Alice Fayrene Wernli Parker
Alice Fayrene Wernli was born February 2, 1908 in Green, Texas, to Gottlieb and Rosa (Kaiser) Wernli.
Alice worked as a Western Union operator and manager. She spoke five languages: English, Spanish, German, German-Swiss dialect, and Italian-Swiss dialect.
Kenedy Girl is Expert Telegraph Operator
Miss Alice Wernli, 20 years old, daughter of Mrs. Gottlieb Wernli has the distinction of being the only girl telegraph operator on the Southern Pacific railroad lines between San Antonio and Corpus Christi and from Kenedy to Houston on the Kenedy-Houston branch. Miss Wernli is manager of the Western Union office here and has been so for two years. She is an expert operator and frequently sends more than 100 messages in a day. (1928)
Read the family records in her German Bible.
She was married August 15, 1940, to LL Fox Parker II, in Marfa, Presidio County, Texas.