James William Park

13 June 1927–7 August 1984 (Age 57)
Grand Junction, Mesa, Colorado, United States

The Life of James William

When James William Park was born on 13 June 1927, in Grand Junction, Mesa, Colorado, United States, his father, George Speirs Park, was 25 and his mother, Vera Olive Boyle, was 21. He married Betty Lou Conder on 15 October 1947, in Elko, Nevada, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 1 Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 7 August 1984, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James William Park
1927–1984
Betty Lou Conder
1930–2020
Marriage: 15 October 1947
Cheryl Christine Park
1949–2020

Spouse and Children

    Male1927–1984Male

    Betty Lou Conder

    Female1930–2020Female

MARRIAGE
15 October 1947
Elko, Nevada, United States
children

(1)

    Cheryl Christine Park

    Female1949–2020Female

Parents and Siblings

    George Speirs Park

    Male1902–1981Male

    Female1905–1988Female

siblings

(3)

World Events (8)

1928 · The Tower Theater

Age 1

The Tower Theatre is a historic film theater operated by the Salt Lake Film Society. The theater presents independent films and is a venue for the Sundance Film Festival. It also presents classic films on occasional weekends and hosts a movie-rental library for those that want to expand their cinematic knowledge.
1929

Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 17

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • James William Park, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • James William Park, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • James William Park, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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