James Donaldson Parker

James Donaldson Parker was born on February 11, 1868, in Fayette, Iowa. At that time his father, Charles Coleman Parker, was 44 and his mother, Sarah Maria Lakin, was 38. He married Nellie R. Klemme on August 23, 1892, in Ridgeway, Iowa.

James graduated from Upper Iowa University in 1889 and received his M.D. from the University of Michigan in 1892. He worked as physician in Fayette until his death in 1947.

James Donaldson Parker died on April 18, 1947 at the age of 79. He was buried at Grandview Cemetery, Fayette, Iowa.

James Donaldson Parker and Nellie R. Klemme had three children in 10 years:

  • Hugh Klemme Paker, 1894-1974
  • Dorothy Lakin Paker, 1896-1966
  • Eleanor Bolles Parker, 1904-1988
James Donaldson Parker had 5 siblings:
  • William Lakin Paker, 1855-1855
  • Daniel Mason Paker, 1856-1934
  • Charles Lucius Parker, 1859-1924
  • Sarah Priscilla Paker, 1863-1870
  • Caroline Ritchey Parker, 1865-1880

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James Donaldson Parker at 5 years old.

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James Donaldson Parker at 8 years old.

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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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James Donaldson Parker and Nellie Parker with their son Hugh.

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

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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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James Donaldson Parker taken in the 1900's. Seen with a professor from Upper Iowa University.

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Hugh Klemme Parker with his father, James Donaldson Parker

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

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Charles Coleman Parker (bottom 2nd from left) James Donaldson Parker (bottom 6th from left)

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Dinner near the Volga River, Iowa.

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James Donaldson Parker

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Big Rock in Fayette, Iowa

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50th Wedding Anniversary? 1937?

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

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

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Robert Fox's parents with James Donaldson Parker and Nellie. 1937

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James Donaldson Parker in the garden.

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Nellie R. Klemme, James Donaldson Parker (left to right)

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James Donaldson Parker's tombstone at Grandview Cemetery in Fayette, Iowa

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Grandview Cemetery in Fayette, Iowa