Obit: Parker, Elizabeth (1829 - 1917)

Transcriber: Stan


----Source: LOYAL TRIBUNE (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) 03/22/1917

Parker, Elizabeth (19 Jul 1829 - 11 Mar 1917)

Mrs. Elizabeth Parker, familiarly known all over this section as Aunt Parker, died at her home in the town of Beaver, Clark County, Wis., Sunday March 11, 1917. She had the grippe about Christmas time and never seemed to recover from it.

Elizabeth Brasure was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Brasure, born in Buillansbury, Canada, July 19, 1829. She moved with her parents to Hartford, Wis., in 1844, settling on a farm. She was married in 1848 to Richard Darton. To this union was born one son, Mr. Ernest Darton, and two daughters, Mrs. M. B. Peterson of Tenino, Wash., and Mrs. T. Bartee of Chicago, the latter dying three years ago.

In 1868 she was married to Zantha Parker, who died in 1885.

In the year 1870 Mr. and Mrs. Parker moved to Clark County, Wis., coming here when the village of Loyal and vicinity was heavy woods, there being but few neighbors and no turnpike roads. They moved onto the farm in Beaver, where she and her son Ernest have lived ever since.

Aunt Parker was the soul of hospitality. She ran the journey of life in 87 years and it is a path marked with deeds of kindness and cheer. She lived a busy, useful life, loved by all who knew her. She will still live in the hearts of those who knew her best. It can be truthfully said of her that she lived a Christian life.

The funeral was held at the Methodist Church Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev. W. C. Clock officiating. She was laid to rest in the Loyal Cemetery.



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