Elizabeth Margaret Buchanan was born on July 25, 1903, in Atlanta, Georgia. At that time her father, Claude Eugene Buchanan, was 31 and her mother, Corinne Margaret Swift, was 22. Elizabeth graduated from Washington Seminary. She meet Hugh Klemme Parker in Europe while on a tour in 1929. They married on September 13, 1930, in Atlanta. After marriage she moved to Montclair then Glen Ridge, New Jersey.
Elizabeth died on February 17, 1988, in Laurel, Maryland, at the age of 84 and was buried in Fayette, Iowa.
Elizabeth Margaret Buchanan and Hugh Klemme Parker had four children: