Arthur Otto Hessler PARKER 

*24 Feb 1886 - †4 Jan 1945


a) Arthur Otto H Parker, "England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920"
Name:«tab» Arthur Otto H Parker
Event Type:«tab» Birth Registration
Registration Quarter:«tab» Apr-May-Jun
Registration Year:«tab» 1887
Registration District:«tab» Shifnal
County:«tab» Shropshire
Event Place:«tab» Shifnal, Shropshire, England
Mother's Maiden Name (not available before 1911 Q3):«tab»
Volume:«tab» 6A
Page:«tab» 611
Line Number:«tab» 159

1891 England Census about Arthur O H Parker
Name:«tab»Arthur O H Parker
Estimated birth year:«tab»abt 1887
Father's Name:«tab»Arthur W Parker
Mother's name:«tab»Minna M H Parker
Where born:«tab»Albrighton, Shropshire, England
Civil Parish:«tab»Kentchurch
Ecclesiastical parish:«tab»Kentchurch
Street address:
Registration district:«tab»Hereford
Sub-registration district:«tab»Kentchurch
ED, institution, or vessel:«tab»6
Neighbors:«tab» View others on page
Page Number:«tab»5
Household Members:«tab»
Arthur W Parker«tab»33
Minna M H Parker«tab»30
Mary Dorothea Parker«tab»7
Charlotte L Parker«tab»6
Arthur O H Parker«tab»4
Kathleen H Parker«tab»2
Aileen Emily Parker«tab»1
Marie D Hessler«tab»69
Source Citation: Class: RG12; Piece: 2065; Folio: 55; Page: 5; GSU Roll: 6097175. Census Returns of England and Wales, 1891. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1891.

Arthur was engaged to a lady named Betty when he met Trixie (Beatrice). According to Mum (Molly) he was so enamoured of Trixie that he cancelled his engagement to Betty and married Trixie on April 4, 1910, the date of their marriage which has been verbally passed down the generations. The fact is that Trixie was pregnant with Nan (born October 5, 1911) and their marriage certificate confirms that they were married April 4, 1911. When Mum (Molly) was told on August 3, 2003, her response was "Oh, the naughty things!! But I hope they really loved eachother."

1901 Wales Census Record
Name: Arthur W Parker
Age in 1901: 43
Estimated birth year: abt 1858
Relation: Head
Spouse's name: Minna M H
Gender: Male
Where born: Philleigh,, Cornwall, England
Civil parish: Llantrisant
Ecclesiastical parish: Llantrisant
Town: Pontyclun
/Island: Glamorgan
Country: Wales
Registration district: Pontypridd
Sub-registration district: Llantrisant
ED, institution, or vessel: 3
Household schedule number: 153
Household Members: Name Age
Aileen E Parker 10
Arthur O H Parker 14
Arthur W Parker 43
Charlotte L Parker 15
George R Parker 3 months
Kathleen H Parker 12
Mary D Parker 17
Minna M H Parker 40

UK, Railway Employment Records, 1833-1956 about Arthur Otto Hessler Parker
Name:«tab»Arthur Otto Hessler Parker
Birth Date:«tab»24 Feb 1887
Residence Date:«tab»8 Apr 1905
Company:«tab»Great Western
Description:«tab»Register of uniformed staff No.3 O & P 1878-1915
Occupation: Conductor
Residence Date: Jan 1906
Occupation: Porter
Station: Filton [near Bristol]
Residence Date: June 1906
Station: Weymouth
Occupation: Rol Motor Condr
Earnings: 1905 Apr - 15/-; 1906 Jan 7 - 16/-; 1906 Jun 7 - 17/-; 1907 Jun 7 - 18/-.
Date Left: July 1907 Motor Department
Source Citation: The National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; Collection: Great Western Railway Company: Staff Records; Class: RAIL264; Piece: 375.
Arthur was stationed at different places on the GWR line. Newbury, near Reading and Penzance being three stations. He was part of the motorized vehicle arm of the railroad which became part of the RAF in future years. (From Mum - Aileen Molly Parker Vodden.)

In 1911 he was living with his future wife's cousin in London as a Motor Driver. He was single at that time. Florence Mercy (Pauley) Turner was married with 3 children and her husband was away traveling in Canada. Her grandmother, Jane (Gibbs) Pauley was also living with the family and she was widowed and 81. They had a single servant.

He was sent to stations on the GWR line, Newbury, near Reading and Penzance being two station that Mum remembers. He was part of the motorized vehicle arm of the railroad which became part of the RAF in future years. (From Mum - Aileen Molly Parker Vodden.)

1911 England Census about Arthur Otto Hessler Parker
Name:«tab»Arthur Otto Hessler Parker
Age in 1911:«tab»24
Estimated Birth Year:«tab»abt 1887
Relation to Head:«tab»Visitor
Birth Place:«tab»Albrighton, Shropshire, England
Civil Parish:«tab»Ealing
Street address:«tab»7 Lancaster Gardens, West Ealing
Marital Status:«tab»Single
Occupation:«tab»Motor Driver
Registration district:«tab»Brentford
Registration District Number:«tab»128
Sub-registration district:«tab»Brentford
ED, institution, or vessel:«tab»28
Household schedule number:«tab»443
Household Members:«tab»
Florence Mercy Turner«tab»29
Ernest George Turner«tab»5
Elsie Florence Turner«tab»2
Leonard Edward Turner«tab»1
Jane Pauley«tab»81
Selina Elizabeth Boyce«tab»16
Arthur Otto Hessler Parker«tab»24
Source Citation: Class: RG14; Piece: 6895; Schedule Number: 443.

Obtained a certified copy of an entry of death WDXZ 043571 dated August 1, 2003 Registration District of East Glamorgan, in the Sub district of Penarth in the of Glamorgan.

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 Record for Arthur Otto Hessler Parker:
PARKER Arthur Otto Hessler of 53 Plymouth-road Penarth Glamorganshire died 4 January 1945 at Llandough Hospital Penarth Administration Llandaff 30 January to Beatrice Maud Mercy Parker widow. Effects £496 7s. 2d.
Name:«tab»Arthur Otto Hessler Parker
Probate Date:«tab»30 Jan 1945
Death Date:«tab»4 Jan 1945
Death Place:«tab»Glamorgan, Wales
Original data: Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England © Crown copyright.

  • Motor Engineer (GWR)
  • 1943
  • Railway Inspector
  • 4 Jan 1945


1) Arthur O H Parker, "England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-1920"
Name:«tab» Arthur O H Parker
Event Type:«tab» Marriage
Registration Quarter:«tab» Apr-May-Jun
Registration Year:«tab» 1911
Registration District:«tab» Lambeth
County:«tab» London
Event Place:«tab» Lambeth, London, England
Spouse Name (available after 1911):«tab»
Volume:«tab» 1D
Page:«tab» 680
Line Number:«tab» 93
Arthur O H Parker probably married one of the following people
Name:«tab»Alice K Harris
Name:«tab»Charles F E Ricketts
Name:«tab»Beatrice M M Swepson
Citing this Record

"England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-1920", index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 02 May 2014), Arthur O H Parker, 1911.