A: Amelia (1840-1927)

A:       Amelia McCUTCHEON (4) (Charles McCutcheon-3; Samuel McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 3rd May 1840 in Dufferin, ON.  She died on the 30th January 1927 in North Bay, Nipissing, ON.  When she was 19 years old she married William PARKS on the 22nd of May 1860 in Wellington County.  William was born on the 9th May 1840 in the County of Down, Province Ulster, Northern Ireland and he died on the 28th June 1902 in North Bay, ON.   They were both buried at the North Bay Union Cemetery.  His parents were James Parks and Catherine Simpson.  ‡‡

AMELIA’S STORY: – A Pioneer Woman:

Born in 1840, the only child of Charles McCutcheon and Elizabeth Davidson, she was raised by a step-mother, Elizabeth Tanner.  Her birth mother died when she was a small child, possibly in childbirth.  She was the eldest child by 5 years of 8 step-brothers and sisters.

The following obituaries on Amelia technically tell her story.  This is just a recap of it.

She married William Parks in 1860 and they farmed for the next 22 years in Mulmur Township where 13 of their 16 children were born.  They first resided in Whitfield, then moved to Sundridge, Ontario prior to their final move to North Bay in 1882.  The remainder of their children were born here.   Some evidence suggests that this family had 17 children, however I have found 16.  It is possible that there was one more set of twins born in 1886 which would raise the number to 18.  Amelia also raised a grand-child; Bertha, Charles’ daughter.

This family, so far as has been found, holds the record for the largest number of children born to the same set of parents in the “McCutcheons from Donaghadee” legacy.

Amelia was the first female resident of North Bay which then was uncharted territory in 1882.  She and William owned the site, which they eventually divided into lots and sold to new-comers to North Bay as the years went by.  The park “Amelia Park”  bears her name.  They donated the land to the city for a ball park, which also has a beach on it.

Five of their eight surviving sons homesteaded in Western Canada.  One of their daughters also moved west, to a homestead in Manitoba.  The Parks family figured very prominently in the settlement of Western Canada and their stories can be found in many of the history books written of the small towns and settlements.  “Pioneers of the Peace;  Craik Friendliest Place by a Dam; Wheatfields and Wildflowers;” to name a few.

Besides being a very busy lady bearing children and raising them, she was also a Real Estate entrepreneur.  At the end of her life, she was a wealthy lady in her own right, owning property in Vancouver, Edmonton, Portage La Prairie MB., and Toronto besides being one of the largest land holders in North Bay.

Her 87 years were a saga that took her from the hardship of pioneering to wealthy land owner, leaving a legacy to her surviving heirs.  She outlived 7 of her 16 children.  She spawned at least 45 grand-children. 

What was the secret to her longevity and success?  Stamina; spirituality; tenacity.

Obituary 3rd February 1927  for Amelia McCutcheon

Orangeville Banner, Page 3:

PARKS – North Bay’s oldest resident, who had lived in that city almost continuously for the past 44 years, passed away at seven o’clock Sunday evening in the person of Mrs. Amelia Parks, aged 86 years.  The death took place at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. Turner, 252 Queens St.  The deceased was born at Camilla near Orangeville, Ontario, the daughter of Charles McCutcheon and Elizabeth Tanner of that place.  She lived there for 38 years being married to William Parks of the same place when 17 years old, who predeceased her in 1902 and she moved to North Bay as one of the pioneer settlers.  The late Mrs. Parks had lived in North Bay for the past 44 years, with the exception of eight years from 1912 to 1920, which she spent in Toronto.

The deceased was a faithful member of the former Presbyterian Church, and latterly of the United Church.  The late Mrs. Parks was known as a shrewd business woman and was quite well-to-do, having realized considerably from land deals.  She dealt in Real Estate and held valuable property in Toronto, Western Canada and North Bay, where Amelia Park in the east end bears her name.

