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A. M. PARKER, PUTNAM: Boot and Shoe Merchant.
Alfred M. Parker was born at Boston Highlands, Mass., October 26, 1853, and was educated in the Dearborn School in Boston and at the High School in Medford. He has been
engaged in the boot and shoe trade for twenty-two years, serving with one of the leading wholesale houses in Boston for a long period and also with the largest firm in St. Louis, Mo., residing in the latter city from 1869 until 1873.
He is a brother of H. B. Parker of Boston, senior member of the wholesale boot and shoe firm of Parker, Holmes & Co. In 1877 the subject of this sketch succeeded the firm of Houghton & Crandall in Putnam, and has since been engaged in business there, controlling one of the best trades in his business in eastern Connecticut.
He was formerly an officer in Company G, of the Third Regiment, Connecticut National Guard, and was an aid-de-camp on the staff of Gen. Graham for two years, ranking as captain. His selection for staff service was a high compliment, showing the confidence that was placed in his ability as a national guardsman. He resigned when the military troubles began in the state in 1890, retiring from the service with his chief. Captain Parker is a republican in politics.
He is a prominent Mason, being worshipful master of Quinebaug Lodge and past high priest of Putnam Chapter Royal Arch Masons. He is connected with the Congregational church at Putnam, and is married. There are no children in the family.
Source: Illustrated Popular Biography of Connecticut - 1891
Compiled and Published by J. A. Spalding Hartford Conn. Press of the Case, Lockwood and Brainard Company
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