Machinery Erector, Manufacturing Superintendent
.Per, p. 81, William Jones Parker, Jr. was born in Phila, educated at Pottsville [his family moved there in 1856], and served an apprenticeship there to the machine business. During the Civil War, he volunteered in the US Army under Col. Frick, and was at the burning of the bridge at Columbia, Pa. In 1865, he went to Phila and worked at Baldwin's Locomotive Works. In 1877 he went to Edgemoor Iron Works, Wilmington, Del, where he was, in about 1883, in charge of erecting machinery in their rolling mills. A/O his father's death in 1891, he was Superintendent of the Works. 1880 US Census Roll 119, Vol 3, ED 18, Sht 58, line 11: Liv at 512 Twelth St., Wilmington, De William J Parker WM 46 Machinist b. Pa. Both parents b. Pa. Jane Parker Wife WF 44 b. Ire " " " Ire Annie B. Parker Dau WF 12 At school b. Pa. Fannie K Parker Dau WF 10 " " " " William L Parker Son WM 7 " " " " Lafayette Parker " WM 2 b. Del , 1877 William J. Parker, h 734 S. 17th St., Phila. [Is this him?] , 1886 William J. Parker, machinist, h 339 S. 5th St., Phila. , 1890 William Parker, machinist, h 1812 Taylor St., Phila. Per Riverview Cemetery in May 1994, he is buried in Sec. 8 1/2, Lot # 37, Plotbook A354, Book # A59.
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