The survivors include six sons and three daughters:  James Parks, Mayor of Craik, Saskatchewan;  Charles, Thomas and Mathew of Peace River;  William of North Bay;  Arthur and Oscar of West Ferris, Nipissing;  Mrs. Agnes Wilson of Winnipeg;  Mrs. E. Turner and Mrs. Bertha Hatch, both of North Bay.  Three brothers, William McCutcheon in the west;  Charles of Dundalk;  Sam of Detroit, remain to mourn her loss  besides two sisters, Mrs. Ellen Ogilvie and Mrs. Agnes Freeman of Vancouver.  Mrs. Parks was a sister-in-law of…..

From the North Bay Nugget 1st February 1927

“FIRST WOMAN RESIDENT OF CITY IS DEAD”

Mrs. Parks Came to North Bay in 1882

Another link with North Bay’s history of pioneer hardship and adventure was broken, Sunday evening when Mrs. Amelia Parks, probably North Bay’s first woman resident died at her home on Queen Street after a lingering illness.  The late Mrs. Parks, who was in her eighty-seventh year came to North Bay with her husband, the late William Parks, in the fall of 1882 and has lived there continuously ever since.  Taken seriously ill about four months ago little hope was held out for her ultimate recovery as her advanced years were a handicap in her fight for life. Death came about seven o’clock Sunday evening.

SHE CAME HERE

The late Mrs. Parks was born in Camilla, Dufferin County, the eldest child of Mr. and Mrs. Charles McCutcheon, and after her marriage to Mr. Parks, resided in Whitfield before moving to Sundridge where Mr. Parks farmed for a few years.  In the fall of 1882 Mr. & Mrs. Parks moved to North Bay, where the former carried on farming until the time of his death in 1902. At one time, Mr. & Mrs. Parks had a deed for and farmed on the present town site, but little by little sold it to newcomers to the community.

In the days when women were little concerned with business affairs, the late Mrs. Parks showed an active interest in real estate and has managed many successful property deals not only in North Bay but in the western prairies.  At the time of her death, the deceased was one of the largest property holders in North Bay and had valuable land holdings in Edmonton, Portage la Prairie, Winnipeg and the Peace River Country. She had also conducted very successful land and property deals in Toronto although holding no property in that city at the time of her death.

Though actively interested in Real Estate, the deceased has never neglected the interests of her home and church and was one of the pioneer workers in St. Andrew’s Church and continued an active interest in the congregation until her illness.

The deceased is survived by ten children, a number of grandchildren.  The sons are James Parks, Mayor of Craik, SK; Thomas and Matthew Parks of Peace River, AB; Arthur and Oscar Parks of West Ferris, and William D. Parks, Cassells Street, North Bay.  The daughters are Mrs. Agnes Wilson of Winnipeg; Mrs. Ellen Turner and Mrs. Bertha Hatch, Queen Street, North Bay, ON; Mrs. Eliza McDivitt was a daughter of the deceased. Two sisters, Mrs. Ogilvie and Mrs. Freeman of Vancouver, BC; and three brothers, Charles McCutcheon of Dundalk, Sam McCutcheon of Detroit, and William McCutcheon of Saskatchewan survive.

The funeral was held this afternoon from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ellen Turner, Queen Street to St. Andrew’s United Church where the funeral service was conducted by Rev. J. M. Pritchard.  The body will be placed in the vault of the Union Cemetery. The pallbearers were Mayor Dan Barker, R. J. Kickie and four sons, Arthur and Oscar of West Ferris, Charles of Peace River and William of North Bay.” 

