Daniel Mason Parker was born on October 29, 1856, in Fayette, Iowa. At that time his father, Charles Coleman Parker, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Maria Lakin, was 27. He married Sarah Emeline Sherman McDonald on June 21, 1887, in New Hampton, Iowa.
Daniel Mason Parker died on June 6, 1934, in his hometown, at the age of 77. He was buried at Grandview Cemetery in Fayette, Iowa.
Daniel Mason Parker and Sarah Emeline Sherman McDonald had three children:
Charles Coleman Parker, Charles Sherman Parker (son of Daniel Mason Parker), and Daniel Mason Parker (son of Charles Coleman Parker) (left to right)