Biography of Livonia Parker
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Parker, Livonia, the eldest son of Asel and Nancy Parker, was born March 22, 1801, and moved with his father's family to the north part of the town of Ridgeway in July, 1816. January 18, 1829 he was married to Jane, daughter of William Cochran, who died November 6, 1830. In 1832 he married Sophronia, only daughter of Ann Barrett, and took up bis residence on the premises now called Spring Brook farm, on the south town line of the town of Yates. In the autumn of 1861 he moved to the village of Medina, where after a residence of two years, returned to the town of Yates. establishing a home in the village of Lyndonville, where he died November 15, 1875. Sophronia. the wife, survived her husband eleven years. her death occurring November 12, 1886. Myron L. Parker, born September 6, 1837, was the eldest of the two sons of Livonia and Sophronia Parker, his brother Chauncey N. being five years his junior. With the advantage of the district school in winter and three terms attendance at Yates Academy, he essayed teaching school at the age of nineteen, enduring the martyrdom of boarding around and warming spare beds. After two winters thus spent he entered upon the active management of the farm from which his father now retired. In 1861 he married Anna E., daughter of Martin T. and Annie (Whitmarsh) Rowley. Mrs. Parker was born on the farm now owned by her brother George, which joins Spring Brook farm, the one where she has spent the whole of her married life. Mr. Parker was one of the pioneer directors of the Orleans County Farmers' Mutual Insurance Company, and for the last two years has been its vice president, In politics he has always been a Republican. In 1892-93 he served his town as supervisor. At the Republican Twenty ninth District Senatorial Convention held at Rochester, October 5, 1893, he was nominated as one of the district delegates to the convention which assembled in Albany in May, 1894, to revise the State Constitution. His majority in the district over the Democratic candidate from Orleans county was 6453. Mr. Parker takes great pride in his calling, and aspires to nothing higher in a worldly way than to be worthy of the name of an intelligent American farmer, such a one as is able to organize and direct the latest and best methods of rendering the farms which our fathers wrested from the virgin forest, both profitable and pleasant homes for ourselves and our posterity.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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