Parker, Henry J.
Age: 26, credited to Weston, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 9/18/62, m/i 10/23/62, CPL, Co. H, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63
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Birth: 03/12/1826, Plainfield, NH
Burial: Oakland Cemetery, Springfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joie Finley Morris +
Findagrave Memorial #: 75551903
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/20/1884, VT; widow Adelaide E., 9/1/1897, VT
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Henry J. Parker
Parker, Henry J., of Andover, son of Benjamin and Betsey (Fullam) Parker, was born in Plainfield, N. H., May 2, 1836.
After attending the common schools, he continued his educational course at the Wesleyan Seminary of Springfield, and the Kimball Union Academy of Meriden, N. H. In the spring of 1855, he found employment in Boston, Mass., as a bookkeeper, but soon went to Ottawa, Ill., where he obtained his living by teaching and also served as a clerk in various establishments for four years, when he returned to Springfield.
He was united in marriage, Nov. 9, 1859, to Adelaide E., daughter of Timothy and Emily Putnam of Springfield. One child has blessed the marriage: Edwin H.
Mr. Parker in response to the call for volunteers to serve for nine months, enlisted Sept. 1, 1862, in Co. H, 16th Regt., from the town of Weston and was mustered out with that command.
After his return from the scenes of the struggle, he purchased an estate in Andover and this has since been his residence. He has made many improvements in the property, since he understands both the theory and practice of farming, making a specialty of dairy produce and maple sugar. For a quarter of a century he has been the general state agent for the Granite State Mowing Machine Co., of Hinsdale, N. H., and has traveled several years in the interests of A. P. Fuller & Co., dealers in granite and marble. He was one of the incorporators and a trustee of the Chester Savings Bank and since its formation director and treasurer of the Andover Dairy Association.
Through the confidence of his Republican associates, Mr. Parker has held nearly all the positions of trust and responsibility in the town, which he represented in 1874. Fourteen years later he was called to a seat in the Senate from Windsor county. Both these positions he filled with dignity and credit.
Source: Jacob G. Ullery, compiler, Men of Vermont: An Illustrated Biographical History of Vermonters and Sons of Vermont, (Transcript Publishing Company, Brattleboro, VT, 1894), Part II, pp. 299.