Frederick Nance Parker was not a son of Delos & Mary Parker of Whiteside Co., IL.
<> Frederick's middle initial differs from that of the son of Delos & Mary.
<> The birth states of Frederick's parents differ from the birth states of Delos & Mary.
<> There is a different, more likely candidate son of Delos & Mary.
<> Frederick's roots were with the Parkers of Pea Ridge Twp., Brown Co., IL.
Delos is mistakenly called Dlor, Dlos or Dloe. Those names originated from interpretation of the 1880 census taker's writing of the name Delos.
A sketch of Delos & Mary Parker was published in: "Portrait and Biographical Album of Whiteside County, Illinois . . .," 1885, Chicago: Chapman Brothers. From page 609 of that work: Delos & Mary "have six children: Wilbur, Harry J., Fred L., Jessie E., Albert J. and Nellie Edith. Minnie died in infancy." The children's names match nicely with those recorded in the family's 1870 and 1880 census.
Fred L. Parker, son of Delos & Mary, is probably the Fred L. Parker who married Anna Lust, 27 Oct 1897 in Whiteside Co., IL. The obituary of Fanny (Lust) Burkholder makes reference to "the death of a sister, Mrs. Fred L. Parker at Haswell, CO, on 1 Oct 1934." Fanny and Anna were daughters of Adam & Anna Lust of Sterling Twp., Whiteside Co., IL (see 1870 & 1880 census). The marriage and obituary was found online at Whiteside County Genealogy Trails.
Fred L. Parker was enumerated in these census takings -
<> 1870, Garden Plain, Whiteside Co., IL: "Fred L. Parker," age 3, b IL.
<> 1880, Garden Plain, Whiteside Co., IL: "Fred Parker," age 13, b IL (parents VT-IL)
<> 1900, Coloma, Whiteside Co., IL: "Fred L. Parker," age 33, b May 1867 IL (parents VT-IL).
<> 1910, Galatea, Kiowa Co., CO: "Fred L. Parker," age 42, b IL (parents VT-IL).
<> 1920, Haswell, Kiowa Co., CO: "Fred J. Parker," age 52, b IL (parents VT-IL).
<> 1930, Haswell, Kiowa Co., CO: "Fred L. Parker," age 62, b IL (parents VT-IL).
Frederick Nance Parker and his family have been found in the 1910 and 1920 census takings. I have not located the family in the 1900 census.
<> 1910, Moran, WA: "Fred M/N Parker," age 45, b IL (parents KY-KY).
<> 1920, Addy, WA: "Frederick N. Parker," age 54, b IL (parents IN-KY).
Following are comparisons between Fred L. Parker and Frederick Nance Parker:
<> Birth year: Same, or 1-2 year difference.
<> Middle initial: L vs. N(ance).
<> Parents' birth states: VT-IL vs. IN/KY-KY.
Frederick Nance Parker and Fred L. Parker are different individuals. Frederick Nance Parker was not a son of Delos & Mary Parker of Garden Plain, Whiteside Co., IL. If Frederick Nance Parker was of my line I would suspend research efforts related to Delos & Mary Parker.
A candidate for Frederick Nance Parker was shared in this Forum (see posting #22778, dated 5 May 2009 from Nancy Misenheimer). That candidate is Frederick Parker of Thomas & Angeline (Pell) Parker of Pea Ridge Twp., Brown Co., IL.
Thomas Parke[r] married Angeline Pell, 2 Jan 1849 in Brown County (Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900). It appears Thomas & Angeline had several children including Frederick Parker. This Frederick Parker is probably Frederick Nance Parker.
Thomas & Angeline Parker were in Pea Ridge Twp. (T1NR4W), Brown Co., IL in 1850:
Thomas Parker, 23M, OH, blacksmith.
Angeline Parker, 22F, KY.
Andrew Parker, 1/12M, IL.
Thomas & Angeline Parker were in Pea Ridge Twp., Brown Co., IL in 1860:
Thomas Parker, 30M, IN, farmer.
Mrs. A. Parker, 32F, KY.
W. A. Parker, 10M, IL.
B. F. Parker, 8M, IL.
G. W. Parker, 6M, IL.
Alice Parker, 4F, IL.
Elizabeth Parker, 3F, IL.
M. J. Parker, 8/12F, IL.
Catherine Pell, 69F, TN.
William Farmer, 32M, TN, farmer.
It appears the 1870 census taker forgot to list Thomas Parker or forgot to list "Parker" surname for Angeline as a head of household. Here is what is recorded in Pea Ridge Twp., Brown Co., IL in 1870:
-----, Angeline, 42F, KY, keeping house, $8000 land + $200 personal.
-----, William, 21M, IL, farm laborer.
-----, Franklin, 19M, IL, farming.
-----, George, 17M, IL, farming. [end of page]
Parker, Alice, 15F, IL. [start of next page w/ "Parker" surname given]
Parker, Elizabeth, 13F, IL.
Parker, Mary, 10F, IL.
Parker, Edgar, 7M, IL.
Parker, Frederick, 5M, IL. [probably Frederick Nance Parker]
1880 census in Stonington, Christian Co., IL:
A. L. Furguson, head, 30M, IL (VA-KY), farming.
Alice Furguson, wife, 24F, IL (IN-KY), keeping house. [This is nee Alice Parker]
Orvil Furguson, son, 2M, IL (IL-IL).
