Saturday, January 22, 2011

Photo Number 432

This photo was found tucked in between page number 28 and 29.
Page 28 and 29 between Charlie and Viola Parks A photo, which may be from the 1920’s. Page 28 to 29 inbetween Charlie and Viola Parks back Charlie M. Parks and Viola Walker Parks.  Brother and sister? ( Edited : They are husband and wife) 

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Update from Iggy:
Charles Morris Parks (b. 1887 in Macedonia, Iowa) was 27 years old when he married 21 year old Viola Walker (b. 1893 in Henderson, Iowa) on June 17 1914 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa. The groom's parents are shown as John W. Parks and Elizabeth Cusick and the brides parents as Chas Walker and Cora Adkins on the marriage record.


John W Parks and Elizabeth Cusick had a number of children. 
Wesley (b. 1871 in New Jersey) Wesley married Nettie L Crandal Feb 13, 1896
Samuel Park (b. 1874 in Iowa)
Harry (Mar 1883)
Thomas (Jan 1887)
Charles (Jan 1887) Charles married Viola Walker Parks June 17, 1914 


So this photo is Netties husbands younger brother and his wife.  Now we have a connection:)

Update from djsheri:
John Wesley Park Sr., b. 7 May 1839, Mendham, Morris Co., New Jersey, m. Elizabeth Cusick 2 Nov. 1876, Peapack, New Jersey. They came to Macedonia, Pottawattamie Co., Iowa in 1874 with his parents Peter Park & Harriet E. Bowman. 

John Wesley Park Sr. & Elizabeth Cusick had children:
John Wesley Park, Jr (aka Wesley Park/s
Samuel Theodore Park/s
Harry Kenneth Park/s
Twins - Charles Morris Park/s & Thomas Bowman Parks


9 comments:

  1. Charles Morris Parks (b. 1887 in Macedonia, Iowa) was 27 years old when he married 21 year old Viola Walker (b. 1893 in Henderson, Iowa) on June 17 1914 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa. The groom's parents are shown as John W. Parks and Elizabeth Cusick and the brides parents as Chas Walker and Cora Adkins on the marriage record.

    Was John W. Parks full name John Wesley Parks, and if so, who is Elizabeth Cusick? Did Wesley Parks remarry and marry Nettie L.?

    The 1910 census shows Elizabeth still alive but not living with John, and the 1930 census shows "widowed" Elizabeth living with son Charles and his wife Viola (and their son Willie Lee) in Silver Creek, Mills, Iowa.

    Perhaps John W Parks was Wesley J Parks brother? Wouldn't that be confusing.

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  2. Ah, John W Parks and Elizabeth Crusik were also Welsey Parks parents. Charles and Wesley were brothers!

    In all this time, I've never looked up Welsey's family. His family moved to Macedonia Iowa from New Jersey after Wesley was born (1871), but before Charles (1887) was born much later.

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  3. 1880 US census has the John W. Parks family living in Macedonia, Pottawattamie, Iowa. It lists John W. (b. 1838 in New Jersey), wife Elizabeth (b. 1845 in New York) with sons Wesley (b. 1871 in New Jersey) and Samuel Park (b. 1874 in Iowa).

    In the 1900 US Census, John W.'s name is mispelled/recorded as John M. Parks. At this time there were more children in the household. Harry (Mar 1883), Thomas (Jan 1887), and Charles (Jan 1887) as well as a sister-in-law named May Timmons (May 1841 in Ireland).

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  4. Oh I hope these folks were a lot happier than they appear in this photo. Perturbed and impatient is what I'm getting. But we know that what we find in old studio portraits rarely represents who the people really were.

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  5. Wow, with the Cusick connection in Iowa you are starting to tickle the outer branches of my family tree. How fun. :)

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  6. Hi Janice..really.. keep a watch..I still have about 26 photos in this series..but I have not run across the name Cusick on any of them..but many are unmarked :(

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  7. Connie, It's a distant connection but I've sent an email to the people I know with a greater interest in that line. My connection is through my great grandmother. Lillie Mae Johnson. Her brother, Jeremiah J Johnson, married Loretta Mae Cusick.I have a photo from 1891 that includes Anna, George, Loretta, and Robbie Cusick. I've never followed the line beyond that, but once I published the photo ( http://houseofstirfry.com/gallery/darnold.html )a couple of Cusick researchers came looking for me.

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  8. Hi Janice, I looked at your album..it is beautiful..thanks for leaving the link! :)

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  9. John Wesley Park Sr., b. 7 May 1839, Mendham, Morris Co., New Jersey, m. Elizabeth Cusick 2 Nov. 1876, Peapack, New Jersey. They came to Macedonia, Pottawattamie Co., Iowa in 1874 with his parents Peter Park & Harriet E. Bowman.

    John Wesley Park Sr. & Elizabeth Cusick had children:
    John Wesley Park, Jr (aka Wesley Park/s
    Samuel Theodore Park/s
    Harry Kenneth Park/s
    Twins - Charles Morris Park/s & Thomas Bowman Parks

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Connie