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Thomas B. Parker family papers

 Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 6, 10
Identifier: MSS 3097

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.

Dates

  • approximately 1832-1919
  • 2004 October 7

Creator

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.

Biographical History

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.

Extent

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

1 carton (1 linear ft.)

Language

English

Abstract

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

Custodial History

Loaned to repository in 2004 by Joan Larson Tuft; donated in 2005.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Joan Larson Tuft; 2005.

Appraisal

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Processing Information

Processed; Jonathan Farrell; 2007.

Title
Register of Thomas B. Parker family papers
Status
Completed
Author
Jonathan Farrell
Date
2007
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Sponsor
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States