Helen Thelma Parker


The Daily Telegram., December 13, 1907

Helen Parker, Young Daughter of John T. Parker, is Taken by Death.

Headstone inscription of Helen Thelma Parker

Mr. and Mrs. John T. Parker have been sorely bereft by the death of their daughter, Helen, aged 14 years, which occurred at their home in the Stealey addition Thursday night at 10:30 o’clock and was caused by typhoid fever.

Besides her parents Miss Parker is survived by one brother, Ray Parker, who is in the tailoring business in Fairmont; and one sister, Mrs. John Johnson, of Toledo, OH.

Miss Parker was a bright and lovable girl and a large circle of friends and playmates are deeply grieved over her untimely death.

The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Services will be held at her late home and the burial will be in the I. O. O. F. cemetery.


The Daily Telegram., December 16, 1907

At the Funeral of Miss Helen Parker Held on Sunday Afternoon

The funeral of Miss Helen Parker, fourteen-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Parker, who died Thursday night of typhoid fever, was held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock and was attended by a large number of sorrowing friends.

The Rev. Father Reynolds conducted the funeral services which were held at the family home in the Stealey addition.

The pupils of St. Joseph’s Academy, at which Miss Parker was a student, attended the funeral in a body.

Stock image of Casket with Flowers

A large number of beautiful floral tributes were given. The burial was in the Odd Fellows’ cemetery. The Rev. D. W. Cunningham had charge of the choir which rendered several selections in sweet and solemn manner.

Those from out of town who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Johnson, of Cleveland, OH; Mr. and Mrs. Phil Price, of Grafton; Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Parker, of Parkersburg, and Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Parker, of Fairmont.

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