PARKER, ASA Z 1829-1914
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Date: 4/30/2017 at 18:02:12
Asa C. Parker Civil War Veteran
Died at His Home, 1712 Orleans Avenue, at 6:30 O’clock Friday Evening.
Asa Z. Parker, a resident of Keokuk for many years and a veteran of the civil war, died at his residence, 1712 Orleans avenue, at 6:30 o’clock Friday evening.
The deceased was born at Sheffield, Ashtabula county, Ohio, June 15, 1829. He was married at Freeport, Ohio, and afterwards came to Keokuk where his wife died here July 6, 1891. October 14, 1896 he was married a second time to Mrs. Emma Carss, who survives him.
He enlisted in company I, Fifteenth Iowa volunteer infantry, Oct. 3, 1862, and was wounded at Corinth, Miss. In 1864, he re-enlisted and continued his service. He suffered for a time in a hospital and lost one of his eyes in the service. He went through many experiences, some of which were dangerous and thrilling during his soldier life and he would tell them with animation and interest to his intimate friends. He was a quiet man of retired habits, not given to many words and mixed very little with the world, but was rather secluded in his habits, but to friends and intimate acquaintances he frequently conversed on the incidents of the war days and at these times he showed unusual animation. He was fond of his friends and enjoyed the companionship of them and his intimate acquaintances. He was a good soldier, an obliging neighbor and a good, quiet orderly citizen.
Mr. Parker is survived by his wife and one nephew, Frank Parker, a prosperous citizen of Humeston, Iowa and a number of relatives at and in the vicinity of his old home in Ohio.
source: Daily Gate City newspaper (Keokuk, Iowa), 6 Dec 1914
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