Biography - Lines L. Parker

Lines L. Parker, the subject of this sketch, was born in Brown county, Ohio, September 1, 1832. At the age of five years he removed with his parents to Vermilion county, Illinois. His father, John W. Parker, and his mother, Hannah Parker (nee Pangburn), were both born in Brown county, Ohio, and after October, 1837, lived in Vermilion county, Illinois, where they died. John W. Parker was sheriff of Vermilion county just preceding the Civil war, and after the war he was county superintendent of schools for two terms. Lines L. Parker went into the war in 1861 as a member of Company D, Twenty-fifth Illinois Infantry. He was soon commissioned a second lieutenant and after the battle of Pea Ridge was promoted to first lieutenant, and afterward commissioned captain of Company E, One Hundred and Fiftieth Illinois Infantry. His final muster out of the service was at Atlanta, Georgia, January 16, 1866. At the next November election he was elected sheriff of Vermilion county, Illinois, and after the expiration of his office, in November, 1868, he removed to Douglas county, Illinois, and lived upon his farm for eleven years, when he was elected county treasurer of Douglas county, and was afterward re-elected for a two years’ term. At the expiration of his term of office he retired to his farm, where he and his faithful wife have lived for the last thirteen years. His wife, Mary A. Parker (nee West), was united to him in marriage on the 12th of April, 1855. She was born in Fountain county, Indiana, August 28, 1837, and as the fruits of this marriage there were born to them five children, all living and settled in life near home: Alice is the widow of Alexander E. Fullerton, and now lives near Hugo, Illinois; John W. is a farmer in Bowdre township, near Hugo; Oliver Lincoln is a grain dealer in Tuscola, Illinois; Hannah O. lives with her husband one mile west of her parents' home, and Hattie lives with her husband within hailing distance of her father and mother.

Mr. Parker is a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, also of the Masonic fraternity. He owns three hundred and thirty acres of land, which he has divided among his children, who live upon or manage the part they expect to get at their father's death. Mr. Parker and his wife are members of the Christian church at Hugo, Illinois, and are liberal contributors to its support.

Extracted 30 Jun 2017 by Norma Hass from the Historical and Biographical Record of Douglas County, Illinois, published in 1900, pages 169-170.

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