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Odessa in Ector County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Parker Family

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, July 12, 2015
1. The Parker Family Marker
Inscription. In 1907 James Early “Jim” Parker, Jr. (1876-1954) acquired his first land: two sections divided by the Andrews and Ector County line. He and Bessie Ola Lindley (1887-1974) married in 1908 and had six children: Jackson, Ray, James Walter, Alvin, Bessie Lou (Doelling) and Mollie. Their land holdings expanded to over 100 sections in four ranches. They raised Hereford cattle, featuring registered pure-line breeding bulls. In 1935 they moved to this country house located on 1290 acres. The Parkers began a family legacy of responsible land stewardship and community service. Jim helped organize Andrews County (1910), the Sandhills Rodeo (1932) and banking in Andrews.
 
Erected 1996 by Heritage of Odessa Foundation. (Marker Number 32.)
 
Location. 31° 51.773′ N, 102° 21.615′ W. Marker is in Odessa, Texas, in Ector County. Marker is at the intersection of Maple Avenue and East 13th Street, on the right when traveling north on Maple Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1118 Maple Avenue, Odessa TX 79761, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ector County's First Dry Hole (approx. 0.8 miles away); Ector County Newspapers
The Parker Family Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 12, 2015
2. The Parker Family Marker
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Ector County Land Rush (approx. 1.2 miles away); Ector County Courthouse (approx. 1.2 miles away); General Matthew D. Ector (approx. 1.2 miles away); Site of Odessa College (approx. 1.2 miles away); Site of The Odessa Sanitarium (approx. 1.2 miles away); Ector County Public Schools (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Odessa.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
The Parker Family Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 12, 2015
3. The Parker Family Marker
The Parker House & Museum image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 12, 2015
4. The Parker House & Museum
The Parker House & Museum image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 12, 2015
5. The Parker House & Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 7, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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