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Francis H. Parker genealogical papers

Identifier: RG074_016

Scope and Content

Notes and correspondence pertaining to East Haddam. Included is a copy of "East Haddam Cemetery Inscriptions" compiled by Parker, photostated in 1930. There appears to be a small amount of correspondence related to the legal profession.


  • circa 1894-1930

Language of Materials

The records are in English.

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Biographical Note

Francis H. Parker was born in East Haddam, Conn. on September 23, 1850 to Oziah H. and Maria Ayers Parker. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 1874 and from Yale Law School in 1876. After graduation he remained in East Haddam but began to practice law in Hartford. He represented East Haddam in the General Assembly in 1878 and 1880.

Parker moved to Hartford in 1885 and served as the prosecuting attorney from 1887 to 1891. He ran unsuccessfully for state senator in 1894. From 1898 to 1900 he served as the referee in bankruptcy for the district of Hartford. He resigned to accept the appointment of United States attorney for Connecticut. He retired in 1908 and served once more in the General Assembly in 1909, this time representing Hartford. He moved back to East Haddam in 1925 where he died on February 10, 1927.

Parker was a delegate to several Republican conventions, and was chairman of the Hartford Republican town Committee from 1895 to 1900, trustee of the Meriden School for Boys from 1898 to 1900, chairman of the Connecticut Historical Society for twenty two years, president of the Hartford County Bar Association from 1921 to 1925 and president of the Connecticut Chapter of the Sons of the Revolution.

Source: "F.H. Parker, 76, Is Dead in East Haddam." Hartford Courant, 1927 February 10, 1.


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Notes and correspondence pertaining to East Haddam.

Related Material

Correspondence of Francis H. Parker of Hartford and East Haddam, Conn. and historical and genealogical notes relating to the history of East Haddam and its early families, 1918-1927 [CSL call number StLib Archives 920 P223co]

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RG 074:016, Francis H. Parker Genealogical Papers
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