George Riley PARKER
George was probably Jacob's son from a prior marriage as Malinda would have been only 16 when he was born and one census said she had only 7 children, 5 of which would have been Gipsons.
Residences & events:
1870 Jasper Co, IL. At age 13, he was listed in the census as a farm worker on his stepfather's farm.
1880 Crooked Creek Twp, Jasper Co, IL was where the census taker found still living with his mother as a school teacher. It also recorded his surname as Gibson.
1880 Coles Co, IL, where he was married.
7/24/1888 Farlow, Moultrie Co, IL. George became the 3rd postmaster of that office and serrved 1 1/2 year. The name of the station was eventually be changed to Allenville, IL.
1891 E Nelson Twp. He was elected township supervisor.
1896 Dora Twp, Moultrie Co, IL. Under the Democratic ticket he was elected as Pound Master (duties of such are unknown).
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