~CHILDREN OF AMELIA McCUTCHEON AND WILLIAM PARKS WERE~

  •  James Albert PARKS (5).                                   See i following.
  • Charles Albert PARKS (5).                                  See ii following.
  • Elizabeth Amelia PARKS (5).                               See iii following.
  • William D PARKS (5).                                          See iv following.
  • Samuel Joseph PARKS (5) (Amelia McCutcheon-4; Charles McCutcheon-3; Samuel McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born in 1869 in Mulmur Township, Dufferin County, ON and he died at the age of 29 years of consumption on the 27th April 1898 in North Bay, ON.  He was employed as a labourer.  He remained single.  He was buried at the North Bay Union Cemetery.
  • John “Twin” PARKS (5) (Amelia McCutcheon-4; Charles McCutcheon-3; Samuel McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born in 1871 in Mulmur Township, Dufferin County, ON. The twins probably died in infancy as they are not found on the 1881 census with the rest of the family in Muskoka, ON.
  • Alexander “Twin” PARKS (5) (Amelia McCutcheon-4; Charles McCutcheon-3; Samuel McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born in 1871 in Mulmur Township, Dufferin County, ON. The twins probably died in infancy as they are not found on the 1881 census with the rest of the family in Muskoka, ON.
  • Catherine Agnes PARKS (5) (Amelia McCutcheon-4; Charles McCutcheon-3; Samuel McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 15th September 1875 in Mulmur Township, ON.
  • Ellen Jane PARKS (5) (Amelia McCutcheon-4; Charles McCutcheon-3; Samuel McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 25th March 1877 in Mulmur Township, ON. and she died in 1957 in North Bay, ON.  She was buried at the North Bay Union Cemetery.  She married Alfred Thomas TURNER (1882-?) on the 10th April 1910 in Toronto, York.  This couple appeared to have no children.
  • Arthur Herbert PARKS (5).                                  See v following.
  • Thomas J PARKS (5) (Amelia McCutcheon-4; Charles McCutcheon-3; Samuel McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 10th May 1879 in Mulmur Township, ON and he died at the age of 82 on the 7th May 1962 in Prestville, AB, Canada. Prestville is 500 Kilometers North West of Edmonton, near Spirit River, AB.
  • Martha PARKS (5) was born in 1880 in Mulmur Township, ON.
  • Matthew Henry PARKS (5) (Amelia McCutcheon-4; Charles McCutcheon-3; Samuel McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 19th January 1881 in Mulmur township, ON and he died in 1971 in Grand Prairie, AB.

NOTE:     He enlisted in the Canadian Army on the 15th November 1915 in St Boniface, MB, Canada.  He returned safely from the war to then apply for 5 land Grants in the 78th Township, 4th Range, and West of the 6th Meridian in the Peace River area of Alberta. 5 of his brothers were already in this area farming.  He never married. ►  ☺☺

‡‡        This family had one set of Twins.

JAMES ALBERT PARKS (1860-1928) 

 i.    James Albert PARKS (5) (Amelia McCutcheon-4; Charles McCutcheon-3; Samuel McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 18th January 1860 in Mulmur Township, Simcoe County, ON.   He died on the 17th February 1928 in Craik, SK.  He married twice:  His first wife was Rebecca LARMORE (16th August 1864 – 1905) married on the 5th July 1882 in Parry Sound, ON.  His second wife was Sarah ECK (1863-?) married on the 2nd December 1909.    Rebecca’s parents were Robert Larmore and Mary Crosby. ♥  ►  

Excerpts from the Auto Biography of James Parks and Rebecca Larmore

 Written by Fred Parks – Page 379 of the history book “Craik – Friendliest Place by a Dam” 

James Parks was born on the 14th January 1860 in Mulmur Township in Ontario, eldest son of William Parks and Amelia McCutcheon.  He married Rebecca Larmore on the 5th July 1882 in Parry Sound Ontario.  After living in North Bay briefly they moved to Washington, USA for about 5 years.  In 1900 they moved to Boissevein Manitoba, then 4 years later, settled in Craik, Saskatchewan in 1904.  James built the first new house in Craik in 1904.

Before receiving their farm, James ran the first Dray in Craik, delivering goods from the train station to the villagers.  He hauled ice from the Arm River dam and unloaded lumber at the lumber yard.  They also took in boarders at their new home in Craik.

James applied for a land grant – the South West of ¼ section 34, township 24, Range 29 – and moved to their homestead in 1906.  James sold this farm during World War I.

