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Logan County Title Company was founded July 1, 1903 by Lynn R. Parker to provide abstract and title work to residential, commercial, and agricultural clients throughout Logan County and surrounding areas. The family-owned company continues to thrive today in its second century of operation.

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| 1903-1954 |

July 1903
Lynn R. Parker begins his abstract business after stints with Lincoln Casket and Modern Electric Light companies. The abstract company “fired” Lynn earlier in the year when two abstract firms merged.

September 1903
First ad appears in The Lincoln Daily Courier for Parker’s services as an “abstractor of titles.” Operations housed in his uncle’s office, David H. Harts, lawyer and president of Harts Medicine Co.
City directory reflects a new office location for Parker, 608-1/2 Broadway, Lincoln.

Parker buys Logan County Abstract Co., 401 Pulaski, from James T. Hoblit.

Lincoln plat map completed by Parker and county surveyor D. L. Braucher, perfecting it on the third attempt and copyrighting it in ‘22. The map continues as an authoritative source today.
Office listed as “courthouse.” Lynn R. Parker elected circuit clerk in 1912, 1916.
Parker buys current building, 507 Pulaski, for office.

Logan County Title Company incorporates. Parker explains, “A corporation lives forever, and doesn’t go out of existence simply because the head of it dies.”

Board of directors elects three officers:

  • Lynn R. Parker, president
  • Dean Hill, vice president
  • John R. Parker, treasurer
John R. Parker serves as Logan County Circuit Clerk.

By-laws amended to allow two vice presidents, Hill and John R. Parker.
February 1954
Lynn R. officially retires. He remains president of the corporation until his death.
December 1954
Through a lease with the title company, John R. Parker occupies the front of the ground floor to house his real estate and insurance business.
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