PARKER, DANFORD S. obituary 






Well-Known Resident of Allen County for Seventy-five Years – Seemed in Excellent Health


One of the pioneer residents of Allen county, DANFORD S. PARKER, died suddenly of apoplexy at 1 o’clock Monday morning at his home in Huntertown, aged eighty-six years, four months, and twenty-two days.   Mr. Parker came to Allen county 75 years ago and spent three-quarters of a century as a resident of the county.


Death came unexpectedly.   Mr. Parker had been in excellent health Sunday, and Sunday evening enjoyed a hearty dinner with the members of his family.   About midnight he complained of stomach trouble, but little was thought of the incident at the time and simple home remedies were administered to relieve him.   When, a little later, relatives went to the room they discovered he had suffered a stroke of apoplexy and death came in a short time. 


The deceased was born in Jefferson county, New York, in 1822 and came with his parents to this county in 1834.   The family settled on the Perry township farm near Huntertown, where death occurred.   In 1855 Mr. Parker got the gold fever and went to California, where he lived 3 years before returning to Allen county.   In 1844 he was united in marriage to PERMELIA RICKERT, who, with two children preceded him in death.   The two children surviving are Mr. Wilson Parker and Mrs. Harvey Fitch, with whom he made his home. 


Mr. Parker was for years a democrat in politics but later turned to the cause of prohibition.   He was one of the most widely known men in the county, and he lived a model life.   For years he was a conspicuous figure in religious work at Huntertown.  Mr. Parker was the first president of the Farmers Mutual Insurance Association in Allen county.


Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock from the Universalist church at Huntertown.  



                                                               DANFORD S. PARKER