Claude Lester Parks

4 June 1897–31 August 1983 (Age 86)
Linton, Stockton Township, Greene, Indiana, United States

The Life of Claude Lester

When Claude Lester Parks was born on 4 June 1897, in Linton, Stockton Township, Greene, Indiana, United States, his father, Louis Albert Parks, was 25 and his mother, Mary Adaline Cowles, was 28. He married Agnes Ellen Corder on 20 January 1917, in Wheeling, Ohio, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Newcomerstown, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States in 1930 and Montpelier, Harrison Township, Blackford, Indiana, United States in 1940. He died on 31 August 1983, in Grant, Indiana, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Grant Memorial Park, Marion, Center Township, Grant, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Claude Lester Parks
Agnes Ellen Corder
Marriage: 20 January 1917
Maxim Eilene Parks
Pauline Lanning
Evaline F Parks
Lawrence Wayne Parks
Joseph Albert Parks
Imogene Ellen Parks
Marma J Park

Spouse and Children

20 January 1917
Wheeling, Ohio, West Virginia, United States


    Maxim Eilene Parks


    Pauline Lanning


    Evaline F Parks


    Lawrence Wayne Parks


    Joseph Albert Parks


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Mary Adaline Cowles




World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 9

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

Age 23

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Park 2.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Claud L Parks, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Claude Park, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Claude L Parks, "United States Census, 1930"

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