Welcome to the Ezra Parker Chapter
On November 15, 1927, a group of Royal Oak women met at Lone Pine Inn and formally organized a new DAR chapter. Mrs. James H. McDonald, who sponsored the chapter, had worked untiringly to make this happen.
The chapter was named for Ezra Parker who participated in the conflict at Lexington and in the battle of Bunker Hill. After declining a commission, he fought as a sergeant in the Battles of Bennington, Bemis Heights and Saratoga. In 1835 he moved with his son, William, to Royal Oak, Michigan, and settled in the area that is now Woodward Avenue and Thirteen Mile Road. On July 15, 1928, the chapter dedicated a bronze marker in his honor at his grave in the Royal Oak Cemetery.
If you are interested in our organization, please contact Karen Batchelor for lineage help.