Saturday, August 11, 2012

MINNIE MAY ELMER (PARKER) 1871-1940

[Ancestral Link: Lura Minnie Parker (Stagge), daughter of Minnie May Elmer (Parker)]


Altha 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, Utah

Birth: July 29, 1871, Ogden, Weber County, Utah, USA
Death: December 6, 1946, Clinton, Davis County, Utah, USA
Married: Joseph Parker


Burial: Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber County, Utah, USA - Plot: F-1-39-2E

LIFE STORY OF MINNIE MAY ELMER PARKER
My grandmother was born in Ogden, Utah, on July 29, 1871. She was the daughter of Mark Alfred Elmer and Mary Jost. She was christened Minnie May Elmer. She had two brothers and three sisters. Her mother died on April 2, 1925, and her father died on May 31, 1895. Both had lived in Ogden, Utah.

She had her schooling in the Summit School in Clinton, Utah. She went to the Clinton Ward for church. She held a position in the Relief Society for 40 years and finally resigned. She was married to Joseph Parker on September 30, 1886, in the Logan Temple. She was the mother of 15 children, eight sons and seven daughters. They held their Golden Wedding Anniversary on September 4, 1936, at their residence in Clinton, Utah.
(The above was written by Ralph Stagge in 1938 as part of a genealogy class.)

Minnie May Elmer
My grandmother's maiden name is Minnie May Elmer. Her father's name is Mark Alfred Elmer, and her mother's maiden name is Mary Ann Jost. She was born July 29, 1871, in Ogden, Utah. She had two brothers and three sisters. Her mother died April 4, 1925, and her father died May 31, 1895, both in Ogden, Utah. She went to the Summit School in Clinton, Utah. She held a position in the Relief Society of the Clinton Ward for forty three years and then she resigned. She married Joseph Parker September 30, 1886, in the Logan Temple. She had fifteen children, eight boys and seven girls. They had their Golden Wedding Anniversary October 4, 1936, in their home in Clinton, Utah.

P.S. (By Beth Schow Stagge)
Her husband Joseph Parker died November 27, 1940 at Clinton, Utah.  His burial date was December 1, 1940.  Minnie May Elmer died December 6, 1940 at Clinton, Utah.  Her burial date was December 9, 1940.  They were laid to rest side by side in Ogden, Utah, just about one week apart.
Written by Velda May Stagge

My Grandmother's Life Story
My grandmother's name is Minnie May Elmer Parker.  She was born July 28, 1871, the daughter of Mark Alfred Elmer and May Ann Jost Elmer in Ogden on the corner of 26th Street, in the lower part of her grandmother's three story rock house.  At the age of five she moved to Kaysville with her parents.  After two years she moved to Summit Station which is now known as Sunset.  She belonged to the first Sunday School and the first District School in which is now known as Clinton.,  She married Joseph Parker September 30, 1886 in the Logan Temple.  In 1891 at the age of 20 she was put in Second Counsellor in the first Relief Society of Clinton.  They released her in 1906 after holding the position for fifteen years.  They then gave her the position of Second Counsellor again in 1915 and released in 1926.  She then took the position of Magazine Agent for 21 years and also helped with Relief Society teaching for 45 years.  While in Relief Society she helped make several hundred quilts.  Her hobby is making such things as, quilts, flowers, pillows and other embroidery work.  She has started giving her granddaughters quilts on their sixteenth birthday.

She was called upon many different times to take care of the sick people and the deaths because there was not enough undertakers and doctors at that time.  She was always ready to help any one in need and she still is.  One time she was just ready to bake bread when a lady came to get her to go Relief Society teaching in her place because she was unable to go, so she took the bread, put it in back of the buggy and took it up to her sister-in-law's place and had her bake it for her.

She is the mother of 15 children, ten are still living.  She has thirty-eight grandchildren, 37 still living and she also has four great grandchildren.

Her husband and her celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary, October 4, 1936 at their residence in Clinton.

She has had the privilege of going to Yellowstone National Park and different sections of Idaho.

Minnie May Parker died December 6, 1940.

This was written June 13, 1939 by her thirteenth grandchild Velda May Stagge.
Found in Velda May Stagge's Book of Remembrance.

She was born on the corner of 26th Street, in the lower part of her grandmother's three-story rock house. At the age of five she moved to Kaysville with her parents. After two years she moved to Summit Station which is now known as Sunset. She belonged to the first Sunday School and the first District School in which is now known as Clinton. In 1891 at the age of 20 she was put in Second Counselor in the first Relief Society of Clinton. They released her in 1906 after holding the position for fifteen years. They then gave her the position of Magazine Agent for 21 years and she also helped with Relief Society teaching for 45 years. While in Relief Society she helped make several hundred quilts. Her hobby is making such things as quilts, flowers, pillows, and other embroidery work. She has started giving her granddaughters quilts on their sixteenth birthday.

She was called upon many different times to take care of the sick people and the deaths because there was not enough undertakers and doctors at that time. She was always ready to help any one in need. One time she was just ready to bake bread when a lady came to get her to go, so she took the bread, put it in the back of the buggy and took it up to her sister-in-law's place and had her bake it for her.

She has had the privilege of going to Yellowstone National Park and different sections of Idaho.
Written June 13, 1939, by her 13th grandchild Velda May Stagge

Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956 for Minnie May Elmer Parker
Name: Minnie May Elmer Parker
Titles and Terms:
Death Date: 06 December 1940
Death Place: Clinton, Davis, Utah
Birthdate:
Estimated Birth Year: 1871
Birthplace:
Death Age: 69 years 4 months 7 days
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Married
Race or Color:
Spouse's Name: Joseph Parker
Father's Name: Mark Alfred Elmer
Father's Titles and Terms:
Mother's Name: Mary Ann Jost
Mother's Titles and Terms:
Film Number: 2260353
Digital GS Number: 4120547
Image Number: 821
Certificate Number: 95

cause of death: peritonitis, due to ruptured gall bladder, due to arterio sclerosis and chronic nephritis
found on familysearch.org

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