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Kittie Banta Park
Birth: Mar. 17, 1864, USA
Death: Oct. 30, 1936

Daughter of Captain William Banta who was born June 23, 1827 and Lucinda Hairston Banta born January 4,1835. Capt. William Banta was a Texas Ranger and wrote a book titled "Twenty-seven Years on the Texas Frontier."

Kittie married Robert T. A. Park on Sept. 10, 1879. He is buried at Hill Crest Cemetery, Weleetka, Okfuskee Co., Oklahoma. They were divorced at the time of his death.

Children:

1.George Wilson Park
2. Jesse Coleman Parks
3. Leslie Garland Park
4. Cleveland Henry Park
5. Riley William Park
6. Rose May Park
7. Nora Lucinda Park
8. Dee J. Park.
She had a gift for knowing when a person was in need of love and kindness and she provided it with her gentle touch. She also had a passion for music. She was completely self-taught and could convert anything she heard into piano music, French Harp, or other available musical instruments. She had a lovely alto voice and enjoyed singing and listening to "Caruso" on her record player. She loved children and was never out of ideas for entertaining them. She would engage them with games such as "pretty bird in my cup" and "poor kitty." She sang ballads about people who were in love, people who had lost their loved ones, and the grief they endured. She told ghost stories but called the ghosts "haints." She would stop and dip some snuff at the height of suspense, leaving the children wide-eyed and yearning to hear the rest of the story about the "haint"--which she would do when she finished attending to her snuff. She also told some delightful children's stories such as "Green Meadow Forest" in which the characters ("Old Reddy Fox," etc.) were little animals. She would end the story with a moral. She had many hardships and disappointments in life but she was still patient and kind in spite of adverse circumstances. Her granddaughter, Rene Park Phillips, said Kittie would remind her grandchildren to always offer their love and kindness "to every person." 
 
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 Parents:
  William Banta (1827 - 1897)
  Lucinda Hairston Banta (1835 - 1893)
 
 Spouse:
  Robert T.A. Park (1861 - 1915)
 
 Children:
  Leslie Garland Park (1884 - 1940)*
  Cleveland Henry Park (1885 - 1951)*
  Riley William Park (1887 - 1956)*
  Dee Jay Park (1894 - 1954)*
 
 Siblings:
  Eliza Jane Banta McGown (1851 - 1930)*
  Mary Ann Banta Greer (1854 - 1934)*
  William Milton Banta (1856 - 1935)*
  Margaret Alice Banta Wolfe (1859 - 1946)*
  Wilson Preston Banta (1862 - 1925)*
  Kittie Banta Park (1864 - 1936)
  John David Banta (1874 - 1954)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Council Hill Cemetery
Council Hill
Muskogee County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Created by: Mary Lambert
Record added: Jun 25, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8990067
Kittie <i>Banta</i> Park
Added by: Mary Lambert
 
Kittie <i>Banta</i> Park
Added by: Mary Lambert
 
Kittie <i>Banta</i> Park
Added by: Roy Chester
 
 
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For my Great3Aunt Kittie. Rest in peace.
- J. Fred Bucy,III
 Added: Apr. 16, 2013

- Mary Lambert
 Added: Jan. 1, 2012
Proverbs 31:10-31. Your great-granddaughter.
- Mary Lambert
 Added: Mar. 1, 2006
 
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