Myra Parks

14 September 1859–2 January 1938 (Age 78)
Pulaski, Jackson, Michigan, United States

The Life of Myra

When Myra Parks was born on 14 September 1859, in Pulaski, Jackson, Michigan, United States, her father, Elisha C. Parks, was 27 and her mother, Polly Daniels, was 26. She lived in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States in 1920 and Santa Rita, Monterey, California, United States in 1930. She died on 2 January 1938, in Dos Palos, Merced, California, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo, California, United States.

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Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 20

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.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 22

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Park 2.

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

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  • Myra P Bean in household of Olin W Ward, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Myra P Bean in household of Joseph P Bean, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Myra A Bean in household of Erle C Parks, "United States Census, 1930"

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