Advertisement
Advertisement

Otis Parker (1930 - 1998)

A photo of Otis Parker
Add photo
Otis Parker
1930 - 1998
Born
October 19, 1930
Death
February 15, 1998
Last Known Residence
Augusta, Woodruff County, Arkansas 72006
Summary
Otis Parker was born on October 19, 1930. He died on February 15, 1998 at 67 years of age. We know that Otis Parker had been residing in Augusta, Woodruff County, Arkansas 72006.
Updated: November 5, 2011
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement
Every life has a story to tell. This collaborative biography is dedicated to tell the story of Otis Parker. Click the to update this introduction with a synopsis or highlights of Otis's life.
Show & Tell His Story
Share your memories, stories, and photos so that Otis is always remembered.
Update biography
What's this?

This collaborative biography is for you to show & tell Otis' life so that he is always remembered.

Biography
Otis Parker
Most commonly known as
Otis Parker
Full name
Did Otis go by other names?
Other names or aliases
Augusta, Woodruff County, Arkansas 72006
Last known residence
Male
Gender
Otis Parker was born on
Birth
Otis Parker died on
Death
Birth
Death
There is no cause of death listed for Otis.
Cause of death
Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Otis Parker?
Burial / Funeral
Heritage

Ethnicity & Lineage

What is Otis' ethnicity and where did his parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations

Where was Otis born and where did he live?
Childhood

Education

Did Otis finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Otis attend?

Religion

Was Otis a religious man?

Baptism

Was Otis baptized?
Adulthood

Professions

Share what Otis did for a living or if he had a career or profession.

Personal Life

Share highlights of Otis' life. Experiences, organizations, & how he spent his time.

Military Service

Did Otis serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with his life?
Obituary

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different Otis Parker?
View other bios of people named Otis Parker
Advertisement
Advertisement
Otis' immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Parker family tree.

Otis's Family Tree

Parent
Parent
Otis Parker Otis Parker
Partner
Child
Partner
Child
Sibling

Friends

Friends can be as close as family. Add Otis' family friends, and his friends from childhood through adulthood.

Add bio

Leave a comment to ask questions, share information, or simply to show that you care about Otis.

Cancel

Share Otis' obituary or write your own to preserve his legacy.

Otis Parker died on February 15, 1998 at 67 years of age. He was born on October 19, 1930. We have no information about Otis' immediate family. We know that Otis Parker had been residing in Augusta, Woodruff County, Arkansas 72006.
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Otis' lifetime.

In 1930, in the year that Otis Parker was born, as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1945, by the time he was only 15 years old, on April 12th, President Franklin D. Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Springs, Georgia. At 1p, he was sitting for a portrait when he complained that he had a "terrific pain" in the back of his head and collapsed. A doctor was summoned and the doctor gave him a shot of adrenaline into his heart. It didn't help and he was pronounced dead at 3:30 p.m. A slow moving train took him back to Washington D.C. while thousands of mourners lined the tracks. He was buried at his home in Hyde Park, New York.

In 1951, he was 21 years old when on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

In 1978, when he was 48 years old, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

In 1998, in the year of Otis Parker's passing, on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

Other Otis Parkers

Other Parkers

Other Biographies

Back to Top