Richard Parker
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Richard A. Parker
Born 1930s.
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Richard was born at the St. Mary's Hospital in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri on April 1,1938 and a son of William Bert Parker and Edna Leota Bretches. He never married. He graduation from the Raytown High School May 1956 in Raytown, Jackson County Missouri. By trade he was a house painter, photographer, and writer. He served in the Army Reserves 1961-1966. His hobbies were bowling, where he won many trophies, playing softball in church leagues and an avid birdwatcher.



1961 --- MILITARY

Name: Richard Allen Parker
Enlistment: January 1961
Enlistment Location: Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Discharged: December 1966
Discharged Location: Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.
Service Branch: Army Reserve
Division: Missouri Ozark Division
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Staff Sergeant
Comments: Honorable Discharge: December 1966.


1970 --- PARKER'S ARTICLE IN A MAGAZINE: Richard Parker, 32, is in the construction business, but his real interest lies in writing and photography. Parker, son of Mr. and Mrs. William B. Parker, 5521 blue ridge Cut-off, is the author of a story "Up From the Ground." It is the story of the cicada and will appear in the June issue of HIGHLIGHTS FOR CHILDREN magazine. His article about the giant Saguaro Cactus will appear soon in the DESERT MAGAZINE. Parker, a graduate of Raytown High School, says he spends his spare time traveling with camera and notebook, usually in the west. His interest in nature started in grade school school science courses and he has been taking pictures ever since high school, Parker, started to write by doing cutlines and short articles to describe his photos. His work first appear in a Methodist magazine for children. He is working now on a series of short adventure stories for children.

RAYTOWN NEWS, Raytown, Jackson County, Missouri, June 4, 1970, Page: 6, Column: 3.

U. S. Censuses

1940 --- U. S. Federal Census -- Washington Township, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri -- Dwelling Number: 306 -- Line: 34 --- William Parker 27 (head) -- Edna 24 (wife) -- Richard 2 (son) --- Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: Washington, Jackson, Missouri; Roll: T627_2116; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 48-62. --- Source Information: 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012.

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Hi Richard,

Please make sure that you are providing sources for profiles that you create. are just a a few that are lacking sources. Please go back through you recent contributions and add those sources, thank you!

posted by Robin Lee
Richard, every contribution to WikiTree improves the quality of our Shared Tree. The Appreciation Team thanks you for all your efforts by making more than 1,000 contributions during the month of September.

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Richard, every one of your more than 1000 contributions for the month of August 2009 adds to the improvement of our Shared Tree. Thanks so much for all of your efforts.

And thank you for your service in the Army Reserves!

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Richard!

In July 2019, you made 1000+ contributions to our Shared Tree! I commend for your time and effort. Keep up the great work!

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

PS: I remember HIGHLIGHTS FOR CHILDREN magazine. I read it in the dentist's and doctor's offices when I was a kid.

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hello, Richard!

Very well done on your making 1,000 or more contributions to WikiTree in June 2019! We commend and appreciate all of your time and effort in helping to grow and perfect our Shared Tree. Keep up the great work!

Pip Sheppard ~ WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Thank you Richard for allowing me to be on the Trusted List for Arthur A. Glick.
posted by Terry (Glick) Burt
Richard I have a genesis level dna match with you and I have Stewart , there is some other matching with you also in family dna kits

do you know anymore of your Stewart family? < do you have an ancestry tree maybe , you could invite me too? could you PM me

posted by Jackie Stoddard
I see you edited Sturdivant-488 . Any relation to Sturdivant-230?
posted by Rosemary Kapp
I have access to more of your ancestors if you would like to have their names, etc.

Let me know, Joann #17727

posted by Joann (Morris) Gudzus
Hello to my 9th cousin once removed. It's nice to meet you.

David Blair

posted by David Blair
Hi there,

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posted by Susie MacLeod

Richard is 21 degrees from Jaki Erdoes, 18 degrees from Wallis Windsor and 17 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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