Biography of Alonzo H. Parks
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Parks, Alonzo H., was born in Sand Lake, January 26, 1827, and is a son of Jonathan and Elmira (Hunt) Parks, he born in Sand Lake and she in Columbia county. Jonathan was a son of Whiting Parks, a native of Dutchess county, who came to Sand Lake, where he married, lived and died. Jonathan, father of Alonzo H., was a wheelwright and a farmer and was in business in Sand Lake; he died in Stephentown, and. his wife in Sand Lake in 1842. Alonzo H. was reared on a farm and educated at Sand Lake Academy and has always followed farming. About 1854 he came to Schodack and worked at the carpenter's trade at North Chatham two years, and. was engaged. in the manufacture of wagons at Muitzes Kill for about five years, and then came to the farm of seventy five acres, to which he added seventy five. In 1858 he was married to Mary Miller, daughter of Christopher Miller, who owned about 250 acres of land in Schodack, where he lived and died. Mr. Parks was at one time a member of the I. O. O. F. at Sand Lake, and was also a member of the Sons of Temperance. Philip S. Parks, son of Alonzo H. Parks, was born in Schodack, August 30, 1860, and was educated in the Albany Business College. He is one of the progressive farmers and owns about 108 acres of land. He follows general farming and makes a specialty of apples. May 16. 1879, he was married to Mary J. Keefer, of Greene county, by whom two sons have been born: Alonzo S. and Elba K. Mr. Parks is a Republican and has been inspector of elections.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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