Rodney Earnest Parks

Male20 April 1872–27 November 1936

Brief Life History of Rodney Earnest

When Rodney Earnest Parks was born on 20 April 1872, in Gilford, Gilford Township, Tuscola, Michigan, United States, his father, William Stearns Parks, was 36 and his mother, Ellen Elizabeth Wilcox, was 27. He married Rosa Marie Colburn on 8 February 1900, in Reese, Tuscola, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Denmark Township, Tuscola, Michigan, United States for about 30 years and Ellington, Tuscola, Michigan, United States in 1920. He died on 27 November 1936, in Mayville, Tuscola, Michigan, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Denmark Township, Tuscola, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rodney Earnest Parks
Alice D. Baker
Marriage: 9 April 1913
Glenn Elsworth Parks
Ruth Ellen Parks
Rachel Mae Parks
Marian Elizabeth Parks
Clara Evelin Parks
Lawrence Everett Parks
Grace M Parks

Sources (20)

  • Rodney Parks, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Rodney in entry for Leonard H Moore and Clara E Parks, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Rondney E Parks, "United States Census, 1920"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 April 1913Caro, Tuscola, Michigan, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 3

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

    Age 7

    After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 18

    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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