Biography of Charles W. Wellman
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Parks, Charles Wellman, son of Granville and Elizabeth Parks, was born at Woburn. Middlesex county, Mass., March 22, 1863. He graduated from Woburn High School and entered the Polytechnic Institute of Troy, from which he was graduated. In September, 1881, he was assistant on the Missouri River survey at Omaha, Neb., ten weeks, on the Arkansas Narrow Guage Railroad fifteen Weeks, and in April, 1884, was engineer in charge of surveys for the Denver, Memphis and Atlantic Railroad seventeen weeks in September, 1884, he was topographer on the Burlington and Missouri Railroad in Nebraska; in 1885 he was assistant in geodesy at the R. P. I.; in 1886 he was professor pro tern, in physics. in that institution until 1892. In 1889 he was superintendent of the Liberal Arts Group at the Paris Exposition, and was a member of the International Jury, class six. He had charge, of the United States Bureau of Education at the Columbian Exhibition and compiled the catalogue for the library of 5,000 volumes. He belongs to the Troy Scientific Association for the Advancement of Science and the Cosmos Club of Washington county. His wife is M. B. (Frear) Parks, to whom he was married April 15, 1887. She was a daughter of the late Will Frear.

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


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