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Parker Families

                                                          [Various Names.]
1873 Creswell Census: E. Parker (43-47)    1874: (52)
                      C. L. Parker (23)          (24)
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 26, 1876.
Well. Chas. Parker is having a well bored by the Thompson brothers. They go about 25 feet a day, at a cost of $1 per foot, and insure water.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 3, 1876.
C. L. Parker, Blacksmith and Wagon Shop. On south end of Summit Street. The first building on the east side of the street as you enter town from the Arkansas River Bridge. Work warranted.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 26, 1876.
Read Charley Parker’s announcement this week, and trot your equines up to his shop to have them shod. Ad. C. L. Parker, Blacksmith and Wagon Shop. On south end of Summit Street. The first building on the east side of the street as you enter town from the Arkansas River Bridge. Work warranted. Farmers, I have secured the services of a first-class shoer, and am now prepared to do work in that line. Chas. Parker.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 13, 1876.
Notice. All those knowing themselves indebted to the firm of Parker and Tesh, will call and settle immediately. Owing to the death of Mr. Tesh, the business must be settled at once. Chas. L. Parker.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 24, 1877.
Sold. Charles Parker sold his house and lot to Hermann Godehard.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 4, 1877.
The wind storm of last Friday night blew down the stables of Charles Parker and J. T. Stewart.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 24, 1879.
Charley Parker is pushing his stone building right along, and will soon have the boss shop of the Southwest.
Note: Do not believe the following was related to Charles Parker...
Arkansas City Traveler, May 17, 1876.
See the card of Mr. Silas Parker, carpenter and builder, late of Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Parker is a good workman, and will work to suit the times. He can erect a claim shanty or a fine mansion as quick and reasonable as anyone in the county.
Card. Silas Parker, carpenter and builder, Arkansas City, Kansas. Houses, granaries, bridges, and all kinds of carpenter’s work done on short notice and reasonable terms. Leave orders at the Central Avenue Hotel.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 10, 1878.
Auction Sale. On Monday, April 22nd, at 3 o’clock p.m., I will offer for sale, at my residence, all my household furniture and kitchen utensils. Terms of sale, cash up and no grumbling. Silas Parker.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 6, 1879.
Silas Parker’s house on High Street is rapidly approaching completion. Silas commenced trying to tear himself away from Arkansas City two or three years ago, but has given it up as a bad job, and concluded to remain in the land of promise.
Unknown: Relationship, if any, to the other two Parkers listed above.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 28, 1880.
Mr. Ben Parker is lying dangerously ill at the residence of O. P. Houghton with pneumonia.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 4, 1880.
Mr. Ben Parker is recovering from a severe attack of double pneumonia.
Unknown: Relationship, if any, of Wm. Parker to the other Parkers listed.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 20, 1876.
Mr. Wm. Parker is doing some very fine work at O. P. Houghton’s new residence. He is a splendid workman.
Another Parker! Elisha Parker...
Arkansas City Traveler, May 9, 1877.
Peaches. Elisha Parker left with us a sprig from a peach tree, two feet in length, that contained eighty peaches about the size of a large grain of wheat. They were in clusters of three and four each, and had not been hurt by the frost.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 12, 1877.
The Blacksmiths’ Union Price List. We, the undersigned, have established the following prices, to take effect on and after November 12, 1877. These prices are strictly cash. Eight new horse shoes, $3.50; Two new horse shoes, $.85; One new horse shoe, $.45. K. F. Smith, Sifford & Horne, F. N. Earl, Elisha Parker.


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