William Burney "Billie" Park

Male 1831 - 1884  (52 years)


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  • Name William Burney "Billie" Park 
    Born 1 Oct 1831  Marshall County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Apr 1884  McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Italy Cemetery, Italy, Ellis County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I41738  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2015 

    Family Tennessee Ann Vaughan,   b. 26 Jul 1838, Walker County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1903, McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 0___ 1856  McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F15106  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Oct 1831 - Marshall County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 0___ 1856 - McLennan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Apr 1884 - McLennan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Italy Cemetery, Italy, Ellis County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • PARK - Brother W. B. Park was born in Marshall County, Tenn., Oct. 1, 1831. He professed religion when about 15 years old at Madison Campground and joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He came to Texas in 1851 and settled in McLennan County where he was married in 1856. His marriage was a happy one and has been blessed with an intelligent family of children. He was ordained ruling elder in the Bold Springs congregation in 1866, moved to Ellis County in 1870, became a member and ruling elder in Chamber's Creek Congregation, and remained faithful as such to the time of his death, which occurred at his pleasant home amid his weeping family and friends,

      Dec. 4, 1884 at 4 o'clock p.m. His remains were taken to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church on the evening of Dec. 5 where his funeral sermon was preached by the Rev. R. M. White assisted by the Rev. J. H. Douglas of the M.E. Church and the writer. Although the weather was very cold, there was a large attendance at the funeral service.

      To those who knew Brother Park his life needs no comment from a feeble pen. Brother Park was a good man in every sense of the word "as husband, father, neighbor, and as a Christian" and will be missed in all the relations. He was liberal in Christianity, but devoted to the church of his choice.

      Until his health began to fail some months before his death, he was never absent from Sabbath school, church or prayer-meeting. He was superintendent of the Sabbath School for some time until his health failed him. In prayer meeting he was always ready to talk and especially to counsel the young members of the church. He seldom prayed without praying for his pastor. The writer has known him intimately for six years and has never heard anyone say ought against his good name. He has left a name worthy of patronage, and a character of imitation. He has left a vacant seat in the Sabbath school, church, prayer meeting, and in his home but has gained a seat at the right of the throne in heaven, has left companions in earth, but has gained companionship in Jesus. Often he was very happy in the service of his Master here, but what happiness must thrill his soul in the praise of his Savior yonder! To his family we would offer condolence by saying that you "sorrow not as those who have no hope," and bid you trust in the God of your husband and father.

      S. C. Collier, Pastor


      Park, Clara Lorene (Cammack) and Wilbur Goolsey Park, Sr., Moses Park 1738-1828 Vaughan and Wilcher, Gateway Press, Baltimore, 1991, pp. 37-38.

      NOTE: You can find this publication at:
      http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH1&CISOPTR=71359&REC=7#pagetopper [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S5728] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Park&GSiman=1&GScid=551897&GRid=77055747&.