The Shemwell Family

Curtis ParkeAge: 79 years18331912

Curtis Parke
Given names
Birth June 30, 1833 23 22
Birth of a brotherJacob Parke
June 25, 1835 (Age 23 months)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 2 years)
Note: The Texas Revolution (or Texas War of Independence) was fought from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836 between Mexico and the Texas (Tejas) portion of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. The Texas Revolution erupted in 1836, after Texas declared its independence from Mexico. Mexico responded by invading Texas, where General Santa Anna won decisive victories in the battles of the Alamo and Goliad. The war ended at the Battle of San Jacinto (about 20 miles) east of modern day downtown Houston) where General Sam Houston led the Texas Army to victory in 18 minutes over a portion of the Mexican Army under Santa Anna, who was captured shortly after the battle. The conclusion of the war resulted in the creation of the Republic of Texas -
Birth of a brotherBazel Perry Parke
July 12, 1838 (Age 5 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherAnn “Nancy” Shemwell
about 1840 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a sisterSarah “Sally” Parke
April 16, 1841 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a sisterDelilah Parke
February 25, 1843 (Age 9 years)
Death of a motherMary “Polly” Hacket
April 26, 1844 (Age 10 years)
Death of a brotherBazel Perry Parke
August 13, 1844 (Age 11 years)

Death of a paternal grandfatherJames Parke Sr.
before 1846 (Age 12 years)
Marriage of a parentElbert Taylor Parke Sr.Polly Ann TharpView this family
December 27, 1846 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a half-brotherElbert Taylor Parke Jr.
March 31, 1848 (Age 14 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 12 years)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution -
Birth of a half-sisterPolly Ann Parke
August 10, 1850 (Age 17 years)
Census December 19, 1850 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a half-sisterNancy Jane Parke
April 2, 1852 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a half-brotherOliver Hazzard Perry Parke
March 20, 1854 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a half-sisterLydia Leoma Parke
April 18, 1856 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a half-sisterViola Alverda Parke
August 15, 1858 (Age 25 years)
MarriageMargaret WoodworthView this family
December 23, 1858 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#1James Elbert Parke
October 8, 1859 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 23 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death of a half-sisterLydia Leoma Parke
December 11, 1860 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Mary Emoline Parke
May 30, 1861 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 27 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War -
Birth of a son
#3Seth Thomas Parke
February 11, 1866 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 33 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 33 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a daughter
#4Margaret Jane Parke
December 7, 1868 (Age 35 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 35 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network -
Census June 1, 1870 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Elizabeth Ann Parke
February 20, 1871 (Age 37 years)
Death of a brotherJacob Parke
May 11, 1874 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Delilah Rose “Lila” Parke
November 23, 1875 (Age 42 years)
Death of a wifeMargaret Woodworth
November 3, 1878 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 44 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 23, 1880 (Age 46 years)
Death of a daughterMary Emoline Parke
September 2, 1886 (Age 53 years)

Marriage of a childWilliam Anderson CowelMargaret Jane ParkeView this family
estimated 1890 (Age 56 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#1Margaret Jane Cowel
November 11, 1891 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Bessie Irene Cowel
September 6, 1893 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Curtis Norman Cowel
January 28, 1896 (Age 62 years)
Marriage of a childWalter Irving CowelDelilah Rose “Lila” ParkeView this family
February 28, 1898 (Age 64 years)
Death of a fatherElbert Taylor Parke Sr.
March 28, 1898 (Age 64 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 64 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence -
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Bertha Leona “Bertie” Cowel
August 18, 1899 (Age 66 years)
Census June 1, 1900 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5Harry Anderson Cowel
September 28, 1902 (Age 69 years)
Death of a half-sisterNancy Jane Parke
February 16, 1905 (Age 71 years)
Census May 17, 1910 (Age 76 years)
Death October 4, 1912 (Age 79 years)
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: September 20, 1831Madison, Kentucky, United States
21 months
2 years
younger brother
Jacob Parke
Birth: June 25, 1835 25 24Madison, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 11, 1874Linn, Kansas, United States
3 years
younger brother
Bazel Perry Parke
Birth: July 12, 1838 29 27Madison, Kentucky, United States
Death: August 13, 1844
3 years
younger sister
Sarah “Sally” Parke
Birth: April 16, 1841 31 30Tazewell, Illinois, United States
Death: October 1927Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States
22 months
younger sister
Delilah Parke
Birth: February 25, 1843 33 32Tazewell, Illinois, United States
Death: July 21, 1925Pekin, Tazewell, Illinois, United States
Father’s family with Polly Ann Tharp - View this family
Marriage: December 27, 1846Pekin, Tazewell, Illinois, United States
15 months
Elbert Taylor Parke Jr.
Birth: March 31, 1848 38 30Tazewell, Illinois, United States
Death: May 12, 1916Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
2 years
20 months
Nancy Jane Parke
Birth: April 2, 1852 42 34Tazewell, Illinois, United States
Death: February 16, 1905Gravity, Taylor, Iowa, United States
2 years
Oliver Hazzard Perry Parke
Birth: March 20, 1854 44 36Tazewell, Illinois, United States
Death: July 15, 1936Los Angeles, California, United States
2 years
Lydia Leoma Parke
Birth: April 18, 1856 46 38Tazewell, Illinois, United States
Death: December 11, 1860Tazewell, Illinois, United States
2 years
Family with Margaret Woodworth - View this family
Marriage: December 23, 1858Tazewell, Illinois, United States
9 months
James Elbert Parke
Birth: October 8, 1859 26 21Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States
Death: January 11, 1939Medford, Jackson, Oregon, United States
20 months
Mary Emoline Parke
Birth: May 30, 1861 27 23Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States
Death: September 2, 1886
5 years
Seth Thomas Parke
Birth: February 11, 1866 32 27Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States
Death: October 1, 1952Midvale, Washington, Idaho, United States
3 years
2 years
Elizabeth Ann Parke
Birth: February 20, 1871 37 32Potosi, Linn, Kansas, United States
Death: August 7, 1951Kansas, United States
5 years
Delilah Rose “Lila” Parke
Birth: November 23, 1875 42 37Potosi, Linn, Kansas, United States
Death: August 15, 1966Blue Mound, Linn, Kansas, United States

Curtis Parke has 13 first cousins recorded

Mother's family (0)

Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Elbert Parke - Household

Tazewell, Illinois

Elbert Parkehead41MWFarmerKY
Polly Parkewife32FWOH
Curtis Parkeson16MWFarmKY
Jacob Parkeson14MWFarmKY
Sarah Parkedaughter9FWIL
Delilah Parkedaughter7FWIL
Lucinda Woodstep daughter9FWIL
Andrew Woodstep son7MWIL
Taylor Woodson3MWIL
Mary Wooddaughter1FWIL

Taylor & Mary are Parke's

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Curtis Parke - Household

Potosi, Linn, Kansas

Parke, Curtishead35MWFarmerKY
Parke, Margaretwife31FWIN
Parke, James Eson10MWIL
Parke, Mary Edaughter9FWIL
Parke, Seth Tson4MWIL
Parke, Margaret Jdaughter1FWKS

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Curtis Parke - Household

Potosi, Linn, Kansas

Parke, CurtisWM45headWdFarmerKYKYKY
Parke, JamesWM21sonSHelps on farmILKYIN
Parke, Mary EWF19daughterSKeeping houseILKYIN
Parke, Seth TWM14sonSHelps on farmILKYIN
Parke, Margaret JWF11daughterSGoing to schoolKSKYIN
Parke, ElizabethWF9daughterSGoing to schoolKSKYIN
Parke, Rosa DWF4daughterSAt homeKSKYIN

Listed as Parks

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - William Anderson Cowel - Household

Cowel, William AheadWMOct185445M10ILNYUSFarmer
Cowel, Margaret JwifeWFDec186831M1033KSKYIN
Cowel, Margaret JdaughterWFNov18918SIAILKSAt School
Cowel, Bessie IdaughterWFSep18936MOKILKSAt School
Cowel, Curtis NsonWMJan18964SKSILKS
Parke, Curtisfather in lawWMJun183366Wd41KYKYKYStationary Steem Engineer
Parke, Elizabeth Asister in lawWFFeb187129SKSKYIN

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - William Anderson Cowel - Household

Potosi, Linn, Kansas

Cowel, William AheadMW54M19ILNYINFarmerGeneral Farm
Cowel, Margaret JwifeFW41M1944KSKYIN
Cowel, MargaretdaughterFW18SIAILKS
Cowel, Bessie IdaughterFW16SInd. TerritoryILKS
Cowel, CurtissonMW14SKSILKS
Cowel, HarrysonMW7SKSILKS
Parke, Curtisfather in lawMW76WdKYKYKY
Parke, Tiffysister in lawFW39SKSKYIN