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Isaac Duke Parker

I.D. Parker
Full Name: Isaac Duke Parker
Birth date: October 23, 1821
Death date: October 28, 1902

Terms of Service

  • House, 21st (1) (2) (3) (4) Legislature
    1/8/1889 - 1/13/1891
(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives .
(2) Birdville post office closed in 1906. Handbook of Texas Online .
(3) Democrat. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature 1889.
(4) Roster of Representatives of the 21st Legislature, "Twenty-First Legislature: Members of the House, Address, Occupation and Politics," Galveston Daily News, 1/5/1889, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Census of 1880 - Isac Duke Parker, Tarrant County, age 58, born circa 1822 in Illinois, farmer, wife Mary.
    Census of 1900 - Isaac D. Parker, Tarrant County, age 79, born October 1821 in Illinois, farmer, wife J. Parker. FamilySearch . 1900 1880
  • Isaac Duke Parker, birth date 10/23/1821, death date 10/28/1902, burial in Parker Cemetery, Hurst, Tarrant County. Includes portrait. Find a Grave .
  • "I.D. Parker, born in Illinois, Crawford county, enlisted in the Confederate service at Dallas, Tex., in 1864, Gano Guards, Captain Welch, was in the battles of Diamond Grove, Flat Rock and Cabin Creek, was attached to Col. Pete Harrison's regiment early in 1863, then to Harrison's brigade." "The Confederate Veterans . . . Resolutions Committee: Made Report on Death of Comrade Isaac D. Parker . . . ," 11/17/1902, p. 4. Fort Worth Star-Telegram .
  • Photo and biographical information, "Brave Pioneers Who Blazed the Way for Tarrant's Present Greatness," 12/15/1912, Part Four, p. 1. Fort Worth Star-Telegram .
  • PARKER, ISAAC DUKE (1821–1902). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Isaac Duke Parker, mentioned in biographical sketch of James W. Swayne, p. 627. "In 1888 Isaac Duke Parker was nominated and elected to the Twenty-first Legislature on the Democratic ticket.In 1890 we find Mr. Parker running on the Independent ticket (put forward by a branch of the Farmers' Alliance) against the regular Democratic nominee, Mr. James W. Swayne, who defeated him in Tarrant County by a majority of 3,000 votes." Indian Wars and Pioneers of Texas 1890.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Isaac Duke Parker, pp. 324-326. Born 10/23/1821 in Crawford County, Illinois. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature 1889.
  • Obituary, "The Texas Death Roll: Isaac Duke Parker Dead Near Fort Worth: Was One of the First Legislators Sent from Tarrant County—Uncle of Cynthia Ann Parker," The Houston Daily Post, 10/29/1902, p. 5. Death date 10/28/1902. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Biographical sketches of Isaac Parker (born 4/7/1793) and Isaac Duke Parker (born 10/23/1821), pp. 290-291. Relatives: Isaac Parker, father; Isaac Duke Parker, son. The Encyclopedia of the New West 1881.
  • Confederate States Army. Isaac Duke Parker, Civil War Veterans of Northeast Tarrant County. Compiled by Michael Patterson. Tarrant County, TXGenWeb Project .
  • Biographical sketch, Isaac Duke Parker, p. 43. Year Book for Texas, Volume II 1903.
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