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Lydia Ann Parker

Lydia Ann Parker

Female 1847 - 1918  (70 years)

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  • Name Lydia Ann Parker 
    Born 19 Nov 1847  Ekfrid, Middlesex, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 8 Oct 1918  Safford, Graham, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 10 Oct 1918  Safford Cemetery, Graham, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I8788  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 7 Feb 2016 

    Father Solomon Parker,   b. 25 Aug 1804, Edwardsburgh, Grenville, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1884, Anaconda, Deer Lodge, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Nancy Jane Welch,   b. 7 Jan 1811, Mountain, Dundas, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1850, Ekfrid, Middlesex, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Married Dec 1826 
    Family ID F3512  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Henry Levins Powell 
    Married Abt 1863  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Henry Powell,   b. 1864, Deweyville, Box Elder, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1864, Deweyville, Box Elder, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Nancy Jane Powell,   b. 8 Apr 1866, Deweyville, Box Elder, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1953  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2018 23:35:13 
    Family ID F3271  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Alonzo Hamilton Packer,   b. 14 Apr 1841, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1917, Safford, Graham, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 6 Jul 1869  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Children 
     1. Avilda Angeline Packer,   b. 29 Apr 1870, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1941, Pinecrest, Mt. Graham, Graham, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. Mary Verona Packer,   b. 1 Oct 1872, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1946  (Age 73 years)
     3. Charlotte Beryl Packer,   b. 15 Dec 1874, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1961  (Age 86 years)
    +4. Clara Mabel Packer,   b. 26 Jun 1878, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1929, Gilbert, Maricopa, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2018 23:35:13 
    Family ID F2668  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Lydia Ann Parker
    Lydia Ann Parker

  • Notes 
    • Arrived in Salt Lake City on 20 Sep 1856. "Her family had traveled from Canada by oxen and wagon with a group of emigrants who were new members of the Church" [John A. Freestone, The Life and Times of Alonzo Hamilton Packer] -- a phrasing that does not settle the question of whether Lydia Ann Parker's father ever actually joined the Latter-day Saints. The same source does say that Lydia herself "became a member of the Church while living in Canada."

      First married, abt 1863, to Henry Levins Powell of Ekfrid, Ontario; by him, one son who died at six months and one daughter, Nancy Jane, b. 8 Apr 1866 in Deweyville, Box Elder, Utah. Henry Powell abandoned her. She was hired by Angelina (Chapman) Packer to work in the boarding house that Angelina and her husband Jonathan Taylor Packer ran in Brigham City; this led to her making the acquaintance of their son Alonzo, and ultimately marrying him. Alonzo adopted Nancy Jane as his own and she took the surname Packer.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1015] The Life and Times of Alonzo Hamilton Packer and His Wife Lydia Ann Parker by John A. Freestone, 1999. Use with caution.

    2. [S568] Family records of Barbara Allen Crandall (1903-2003).

    3. [S229] On Footings From the Past: The Packers in England, by Donna Smith Packer. 1988. Use with caution.