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Joel Dobbs Parker departed this life July 20th, 1920, at 11:30 p.m. after a few hours illness. He rose as well as usual the morning of the 20th; and was stricken about 8 a.m. and passed away at 11:30 p.m.

He was born at Greencastle, Ind. September 2, 1844, was 75 years, 10 months and 21 days old at the time of his death. He was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Josephine K_ler, of Greencastle, Ind. July 28th, 1864, who departed this life April 21, 1908. To this union were born eight children, Mrs. Alice Brink, Mrs. Laura Kemmerly and Frank Parker, of Hominy, Oklahoma, Mrs. Ethel Myers, of Cleveland, Ohio, W. H. Parker, Deepwater, Mo., L. W. Parker, Reeding, Oklahoma, E. L. Parker and Carrie Troskey, of Kansas City, Mo., Eighteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren, one brother and five sisters also survive him

He united with the Missionary Baptist Church 26 years ago., was ordained as Deacon of the First Baptist church of Billings, Oklahoma in the year of 1903, to which faith he remained steadfast until removed by death.

Judge Parker as he was commonly known was reared in the Sate of Indiana, thereafter coming to Oklahoma at the opening. Located near what is now the town of Billings, Oklahoma , where he made his home for a number of years prior to locating at Shattuck.

(believe the name above is Kellar)

Submitted by: John Rider
Transcribed by: Linda Fox - Ellis County Historical Society


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