Biography - Lucas Parker

LUCAS PARKER, editor and proprietor of the Egyptian Democrat, one of the most popular and best conducted newspapers published in southern Illinois, is a young man of much ability, who has already won an assured place in his profession. He is a native and resident of Johnson County, and was born on a farm six miles from Vienna March 2, 1867, the second son living of the Hon. I. A. J. and Jennie Parker, of whom a sketch appears on another page of this volume.
Our subject received his education in the public schools of the county and assisted his father on the farm until he attained his majority. He then abandoned agricultural pursuits for the editorial profession, buying the office and good-will of the Egyptian Democrat, and he has devoted himself to the management of the paper and to general job work ever since. The Egyptian has a well-sustained reputation as a well-edited journal, is issued in good form, is sound in principles, and while an organ of the Democratic party, disseminating its policy with vigor and intelligence, is devoted to the best interest of the county.
Mr. Parker was married in 1888 to Miss Delia, daughter of J. H. and Jennie Clymer, a native of this county, born eight miles southeast of Vienna. They have an attractive home and their little sons Leo and Donald complete their household.

Extracted 16 Dec 2016 by Norma Hass from 1893 Biographical Review of Johnson, Massac, Pope, and Hardin Counties, Illinois, page 502.

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