Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Today To Two Great Great Uncles

Today, January 30 is the birthday of two of my Great Great Uncles.

Asa Lawrence Asa “Parksy” Park, who was my Great Grandfather Francis Edward "Ed" Park's brother, was born today in 1880. His birth place was McDonough County, Illinois. He died in 1949 and is buried in the Olive Branch Cemetary at White Cloud, Kansas.

On an antique "junking" trip to a flea market at White Cloud, where my Grandfather grew up, we asked at the historical society if there might be any information about the Park family. Turns out the man we asked is a relative! His Grandmother Ada was my Great Grandfather's sister. Ron told me the following about Asa. Ron remembers "Parksy" (Asa) fell dead in the Green Implement Building in downtown White Cloud, Kansas. His coffin was placed in his sister Ada Taylor’s living room. Ron Taylor remembers attending his funeral. Parksy is fondly remembered by many Ron said.

The other Great Great Uncle whose birthday is today is Ernest Earl Norman. Ernest's brother Harry was my Great Grandfather. Ernest was born today in 1886 and his birth place was Dickinson County, Kansas. He was a farmer and my Grandmother pointed out the house where he lived when we went on a genealogy road trip to see where she grew up. He and his wife Katie both died on Christmas Eve in 1960 from Carbon Monoxide poisoning in there home. He and his wife are buried at Good Hope Cemetery in Dickinson Co, Kansas near the community of Wellington.

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