Adele Von Ohl Parker Was A Daredevil Horse Rider That Found Camaraderie In Greater Cleveland

Over the years, a few faces have grown familiar to Clevelanders. In recent history, athletes have reflected the passions and personalities of their communities. Before that, of course, there were a number of iconic Clevelanders that saw their name in lights, as in the case of local elementary school teacher Margaret Hamilton making it big as the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz. 

Interestingly, time has also presented cases where “has-beens” have found solace in Cleveland, leaving behind their fame in favor of a quiet life in the Greater Cleveland community. Today we’re going to look at one of the vaudeville era’s most incredible performers, a fierce woman that decided to stay in Cleveland after her local performance was canceled. Adele von Ohl Parker was not a famous person from Cleveland, but she was a Clevelander through and through when she passed away in the community nearly four decades after arriving.

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Over the years, there have been a number of iconic Clevelanders that have left their mark on our community. Without a doubt, none were as fierce and classy as Adele von Ohl Parker. She wasn’t a flapper and she wasn’t into Hollywood glamour, but she found strength in the Jazz Age and decided to make Greater Cleveland her home. Have you ever heard of this awesome equestrian? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Ladies have long made an impact in Cleveland. In fact, the first woman in history to host the nightly news did so right here in The Land. Like Adele, she was no spring chicken when her debut came, reminding us that we can accomplish incredible things well beyond our youth.