Hugh Klemme Parker

Hugh Klemme Parker was born on April 11, 1894, in Fayette, Iowa. At that time his father, James Donaldson Parker, was 26 and his mother, Nellie Klemme, was 23. He married Elizabeth Margaret Buchanan on September 13, 1930, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Hugh graduated from Upper Iowa University 1916 and taught at West Union High School from 1916-1917. He was involved in the Chemical Warfare research Battalion between 1917-1919. Hugh obtained his PhD from Johns Hopkins in chemistry in 1921 then worked as a research chemist at Wallace & Tiernan in Bellevue, N.J. His main field of interest was flour chemistry. He was the Technical Director of the "Agene Process" in Europe between 1923-1930. He also was the Assistant Director of Novadel-Agene Corporation from 1930-1954. In 1954 he became the Director of the Flour Research Laboratory. Hugh retired in 1959.

He died on September 11, 1974, in Montclair, New Jersey, at the age of 80, and was buried in Fayette, Iowa.

Hugh Klemme Parker and Elizabeth Margaret Buchanan had four children:

  • Corinne Swift Parker, 1931-1932
  • Hugh Klemme Parker Jr., 1931-
  • Claude Buchanan Parker, 1935-2008
  • James Donaldson Parker, 1937-
Hugh Klemme Parker had two siblings:
  • Dorothy Lakin Parker, 1896-1966
  • Eleanor Bolles Parker, 1904-1988

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Nellie, Hugh, and Dorothy Parker

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James Donaldson Parker and Nellie Parker with their son Hugh.

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William Henry and Mary Augusta (Bolles) Klemme, Grandfather Henry William and Grandmother Anna Katharine (Gesell) Klemme, James Donaldson, Nellie R, Hugh (2 years old), and Dorothy Parker (2 weeks old). Photo dated April 12, 1896 at Grandfathers house in Elma, Iowa.

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Nellie (Klemme) Parker with her son Hugh.

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Dorothy Lakin and Hugh Klemme Parker

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Hugh Klemme and Dorothy Lakin with their parents James and Nellie 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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William Henry Klemme and Hugh Klemme Parker

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Hugh Klemme Parker with his father, James Donaldson Parker

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Hugh Klemme Parker and Dorothy Lakin Parker with their great grandfather, George Bolles, who was 79 years old at the time.

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Nellie, James Donaldson, and Hugh Klemme Parker on the left. George Bolles in the middle. No information on the people to the right.

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17 Cambridge Rd, Glen Ridge, New Jersey

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Hugh Klemme and Elizabeth Margaret Parker marriage certificate.

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Claude, Hugh Sr., James, and Hugh Jr. Parker Taken in the backyard of 17 Cambridge Rd sometime between 1953 or 1954

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Elizabeth Margaret and Hugh Klemme Parker Taken 1953 or 1954 in Glen Ridge, NJ

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Hugh Klemme Parker with Scot and Elizabeth Parker

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Hugh Klemme Parker

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Robert Boynton Adams #5 Alberta Elizabeth Burton #4 Hugh K. Parker #6 (left to right)

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Hugh, Patty, Scot, and Elizabeth Parker (left to right)

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James, Elizabeth, Hugh, Patty, and Scot Parker (left to right)

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Grandview Cemetery in Fayette, Iowa