Hiram Parker was known universally as “Daddy” Parker. He lived in “Apple Bough”, Nathan Kite’s cabin in the orchard up on Vernon Lane from the 1920’s until his death in the 1950’s. He was burgess, or mayor, of Rose Valley from 1926 to 1957. He was also treasurer of The Aquarium Society of Philadelphia, and wrote at least one tract on growing water lilies in containers. His name also appears as the arranger on the RV Christmas carol book.