Robert Jack Park

18 June 1908–22 July 1992 (Age 84)
Chryston, Lanarkshire, Scotland

The Life of Robert Jack

When Robert Jack Park was born on 18 June 1908, his father, Alexander Creighton Park, was 28 and his mother, Annie Rankin Hochkiss, was 28. He married Thera Burnett Terry on 29 April 1929, in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada in 1926. He died on 22 July 1992, at the age of 84, and was buried in Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand.

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Family Time Line

Robert Jack Park
Thera Burnett Terry
Marriage: 29 April 1929
Wilma Violet Park
Robert Alexander Park

Spouse and Children

29 April 1929
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada


Parents and Siblings



    Janet Rankin Park


    Thomas Park




World Events (8)


Age 6

Outbreak of World War I. New Zealand commits thousands of troops to the British war effort. They suffer heavy casualties in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey in 1915.
1923 · New Zealand's Claim to Antartica

Age 15

The Ross Dependency is a New Zealand dependency located on the Antarctician Continent. It is the only settlement on the Antartica that is claimed by a sovereign nation. New Zealand still owns claim even after the Antarctic Treaty that was signed in 1959 by 11 other nations. 

Age 31

WWII. Troops from New Zealand see action in Europe, North Africa and the Pacific during World War II.

Name Meaning

A name with many origins, to which other, rarer names have been assimilated. The principal sources are:1. English and Scottish: from Middle English, Old French parc ‘park’; a metonymic occupational name for someone employed in a park or a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a park. In the Middle Ages a park was a large enclosed area where the landowner could hunt game. 2. English and Scottish: from a medieval pet form of the personal name Peter . Compare Parkin . 3. Swedish: ornamental name from park ‘park’. 4. Korean: variant of Pak .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Robert Jack Park, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1926"
  • Robert J Park in household of Alexander C Park, "Canada Census, 1916"
  • Robert J Parks in entry for John Fedorak and Wilma Violet Parks, "Montana, Cascade County Records, 1880-2009"

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