March 15, 1923
OBITUARY ~ JAMES LACKEY PARKINS
James Lackey Parkins was born in Blunt County, Tenn., November 29, 1854, and departed this life March 5, 1923, aged 68 years, 3 months and 4 days.
He came to Howard county Indiana with his parents in 1866, and in 1870 came to Washington county, Iowa, and in 1884 he came to Clearfield, Iowa, where he spent the remainder of his life.
On October 12, 1870 he was united in marriage to Louise Williams. To this union were born six children, four boys and two girls. George of Hemingsford, Nebrnska, Frank of Clearfield. Henrietta Fosmire of Clearfield; Floyd of New England, North Dakota; Arminna Dowell of Clearfield and William of Clarinda Iowa, all of whom are living.
He leaves to mourn his loss besides his immediate family, four sisters, three brothers, fourteen grandchildren, his nieces and nephews and a host of neighbors and friends.
In 1888 he united with the Baptist Church in Clearfield, and up until late years he was an active worker, and always remembered the faith.
He was a kind and loving husband and father, and will be remembered by all who knew him.
Funeral services were hold Thursday morning at 10:30 at the Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. 0sborne, a former pastor. Interment was in Clearfield Cemetery.
Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, November of 2011
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