Willie Parker (1891 - 1975)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Willie Parker’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Willie so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Willie’s biography.

Willie Parker Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Willie Parker and his immediate Parker family. Add to Willie Parker's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Willie.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Willie Parker? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Sandersville, Washington County, Georgia

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

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

Professions

Share what Willie did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Willie Parker is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Willie's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Willie's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Willie a religious man? Add Willie’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Willie during various points of his life.

Timeline

1891 - In the year that Willie Parker was born, from March 9th through the 12th, a blizzard hit the south and west of England. Called the Great Blizzard of 1891, it led to snow drifts of up to 15 feet and killed 200 people and 6,000 animals. Fourteen ships sank.

1905 - By the time he was merely 14 years old, the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

1907 - By the time he was 16 years old, the showman Florenz Ziegfeld introduced his Ziegfeld Follies. Ziegfeld was inspired by the Folies Bergère of Paris and the show was a step up from the then current vaudeville shows. The top entertainers of the time played in the Follies but the stars were the Ziegfeld girls - beautiful chorus girls in elaborate costumes. For almost a quarter of a century, the Ziegfeld follies were the toast of Broadway.

1948 - He was 57 years old when on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

1975 - In the year of Willie Parker's passing, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

Willie Parker Family Tree

Who was Willie’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share Willie’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Willie's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Willie Parker
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Willie's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Willie Parker is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Willie Parker died in December 1975 at 83 years old. There is no listed cause of death. He was born on December 30, 1891. We are unaware of information about Willie's family or relationships. We know that Willie Parker had been residing in Sandersville, Washington County, Georgia.

Memories

What do you remember about Willie Parker? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Willie is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Willie Parker

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources