Parks, Lovina

Parks, Lovina

Female 1809 - 1912  (102 years)

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  • Name Parks, Lovina  [1
    • Originally entered in the database as Lovina Parks, identified by the Bostion Globe as Lavinia and Lavina Parks.
    Born 6 Jun 1809  Blandford, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Census 26 Sep 1855  Russell, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1905  Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 6 Jun 1907  Russell, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 27 May 1912  Russell, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Person ID I25518  Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Simon Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2019 

    Father Parks, Warren,   b. 21 Jul 1779, Blandford, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1835, Russell, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Sackett, Lydia,   b. 10 Aug 1779, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1873, Huntington, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 13 Jan 1803  Blandford, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 7 children 
    Family ID F704  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Culver, Horace,   b. 25 May 1810, Blandford, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1845, Blandford, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 18 Mar 1837  Blandford, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
    +1. Culver, William Russell,   b. 1838, Blandford, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1888, Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     2. Culver, Lima,   b. Abt 1841, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F19676  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Parks, Lyman,   b. 22 Sep 1803, Russell, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1881, Russell, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 1 Jun 1850  Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F19677  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Jun 1809 - Blandford, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Mar 1837 - Blandford, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Culver, William Russell - 1838 - Blandford, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Culver, Lima - Abt 1841 - Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Jun 1850 - Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 26 Sep 1855 - Russell, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1905 - Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 6 Jun 1907 - Russell, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 May 1912 - Russell, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend Address Cemetery Street/Feature Town/Village/Neighborhood Township/Parish City County/Shire State/Province Country Region/Continent/Ocean Not Set

  • Photos
    Lovina Parks in 1907
    Lovina Parks in 1907
    Identified as Lavinia Parks, this image was published in the Boston (Massachusetts) Globe on 23 Jun 1907.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2075] Genealogy of the Parke families of Connecticut, including Robert Parke, of New London, Edward Parks, of Guilford, and others, also a list of Parke, Park, Parks, etc., who fought in the Revolutionary war, Frank Sylvester Parks, 117-118 (Reliability: 2), 5 Jan 2019.
      508. WARREN7 PARKS, (Roger6, Robert5, James4,
      Robert3, Thomas2, Robert1;, was born at Blandford,
      Mass., July 21, 1779, and died at Russell, Mass., Feb. 3, 1835; m Lydia Sacket, of Westfield, Jan. 13, 1803.

      118 PARKE FAMILIES

      She was the daughter of Daniel and Lucretia (Shepard) Sacket; was born Aug. 10, 1779; d Jan. 27, 1873. Warren's will, dated April 13, 1833, and proved Mar. 1835, gave to his wife, Lydia, one third of all real estate; to daughter Laura, wife of Leverett Knox, $75; to daughter Lovinia $75; to sons Roland and John, all real estate. Roland and John Parks were the Executors.

      Children:
      990 Roland8, b Dec. 21, 1S03.

      991 Warren8,

      992 David8,

      993 Annie8,

      994 Laura8, b Nov. 26, 1806; m. Leverett Knox, of Chester.

      995 Lovina8, b June 6, 1809; married 1st, Horace Culver; m 2nd, Lyman Parks, as his third wife, (see No. 547). She was living at Westfield, Mass., in good health, in 1905.

      996. John8, b April 13, 1811.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    2. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 5 Jan 2019.
      The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts), 23 Jun 1907, Sun, Page 51

      MRS PARKS NEARCENTURY MARK.

      The oldest person in the western part of Hampden county, and a descendant of two of the oldest families in that section of the state, Mrs Lavinia Parks of Russell, celebrated her 98th birthday on June 6.

      She is remarkably well preserved. and has braided half a dozen rugs during the past year. Her memory is excellent and her voice has the force and expression commonly heard only from a woman in middle life.

      She was born in Blandford, her father being Warren Parks, one of a family which figured prominently in the history of the region, before and during the revolution, one of its members being Gen Warham Parks of Westfield, of whom Mrs Parks is a distant connection. In the maternal line she was descended from the Sackett family, her ancestor, John Sackett, having been one of the early settlers of 'Westfield.

      Mrs Parks was one of a family of four. The others are dead, and, although she has had two children, her only living descendant is a granddaughter, Miss Lina Culver, a kindergarten teacher of Sandy Hill, N Y.

      She was first married to Horace Culver of Blandford, who died in 1845. A few years later she moved to Russell, with her two children William and Lina. In 1850 she was married to Lyman Parks, who died about 25 years ago.

      For many years she lived with a stepson, Robert Parks, in Westfield. She lives now with friends in Russell and enjoys life well for a woman of her years, trolley riding being her favorite recreation.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    3. [S292] Massachusetts, State Census, 1855, (FamilySearch.org) (Reliability: 3), 5 Jan 2019.
      1855 Census, enumerated 26 Sep 1855 in Russell, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States

      Lyman Parks M 51 Massachusetts, United States
      Lovina Parks F 46 Massachusetts, United States
      Isabella Parks F 19 Massachusetts, United States
      Robert W Parks M 9 Massachusetts, United States
      Lyma P Culver F 14 Massachusetts, United States
      Lydia Parks F 76 Massachusetts, United States

      "Massachusetts State Census, 1855," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQWG-XXW : 11 March 2018), Lydia Parks in household of Lyman Parks, Russell, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States; State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 953,946.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    4. [S498] Massachusetts, Town & Vital Records, 1620-1988, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 5 Jan 2019.
      Name: Lavina Parks
      Event Type: Death
      Birth Date: abt 1810
      Death Date: 27 May 1912
      Death Place: Russell, Massachusetts
      Death Age: 102
      Father Name: Warren Parks
      Mother Name: Lydia Sackett
      Spouse Name: Lyman Parks

      Researched by Ted Smith

    5. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 5 Jan 2019.
      The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts), 23 May 1912, Thu, Other Editions, Page 15

      MRS PARKS DIES IN RUSSELL AGED 102

      Was Oldest Resident of the Vicinity.

      Born in Blandford and Began Teaching School When 17.

      RUSSELL, May 23--Mrs Lavina Parks, 102 years, the oldest resident of this vicinity, died at the home of Miss Minnie Boyden early yesterday. Had she lived until June 6 next she would have attained the age of 103 years.

      She was born in Blandford, two miles from this village, passing most of life there. She was the daughter of Lydia Sackett and Warren Parks, her mother attaining the age of 94 years.

      At 17, Mrs. Parks began teaching school, resigning three terms later to marry Horace Culver of Blandford, who lived about 19 years. Two children, William and Lina Cuiver, were born to them.

      Mrs. Culverr's second marriage was to Lyman Parks of this place, father of the late R. W. Parks of Westfield. Lyman Parks died in 1882. Her only living relative is a granddaughter, Miss Lena Culver of Philadelphia.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    6. [S498] Massachusetts, Town & Vital Records, 1620-1988, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 5 Jan 2019.
      Name: Lovina Parks
      Event Type: Marriage
      Marriage Date: 18 Mar 1837
      Marriage Place: Blandford, Massachusetts
      Spouse Name: Horace Culver

      Researched by Ted Smith

    7. [S1998] Connecticut, Marriage Index, 1620-1926, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 5 Jan 2019.
      Name: Lovinia Culver
      Gender: Female
      Marriage Date: 1 Jun 1850
      Marriage Place: Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
      Spouse: Lyman Parks
      Film Number: 001313828

      Researched by Ted Smith


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