William C. Parker Is Claimed By Death. Pioneer Grand Forks Resident Succumbed Early Yesterday Morning. William C. Parker, a resident of Grand Forks for twenty-eight years, died at his home 301 Euclid avenue, yesterday morning at 3 o’clock. Funeral services have not been arranged for, but probably will be held Monday afternoon, as relatives in New York will be unable to reach the city before that time. The cause of his death was heart failure superinduced by asthma. Mr. Parker was born in Simcoe county, Ontario in 1832. He was a graduate of Victoria college, Toronto, and was married in 1855 at Bondhad, Canada to Elizabeth Perry, who, and thirteen children also survive him.
Mr. Parker came to Polk county in 1876 and took a homestead upon the Red Lake river near Mallory, this farm now being owned by James Coulter. About twenty-eight years ago he removed to Grand Forks. For several years he owned and operated the Northwestern hotel and afterwards he operated a large farm some five miles west of the city limits. His children residing in the city are Mrs. T. J. Smith, Mrs. Routzahn, Mrs. Fred Parsons and Frank Parker and they were present at his bedside as was also Mrs. Harry Call of Minneapolis. (Grand Forks Daily Herald, Saturday Morning, April 27, 1912, Page 7)
Funeral Today – Funeral services over the late W. C. Parker, who died Friday morning, will be held this afternoon at 2 o’clock form the residence on Euclid avenue, and at 2:30 o’clock from St. Paul’s Episcopal church. (Grand Forks Daily Herald, Sunday Morning, April 28, 1912, Page 4)