Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

George Bell Parker

Male Cal 1839 - 1931  (~ 91 years)


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  • Name George Bell Parker 
    Born CALC 25 Nov 1839  Weston, York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-353690 
    Died 20 Apr 1931  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cause: Cause: Advanced Age with Heart Failure 
    Buried 23 Apr 1931  Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I353690  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2021 

    Family Jane Elizabeth Hurst,   b. CALC 25 Nov 1841, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1901, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married 4 Feb 1864  Peel Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. John Hurst Parker,   b. 18 May 1870, Nichol Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1891, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
     2. Emily Bell "Emma" Parker,   b. 16 Jul 1872, Nichol Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1899, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     3. Isaac Modeland Parker,   b. 24 Mar 1876, Nichol Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1896, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     4. Isabella Jane Parker,   b. 11 Jul 1878, Nichol Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1879  (Age 0 years)
     5. Nelson Shakspeare Parker,   b. 30 Nov 1883, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1907, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2021 
    Family ID F252528  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • GEORGE B. PARKER DIES IN 92ND YEAR

      Has Lived In Preston Since 1881; Superintendent Of Methodist Sunday School

      George B. Parker passed away at his home here last night in his 92nd year. His death was not unexpected. In the passing of Mr. Parker, Preston loses one of its oldest and most revered citizens. Born in Weston in 1839, Mr. Parker was one who saw the growth of Preston, Waterloo county and the province practically from the time of the MacKenzie rebellion. He was married in 1863, to Elizabeth Jane Hurst at Brampton. He moved to Elora in 1864 where their eight children were born. In 1881 the family moved to Preston and resided on Queen street. He was predeceased by his wife in 1901 and then made his home with his daughter, Miss Isobel Parker, until recently when he went to live with his son, Mr. Thomas J. Parker on Duke street. The death severs a link with Ontario's past. The late Mr. Parker's family settled in York county in 1830 and have always been prominent and untiring workers on behalf of the Liberal party. The last of his family, his brothers, lived to even a greater age and were highly respected in York county by all with whom they came in contact. A staunch Methodist all his life, Mr. Parker was for many years superintendent of the local Sunday school. He displayed intense interest in all matters pertaining to the church. For many years he was with the P. E. Shantz foundry and later transferred his connections to the E. B. Salyerds Company. He retired about 20 years ago. Of his eight children, two survive. They are Mr.Thomas J. Parker and Miss Isobel Parker. There are also seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, The grandchildren are Mrs. D. W. Panabaker, Hespeler; Mrs. R. H. Renwick, Preston; Mr. Elmer Parker, London: Mr. Walter Parker, Preston and Messrs, Roy Lawrence and Elton Parker, Port Huron, Mich. The funeral will take place on Thursday afternoon at 2.30 o'clock from the home of his son, Mr. Thomas J. Parker, 553 Duke street, to Preston cemetery, where interment will take place, Rev. R. M. Geiger of St. Paul's church will officiate.

      Kitchener Daily Record 21 Apr 1931 pg 3

  • Sources 
    1. [S239] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Preston CC#6335 Cemetery Internet Link .
      In Memory Of/ George B. Parker/ Who Died/ April 20th, 1931/ In His 92nd Year/ Verse

    2. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name:George Bell Parker Gender:Male Age:91 Birth Date:abt 1840 Birth Place:Ontario Death Date:20 Apr 1931 Death Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

    3. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name:George Bell Parker Age: 23 Birth Year:abt 1841 Birth Place:Canada Residence:Weston Marriage Date:4 Feb 1864 Marriage Place:Peel, Ontario, Canada Father:James Mother:Margaret Spouse:E Jane Hunt

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - CALC 25 Nov 1839 - Weston, York Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Feb 1864 - Peel Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Advanced Age with Heart Failure - 20 Apr 1931 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 23 Apr 1931 - Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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