Thomas B. Parker family papers
Scope and Contents
Collection contains items collected by the family including war medals, missionary records, obstetrics records and supplies, and patriarchal blessing, genealogical records and hair clippings. Dated approximately 1832 to 1919, and October 7, 2004.
- approximately 1832-1919
- 2004 October 7
- Parker, Adelia C. (Adelia Cooley), 1874-1908 (creator, Person)
- Parker (Family : Parker, Thomas B. (Thomas Bryant), 1797-1850) (creator, Family)
- Parker, Joseph Faulkner, 1841-1936 (creator, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.
Permission to publish material from the Thomas B. Parker family papers, must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
The Parker family of Utah was founded by Thomas Bryant Parker (1797-1850). He married Catherine Hammet Parker (1806-1820) on October 27, 1820, and they had three children. He married his second wife, Martha Ann Nelson (1818-1889) on October 25, 1835, and they had nine children. Joseph Faulkner Parker (1841-1936), son of Thomas and Martha, married his first wife, Mary Elizabeth Ross (1845-1909), on June 30, 1861, and they had ten children. He married his second wife, Adelia Cooley (1874-1908), polygamously on June 11, 1889, and they had six children. Joseph served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Adelia was a midwife trained in Salt Lake City, Utah. After Adelia's death, Mary Elizabeth reared her children as well. Joseph and Adelia's daughter, Frances Marie Parker (1897-1983), married Ervin Henry Larson (1892-1986) on March 28, 1917.
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
1 carton (1 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Contains items collected by the family including war medals, missionary records, obstetrics records and supplies, and patriarchal blessing, genealogical records and hair clippings.
Other Finding Aids
A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS3097.xml
Loaned to repository in 2004 by Joan Larson Tuft; donated in 2005.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Joan Larson Tuft; 2005.
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Processed; Jonathan Farrell; 2007.
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- Missions--Middle West
- Human hair
- Latter Day Saint missionaries -- Middle West -- Diaries
- Midwifery -- Utah
- Missions and Missionaries
- Obstetrics -- Utah
- Parker family
- Register of Thomas B. Parker family papers
- Jonathan Farrell
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
- Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008