Zella Furguson, dau, 5/12 Jan, IL (IL-IL).
James Furguson, father, 63M, VA (VA-VA), widowed, farming.
Angeline Parker, mother-in-law, widowed, 50, KY (VA-VA).
Edgar T. Parker, brother-in-law, single, 21M, IL (IN-KY), farming.
The Illinois Statewide Marriage Index (1763-1900) has this marriage: Albert L. Ferguson and Alice Parker, 11 Mar 1876, Christain County.
Mildred Parker, daughter of Frederick Nance Parker, was born 1903 in Pawnee City, Pawnee Co., NE (see message #21451 of 28 Jan 2008 of this Forum). There are two Parker families in Pawnee City that are probably headed by brothers of Frederick Parker (see 1870 census above). The brothers are George W. Parker (see 1860 & 1870 census above) and Edgar Parker (see 1870 & 1880 census above).
The 1900 census at Pawnee City has the family of "Ed Parker" (probably Edgar Parker):
Ed Parker, Head, Feb 1863, 37 IL (IN-KY), m13, Farmer.
Etta Parker, Wife, Mar 1863, 37 IL (PA-MO), m13, 5chn-5.
Verna A. Parker, Dau, Aug 1888, 11 NE (IL-IL).
Nora A. Parker, Dau, Oct 1889, 10 NE (IL-IL).
Fern B. Parker, Dau, Jul 1892, 7 NE (IL-IL).
Gladys I. Parker, Dau, Oct 1893, 6 NE (IL-IL).
Edgar W. Parker, Son, Aug 1895, 4 NE (IL-IL).
Walter Kerns authored a book: "The First 60 Years History of Pawnee County, Nebraska, 1854 - 1914. Appended to the book is a list of hundreds of persons of his acquaintance. Two of those persons were "Edgar Parker, livery" and "Edgar W. Parker, student." [Source: Pawnee Co., NE GenWeb]. Frederick Nance Parker, who was engaged in the livery business, named a son Edgar Roy Parker.
The 1910 census at Pawnee City lists Etta Parker (widowed) with the same five children. The 1920 census at Pawnee City lists Etta Laflin (wife of Arthur H. Laflin) with two of her Parker children.
The 1900 census at Pawnee City has the family of George W. Parker:
George W. Parker, Head, Apr 1858, 42 IL (IN-KY), m9, Laborer.
Allie Parker, Wife, May 1866, 34 IA (WV-OH), m9, 1chn-1.
Ray Parker, Son, Aug 1891, 8 NE (IL-IL).
The 1910 census at Pawnee City has the family of George W. Parker. The family is listed only two families away from the listing for the family of widow Etta Parker.
George W. Parker, Head, 54 IL (IN-KY), m20, Teamster for RR.
Allie Parker, Wife, 43 IA (VA-OH), m20, 1chn-1.
Thomas R. Parker, Son, 18 NE (IL-IA).
It is noteworthy that Ed (Edgar?) Parker and George W. Parker of Pawnee City have birth years approximating that of the younger Edgar and George of Pea Ridge Twp. (see 1870 census above). In addition, the Pawnee City Parkers had parents born IN-KY.
One Parker researcher left two postings on Ancestry.com's Parker Message Board seeking information on Benjamin Franklin Parker, born 6 Aug 1852 in Brown Co., IL, died 10 Feb 1889 in Violet, Pawnee Co., NE, and buried at Table Rock, Pawnee Co., NE. He married Margaret "Maggie" Mann, born 29 Nov 1855 in Mt. Sterling, IL, and died 30 Jul 1903 in Pittsburg, KS. Benjamin & Maggie Parker had three children -- Albert, Nellie and Rosa.
The above Benjamin Franklin Parker is probably the "B. F. Parker" (see 1860 census above) and "Franklin Parker" (see 1870 cenus above).
The Illinois Statewide Marriage Index (1763-1900) has this marriage: Benjamin F. Parker and Maggie Mann, 17 Jun 1874 in Brown County.
Benjamin & Maggie Parker are listed in the 1880 census at Crawford Twp., Cherokee Co., KS:
Benjamin Parker, Head, 26 IL (ENG-ENG), Farmer.
Maggie Parker, Wife, 22 IL (PA-PA), Keeping house.
Albert R. Parker, Son, 3 KS (IL-IL).
Rosetta Parker, Dau, 1 KS (IL-IL).
Freddie Parker, Brother, 15 IL (ENG-ENG), Help on farm.
The listing of Benjamin and Freddie as brothers is noteworthy. Freddie Parker, born circa 1865 in IL is especially encouraging, and explains why he was not listed in the Brown County 1880 census with his mother, widow Angeline Parker. Freddie Parker is probably Frederick Nance Parker. There were no Parkers born in England for the 1850, 1860 and 1870 census in Brown Co., IL -- so, I think the 1880 recording of England born parentage for Benjamin and Freddie is bogus.
I think Frederick Nance Parker was of the Parkers of Pea Ridge Township in Brown Co., IL. He was probably one of the sons of Thomas & Angeline (Pell) Parker of that location.
Hope other researchers can add to or correct the above.