Person:William Parke (24)

Watchers
William F. Parke
b.31 JUL 1815 New York
d.22 NOV 1885
m. 22 APR 1840
  1. Henry F Parke1846 - 1867
m. 15 SEP 1854
  1. Eliza J. Parke1855 - 1857
  2. William T. (Will) Parke1857 - 1924
  3. Lillian A. Parke1858 -
  4. Zenith Arthur (Arthur) Parke1867 - 1932
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] William F. Parke
Gender Male
Birth[1][3][4] 31 JUL 1815 New York
Marriage 22 APR 1840 to Mary Jane Foster
Occupation[5] 1850 a Farmer
Census 1850 Palmyra, Wayne, New Yorkwith Mary Jane Foster
Marriage 15 SEP 1854 to Catherine E. Perkins
Occupation[6] 1860 a Farmer
Census 1860 Valparaiso, Porter, Indianawith Catherine E. Perkins
Census 1870 Valparaiso, Porter, Indianawith Catherine E. Perkins
Occupation[1] 1880 a retired Merchant
Census 1880 Valparaiso, Porter, Indianawith Catherine E. Perkins
Death[4] 22 NOV 1885
Burial[4] Valparaiso, Porter, Indiana, United StatesUnion Street Cemetery

WILLIAM F. PARKE was born on 31 Jul 1815 at New York.

He married MARY JANE FOSTER, daughter of CYRUS FOSTER and MILLICENT REEVES, on 22 Apr 1840 at the age of 24. He was a Farmer in 1850. He and MARY JANE FOSTER appeared on the census of 1850 at Palmyra, Wayne County, New York. First wife Mary likely died about 1852. She appeared in the 1850 census, but by 1854 William and Henry are living in Indiana and William is remarried.

He married CATHERINE E. PERKINS, daughter of ABRAHAM T. PERKINS and HARRIET HOPPER, on 15 Sep 1854 at the age of 39. William was 11 years older than Catherine when they married. It was a second marriage for William. They had children late in life. The couple had four children. Eliza, Will, Lillian and eight years later their youngest son Zenith Arthur (known as Arthur). Oldest daughter Eliza died at the age of fifteen months, just one month after the birth of brother Will.

He and CATHERINE E. PERKINS appeared on the census of 1860 at Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana. He was a Farmer in 1860. He and CATHERINE E. PERKINS appeared on the census of 1870 at Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana. WILLIAM and CATHERINE E. PERKINS appeared on the census of 1880 at Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana. WILLIAM was a retired Merchant in 1880. The 1870 census goes a bit further and states that he was a retired grocer.

William died on 22 Nov 1885 at age 70. He was buried at Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, in Union Street Cemetery.

Census

William Parke Census
Year Source Image
1850 1850 US Federal Census: Palmyra, Wayne County, New York
1860 1860 US Federal Census: Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
1870 1870 US Federal Census: Valparaiso Ward 3, Porter County, Indiana
1880 1880 US Federal Census: Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1880 US Federal Census: Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, 1880, Primary quality.
  2. Z. Arthur Parke Death Certificate. (Death Certificate), 1932, Primary quality.
  3. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Salt Lake Temple. LDS International Genealogical Index: Parke Perkins Marriage. (IGI Record, 2002), 1854, Primary quality.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Jill E. Blomberg. Union Street Cemetery Transcript. (Cemetery Record), 1885, Primary quality.
  5. 1850 US Federal Census: Palmyra, Wayne County, New York, 1850, Primary quality.
  6. 1860 US Federal Census: Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, 1860, Primary quality.
  7.   1870 US Federal Census: Valparaiso Ward 3, Porter County, Indiana, 1870, Primary quality.