James served as the first Reeve on the newly formed Rural Municipality Board for Craik and he served several terms as mayor of the village of Craik.

James and Rebecca had 12 children.  Rebecca died in childbirth on 1906 with the birth of their last child.  The baby died also.  James remarried three years later to Sarah ECK.

Obituary for James Parks –  15TH February 1928

From the North Bay Nugget

In the death of James Parks which occurred at his home in Craik, Saskatchewan on Wednesday, February 15, North Bay mourned with the residents of Craik in the passing of a citizen of the highest type.  The late Mr. Parks spent his early years in North Bay being a member of one of the oldest families to settle in the Nipissing District. William of North Bay and Oscar and Arthur of Nipissing Junction are brothers of the deceased.  His death is also mourned by a wide circle of other relatives resident in North Bay and district. As recently as last summer the late Mr. Parks was a visitor to North Bay at which time he spent some time renewing acquaintances.

James was born at Camilla, Ontario in 1860. After some years in Manitoba he went to Craik in 1905 and homesteaded west of the town. He immediately took an interest in public affairs being overseer of the village in 1905. From 1906 to 1912 he was chairman of the local improvement council and on the formation of the rural municipality became its first reeve holding that position until 1920 when he moved into town.  In 1921 he was elected to the Craik Council becoming mayor in 1924and serving in that capacity until the end of last year when he retired owing to ill health.

He was married to Rebecca Larmer in 1882 and had thirteen children of whom ten survive. Mrs. Parks died in 1906 and in 1909 Mr. Parks married Sarah Eck who is left to mourn. The children are James; Thomas; Fred; Mrs. Earl Wilson of Craik; William of Washington; Leonard of Los Angeles; Mrs. J. Keil of Nassau, Montana; Mrs. R. Atkinson of Grand Valley; Mrs. W. Kibble and Mrs. J. Keymer of Regina. There are 3 sisters and six brothers also surviving.

The flag was flown at half- mast at Craik, Saskatchewan. 

►  Homestead – James Albert Parks applied for Land Grants near Last Mountain, Saskatchewan.

~CHILDREN OF JAMES ALBERT PARKS AND REBECCA LARMORE WERE~

  • Alice PARKS (6) B. 28th July 1884 in North Bay, Nipissing, ON.  D. 18th July 1975 in Wolf Point, Montana.  She married James KEIL (1882-1965) on the 31st January 1906.  Their children:  Jean Irene (1908); Irma Rebecca (1909-1991); Muriel (1911); Beatrice (1913); James  L (1916); Thelma (1918); Roy M (1920); Eugene (1925). ☺☺

NOTE:   5 of their 9 children were born in Saskatchewan.  The rest were born in Montana.  This family immigrated to Montana in 1914.  In 1920 they were grain farming in Valley County and they had a boarder living with them:  a school teacher by the name of Clara J Emmons.  Three of their sons served in World War II.  Before Alice married she worked as a dressmaker and milliner.

  • James Robert PARKS (6) B.  20th January 1885 in North Bay, Nipissing, ON.  D. 22nd January 1962 in Craik, SK.  He was buried at Craik Cemetery.

NOTE:   James Robert applied for a land grant next to his father’s ¼ section, the North West of Section 34, township 24, Range 29.  He never kept this very long, selling it to his brother Oscar Frederick in 1909. He enlisted in 1914 in the Forestry Battalion and served in Scotland repairing shoes for the men and harness for the horses.

  • Tressa Jane PARKS (6) B.  17th November 1887.  D. 1890 in North Bay, Nipissing, ON.
  • William Charles PARKS (6) B. 10th October 1889 in North Bay, Nipissing, ON. D. 5th December 1968 in Spokane County, WA.  He married Alta MYERS (1891-1969) on the 15th December 1915.  Their children: Georgia, Faye, Neil.

NOTE:   William attended the first school in Craik, working in a general store after school.  In 1906 he went to Lacombe, Alberta and worked on his Uncle Herb Larmore’s farm, then went south to Washington where he managed farm land.  They died in Spokane, Washington.

