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:
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.
Hugh Klemme Parker and Dorothy Lakin Parker with their great grandfather, George Bolles, who was 79 years old at the time.
Nellie, James Donaldson, and Hugh Klemme Parker on the left. George Bolles in the middle. No information on the people to the right.
Claude, Hugh Sr., James, and Hugh Jr. Parker Taken in the backyard of 17 Cambridge Rd sometime between 1953 or 1954