Parker, Linus, Dd
Parker, Linus, D.D.
a bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, was born at Rome, N.Y., April 23, 1829. He went to New Orleans in his sixteenth year, at once joined the Poydras Sunday-school, and became a dry-goods clerk. He volunteered in the Mexican war, and soon after his return received license to preach, and in 1849 entered the Louisiana Conference, in which he filled the most important appointments, including the presiding eldership (1870), the editorship of the New Orleans Christian Advocate (in connection with his ministerial labors), and membership in the General Conference, until his election as bishop in 1882. He died in this latter work, March 5, 1885. He was a most faithful pastor, a loving friend, and a graceful writer. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M.E. Church South, 1885, page 159.; Simpson, Cyclop. Of Methodism, s.v.