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Parley Joseph HARKER ( +BEF 2004)

Wife 1 : Rhoda Alice STEED
  1.  Merrill HARKER
  2.  Sterling HARKER
  3.  Stephen HARKER
  4.  William HARKER
  5.  Alice HARKER
  6.  Elaine HARKER
  7.  Gloria HARKER
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[9068] Ancestral File:
Father: Parley HARKER (AFN: 1BC9-R2)
Mother: Elizabeth Boyes WALKER


my missionary companion, Parley Joseph Harker....

About a year after his mission was over, he married Rhoda Steed of Salt Lake City, one of the lady missionaries. Her father, we heard, was an underground polygamist. They settled on the Harker farm in Lewisville, Idaho, raised a large family, and were rather prosperous citizens. In the late 1950s I heard from another former missionary that they had sold their farm and moved to Enterprise, Utah, near the Arizona border. There Parley had joined a Mormon splinter group and apparently become a polygamist. After our missions, rumors had circulated that Sister Steed was a closet polygamist, so I felt that she had converted her husband. He telephoned me a few years ago, and we had a pleasant conversation without, however, mentioning the taboo subject.

[9067] [S270] at Aunt Rhoda Harker, wife of Uncle Parley Harker of Beryl, Utah, passed away on October 18, 2004. She was predeceased by her husband Parley Harker, and four infant children. She is survived by sons Merrill, Sterling, Stephen and William; daughters Alice, Elaine, and Gloria.