Cosper Bruce Parker

Born in Livingston County, N. Y., July 24, 1836. He removed to Lafayette, Ind., with his parents about 1844, where he received his education. In 1862 he went to the Pacific Coast and engaged in mining until 1866; he then returned to Indiana, and from there removed to Lincoln, Neb., in 1874. He was married in Salem, Ore., January 15, 1863, to Miss Almira Smith, a native of New York. They have one child, Minnie. He co-owned C. B. PARKER & CO., proprietors of the Old Reliable Marble Works, doing general business.  A prominent temperance man in Lincoln he once spent a week in jail for "refusing to pay the costs instituted by him against Quick, a saloon keeper, for raising indecent language at the crusaders".  He was killed on 8 April 1905, while trimming apple trees, by falling out of the tree and breaking his neck.  

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