We were all grieved to learn of Suzy's sudden death last summer. I did not know her, but had seen the beautiful family phos with three sons and Malcolm. She truly left a wonderful legacy for her family and I know she will always be missed. The larger version is on the page Obituaries.
I found the ship records from Copenhagen to Ellis Island, Dec. 1920, for mother & daughter's emigration from Poland to Brooklyn, NY & a pho of the ship. It is posted on the Silverman family page. I can only imagine how big it must have seemed to an 8yo little girl. I joined Ellis Island.org & finally found the records. I joined the Jewish Gen data base & found records for Hertz (Sarah Silverman's maiden name) at Polish Gen: http://www.jri-poland.org/index.htm She lived outside Lublin, Poland. Records for Lublin Province's Hertz births are at: http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~jripllat2 I found no record of Sarah's birth in 1911. I did find Sarah's arrival at Ellis Island at age 8 with her mother listed as Girt Hertz from Lublin, Poland on Dec. 21, 1920:
I added several Silverman records from the Hearne Democrat and historical web sites also on Jake, Alex, and Maurice Silverman. Also added were Sarah & Bill Silverman's listing in a Milwaukee temple. At Genealogy.com, I found a good article on name changes at Ellis Island & how they were created by the shipping companies in the original country, not the Ellis clerks. Some families used as "public" name as well as a "private" name as there were no name rules in the early 1900s. Family genealogy for them would be very complicated as different names might appear in different records. Gitler on the passenger list became Gertrude Hertz in the US.
I feel like I've found King Tut's horde in Ancestry.com World edition! Two distant cousins in CA started helping me w/in 48 hrs; we all had same GG pho, only I forgot to marry them on family tree & they ended up with 16 children (8 with duplicate names). One had pho of GG young & mine was GG old, so we shared phos. I passionately believe in Andrew Carnegie's dreams & why he set up free public libraries, so joined the Internet Archives. This data base is free, vast & feeds to Lib of Congress & Smithsonian. I posted our 1881 Wreck of the Mary (schooner) original MSS to start. It is a story told about Jabez Butler & his crew when they were demasted at sea in 1881. I am hoping to find a pho of the ship.
It was dad's 96th birthday yesterday. I learned the Temple Daily Telegram story by award-winning journalist Patricia Benoit will probably come out next Monday--his McCloskey Hospital years in WWII. I found "Captain Patton, Ft. Belvoir 1945" on back of an old toddler pho I had (mom's writing) & wrote Ben Patton, grandson of General Patton. His asst wrote back he ck'd the pho & it's not his dad, Major General Patton. Ben runs a video production co. in NYC & does soldier stories; interviews featured in NY TImes and Smithsonian mag plus he just wrote a book about his famous family.
Cousin Malcolm Herring confirmed Vickie Parker was our cousin & just connected with her & husband Rick in IN--they live on a picture-perfect farm shown below. It was she the Parker Auditorium at Greencastle H.S. was named after (story below). She was also nominated for Indiana Teacher of the Year. Remember staying overnight at their (Rick's) farmhouse in 40s--the liver & onions I couldn't eat. Vickie says that's the 1st thing Rick's mom taught her to cook. She'll be sharing old family phos soon.
Via Ancestry.com's World site which I just started on yesterday & will give it a try for a few months, found an extremely distant cousin w/pixs of GG Jabez H Butler, brother to her GG; I posted some of my own old ones & she wrote from Winnepeg. Have asked her to help find the old schooner phos. Working on family trees & finding many ship passage records for Butlers & much more. I also ordered the Deluxe Family Tree Maker & hope to use it to create family history books with key records I find.
Found several historic phos of the old schooners of Newfoundland like those GG Jabez Butler sailed. See: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpnewell/galleries/72157625371223733/
Cousin Malcolm has confirmed that Vickie is OUR Vickie Parker. I had found this story a few weeks ago. She & Rick live on the old Parker farm below (but not the old house). Congratulations, Vickie! So many years of service was recognized with such a beautiful tribute. Grandfather Grover Cleveland Parker was the Principal of the old Belle Union H.S. & would be so pleased at this achievement. My dad went to DePauw, so all this is beginning to look like family!
My dad, Dr. Sterling Glen Parker, will be 96 tomorrow and cousin Malcolm Herring's mom, Virginia Parker Herring, will be 97 this month. They are first cousins & graduated in the same class at Belle Union H.S. Malcolm helped locate her childhood home--so picture perect; her father, Vern, was my grandfather Grover Cleveland Parker's brother. Malcolm writes: The current listing for what was Vern Parker’s home is: 11693 W. CR 1050 N, Stilesville IN 46180
This is the site of Vern's second home. The first was about 0.5 miles north and was torn down last year. George Parker’s son Richard and his wife Vickie live there now.
I was able to locate it easily on Google Earth. See phos.
