Hello from California!
My great great grandfather was Samuel Parker (1819-1904) and wife Elizabeth Evans.
My great grandfather was Albert Parker (married to Emma Hanley in 1881 who died as results of childbirth in 1882 a few days after my Grandfather, William Hanley Parker, was born).
Grandfather William Hanley Parker’s wife was Ruth Elizabeth Hippensteel who died of the 1918 influenza.
My mother was Dorothy Elizabeth Parker 1910-1990 (married in 1939 to George Ambrose Steiger 1913-1999, from San Francisco, CA).
They had three children:
Christine Ann Steiger Bradshaw b.1941,
Georgette Ruth Steiger Price b.1943
Genelle Elizabeth Steiger Voorhees b. 1947.
She moved to California with her two brothers, Harold Hanley Parker (along with wife Iola Cox) and Robert F. Parker (along with wife Golda) and her father William Hanley Parker about 1937. They lived in the Los Angeles area for a year or so and then moved to San Francisco and various northern California cities. My Grandfather stayed in the Los Angeles area (about 400 miles south of us) until his death in June 1961.
Would love to know more about our roots. My mother didn’t talk much about her family in Gary and Valpraiso, Indiana and we only met a few relatives from her mother’s side of the family, aside from her father and her two brothers and their families.
Genelle Steiger Voorhees