  • Mary Ellen PARKS (6) B.  2nd January 1892 in Walla Wall County, WA.  D. 23rd February 1975 in Grand Valley.  She married Reuben ATKINSON (1890-1950) on the 2nd December 1912 in Craik, SK. They produced 3 girls and 4 boys.
  • Oscar Frederick PARKS (6) B. 4th October 1893 in Walla Walla County, WA. D. 1987 in Craik, SK.  He married Marie (Nettie) WALP (April 1899 in Iowa to 13th May 2002 in Craik, SK) on the 28thJanuary 1918 in Craik, SK. Their children: Elsie Marie (1921-2006); Allan Frederick (1923-2001); Howard James (1925-2005); Evelyn Mae (1928); Kenneth. Fred and Nettie were both buried at the Craik Cemetery.  Fred lived to be 94 years old; Nettie 103. ☺☺

NOTE:   OscarFrederick – called Fred all of his life, farmed near Craik, SK.  He was very well-known in the area.  He studied veterinary books and practised in the area when the local veterinarian Dan Meyers died.  Fred has been very active in public affairs and received honorary life membership from the Craik Agricultural Society and also from Saskatchewan Agricultural Societies.  He also received a 50 year plaque from the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool.   

PARKS, Marie Published: 2002-05-15; Davidson, SK:

PARKS–Marie Parks of Davidson, Sask. (formerly of Craik, Sask.) age 103 years passed away peacefully at the Davidson & District Health Care Center on Monday, May 13th, 2002. Marie is survived by her loving family: children: Elsie Flickenger: Elizabeth Parks (daughter-in-law): Howard (Roma) Parks: Evelyn Purves & Kenneth (Betty) Parks: 21 grandchildren: 38 great grandchildren & 9 great-great randchildren, Sister Vera Olson, nieces, nephews & other family members. Marie was predeceased by her parents, Elsie & Dawson Walp: loving husband Fredrick: son Allan: grandson Gordon Brinkmeyer: granddaughter Sharon Parks: Brother Wilbur: son-in-law Lorne Wolfe & Charles Flickenger. The celebration of Marie’s life Funeral Service will be held on Friday, May 17th, 2002 at 2:00 P.M. from the Craik United Church, Craik, Sask. with Pastor Doug Miner (Lutheran) officiating.  Interment family plot Craik Cemetery, Craik,Sask.

  • Grace Pearl PARKS (6) B.  16th June 1895 in North Bay, Nipissing, ON.  D. 1st May 1976 in Inglewood, CA.  She married William KIBBLE (1894-1968) on the 10th November 1915.
  • Thomas Herbert PARKS (6) B.  13th May 1898 in North Bay, Nipissing, ON.  D. 25th June 1968 in Craik, SK.  He was buried at Craik Cemetery.

NOTE:   Thomas operated a transport business in Regina and in later years ran a store and post office at Muskegon. He also farmed at Riverhurst for Marjorie Wright and ran the town dray.  He never married.

  • Leonard Earl PARKS (6) B. 29th July 1900 in Boissevein, MB.  D. 8th December 1954 in Los Angeles, CA.   He married twice:  His first wife was Orpha LYLE (1902-?) whom he married on the 26th November 1922.  His second wife was Virginia Catherine BROWN (1911-1979) whom he married on the 25th December 1926. Their children: Brenda; Olivia; Leonard Earl Junior(1922-1987); Roger Garry (1936-2012).

NOTE:   Leonard became a naturalized US citizen in Spokane, WA in 1922.  Leonard served in the U.S. Navy for 2 years.  The family moved to California where he worked in a cafeteria.

  • Abigail Amelia PARKS (6) B. 2nd December 1902 in Morden,  MB.  She married Earl WILSON (1900-?) on the 1st December 1921.  They had 4 boys.

NOTE:   Abigail was very young when her mother died.  She went to school in Craik and took a business course in Saskatoon.  Earl Wilson owned a pool hall and a barber shop in Craik.

