Sir Melville Parker 711
- Born: 14 February 1824, Weymouth, Dorset 711,1204
- Marriage: Jessie Hector in 1848 1204
Of Cooksville, Canada.
1877, Ontario, Canada.
Melville Parker, Esq.
Mr. Melville Parker, of Cooksville, the present Warden of Peel, is the second surviving son of the late Admiral Sir William Parker Bart, and was born at Weymouth, in the County of Dorsetshire, England, in the year 1824. He is heir presumptive to the Baronetcy, presently held by his brother, Sir Henry Parker, of Toronto. He came to this country in 1841, and in 1848 married Jessie, youngest daughter of the late Thomas Hector, Esq., of London, England. He has one child, a daughter, married to Lieutenant Andrew R. Gordon, R.N., who has settled in Cooksville. Mr. Parker has been in the different Councils, township and county, for the past 18 years. He was a member of the County Council during the struggle for separation between York and Peel, and took a determined part against separation Peel, however, was separated from York in 1866, and since that time Mr. Parker has been most active in building up his county. And it may here be said that Peel is one of the lowest assessed counties in the Province, when at the same time it has given bonuses to three railways, viz.: T.G. & B., C. V. R., and the H. & N. W. Mr. Parker has been a consistent supporter of the Conservative party. He is a member of the Church of England.
Noted events in his life were:
1. He immigrated in 1841 to Canada. 1204
Melville married Jessie Hector, daughter of Thomas Hector and Unknown, in 1848.1204