|Birth: ||Oct. 7, 1856|
|Death: ||Oct. 7, 1928|
Salisbury Press-Spectator newspaper
Friday Oct 12 1928 Front page col. 2
L. J. Parks, Well Known Citizen, Died Sunday
L. J. Parks, a well-known and highly respected citizen of Salisbury, died at his home Sunday afternoon. Mr. Parks had been a semi-invalid, suffering with rheumatism and heart trouble, for several years. The past few months his condition gradually ebbed, until the end came, on his 72nd birthday, Sunday.
Mr. Parks was a retired farmer, and was born and raised in the neighborhood of Forest Green. His parents, Lennel (sic) and Amelia (White) Parks, were among the early settlers of the county. Mr. Parks was left an orphan when he was a young boy and he was reared by Mrs. Louvisa Forrest. Up until about fifteen years ago, when failing health compelled him to leave the farm, he had always followed farming and stock-raising. On leaving the farm he and his wife moved to Salisbury, built a nice home, and have been living a retired life since.
Mr. Parks was one of the organizers of the Farmers Bank of Forest Green, and served as its president for several years, resigning that position when he came to Salisbury. He was a member of the Baptist church, and served as deacon for a number of years.
On March 11 1880, Mr. Parks was united in marriage to Sarah L. Moore, and to this union was born one daughter, Daisy, who died in her 16th year. Besides his wife, he is survived by two half-brothers, Cliff Moore of near Keytesville and Zack Moore of southeast of Salisbury and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist church in this city, Tuesday afternoon by Rev. I. M. Turnage of Montgomery City and Rev. A. H. Fuhr, local pastor, after which the body was taken to the Forrest Green cemetery for interment.
The name of L. J. Parks was a synonym for honor, trust and sincerity, and his life will leave its imprint for good on all who know him intimately and were in touch with his daily life.
Lemuel B. Parks (1815 - 1864)
Permelia R. White Parks (1825 - 1864)
Sarah Louise Forrest Parks (1847 - 1930)
Daisy Parks (1881 - 1897)*
Mary Temperance McAllister Sneed (1841 - 1925)**
Medorah E. McAlester Golden (1842 - 1861)**
Jurusha Ann McAlester Golden (1845 - ____)**
William N. McAllister (1846 - ____)**
Zachariah F. Moore (1848 - 1937)**
William M. Parks (1850 - 1929)**
Jonah Clifton Moore (1851 - 1937)**
John Parks (1852 - ____)**
Sarah Elizabeth Parks DeHaven (1854 - 1918)*
Lee Jones Parks (1856 - 1928)
Noah Flood Parks (1858 - 1942)*
Columbus Aquillas Parks (1861 - 1912)*
Forest Green Cemetery
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