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Death Of A Pioneer

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i laiiiwiu ij. i mivci, ui una Uliy, died at his home, 24 Ann street, last evening about five o'clock. Mr. Parker was born at Percy, Genesee county, N. Y., in 1820, and was a son of Elisha B. and Delia Davis Parker. In 1829 Elish 1 B. Parker and his fatherin-law. Reuben Davis, carne to Washtenaw county and located near the line which separates this county frora VVayne county, in what is now Salem. They took up government land, 240 acres in all, 160 of which was in Washtenaw county. Mr Franklin Parker spent his early life upon the farm until 1840. He was sent to a select school at Plymouth and began teaching at the age of 18. He taught for a year and a half in the city high school of Columbus, Ohio, afferwards entering Granville College, Licking county, Ohio. Here he prepared himself for the Michigan University which he entered in 1843. During a considerable part of his youth he lived with his grand-parents and they assisted him somewhat in getting his education, but his main support was upon his own efforts. He graduated in the class of '47 along with John S. Newberry, who was his room mate. After graduating he studied law with Wilson & Hubbard, of Ann Arbor, and was admitted to the bar in, 1850. He did not practice law very long, but gave his attention to real estáte, in which he has been very successful, and has accumulated cohsiderproperty. He owns a large farm in Ingham county and has landed interests in and near this city. In 1865, Mr. Parker was married to Miss Lucy D. StoW. Several childrcn were the fruits of this marriage, Lucy Ann, Wm. M., who died in California in 1888, Franklin C, Eilwin R. and John M. Mr. Parker was a man of gentle and kindlv manners,whom one must k iow well to fully appreciate. The sympathy of a large circle ot friends will go out to the family in their bereavement. I