Obit: Parker, Mae (Chandler) / 16 Jan 1944)

Contact:  Kathleen Englebretson


----Source: 20 January 1944 Obituary


Mae (Chandler) Parker


Mrs. Mae Parker, 76, of Medford died at the Medford hospital from pneumonia Sunday afternoon. She was taken to the hospital Friday.


Funeral services will be held this afternoon, Thursday, at the Methodist church, Rev. Henry Halverson officiating. Internment will be made in the cemetery at Greenwood, Clark County.


Mrs. Parker was born in Greenwood on January 23, 1868, and was married to Edwin Parker April 30, 1883. They lived in Greenwood until 1900 when they came to Taylor County and settled in Perkinstown. After five years there they moved to Medford and had been living here ever since that time. Her husband preceded her in death. She was a member of the W.S.C.S. of the Methodist Church and the W.C.T.U.


Survivors included five daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Maurer, Milwaukee, Mrs. Fern Nedry, Eugene, Oregon, Mrs. Faye Showers, Seattle, Mrs. Frances Forsyth, Minneapolis, Mrs. Dorothy Quinn, Astoria, Oregon; two sons, Ervin, Medford, and Major David Parker of Logan, Utah; 25 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Two sons preceded her in death, Clinton in 1937 and LeLand in 1939.


Here for the funeral are Mrs. Faye Showers, Seattle; Miss Bertha Parker, Minneapolis; Charles Maurer and Mrs. Kathryn Vetter of Milwaukee.




Obit: Parker, Mae (Chandler) / 16 Jan 1944
Contact:  MF Vetter

Would very much like to know where this material came from. This obit is for my great grandmother which, curiously, lists her as a "Chandler". Her maiden name was Bowerman, as she was the daughter of John Bowerman and Hanna Honeywell, who were some of the first residents of Greenwood. Hanna Honeywell was Stephen Case Honeywell's sister. I believe he is considered one of the founders of Greenwood. The Chandler family was related by marriage to Martha Mae Bowerman - Caleb Woodrow Chandler was married to Sarah Eliza Bowerman, Mae's sister. A reasonable mistake, I suppose, since they had been away from Greenwood and living in Taylor County for some time prior to her death.



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