Biography of Joseph W. Parker
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Parker, Joseph W., was born in Schaghticoke, April 14, 1853. He is a son of Joseph and Mary (Wren) Parker, both of whom were born in England, he August 17, 1817, and she, February 22, 1819. They came to Waterford about 1845 and in a short time to Schaghticoke, where he was a manufacturer of shoe thread until a few years of his death, which was March 1, 1871, and his wife on September 26, 1882. They had a family of four children: Sarah, born November 17, 1841; Ann, born December 29, 1843; Mary E., born April 17, 1848; and Joseph W., who went to school until the age of seventeen years, and then learned the tinsmith trade, and came to Valley Falls in August of 1879, purchased the property he now owns and engaged in the hardware business, in which he has been very successful. December 26, 1877, he married Elizabeth Cannon, of Schaghticoke, by whom he had three children; Mary E., Nina J. (deceased), and Joseph W., jr. Mr. Parker has been collector for two years of the town of Pittstown, and was elected supervisor of said town in 1896. He is a member of Victor Lodge No. 680, F. & A. M.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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