My Genealogy Hound

Below is a family biography included in The History of Franklin County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

* * * *

Louis C. Park, stock trader, was born in Franklin County, Mo., in 1843, and is the youngest of the six children, three sons and three daughters, of Wilson and Nancy M. (Frazier) Park. Wilson Park died when Louis was but about one year old; his mother is still living with her son, and is now in her seventy-seventh year. Louis C. Park was brought up on a farm, receiving a limited education in the common schools of the county. He followed agricultural pursuits until the war broke out, when he enlisted in Company I, Twenty-sixth Missouri Volunteer Infantry, Union army, and served two years; he was honorably discharged, and in 1865 was married to Martha Z., daughter of Levy Lovelace, and to their union have been born three daughters: Nancy S. (now Mrs. Allen Bell), Effie S. (wife of Elijah McCallister), and Melvina E. (living with her parents). After his marriage Mr. Park settled in Bolivar, Polk Co., Mo., where he engaged in the drug business for a number of years; he also ran a livery stable, stage line, and was engaged in various pursuits until 1874, when he returned to Franklin County, and has since been engaged in stock trading. In 1883 he bought his present homestead and farm of sixty acres, upon which he has made many improvements. He is a member of Osage Lodge, I. O. O. F., and a stanch Democrat, politically. He is one of the substantial citizens of the county, and has never aspired to office.

* * * *

This family biography is one of 305 biographies included in The History of Franklin County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Franklin County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

To view additional Franklin County, Missouri family biographies, click here

Use the links at the top right of this page to search or browse thousands of other family biographies.