I found the obituary of Freda Parker, wife of George H. Parker (who was my grandfather Grover C. Parker's brother's son) & posted it in the Obituaries section. I also discovered an on-line Parker genealogy forum with discussions of land grants to Thomas Parker back to 1614 in England. See: http://genforum.genealogy.com/parker/all.html
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.