[Headline and subhead]: "Death Calls Bob Parker: Prominent Atlanta Man Was Well Known and Intensely Popular Here."
[Subhead 2]: "Was Vice-President of The Arnold Hat Company."
[Subhead 3]: "For Years This Energetic Business Man Followed Work and Made Great Success of His Life."
[Summary, with Quotes]:
(In Dalton), people received telephone call, stating "that Mr. Robert E. Parker, had died at his residence, No. 353 West Peachtree street, following an illness of several months."
Deceased was well known. "It was in Dalton that Mr. Parker, then a boy, started his life's work. He entered a book store here, and from Dalton went to the Dade coal mines, where he clearly showed the makeup of a man in starting to work guarding convicts." At that camp, he showed skill at sales and "he was put in charge of the commissariat department." Next: traveling salesman, successful. "Even after he had acquired a considerable interest in the Arnold Hat company, and had been made vice-president of the company, Mr. Parker would not give up his work on the road, sticking to it until he was seized with the illness which finally resulted in his decease, and literally dying in harness." Married "here" [Whitfield Co., Georgia] "to Miss Kate Shumate, daughter of the late Col. I. E. Shumate. He was a nephew of the late Col. R. J. McCamy, of this city" [Dalton, Georgia]. Survived by "sons and daughters: Robert S., of the legal firm of Brown & Randolph; Howard, with the Arnold Hat company; Lewis, with the Arnold Hat company; Misses Elizabeth, Katherine, and Margaret. / He is also survived by his mother, Mrs. Mollie Parker, and two sisters, Mrs. C. C. Thorne and Mrs. H. C. Hudgins."
Full Citation: "Death Calls Bob Parker," [obituary/article on death of Robert E. Parker] in *North Georgia Citizen,* [Dalton, Georgia], Thurs., 16 Nov. 1911, pg. 1 [via Galileo: "GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online" library project]. http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/ngnewspapers/id:ngc1911-0357 (accessed 25 December 2016).
Biographical Details (from other sources):
Robert Everett Parker
Birth: 14 August 1857, Spring Place, Murray, Georgia, United States
Wife: Catherine Bitting "Kate" Shumate
Marriage: 27 December 1883, Dalton, Whitfield, Georgia, USA.
Other Sources to Study:
US Census, 1860, 824th District Georgia Militia, Murray, Georgia: Robert E Parker, male, listed in the household of J H H Parker. Birth: 1858, Georgia.
US Census, 1900, Atlanta city Ward 2, Fulton, Georgia: R E Parker, male. Birth: Feb 1857, Georgia. Wife: Catherine. Married 17 years [est. 1883]. Occupation: Merchant.
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"United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:ML29-GM3 : accessed 25 December 2016), Robert E Parker, Atlanta Ward 8, Fulton, Georgia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 170, sheet 5B, family 90, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 192; FHL microfilm 1,374,205.
"Georgia Marriages, 1808-1967," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FW6K-PQM : 24 December 2014), Robert E. Parker and Katie B. Shumate, 27 Dec 1883; citing , Whitfield, Georgia; FHL microfilm 339,861.
Find A Grave Index 133407636: Robert E Parker. Burial: 1911, Westview Cem., Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, USA. Birth: 14 Aug 1857. Death: 13 Nov 1911.