Bio: Parker, Ole J. (1914)


Surnames: Parker, Riesm, Peterson, Clark


----Source: History of Eau Claire County, Wisconsin (1914) pages 813-814


Ole J. Parker, who for twenty-two years was a member of the police force of Eau Claire, was born in Norway, November 12, 1847. When he readied the age of maturity in 1868, he came to America and first located at La Crosse, and after remaining there one summer, he came to Eau Claire and worked in the lumbering industry for Chapman & Thorpe, with whom he remained until 1886. In the Spring of the last named year, he was appointed to a position on the city police force and discharged his duties efficiently until 1896, when he resigned and went to Montana, remaining there about two years. In the Fall of 1898 he returned to Eau Claire and was employed on the river and in the lumber yards of the Dells Improvement Company, and also the Northwestern Lumber Company until the Spring of 1900, when he was reappointed to the police force, a position he filled until September 1, 1912, when he again resigned.


Mr. Parker married Miss Thora Peterson Risem, who died September 17, 1902. To this union four children were born. viz.: Belle, Annie, Joseph C. and John P., all born in the city of Eau Claire. Annie married Mr. W. A. Clark, former principal of the Eau Claire training school; Joseph C. resides in Salt Lake City, Utah; John is in Los Angeles, Cal., and Belle resides at home with her father.





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