  • Margaret Lillian PARKS (6) B. 23rd July 1904.  D. 1977 in Craik, SK.  She was buried at the Craik Cemetery.  She married twice:  1st John KEYMER (1900-?) on the 25TH February 1927.  They had three sons:  Basil, Graham and William.  2nd to Richard MATTHEWS (1900-1976) on the 4th November 1944.

NOTE:   Margaret worked for the T. Eaton Company for years.  Her second husband worked as a bus driver for the Council for Crippled Children and Adults.  Later they moved to California where Dick became a Mormon minister.  They returned to Craik for a while but after 4 years went back to California.

Margaret’s son, Leading Airman D.W.T. Keymer was employed with 430 Squadron at 2 (F) Wing, Grostenquin, France, when he was killed in an autombile accident at the “Y” junction where the road went left to Grostenquin (proceeding out of the base) and right – or straight on to Hemering. As long as the guys that knew Keymer remained in Grostenquin, they referred to that junction as “Keymers Korner”. He is buried at the Choloy War Cemetery, Lorraine, France.

►  Homestead – Applied for Land Grants and/or Letters Patent.

☺☺      Lived to be a Nonagenarian or more.

CHARLES ALBERT PARKS (1863-1944) 

ii.     Charles Albert PARKS (5) (Amelia McCutcheon-4; Charles McCutcheon-3; Samuel McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 15th November 1863 in Mulmur Township, Simcoe County, ON.  He died on the 27th February 1944 in Peace River, AB.  He married Martha Jane LARMORE (1863 – 7th March 1899) on the 7th April 1882 in Muskoka, On.  His second wife was Elizabeth Campbell (24th August 1863 – 14th March 1944 in Peace River, AB) on the 27th January 1891.  Martha’s parents were Robert Larmore and Mary Crosby.  ♥  ►

NOTE:   This family’s history can be found in the history book called “Wheatfields and Wildflowers” 1984.

►  Homestead – Charles applied for Land Grants near Brock, Saskatchewan.

~CHILDREN OF CHARLES PARKS AND MARTHA LARMORE WERE~

  • Bertha May PARKS (6) B. 26th March 1884 in North Bay, Nipissing, On.  D. 30th May 1965 in Brock, SK.  She married twice:  First to Edwin LETCHER (1882-?) on the 20th March 1907.  Their child was Bertha May (1908-1910).  She divorced Edwin then married Campbell MORE (1879-1955) on the 3rd December 1912.  Their children:  Charles Campbell (1914-1960); Martha (1916); Jane Muriel “Twin” (30th June 1921 – July 1921); Jessie Elizabeth “Twin” (30th June 1921 – July 1921).  The twins were buried at the Old Brock Cemetery.   ‡‡
  • Son PARKS (6) B. 1887.  D. 7th March 1889 in North Bay, Nipissing, On.
  • Daughter PARKS (6) B. 7th March 1889.  D. 7th March 1889 in North Bay, Nipissing, On.

~CHILDREN OF CHARLES PARKS AND ELIZABETH CAMPBELL~

  • William Hinus PARKS (6) B. 24th August 1891 in North Bay, Nipissing, ON.  D. 13th May 1948 in Prestville, AB.  He married   Elizabeth Eunice HARRIS (1898-1971) on the 9th November 1918 in Nakomis, SK.  They had three known children.
  • Percival John PARKS (6) B. 16th June 1894 in North Bay, Nipissing, ON.  D. 16th March 1976 in Prestville, AB.  He married   Evelyn Agnes HETTLE (1900-1958) on the 15th January 1920. They had five known children.  ►
  • James Ernest PARKS (6) B. 5th December 1896 in North Bay, Nipissing, ON.  D. 29th September 1918 in France.  He was buried at Haynecourt British Cemetery in Nord, France.

•    Bruce Campbell PARKS (6) B. 14th March 1898 in North Bay, Nipissing, On.  D. 8th November 1917 in Belgium.  He was buried at Menin Gate (Ypres) Memorial Cemetery, Belgium.

