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Capt. Dred Francis "Buster" Parks1,2,3,4

Male
b. 5 October 1915, d. 18 September 1942


Father William Peterson Parks1 b. 21 July 1879, d. 13 April 1945
Mother Amanda Beatrice "Manda" Cameron1 b. April 1886, d. 27 April 1941
Pop-up Pedigree

Family Elsie Graham
Marriage* 1941  HI, Principal=Elsie Graham8,4 
Child  1. Gail Parks

Note*   Dred served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided 38 Acton Street, Rochester, Monroe County, New York prior to the war.

He was killed in a Plane Crash near Santa Barbara, CA during the war.3 
Birth* 5 October 1915  Otsego Twp., Steuben Co., IN1,5 
Census* 1920  1920 Federal Census, Indiana, Steuben County, Otsego Township, Hamilton Town, ED: 157, Series: T625, Roll: 461, Page: 185B, January 28
Sheet 6B
(enumerated with mother, Mandie Parks)
78, 176, 187, Parks, Francis, Daughter, , , F, W, 3 3/12, S, , , , , , , Indiana, , Indiana, , Indiana, , , None, , ,1 
Census 1930  1930 Federal Census, Indiana, Steuben County, Otsego Township, ED 76-9, Series: T626, Roll: 624, Page: 174A, April 4
Sheet 1A
(enumerated with father, William Parks)
34, 7, 7, Parks, Francis, Son, , , , Yes, M, W, 13, S, , Yes, Yes, Indiana, Missouri, Indiana, , 60, , , , , Yes, None, , , , , , , ,6 
Census 1940  1940 Federal Census, Florida, Escambia County, Pleasant Grove Township, Precinct 1, ED: 17-6, Series: T627, Roll: 585, Page: 3A, April 3
Sheet 3A, US Naval Air Station - Cadet Barracks
39, , , , , Parks, Dred F, Head, 0, M, W, 23, S, No, C3, 60, Indiana, 60, , Pleasant Lake, Steuben, Indiana, No, 6011, Yes, -, -, -, -, 1, 40, , Av Cadet, USN, GW, 608|96|2, 10, 200, No,7 
Marriage* 1941  HI, Principal=Elsie Graham8,4 
Death* 18 September 1942  CA, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VPF4-4B4#
name: Dred Francis Parks
event: Death
event date: 18 Sep 1942
event place: Santa Barbara, California, United States
birth date: 05 Oct 1915
birthplace: Indiana
gender: Male
father:
mother:
Collection: Dred Francis Parks, "California, Death Index, 1940-1997"9,3,5 
News/Obit 19 September 1942  Two Are Killed
in Plane Crash

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.-(AP)-
Two marine corps captains crashed to their deaths in rugged mountains north of here yesterday as they were directing from the air a rescue and salvage party to the wreckage
of another plane which fell Thursday with two second lieutenants aboard.

The known dead are:
Captain Dred F. Parks, next of kin, his wife, Santa Barbara.
Captain James J. Owens, next of kin. William M. Owens, father, Minneapolis.

Still listed as missing are Second Lieutenants -Hayne Hall of Osceola, Mo., and Charles H. Hyde, Jr., Buffalo. N.Y.

All are from the marine bass at Goleta.

Published in the Niagra Falls Gazette, Niagra Falls, NY, Saturday, September 19, 194210
News/Obit* 5 April 1943  Rochester Daily Record, Monday, April 5, 1943

Page 2

Births
Girls Were Born to Mr. and Mrs.

Mar 30, Dred F. Parks, 38 Acton11 

Citations
  1. [S247] 1920 U.S. Federal Census , 1920 U.S. Federal Census.
  2. [S1518] Linda Kracke, 05 Jan 2009.
  3. [S626] Find-A-Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com.
  4. [S1416] MyTrees.com, online www.MyTrees.com, http://www.mytrees.com/newanc/Indiana/Born-1916/Pa/Parks-family/Dred-Parks-solomon1-552.html.
  5. [S1251] California Death Index, 1940-1997 (LDS).
  6. [S248] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , 1930 U.S. Federal Census.
  7. [S1286] 1940 U.S. Federal Census , 1940 U.S. Federal Census.
  8. [S797] Ancestry.com Public Records, online http://records.ancestry.com/, http://records.ancestry.com/Elsie_Graham_records.ashx?pid=53206066.
  9. [S797] Ancestry.com Public Records, online http://records.ancestry.com/, http://records.ancestry.com/Francis_Dred_Parks_records.ashx?pid=27679033.
  10. [S1519] NY, Old Fulton Historical Society, online http://fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html, http://fultonhistory.com/newspaper%208/Niagara%20Falls%20NY%20Gazette/Niagara%20Falls%20NY%20Gazette%201942%20Sep-Nov%20Grayscale/Niagara%20Falls%20NY%20Gazette%201942%20Sep-Nov%20Grayscale%20-%200112.pdf.
  11. [S1519] NY, Old Fulton Historical Society, online http://fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html, http://fultonhistory.com/Newspaper%2015/Rochester%20NY%20Daily%20Record/Rochester%20NY%20Daily%20Record%201943/Rochester%20NY%20Daily%20Record%201943%20-%200499.pdf.


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