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William C Parks
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Birth: Jul. 1, 1837
Breckinridge County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Oct. 5, 1901
Hunt City
Jasper County
Illinois, USA

From the 1884 Jasper County History Book

WILLIAM C PARKS, hotel and boarding-house keeper, was born July 1, 1837, in Breckinridge County, Ky., and is the third son of Seth and Mary (McCoy) Parks, natives respectively of New York and Virginia. He was reared and educated in Kentucky, remaining there until about twenty four years of age, and worked at farming. There he attended Eldorado Seminary and taught two terms of school. In 1863 he enlisted in the Thirty Fifth Kentucky (Mounted) Infantry, which was employed in protecting citizens from guerilla raids; he was Orderly Sergeant, and discharged in 1864. In April, 1865, he removed to Willow Hill Township and purchased 120 acres. May 27 1866, he married Amanda Layman, a native of Kentucky. She died May 2, 1883, leaving three children, Ada, Lorena and Bertha. In November, 1881, he came to Hunt City, and built his present place of business, which is now a first class hotel, of which Mr. Parks is the genial host and liberal caterer. He is a member of the Masonic Order, of the G. A. R. and of the Presbyterian Church. He is politically a Republican, and has held various township offices. 
Family links: 
  Mary McCoy Parks (1809 - 1882)
  Amanda Parks (1842 - 1883)
  Adeline E Watt Parks (1853 - 1891)*
  Ada C Parks (1862 - 1887)*
  Leoma Parks (1872 - 1875)*
  Orpha Parks (1872 - 1876)*
  Rufus Parks (1877 - 1877)*
  Bertha May Parks Chapman (1879 - 1955)*
  Samuel J. Parks (1829 - 1899)*
  William C Parks (1837 - 1901)
*Calculated relationship
Sgt Co K 35 KY Inf C War
Bethel Cemetery
Jasper County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Ernie Chapman
Record added: Jan 29, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47298431
William C Parks
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In your honor William :)
- Julie A (Eskridge) Taylor
 Added: Jan. 3, 2015

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