Parks, Al


Tombstone Data

Name:
Parks, Al
Born:
1885
Died:
1924
Cemetery:
Greenlawn Cemetery
Columbus, Cherokee County, KS
Section:
3

Abstract Data

Al Parks - 38 years old, of Treece Kansas, who was employed as a hooker at the Chubb hard rock lead and zine mine, was instantly killed yesterday afternoon shortly before 4 o'clock when his clothing became entangled in a loaded can being hoisted up to the surface. He plunged to the bottom of the shaft 100 feet below when his clothing tore loose. His neck was broken, his skull fractured and his left arm and leg were broken. Parks made no known cries of alarm. Jack Allen, the hoisterman, did not realize anything was wrong until the can had been hoisted quite a distance, when his attention was suddenly attracted by the violent bumping of the can against the side of the shaft. He said he at once shut off the hoister and after several minutes discovered the body. Underground workmen heard the can bumping against the shaft in an unusual manner and ran to see what was wrong. When they arrived close to the shaft the body of Parks plunged head foremost into an empty can, which was setting on the "dog house." Parks is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jan Parks, and two children, Joe Parks, 13 years old, and Irene Parks, 16. Burial in the Greenlawn cemetery in Kansas.
Miami News Record, Miami, OK
Mar 06 1924
Page:
8
Column:
2

Miami News Record, Miami, OK
Mar 09 1924
Page:
8
Column:
2

Miami News Record, Miami, OK
Mar 10 1924
Page:
3
Column:
1

PARMER - Charlie Frederick Parmer - 41 year old hard rock lead and zinc miner, died at 8 o'clock Saturday night at his home at 517 North Netta street, Picher Oklahoma. He had been in ill health about five months. Mr. Parmer was born Jul 10, 1910 at Welch Oklahoma, moving to this district in 1916, where he had been a resident since. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ruby Parmer and four children, Charlene Parmer, Marcia Parmer, Dixie Parmer and Jimmy Parmer, all of the home; his mother, Mrs. Ada Parmer, of Picher; six sisters, Mrs. Lillie Reynolds, Mrs. Dolly Rigg, Mrs. Austphine Moore and Mrs. Josephine Marquis all of Picher, Mrs. Rachel Crockett of Miami and Mrs. Jessie Herrin of Ardmore Oklahoma; one brother, Walter Parmer of Picher. Burial the Greenlawn cemetery in Kansas. Morton Lundy funeral home. Pallbearers were Bob Asbell, George Walker, Clarence Crice, Virgil Fogleman, Edward Fogleman and Lloyd O'Byrne.
Tri-State Tribune, Picher, OK
Nov 22 1951
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From:
Greenlawn Cemetery
Northwest of Picher Oklahoma and Treece Kansas 1870's - May 2003
by S J Mahurin
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