John Parker (1892 - 1987)

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John Parker
1892 - 1987
updated February 06, 2019
John Parker was born on March 10, 1892. He died in May 1987 at age 95. We know that John Parker had been residing in Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi 39701.


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John Parker died in May 1987 at 95 years old. He was born on March 10, 1892. There is no information about John's immediate family. We know that John Parker had been residing in Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi 39701.
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In 1892, in the year that John Parker was born, on October 5th, the Dalton Gang was shot. The Gang was attempting to rob two banks - simultaneously - in Coffeyville Kansas but word spread of the robberies and townspeople with guns greeted them when they left the banks. Four members of the gang were killed - only Emmett Dalton survived his wounds and spent 14 years in prison.

In 1923, when he was 31 years old, on August 2, President Warren G. Harding died in office, apparently of a heart attack. He was staying at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco after completing a nationwide tour. Suffering from cramps, indigestion, a fever and shortness of breath, his doctor thought he had food poisoning. After several days of being ill, he suddenly shuddered, slumped over, and died. There were rumors of foul play (some thought that his wife had poisoned him because of his affairs) but no evidence has ever been found.

In 1963, by the time he was 71 years old, the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1972, at the age of 80 years old, John was alive when on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

In 1987, in the year of John Parker's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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John Womersley Parker
around 1896 - Nov 13, 1917
John William Parker
around 1881 - Jun 1, 1941
John William Parker
Died: Nov 1, 1914
John William Parker
around 1910 - Jun 7, 1944
John William Parker
around 1921 - Jul 19, 1944
John William Parker
around 1890 - Jul 31, 1917
John William Parker
around 1888 - Mar 23, 1918
John Wilkinson Parker
around 1910 - Oct 21, 1940
John Wallace Parker
around 1892 - May 20, 1915
John Vincent Parker
around 1893 - Sep 1, 1917
John Trevor Mauleverer Parker
around 1918 - Sep 10, 1940
John Tom Watson Parker
around 1921 - Jan 2, 1942

Other Parkers

Larry Parker
Apr 14, 1947 - Jan 13, 2005
Pontiac, MI
Jack C Parker
Dec 14, 1947 - Feb 23, 2005
Jackson, MS
Zilpha Parker
Jun 2, 1899 - April 1984
Quitman, Mississippi
M P Parker
Apr 17, 1942 - December 1997
W Parker
Feb 5, 1946 - January 1995
Gracie Parker
Oct 24, 1894 - October 1979
Jackson, Mississippi
Susie H Parker
Sep 30, 1915 - September 1993
Cleveland, MS
Ida M Parker
Jun 17, 1925 - February 1991
Chicago, IL
Catherine Parker
Oct 15, 1910 - August 1984
Memphis, Tennessee
Oddie Parker
Dec 29, 1910 - June 1984
Taylorsville, Mississippi
Susan D Parker
Dec 14, 1946 - Feb 17, 2008
Purvis, MS
Roy Parker
Jan 30, 1936 - Jul 8, 2008
Ellisville, MS
Tommy Parker
Jul 30, 1948 - June 1979
James Parker
May 21, 1950 - February 1981
Willie Parker
Aug 28, 1947 - November 1978
Eglah Parker
Sep 13, 1908 - Oct 1, 1989
Laurel, MS
Ila H Parker
Jun 6, 1918 - Mar 8, 2001
Ovett, MS
Brenda Parker
Nov 3, 1947 - December 1969
Mary Parker
Apr 30, 1892 - May 1969
Grenada, Mississippi
James Parker
Feb 5, 1949 - December 1986

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R Hitt
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Alice L Clark
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Annie K Fuston
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Walnut Grove, MS
Helen Persell
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Mar 3, 1897 - November 1974
Jackson, Mississippi
John Davis
Dec 27, 1896 - April 1979
Kathryn L Ertle
Nov 19, 1912 - Oct 15, 1974
Rosie L Mitchell
Dec 12, 1920 - Jul 10, 1995
Jackson, MS
Julius Reynolds
Apr 7, 1895 - April 1979
Robert Currie
Dec 11, 1892 - April 1978
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Gulfport, MS
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Wiggins, MS
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