  • Vera Muriel PARKS (6) B. August 1902 in Prestville, AB.  D. 21st June 1933.  She married Robert John LUNDY (1898-?) in 1927.

NOTE:   Of the four sons born to Charles and Elizabeth, three enlisted in the Canadian Armed forces during WW I.  Two of the three sons never made it back to Canada.  They died on the battlefield in France and Belgium.

♥  Siblings Married Siblings:  In this case, 2 brothers, James and Charles Parks married 2 sisters, Rebecca and Martha Jane Larmore.

‡‡         This family had a set of twins.

►  Homestead – Percival  applied for Land Grants near Brock, Saskatchewan.

ELIZABETH AMELIA PARKS (1867-1918) 

iii.    Elizabeth Amelia PARKS (5) (Amelia McCutcheon-4; Charles McCutcheon-3; Samuel McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 5th March 1867 in Mulmur Township, Dufferin County, ON.  She died on the 5th July 1918 in Nipissing, ON.  She married James Smith McDIVITT (12th March 1862 – 25th December 1901) on the 2ND December 1891. They were both buried at North Bay Union Cemetery.   His parents were Thomas McDivitt and Jane Smith.   

NOTE:   James Smith McDivitt died in a head-on collision on the Canadian Pacific Railroad.

~CHILDREN OF ELIZABETH PARKS AND JAMES McDIVITT WERE ~

  • Milton James McDIVITT (6) B. 2nd November 1892. D. 15th May 1932 in North Bay, ON.  He married Clara Irene KERBY (1902-?) on the 22nd May 1926.
  • William Stanley McDIVITT (6) B. 27th June 1894 D. 11th November 1918 in North Bay, ON.  He died during the flu epidemic of 1918.  He was buried at North Bay Union Cemetery.
  • Bert Smith McDIVITT (6) B. 16th March 1896 in North Bay, ON.  D. 6th February 1976 in Penticton, BC.  He married Elizabeth FENWICK (1902-?) on the 23rd January 1924.  They had two known children.
  • Carman Lester McDIVITT (6) B.  7th December 1897.  D. 18th November 1983 in North Bay, ON.  He married Alexina MacKenzie MORRISON (1907-1987) in 1935.  They had two known children.

WILLIAM D PARKS (1868-1952) 

 iv.    William D PARKS (5) (Amelia McCutcheon-4; Charles McCutcheon-3; Samuel McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 2nd May 1868 in Mulmur Township, Dufferin County, ON.  He died on the 28th September 1952 in North Bay, ON.  He was married twice:  First to Rhoda Ann WALLACE (25th April 1875 – 12th July 1915) on the 25th April 1894.  Second to Gladys HARRIS (1884 – 3rd August 1940) on the 21st April 1920.  Rhoda’s parents were Robert Wallace and Janet Hill.

 ~CHILDREN OF WILLIAM PARKS AND RHODA WALLACE WERE~

  • Myrtle Revetta PARKS (6) B. 9th March 1895.  D. 26th June 1902 in North Bay, ON.
  • Unnamed PARKS (6) B. 4th July 1900 in North Bay, ON.
  • Alena Anita PARKS (6) B. 7th June 1902 in North Bay, ON. D. 7th October 1971 in Craigleith, ON.  She married Carl NEWMAN (1900-?) IN 1930.
  • Janet Louise PARKS (6) B. 16th July 1908 in North Bay, ON.  She married George GREEN (1906-?) on 16th June 1940.
  • William Wallace PARKS (6) B. 23rd January 1910.  D. 8th December 1980 in North Bay, ON.  He was buried at North Bay Union Cemetery.  He married Anne Mae RUTTAN (1910-?) in July 1939.

