Kenneth W Park

Brief Life History of Kenneth W

When Kenneth W Park was born on 4 September 1915, in Washington, United States, his father, Walter Azariah Park, was 42 and his mother, Edith Richey, was 35. He married Mary Rozilla Chapman on 20 June 1941, in Genesee, Michigan, United States. He lived in Daisy, Stevens, Washington, United States in 1920 and Monroe, Benton, Oregon, United States in 1930. He died on 29 September 2009, in Oregon, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Monroe, Benton, Oregon, United States.

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Kenneth W Park
Mary Rozilla Chapman
Marriage: 20 June 1941

Sources (4)

  • Kenneth F Pack in household of Walter A Pack, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Kenneth Fred Park, "Washington, County Birth Registers, 1873-1965"
  • Kenneth Park in entry for Mrs Myrtle Rebecca Swanson, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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1916 · Boeing Aircraft

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Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind gusts came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Korean Young, Sang, Sung, Yong, Jung, Jong, Chan, Jae, Jin, Kwang, Kyung, Myung, Chong, Chang, Chung, Byung, Min, Moon, Chul, Hae, Jeong, Dae, Seong, Myong.

English and Scottish: from Middle English and Older Scots parc, parke, perk ‘park, enclosure’ (Old French parc), often referring to the grounds of a manor house or a deer park where the lord hunted. The name was probably synonymous with Parker , denoting an officer who looked after a park for the lord of the manor.

English and Scottish: from a medieval pet form of the personal name Peter . Compare Parkin .

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

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