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Isaac Parks
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Birth: 1820
Death: Oct. 14, 1894

Obituary Isaac Parks
Isaac Parks died at the home of his son, Thomas in Birch Dale, on Monday at 7:15 in the morning. He was well known in the city and vicinity having lived here for the past quarter of a century. He had been in failing health for the past few years, suffering from Bright's disease, but had only been confined to his bed for the past three weeks. Isaac Parks was born in 1820 and leaves a wife and eleven children to mourn his departure. He was buried Wednesday. The funeral rites were held at Birchdale church and the interment occurred in Greenwood cemetery in this city. The family has the sympathies of their many friends their bereavement.
The Avalanche (Sauk Centre)
18 October 1894
page 4, col 4

Civil War Service
Isaac PARKS served in the Civil War. There is a Pension record for him. The 1890 Veteran's census enumerates two Isaac PARKS' in Todd County, MN (Birchdale and Kandota Twps) (one spelled Isaak). Isaak PARKS shows service in the Cavalry (1861-1862). The other is in Company E of the 6th Minnesota Infantry. (no dates of service). There is a small notation on the edge which appears to connect the two but the spelling cannot be made out.

His Service record taken from the Internet- Minnesota Civil War Soldiers show Isaac Parks who served in the 1st Minnesota Calvary (Mounted Rangers) resided in Stearns County. Service from 16 Oct 1862 to 4 Nov 1863. Most likely this Isaac PARKS.
The "other" Isaac PARKS does not have service dates but is enumerated in the same Census. . Minnesota Civil War soldiers shows a Isaac Parks - Service in the 8th Minnesota Infantry Regiment. Company E is the same.
It is possible Isaac Parks enlisted and served in two regiments - One Calvary and the other Infantry
Margaret PARKS Pension Record shows Issac Parks serving in Company E of the 8th Minn Infantry. Crossed out in the Index card is service in Company D of 1st Minn Calvary.
This is further proof that Isaac PARKS may have served in both the Calvary and the Infantry.
Best guess he was in the Calvary and in Co E of the 8th MN Infantry. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Rebella Parks (1795 - 1878)
 
 Spouse:
  Marget Jane Martin Parks (1826 - 1897)*
 
 Children:
  William J. Parks (1846 - 1926)*
  Joseph H. Parks (1852 - 1935)*
  Clara Parks Neal (1866 - 1945)*
 
 Sibling:
  Isaac Parks (1820 - 1894)
  Simeon Haynes Parks (1828 - 1909)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: There are two gravemarkers. One is older and laying next to the larger one. The larger one states the death date as 14 Nov 1894 and the smaller one shows the death date as 14 Oct 1894 (The smaller one is correct). The smaller one also spells t
 
Burial:
Greenwood Cemetery
Sauk Centre
Stearns County
Minnesota, USA
 
Created by: William Adams Kemp
Record added: Apr 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36460619
Isaac Parks
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Isaac Parks
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Isaac Parks
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- Tom Mauer
 Added: Jan. 25, 2010
 
 
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