I ran across this site which includes extensive info on vital stats, land records, etc. My cousin Mary Janet Parker Kankamp is listed as a 1953 graduate of Stilesville H.S. See: http://www.hendcogen.org/schools/stilesville/stilesville_hs_grads_1913_1964_results.php
The cemetery index lists 4 pages of Parkers at various cemeteries--over 100 it appears. My grandparents & other relatives are included. See: http://in.evanced.info/plainfield/genealogy/cemeteryview.asp
In Biographies, one can seach this atlas: Atlas of Hendricks County, Indiana (Chicago, J.H. Beers & Co., 1878). Four Parkers are listed in 1878: James M., Mrs. Martha, Mrs. Nancy, and Mr. Nathan Thomas Parker.
James M Parker Bio:
Atlas of Hendricks County (Chicago: J.H. Beers & Co., 1878) – Middle Township entries:
PARKER, JAMES M., P.O. Pittsboro; Farmer, who is now retired from active duty, was born in Mason Co., Ky., Sept. 7 1809, settling in this county in 1836, son of Jacob Parker, a native of Md., but who died in Fleming Co., Ky., in 1849, and Jemima Campbell, born in Culpepper Co., Va., died in 1855. Married Jan. 16, 1836, to Maria Thomas, who was born in Va. April 11, 1811. Has been the father of five children--three of whom survive; Jacob S., born Dec. 7, 1836, died July 27, 1839; Mrs. Sarah F. Leachman, born Dec. 9, 1839; Perry T., April 29, 1842, died April 12, 1843; Ambrose B., born Mar. 16, 1844, and Luther W., Mar. 1, 1849.
Nathan M. Thomas Bio:
PARKER, NATHAN THOMAS, P.O. Danville; Merchant; settled here in 1873; born in Washington Co., Ind., Jan. 20, 1826; son of Benjamin Parker and Asenath Davis, who settled in Bartholomew Co. in 1826. Married Nov. 11, 1848, in Johnson Co., Ind., to Elizabeth Johnson; children--Mildred O. and James O.
Indenture Record for William Parker from Index to Hendricks County Indenture Records (1837-1849) Index © 2006 by Meredith Thompson
Thanks to Meredith Thompson for all this information! Contact is: email@example.com
An early 891-pp account on-line of the history is recorded in Weik's History of Indiana (I think that's the title--it's listed under US Presidents book also): "The first ' Parker entered and built a house close school-building was erected on the farm oi by, u\u\ then came Elisha ilurst and Norman John Denny, on section 28, about the year j Nunn. They were all early settlers, and 1828. and was known as ".Denny's School- I owned land adjoining the Clark farm on the house." John Evans taught, the first school west. William Ileavin came here in the in this house, lie was followed by Lawson year 1827, and at first built a log cabin, but D. Sims and Thomas C. Duckworth, who within a few years erected a good hewed-log taught the first " six-months school " in the house."
He lists all the history of the wars with the Miami Indians, treaties, creation of Putnam County on Dec. 21, 1822 by the Governor and an exhaustive list of its geological history (Ice Age et al), flora & Fauna (lists of birds, mammals, trees) and first families, first births, and first deaths. This is truly a vast body of facts recorded. At the second link below, you can download as PDF (42 MB) or view on Kindle and other options.
From: http://www.archive.org/stream/biographicalhist00marl/biographicalhist00marl_djvu.txt See also: http://www.archive.org/stream/weikshistoryofpu00weik/weikshistoryofpu00weik_djvu.txt
Reference: Author: Weik, Jesse William, 1857-1930. 1n
Publisher: Indianapolis, Ind. : B.F. Bowen
Call number: 31833033419513
Digitizing sponsor: Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center
Book contributor: Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center
Collection: allen_county; americana
Mom was born August 12, 1915 in Somerville, MA in a house built in 1897; her Birth Certificate lists the address as 29 Burnside Ave. I was able to find the best pho of the house on Trulia; Google Earth did not have the image @100%. The attending MD was Dr. W. A. Putnam. Her birth certificate lists her name as Marjorie but she started signing her name Margery later. I am not sure of the exact date of her signature change, but her wedding license shows Margery.
The rest of the house's data below shows it was multifamily and now valued at $694K. We know her father, Harold Butler, had a motorcycle with a wicker sidecar when mom's sister Eleanor was born as there was a photo of it. I suspect he still had the motorcycle in 1915.
by Linda Parker Woodward
Oldest daughter of 4 born to Dr. Sterling Glen & Margery Butler Parker in Oak Park, IL. Worked as corporate/technical writer for 45 years in Ann Arbor & Houston before retiring to Atlanta area. Daughter is Dr. Stacey Cathleen Heit, married to Dr. Larry Heit; they have 4 children, my GC. Various homes as troop train baby while dad was in Adak in WWII but settled in Decatur, IL in 1948-1960. M.A. in English, The U of Michigan; B.S. in Educ., Northwestern U-Evanston.