Oran Edmond Parks

1910–1983 (Age 73)
Poynor, Ripley, Missouri, United States

The Life of Oran Edmond

When Oran Edmond Parks was born on 22 February 1910, in Poynor, Ripley, Missouri, United States, his father, Henry A Parks, was 42 and his mother, Sarah Ella Mitchener, was 42. He married Mabel Schafer on 5 January 1933, in Tama, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Tama, Iowa, United States in 1935 and Libertyville Township, Lake, Illinois, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1943. He died in March 1983, in Linn, Iowa, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Poweshiek, Iowa, United States.

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Oran Edmond Parks
Mabel Schafer
Marriage: 5 January 1933
Oran Junior Parks

Spouse & Children

5 January 1933
Tama, Iowa, United States


  • Oran Junior Parks


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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 3

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

Age 21

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Park 2.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Oran Parks in household of Arthur Anderson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Oran Parks in household of Henry A Parks, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Oren E Parks in household of Sarah E Parks, "United States Census, 1930"

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