William Austin Parks

Male19 January 1869–3 June 1939

Brief Life History of William Austin

When William Austin Parks was born on 19 January 1869, in Tipton, Indiana, United States, his father, Jonas Austin Parks, was 42 and his mother, Catherine Purvis, was 35. He married Catherine Bertha Terrell on 23 November 1892, in Tipton, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Prairie Township, Tipton, Indiana, United States for about 50 years. He died on 3 June 1939, in Kokomo, Center Township, Howard, Indiana, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Sharpsville, Liberty Township, Tipton, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Austin Parks
Catherine Bertha Terrell
Marriage: 23 November 1892
Lela Blanche Parks
William Edrite Parks
Marjorie Parks
Ralph Parks
Lucy Parks

Sources (13)

  • Willis Parks in household of Jonas Parks, "United States Census, 1870"
  • W A Parks in entry for Ralph Parks and Lola E Edwards, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • William A Parks, "United States Census, 1930"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 November 1892Tipton, Indiana, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 1

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    1870 · Giving all the right to vote

    Age 1

    The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 21

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    Name Meaning


    variant of Park 1 with genitival, plural, or post-medieval excrescent -s.

    variant of Perk , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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