Caroline Bird Parker

PARKER, Caroline Bird. b. West Rupert, Vermont, 21 February 1867; d. Washington, District of Columbia, 4 July 1959. Caroline Bird Parker was a hymnal editor and a founder of The Hymn Society (now Hymn Society in the United States and Canada*) that began in New York City in 1922. She was the daughter of Convis Parker and Almena Mary Bradley. The Daughters of the American Revolution authenticated the tracing of her lineage through her mother’s family to Joseph Bradley and his son, Lemuel, both of whom fought in the war for independence.  Parker graduated in 1884 from the Troy Conference Academy, a Methodist school in Poultney, Vermont. Sometime before 1900 she moved to New York City, where...

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