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John Christeson (#46562435)
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Bio Photo I was born in 1930 and raised in Barron, Wisconsin. I served in the Army Signal Corps from 1948 - 1952 and was discharged as a Staff Sgt. Worked for the Post Office in Barron for three years. Graduated from Wisconsin State College at Eau Claire, WI. in 1960 and then went to work for the US Food & Drug Adm. Retired in 1988. Currently living in Sun City, Georgetown, TX with my wife Janet.

Since I have no relatives buried in Texas, I will transfer any memorials that are your relatives or friends to you. Just click on EDIT in the upper righthand corner of the memorial, select the first line in the menu and request the transfer. Be sure to include your ID number.

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Lester Van Huss
Barbara Jean Pate Stark
Thank you for the transfer John. I appreciate it very much.
Added by Lester Van Huss on Oct 29, 2014 9:57 PM
Lester Van Huss
Barbara Jean Pate Stark
John, I just sent you additional info on Barbara Pate Stark for her birth record to add to the memorial you set up. I know you have some Pate memorials and I have info on them since the Pates are relatives. Expect some more updates. LOL Thank you for all you do. If you ever want to pass some of these off to anothers care I will more than happy to take them off your hands. I concentrate on family members in Find A Grave in correlation to my family tree on Thanks again, Lester Van Huss #47859148.
Added by Lester Van Huss on Oct 29, 2014 8:48 AM
Leslie Pieratt
RE: David Stewart.
That's OK, I've loaded the Find A Grave parents into my family tree to play with to find some legitimacy on the parents. Who knows, maybe everyone on is wrong.

On another note, I notice that you have gone back to some memorials an have taken new photos. The new photos are excellent.
Added by Leslie Pieratt on Oct 26, 2014 1:03 PM
Linda Crawford
RE: John P. Standlee
No, I mean the spouse and the child.
Added by Linda Crawford on Oct 26, 2014 6:56 AM
Rachel G
West Akers
Thanks John for all of your help with West Akers! Much appreciated.

Rachel G
Added by Rachel G on Oct 25, 2014 5:00 PM
G. Abbott
Find A Grave Memorial# 38813417
My previos note in regards to:
James Francis Parker m. Rosalthe Lee Lawhon:

James Francis Parker:
Find A Grave Memorial# 38813417

Sorry about that.

Added by G. Abbott on Oct 23, 2014 7:18 AM
G. Abbott
William Joseph Lawhon b. 1845 m. Rhoda Caroline "Kate" Gardner"
Their dau. is Rosalthe Lee Lawhon m. James Francis Parker.
She was his 2nd wife.

Rosalthe is the sister to my father's uncle, Clinton Walker Lawhon, who I knew as a child. I have some photos of the Lawhons, and can't identify all of them.

Rosalthe and James Parker had:
1. Ralph H. (Halstead) Parker b. 4-21-1909
2. Glen Lawhon Parker b. 2-24-1911, d. 2-10-2003
3. Mary Kate Lawhon b. 8-7-1912
4. Dean R. (Roberts) b. 12-30-1913, d. 2-19-2007

From their father's obit, the sons and daughter match. As a cross-reference, they all seem to be very educated and have distinction.

1. Ralph H. Parker: "The Father of Academic Libraries Automation," Dean, School of Library Science, University of Missouri. He married Mary Katheryn Norman on 6-23-1935, Austin, Travis Co., TX. She was b. 4-15-1913.

2. [Dr.] Glen Lawhon Parker: b. 2-24-1911, on a farm near Bertram, TX. He was the developer of Rural Telephone Unions Network in Central, Texas.
He received his BA, MA, and Ph.D. from the University of Texas. He was an Industrial Economist, U.S. Government, and Economic Advisor for many developing countries.

He m. Nona Lee Gilvin on 7-6-1936; later divorced. Second wife is living

3. Mary Kate Parker: Lawyer, Texas State Assistant Attorney General. Her specialty was Election Law.
Married 10-18-1947, Austin, Travis Co, TX to:
[Dr.] Hubert Stanley Wall. He was a Mathematician, Ph.D.: F-A-Grave Memorial# 35361926

4. [Dr.] Dean Roberts Parker b. 12-30-1913, d. 2-19-2007. He held a Ph.D. in Boilogy. He was a Geneticist Professor, University of CA, and a Geneticist for the Dept. of Energy in Washington, D.C. His work with the government included the effects of radiation.

F-A-G Memorial# 53628804

Sources: Wikipedia, Obit for James Francis Parker.
F-A-G Memorial Holder is John Christeson, who has done many transfers to me for the related families. He holds the memorial for James Francis Parker.

Find A Grave: Created by: John Christeson, Jun 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38813417

James Francis Parker
Birthplace: Alabama
Death: May 1, 1945 in Travis, Texas.
Spouse: Elizabeth Parker
Spouse: Rosalthe E. Parker (From Gayle: Rosalthe Lee [Lawhon] Parker)
Children: Eugene L., Leander R., Caroline, Francis T., John E., Ellie V., George F., Robert W., James H., Ralph H., Glen L., Mary K., Dean R.
1880: Living in District 4, Giles, Tennessee with spouse and two children.
1900: Living in Precinct 3, Burnet, Texas with spouse and nine children.
1910: Living in Precinct 3, Lee, Texas with spouse and two children.
1920: Living in Bertram, Burnet, Texas spouse and four children.
1930: Living in Austin, Travis, Texas with spouse and four children.

obit Glen Lawhon Parker
cantorjoeocho (View posts)
Posted: 21 Feb 2003 3:24AM GMT
Classification: Death
Born on a farm four miles south of Bertram,TX Feb 24, 1911 and died Feb 10,2003
He was the son of James Francis Parker, developer of Rural Telephone Unions network in Central Texas and Rosalthe Lee Lawhon Parker.
Attended one-room schoolhouse -- Midway School (It closed in 1919)--near his home and graduated from Bertram High School in 1927, graduating form the University of Texas where he received his BA degree, master's and PhD in 1939.
He was an industrial economist.He worked under contract with Robert Nathan Associates and the US Government as an economic advisor to a number of developing countries.
Survived by wife Atsuko Kanzawa Parker and their children, Nancy Parker and Huabdn Hajimu Kawa of Austin and James Parker and wife Kazumi of Tokyo, daughter Riena Kojimoto and husband Haruo of Japan; three grandchildren; Peyton Parker of Las Vegas, NV and Philip Parker of NV, sons by a previous marriage and his brother Dean Parker of Austin, TX
Cook-Walden 512-251-4118

James Francis Parker was marrid first to Elizabeth "Betty" White. From his Find A Grave# it links only the children they had, but a second newspaper obit has the same children listed consecutively, with Rosalthe Lawhon, after the children of present wife and James Francis Lawhon.

Linking them would be great!

Added by G. Abbott on Oct 23, 2014 7:15 AM
Roche transfer 8380173
Thank you very much for the transfer. I will not be removing the long obit you typed for this memorial-wouldn't think of it, I meant to tell you that.
Added by Anna on Oct 21, 2014 10:35 AM
Tracy Kilgore
Thank you very much for transferring John Wesley Kilgore's memorial to me!! Tracy Kilgore
Added by Tracy Kilgore on Oct 11, 2014 4:12 PM
Richard Bohn
Charles Larson
Thanks John for the heads up on this memorial.
Added by Richard Bohn on Oct 08, 2014 3:19 PM
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