Pub. New York Times,
July 23, 1886
Ky., July 22--Old Uncle Isaac Parker, one of the
best and largest human beings in Kentucky, who measures seven feet
in his socks, died an easy death at Dr. Standiford's farm this
morning. He was an old servant in the family of Dr.
Standiford's father, and was very popular with everybody on the
farm, but owing to his advanced age did only the very lightest
work about the pace. Uncle Ike at an early hour this morning
seated himself in the doorway and everybody thought he was taking
a nap, but when rolled over stiff it was found that he had died
suddenly and quietly, probably of heart disease.
* Dr. Elisha David Standiford (1831-1887) was the
son of Elisha and Nancy Brooks Standiford. Dr. Standiford
was well known in Louisville. Click
here for his biography.