1830–1902

Introduction

Born: Ap­ril 9, 1830, St. Ma­ry’s Chare, Hex­ham-on-Tyne, Eng­land.

Died: No­vem­ber 28, 1902, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Buried: Hamp­stead Ce­me­te­ry, Hamp­stead, Lon­don, Eng­land.

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By Carlo Pelligrini, 1884

Biography

Parker was the son of stone­ma­son Teas­dale Par­ker and Eliz­a­beth Dodd. He mar­ried twice, to Ann Nes­bitt (No­vem­ber 15, 1851) and Em­ma Jane Com­mon (De­cem­ber 22, 1864).

Her was in­flu­enced by Chart­ist Tho­mas Coop­er and Li­ber­a­tion­ist Ed­ward Miall, and was as­so­ci­at­ed with Jo­seph Cow­en in New­cas­tle.

A well known or­a­tor, he spoke at Hay­don Bridge and Wall, and be­came a Con­gre­ga­tion­al min­is­ter, work­ing in Ban­bu­ry and Man­ches­ter. He was al­so one of the found­ers of the Ci­ty Tem­ple in Lon­don, which op­ened in 1874.

He twice served as chair­man of the Lon­don Con­gre­ga­tion­al Board and was twice chair­man of the Con­gre­ga­tion­al Un­ion of Eng­land and Wales.

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