ARTHUR HERBERT PARKS (1877-1960) 

v.   Arthur Herbert PARKS (5) (Amelia McCutcheon-4; Charles McCutcheon-3; Samuel McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 25th March 1877 and he died in 1960 in North Bay, Nipissing, ON. Arthur Herbert was buried at the North Union Cemetery. He married Violet MURRAY (10th August 1885 – 1976) on the 6th August 1903.  Her parents were John Murray and Grace Larocque.  ►

~CHILDREN OF ARTHUR HERBERT PARKS AND VIOLET MURRAY WERE~

  • Amelia Francis Ullaine PARKS (6) B. 16th June 1904.  D. 25th January 1905 in North Bay, ON.  Amelia died of convulsions.
  • Unnamed PARKS (6) B. 2nd October 1907.  D. 2nd October 1907 in North Bay, ON.
  • Thelma Violet PARKS (6) B. 4th September 1908 in North Bay, ON.
  • Arthur Herbert PARKS (6) B. 25th May 1910 in North Bay, ON.  D. 1956.  He married Marie Olive Ada GAMACHE.  Arthur was 46 years old when he drowned.

NOTE:  Arthur Herbert Parks was accidentally drowned while duck hunting in Lake Nipissing.   Herb had a fishing business and some tourist cabins in Ferris which is now part of North Bay.

  • William Murray PARKS (6). B. 8 January 1921 in North Bay, ON. D. 11 February 2004 in Tarpon springs, Pinellas, Florida. William (called Billy or Dinty) married and was the father of two sons.

►  Homestead – Applied for Land Grants Peace River, Alberta.

OSCAR PARKS (1884-1973) 

vi.      Oscar PARKS (5) (Amelia McCutcheon-4; Charles McCutcheon-3; Samuel McCutcheon-2; Samuel McCutcheon-1) was born on the 15th June 1884 in North Bay, Nipissing, ON. He died on the 30th September 1973 in Edmonton, Alberta.  He married Olga SANDS (1885 – 26th December 1968 in Alberta) on the 4th November 1916 in Alberta.  ►

NOTE:  Oscar died from complications of eye surgery in Edmonton, Alberta.  He was living in Grand Prairie, AB at the time of his death.

 

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~CHILDREN OF OSCAR PARKS AND OLGA SANDS WERE~

  • Marie PARKS (6) B. 1917. D. 1918 in Alberta. Shortly after Marie died, Amelia insisted that the family return to North Bay which they did for a few years before returning to the north county.
  • Myrtle Dorothy PARKS (6) B. 10th July 1921. D. 16th September 2012. Myrtle married George William (Bud) Upton (1924-2010) on the 29th March 1947 in Edmonton, AB. Their children: Ronald and Clifford. Myrtle was a Lancet Corporal and Master seamstress at the CFB Suffield base in Alberta.  Bud Upton served during World War 2 with the Special Forces “Devil’s Brigade”. ☺☺
  • Audrey Helen Isobel PARKS (6) B.10th April 1923. D. 8th January 2011. Audrey married Vince Durda (1912-1986). They are buried in the Grand Prairie Cemetery, Grand Prairie. AB. they had a family of 10 children.
  • Evelyn PARKS (6) B. 1923. D. 2009 in Vancouver. Evelyn married Edward Miller.  Their children: 2 boys and 1 girl.
  • Bernice PARKS (6) B. Married Joseph Vaisle.  This family had two children: Bruce (?-2009); Carey.

►  Homestead – Applied for Land Grants  in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan and Peace River, Alberta.

☺☺       Lived to be an octogenarian.

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2 thoughts on “A: Amelia (1840-1927)

  1. ann parks says:

    Herb parks My father died at the age of 46 (not 56) I married twice to Blaine Costello of North Bay to whom I had 5 children & Keith Cairncross. Herb had a younger brother William Murray Parks who married & had 2 sons currently in Florida.

  2. Ron Upton says:

    My Aunt Audrey Parks was married to Vincent “Vince” Durda and had 5 boys and 5 girls.
    My Aunt Bernice Parks was married to Joseph “Joe” Vaisle and had 2 boys (Bruce and Kenny) and 1 girl (Carey).

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