1836–1920

Introduction

Born: Jan­u­a­ry 13, 1836, Cas­tine, Maine.

Died: May 28, 1920, Hart­ford, Con­nec­ti­cut, short­ly af­ter cel­e­brat­ing the 60th an­ni­ver­sa­ry of his in­stal­la­tion as pas­tor there, and the 250th an­ni­ve­rs­ary of the church.

Buried: Ce­dar Hill Ce­me­te­ry, Har­tford, Con­nec­ti­cut.

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Biography

Parker mar­ried twice: to Lu­cy M. Har­ris (1859) and Lau­ra A. Park­er (1895).

He was ed­u­cat­ed at Bow­doin Col­lege, Bruns­wick, Maine (where he was the po­et of the class of 1856); Ban­gor The­o­lo­gic­al Se­mi­na­ry, Maine; and Yale Un­i­ver­si­ty, New Ha­ven, Con­nec­ti­cut.

Entering the Con­gre­ga­tion­al min­is­try, he be­came pas­tor of the South Con­gre­ga­tion­al Church, Hart­ford, Con­nec­ti­cut, in Jan­u­a­ry 1860, and served there un­til 1912.

Beside ed­it­ing some Su­nday school hymn and tune books, he ed­it­ed the Con­gre­ga­tion­al Book of Praise (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: 1874) and The Chris­ti­an Hym­nal (Hart­ford, Con­nec­ti­cut: 1877, revised 1889), and served as Se­nate Chap­lain for the state of Con­nec­ti­cut.

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