PARKER, WILLIAM, WHITWELL (1837 - 1925)

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Santa Cruz Sentinel (January 22, 1925)
Photo of William W. Parker

DIED: PARKER - In Santa Cruz, Jan 21 William Whitwell Parker, native of Boston Mass. aged 87 years 6 months.

W.W. Parker Dies at Age 87

William Whitwell Parker passed away yesterday afternoon at the family residence on Broadway, after a few days illness.

Mr. Parker was born in Boston June 24, 1837, and was 87 years of age at the time of his passing. He was of a prominent New England family and bore the title of captain, serving in that capacity during the Civil war, with the 23 Massachusetts cavalry.

He came to Santa Cruz in 1895 and has been one known for his literary and intellectual attainments and one who was interested in current events and the progress of the age. He was especially interested in All Saints Unitarian church, being one of its founders and having served the church for many years as a trustee. He was a member of the G.A.R.

Surviving him is a wife, Mrs. Harriet E. Parker, and two sons, William Bell of Placerville and Edwin Stone of Boston. The funeral will be strictly private.

Date of Birth: 1837-06-24

Date of Death: 1925-01-01

County: San Francisco

Cemetery/City of Burial: Cyprus Lawn

Cause of Death: Stm/Peritonitis

Spouse: Bell_ Harriet E

Religion: Un

Local Address: Broadway 336

Last City: Santa Cruz

Native of: MA

Father Native of: William (NJ)

Mother Native of: Whitwell_ Lucy (MA)

Enlisted: 1863/08/12

Discharged: 1865/07/20

Military Unit: MA_ 2 Cav_ Co H

Rank: Cap

Military Notes: R-Boston_ M/O Frfx Crt Hse

GAR#: WR32

Available records used to obtain information:
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Santa Cruz County death records
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Santa Cruz and Monterey newspapers
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CW Reference: W&R 1896 Photo

Creator: Nelson, Robert L.
Source: Old Soldier: the story of the Grand Army of the Republic in Santa Cruz County. Santa Cruz, CA: The Museum of Art & History, c2004.
Date: Undated
Coverage: Santa Cruz (County)
Rights: Reproduced by permission of Robert L. Nelson.
Identifier: OS-0772

Citation

Nelson, Robert L. “PARKER, WILLIAM, WHITWELL (1837 - 1925).” Old Soldier: the story of the Grand Army of the Republic in Santa Cruz County. Santa Cruz, CA: The Museum of Art & History, c2004. SCPL Local History. https://history.santacruzpl.org/omeka/items/show/133748. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.