Caleb Andrew Parks1

#1787, b. 16 September 1855, d. 1934
Father*George Ballard W. Parks2,3 b. 19 Mar 1817, d. 28 Mar 1898
Mother*Cynthia Ann Richardson2,3 b. 11 Aug 1826, d. 28 Apr 1887
     Caleb Andrew Parks was born on 16 September 1855 Douglas County Oregon, however, 1856 is listed on his tombstone.2,3 He was the son of George Ballard W. Parks and Cynthia Ann Richardson.2,3 Caleb and Mary Campbell were married 25 December 1878 Colton, Whitman County, Washington Territory.3,4 Caleb Andrew Parks died 1934, in Clarkston, Asotin County, Washington at age 78 years3 and was buried Vineland Cemetery, Clarkston, Asotin County, Washington.
     ( Kale or Caleph.) He witnessed the probate of the estate of George Ballard W. Parks on 8 April 1898 Marion County, Oregon;
The probate listed:
George B W - noted his will was dated 15 July 1896 and he died 28 March 1898, testate;
Mary A Palmer - Daughter, Executor, Marion County;
Nixon E Palmer - grandson, Executor, age 22, Marion County;
Mary A Palmer - daughter, heir [husband, G W Palmer] age 52;
William W Parkes - son "last heard from at Cheyenne, WY" heir, age 51;
Robert H Parkes - son, Lewiston, ID, heir, age 48;
Caleb A Parkes - son, Colton, WA, heir, age 44;
James R Parkes - son, Concord, WA, heir;
George B Parkes - son, Colton, WA, heir;
Flora A McAlpin - daughter, Kiona, WA, heir;
Mary Palmer - granddaughter (Lottie), Lebanon, OR, heir, age (--?--);
Emma Reed - granddaughter (Lottie), Portland, heir, age 24;
Nettie Palmer - granddaughter (Lottie), Marion Co., OR, Heir;
Nellie Palmer - granddaughter (Lottie), Marion Co., OR, heir.

Weekly Oregonian Statesman (Salem) 15 Apr 1898
Testaments files with the County Court yesterday: Estates of Geo W B Parkes and Joseph Hassing Divided among the Respective heirs.
The last will and testament of Geo B W Parks, whose death occurred on March 28, 1895, was filed for probate yesterday. The will, which bears the date of July 15, 1896, disposes of real and personal property of the value of $5000. The will directs that all the just debts and funeral expenses be paid out of the estate; the reminder of the estate do be divided to the children of the decedent.
Mary A Palmer, aged 52 years, and Nixon E Palmer, aged 22 years are named executors of the will. Thomas Palmer and John English were the witnesses to the testament, and certify to the genuineness of the document. The heirs named are:
Mary A Palmer, daughter aged 52 years, of Marion County, Oregon. William W Parkes, son, aged 51 years of Cheyenne, Wy; Robert H Parkes, son, aged 48 years, of Lewiston, Idaho. The heirs of Lottie E Palmer, daughter: Mary Palmer, aged 26 years, of Lebanon; Emma Reed, aged 24 years, Portland; Nettie Palmer, aged 9 years of Marion county, and Nellie Palmer, aged 9 years, of Marion county; Caleb A Parkes, son, aged 44 years of Colton, Washington. James R Parkes, son, of Concord, Washington; George B Parkes, son, of Concord, Washington; Flora McAlpin, daughter, of Kiona, Washington.
Decedent was 80 years old when the will was made and signed.5,6
Caleb and Mary had two children, Rosa Mae and James W.

          Listed as "Caleb A Parkes, son, 44, Colton, WA.

Children of Caleb and Mary

Last Edited=29 Aug 2015


  1. [S68] Unknown author, Excerpts from County Census Books, Douglas Co., OR (n.p.:, unknown publish date), Kalope - 5 (m) - Or; #426 Douglas Co., 1860 Census.
  2. [S140] _____ Parks Family Bible owned by Caleb Parks or wife Listed as "Family Reckard of Geo. B. W. Parks Family." Was with family items in household of Carl Andrew Parks, Spokane, Washington, 2000.
  3. [S40] Ruth Parks Durham, "George Ballard W. Parks", Celebrating Families of Whitman County: George Ballard W. Parks (ca 1988).
  4. [S357] Marriage Certificates, Book A, 1872-1880; Whitman County, Washington Territory: 118 p Book A, Whitman County Auditor's Office, Colfax, Whitman County, Washington, accessed from Washington State Digital Archives at
  5. [S112] Marion County, Oregon Probate Record , Marion County Oregon Probate Records (Extract/Index) Vol 2 H-Q8 Apr 1898 Probate of Will of GBW Parkes/Parks (File 1787).
  6. [S580] Weekly Oregon Statesman, Salem, Oregon.