Parks Family Collection, 1880-1970 | East Texas Research Center

By Linda Reynolds

Collection Overview

Title: Parks Family Collection, 1880-1970Add to your cart.

ID: A/197

Extent: 1.5 Linear Feet

Subjects: Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.), Photographs

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of newspaper clippings from the late 1800's to the early 1900's, identified and unidentified family photos.

Collection Historical Note

Reverend Alfred D. Parks was born April 21, 1823 in Tennessee. He married Sarah Windham and they had three children: Promontory, George Porter and Bellezora . The Parks family settled in Cherokee County, Texas around 1853. Rev. Parks served in Co. D., 17th Texas Calvary during the Civil War. Sarah died on July 30, 1865 and A.D. Parks remarried Emily Jane Martin (b. 1835) and moved with his family to Nacogdoches County. Alfred D. Parks died February 4, 1899 and is buried in Fairview Cemetery in Nacogdoches.

George Porter Parks settled in Newton County, Texas in 1867 and married Mary Farr on January 22, 1874. They eventually settled in Nacogdoches County and were the parents of the following children: George, Alfred, Harriet Jane, Joe, Eugenia Minora, Newell Ford, Alice Janette (Nettie), and Edith.

("Parks, Reverend A.D." Nacogdoches County Families . Dallas: Curtis Publishing Corporation,1985. p. 510).

Subject/Index Terms

Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Box:

[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],

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Folder 1: PhotographsAdd to your cart.

Belle and Jane Parks

Ford, Nettie, Genia Parks

Grady and Tipper Morgan

G. P. Parks family, Ebb, Joe, Genia and Ford Parks

G. P., Mary, Ford and Nettie Parks

Mary Farr Parks, Mrs G. Porter Parks

Jane Parks, G. P. Parks mother

Mary Parks, wife of G. P. Parks

Jane Parks, G. P. Parks mother

Emily Jane Parks, G. P. Parks step-mother

Nettie Parks, Edith Parks Whitehead, Gennie Parks

Mrs. Bob E. Whitley

Doris Kilpatrick

Miss Mildred Wy.

Whitehead family

Folder 2: PhotographsAdd to your cart.

Ford Parks

Rev. Alfred D. Parks, G. P. Parks father

Rev. Scovel


U.S. Battleship, San Diego, California

Southern Pacific Hotel, Yuma, Arizona

S. P. R.R. Bridge, Yuma, Arizona

Unidentified group of men, possibly WWI

Centerpoint Hotel, building

Galveston Business University, building

Homecoming day parade, November 8, 1947

Postcard, Old Stone Fort, 1945

Postcard, Oldest House in America, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Folder 3: Unidentified children, women, men and groupsAdd to your cart.


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