Mary Ewing Parks

22 October 1877–1 April 1969 (Age 91)
Drury, Sumner, Kansas, United States

The Life of Mary Ewing

When Mary Ewing Parks was born on 22 October 1877, in Drury, Sumner, Kansas, United States, her father, Cyrus Alexander Parks, was 20 and her mother, Alice Jane Dunn, was 19. She married Joseph David Jennings on 3 May 1894, in Hunnewell, Sumner, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 8 daughters. She lived in Falls Township, Sumner, Kansas, United States in 1880 and Winfield, Cowley, Kansas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 1 April 1969, in Mission, Hidalgo, Texas, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Drury, Sumner, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph David Jennings
Mary Ewing Parks
Marriage: 3 May 1894
Pearl Jennings
Ruth Jennings
Alice J. Jennings
Joseph Ward Jennings
Vida May Jennings
Wanda Marie Jennings
Vivian Parks Jennings
Lila Ewing Jennings

Spouse and Children

3 May 1894
Hunnewell, Sumner, Kansas, United States


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    Jessie May Parks


    Lena Ethel Parks


World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 4

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

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.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 24

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Park 2.

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

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Sources (3)

  • M E Parks in household of C A Parks, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ewing Jennings in household of Joseph Jennings, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Erving M Jennings in household of Joseph D Jennings, "United States Census, 1920"

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