Eleanor Bolles Parker

Eleanor Bolles Parker was born on October 31, 1904, in Fayette, Iowa. At that time her father, James Donaldson Parker, was 36 and her mother, Nellie Klemme, was 33. Eleanor married Robert Lee Fox on December 27, 1931, in her hometown of Fayette.

Eleanor graduated from Upper Iowa University 1926. She taught school for a year then got a masters in drama at Northwestern. Taught at Francis Shimer School in Illinois 1928-1930, Illinois Wesleyan College 1930-1931, Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia 1931-1933, Robert College in Istanbul, Turkey 1935-1941. Returned to US in 1941. Husband worked on the Manhattan Project. Lived in Baltimore after the war where her husband worked in the Army Chemical Corps.

Eleanor died on February 19, 1988, in Honolulu, Hawaii, at the age of 83, and was buried in Fayette, Iowa.

Eleanor Bolles Parker had two siblings:

  • Hugh Klemme Parker, 1894-1974
  • Dorothy Lakin Parker, 1896-1966

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Nellie Parker holding Eleanor Parker.

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Dorothy Lakin, Hugh Klemme, and Eleanor Bolles Parker

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James Donaldson Parker, Nellie Klemme Parker Hugh, Dorothy, Eleanor Parker

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A postcard from Nellie Klemme to her father William Henry Klemme. Probably taken on Main Street in Fayette, Iowa. February 17, 1914

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Big Rock in Fayette, Iowa

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Thomas Goebel, Nellie Klemme, Eleanor Parker, Dorothy Parker, and James Donaldson Parker

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Robert Fox, Eleanor Parker, James Donaldson Parker, and Nellie Klemme

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Robert Fox and Eleanor Parker on the Queen Mary.

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Postcard of the Henderson Library, Upper Iowa University. Postmarked June 1961. Written to Mrs. Hugh K. Parker from Eleanor Fox

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May 4, 1986

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Robert Fox and Eleanor Parker. Eleanor's and Helen Goebel birthday party. October 31, 1984

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Eleanor Parker and Robert Fox in Hawaii. December 27,1986

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Grandview Cemetery in Fayette, Iowa