Park family — left to right: Lavirus Edward "Bus", Benjamin Paul, Ben's wife Gertrude, Grandma Bell (Samantha Jane Sines Bell, Samantha's aunt), Francis Edward "Ed", George Woodrow, Samantha Ellen Sines Park, Albert Lawrence (my Grandfather), Samuel Asa
Francis Marion & Margaret Crane Park & Children, 1901 — back row: Stella M., Lewis Elza, Lawrence Asa "Parksy", Edward Frances "Ed" (my Great Grandfather), Ada W.; front row: William Thornton "Thornton", Margaret Elizabeth Crane Park (my Great Great Grandmother), Conzada Frances "Zada", Francis Marion (my Great Great Grandfather), Alex Elton
Henry Thomas Park and Sarah Ann Crawford Park, my Great Great Great Grandparents
Francis Marion and Margaret Crane Park, my Great Great Grandparents
My Parents wedding, 1956; left to right: Albert Lawrence Park, Xaina Muriel Tuttle Park, my Father, my Mother, Helen Mae Norman Edwards, Karl Drechsel Edwards
Albert Lawrence Park and Xaina Muriel Tuttle Park, my Grandparents
Henry Thomas Park, my Great Great Great Grandfather
Grandma Bell, Samantha Jane Sines Bell, my Great Great Great Aunt who raised my Great Grandmother after her mother died
Albert Lawrence Park, my Gradnfather and my Dad
Frances Edward Park, my Great Grandfather
Frances Edward, Stella M, Lawrence Asa Park, my Great Grandfather and his siblings
Frances Marion Park, my Great Great Grandfather
Albert Lawrence Park, my Grandfather
Ada W. Park Taylor and Peter Taylor
Albert Lawrence Park, WWI Student Military Ranks
Albert Lawrence and Benjamin Paul Park, my Grandfather and his older brother Ben
Frances Edward "Ed" Park, my Great Grandfather
Woodrow, Ben, Albert and Ben Park
The Park family are my paternal ancestors.
Francis Marion Park and his family lived at Walnut Grove, McDonough Co, Illinois until 1885. They purchased a covered wagon and equipment and moved with their five children to Kansas traveling through Iowa and Nebraska. They arrived in Republic Co. Kansas on November 27, 1885. They moved in 1895 to White Cloud, Kansas.
Their son Francis Edward Park was a noted collector and archeologist of Native American artifacts. He was a farmer and ran as a Democratic candidate for Sheriff of Doniphan County, Kansas but did not win.
Ed and Samantha Park's son Albert Lawrence was my grandfather. He was a lawyer and worked as Special Agent, Intelligence Unit, US Treasury Department for 25 years. Held office as County Attorney of Marshall Co, Kansas for two years in the 1930's. Then was in private practice after that. He and his family lived in Lawrence, Kansas after 1951.