Pioneer Resident Dies Suddenly; Funeral Today

Samuel Parks, a pioneer resident of Fulton county, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. J. Fitzgerald in Canton, Sunday evening, aged 90 years and 10 months.

Mr. Parks died suddenly while sitting in a chair. A week ago he fell down stairs and was slightly injured. He was apparently recovering from the effects of the fall.

The body was brought to Astoria Tuesday and taken to the home of his daughter-in-law, Mrs. George Parks. Funeral services were held this afternoon at 1:30 o’clock, conducted by Rev. W. F. Hunter. Interment in the Sheldons Grove cemetery.

Samuel S. Parks was born July 8, 1830, in Ohio. He was united in marriage to Maria Mote, who passed away 11 years ago. Seven children were born to this union. Only two survive: Mrs. Fitzgerald of Canton and William Parks of Peoria; those deceased are: George R., Hiram, F. W., James, and Dora. There are 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

For many years Mr. Parks resided in South Woodland, where he was engaged in farming. Later he moved to Astoria, where he resided until a few years ago when he moved with his daughter to Peoria. About six months ago they located in Canton.

The following from a distance were in attendance at the funeral:

Mr. and Mrs. William Parks of Peoria; Mrs. F. W. Parks and son, Walter of Peoria; Miss Mayme Parks and brother, Dean of Peoria; Mrs. Mabel Hill and daughter, Helen of Fairview; Mrs. L. W. Thompson of Peoria and Mrs. and Mrs. W. J. Fitzgerald of Canton.


Published in the Argus-Search Light on 5/11/1921

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