthplace: England
Race or Color (expanded): White
Head-of-household Name: Joseph Parker
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 13
Estimated Marriage Year: 1887
Mother How Many Children:
Number Living Children:
Immigration Year:
Enumeration District: 0090
Page: 10
Sheet Letter: B
Family Number: 173
Reference Number: 71
Film Number: 1241683
Image Number: 00036

Household, Gender, Age
Joseph Parker, M,

Spouse - Minnie M Parker, F
Child - Warren W Parker, M
Child - Ida M. Parker, F
Child - Mark L. Parker, M
Child - Lura M. Parker, F
Child - Elmer Parker, M
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Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956 for Joseph Parker
Name: Joseph Parker
Titles and Terms:
Death Date: 27 November 1940
Death Place: Clinton, Davis, Utah
Estimated Birth Year: 1864
Death Age: 76 years 3 months 7 days
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Race or Color:

Spouse's Name: Minnie May Elmer
Father's Name: William Cope Parker
Father's Titles and Terms:
Mother's Name: Sarah Edgely Bibbington
Mother's Titles and Terms:
Film Number: 2260353
Digital GS Number: 4120547
Image Number: 819
Certificate Number: 93

immediate cause of death: pulmonary thrombosis, was sick only a few minutes. Due to arterio sclerosis, due to old age. Other conditions prostatic hypertrophy.
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Line of Ordination
My grandfather was a deacon, a teacher, a priest, an elder, a seventy and he is now a high priest.  He was Ward Clerk for the Clinton Ward for forty-five years.
Written by Velda May Stagge in her Book of Remembrance

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