William H Parks

William H Parks

Birth
Lake County, Ohio, USA
Death 23 Jul 1887 (aged 63)
Marysville, Yuba County, California, USA
Burial Marysville, Yuba County, California, USA
Plot Parks family plot; South 1/2 of lot 42 in section 6 on cemetery map
Memorial ID 79449924 · View Source
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Information below was obtained from "Book I, Record of Burials - City of Marysville - From 1870 To 1939", on page 63 (Maintained at Marysville City Hall)

Date Interred: 7-30-1887
Age: 63 Years, 1 month, 23 days
Sex: Male
Color/Race: White
Single/Married: Married
Nativity: Ohio
Place of Death: No record
Cause of Death: Lupus exdena (disease of the skin)
Physician/Coroner: Dr N S Hamlin
Number of Grave: No number
Location of Grave: City cemetery
Wm H Parks died at his residence in Marysville, after much suffering from cancer of the face, for three years he has been troubled with it, and for ten months was confined to his rooms. As a public man he was known and respected, and lived in Marysville for more than a quarter of a century. Mr Parks was one of the leading politicians representing the counties of Yuba and Sutter in the State Senate for thee successive terms. (The Weekly Butte Record, Chico, CA 7-30-1887, pg3, col 2

He came to California in the midst of the excitement of 1849 and engaged in mining for a time. A farmer, stock man and prominent politician who served multiple terms in the California legislature, he enjoyed the distinction of being a fine orator and parliamentarian. During the civil war he was Provost Marshal of the Northern District of California. Mr. Parks served several times as Chairman of Union and Republican State Conventions. He died of cancer at his Marysville residence. [Sacramento Daily Union, 25 July 1887, p.1. ]

For more than twenty-five years he was a member of Washington Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, of Marysville, but was not connected with any other secret or fraternal society. Nor was he a member of any church. In 1866 Mr. Parks married Miss Annie Wilson, a sister of Mrs. Chas. Hapgood (Emma ) and of Mrs. A. A. McAlister, and made his permanent residence in this city. She survives him, with four children, Mary, Fredrick, William Henry, Emily of whom the oldest is seventeen. [Marysville Daily Appeal 26 July 1887 p.3.]


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Gravesite Details The Parks plot seems to have been a victim of some type of damage through the years, as Wm Parks should have had a grand tombstone, there is none. The burial book states no burial number was assigned, that usually means a headstone was placed instead

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  • Originally Created by: RobMinteer57
  • Added: 28 Oct 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 79449924
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William H Parks (30 May 1824–23 Jul 1887), Find a Grave Memorial no. 79449924, citing Marysville Cemetery, Marysville, Yuba County, California, USA ; Maintained by GMT (contributor 47891968) .