Sidney F. Parker of Rusk County, Texas

I am looking for information on Sidney F. Parker of Rusk County, Texas. He is the son of Jeptha/James Franklin Parker (1828-1904) and Sarah Jane Jackson (1828-1905), who moved from Greene County, Georgia to Rusk County, Texas. They first show up in the Rusk County census in 1870. Though they should be in Rusk County in 1860, I have not found them yet.

Sidney F. Parker was born circa 1862, listed in the 1870 as S. Y. Parker, age 8. (1900 census says born August 1862.). He is S. F. Parker in 1880, and his initials may be S. F. Y., given this family's tendency to use three given names. Also there is variation in his first name, spelled either Sidney & Sydney. The last time I find him is in the 1920 census, living in Henderson, Rusk County, Texas.

For now I primarily would like to find out when he died and where he is buried. My assumption is that he died between 1920 and 1930. I found an obituary for his wife in 1930, and only the children are listed as survivors. So I believe he had died previous to that.

If anyone has any information, I would greatly appreciate hearing from you. Thanks. Have a good day.

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  • Thanks, Steven. I appreciate the help and suggestion. I searched for and found F. S. Parker who died in Fannin County, Texas. (I have found transposed initials to be pretty common.) An initial look suggests he is Franklin Smith Parker, son of Benjamin Franklin Parker, but I am going to pursue this a bit further to be sure.
  • Found a F S Parker, not S F Parker in the Texas Death Index. died 3 Aug 1928, Fannin Texas. Also Sidney F Parker most likely Sidney Francis or Sidney Franklin Parker from other sources. Other people interested in your research are Brad Nash, Tiffany Nash, Paul Hathaway, and Todd Crawley. Looked at to get some information. Please let us have your information at Parkerheritage, Thanks for the letter, very moving. Also, perhaps you have already written for a death certificate but if not please do so for Sidney Francis Parker or Franklin Parker.
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