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A 620 HISTORY OF TEXAS.
Alexander, a pioneer preacher of the Methodist
Church in Texas, and an uncle of M. S.
Park. Mrs. Park, mother of M. S. Park,
has taken an active interest in missionary
work, devoting her entire time for the last
several years to the work of the Woman's
Missionary Society. She supervised the building
of a school at Laredo several years since,
and spent a greater part of the year 1892 in
Mexico, superintending the building and
establishing of a school at Sabtillo, State of
Chihuahua, to be conducted under the auspices
of the Methodist Church.
The children of Moses and Sarah Park
are: Robert A., whu died at Galveston in
1882, from wounds received in the Confederate
army during the war, he was a member
of tlJe celebrated Hood's Texas Brigade, and
received a terrible wound at Sharpsburg;
Moses Sinith, the subject of this sketch;
Annie, who was married to A. H. Kerr, and
resides at Davilla, Milam county; and Frank
A., who is a business man of Galveston.
M. S. Park and Mrs. C. S. Huke, widow of
E. A. Hluke, and daughter of Dr. James
Angell, of Galveston, were married on April
13, 1870. Mrs. Park's parents were natives
of London, England. She is a native of
Wilkinson county. Mississippi, moving to
Galveston when a child. Her father died
in 1885, and her mother, eighty-eight old,
lives in Galveston with another daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. Park are the parents of five
children: Frank Ayers, Wilbur, David,
James, and Lottie. He and his wife are
members of the Methodist Church, and
actively interest themselves in everything
relating to the welfare of their church as well
as the general cause of Christianity.
Since the above sketch was written, Mr.
Park has sold his interest in the min cantile
business at Davilla, and purchased a new
home in the famous "Panhandle" of Texas.
fHe is now comfortably settled upon a ranch,
situated within seven miles of Amarillo,
Potter county, which is his postoffice. He
has now found a place, where he can indulge
his favorite passion for raising and developing
fine horses, as it is now conceded that
that the "Panhandle" country will grow the
finest horses in the State.
J ESSE W. WOMACK, a member of the
firm of Womack & Sturgis, wholesale
and retail dealers in groceries and dry
goods in Taylor, was born in Washington
county, Alabama, in 1849, a son of Frank
and Nancy (Grimes) Womack. The father
came to Texas in 1845, while it was yet a
Republic. He devoted his life to agricultural
pursuits, and was successful in that
vocation until the opening of the late war.
In 1863 he joined the Con federate army, and
served until the close of hostilities, when he
found himself stripped of all his possessions
except his land. Consequently he was obliged
to begin life anew, with the additional
expense of educating his children. Mr.
Womack died in 1875, at the age of fiftynine
years. His wife departed this life in
1888, at the age of sixty-six years. They
were the parents of seven children: Mary,
deceased; John F., deceased; William G., of
Montgomery county; Fannie A., deceased;
J. W., our subject; James B., also of Montgomery
county; and one deceased in infancy.
J. F. and W. G. were soldiers in the Confederate
army, and were members of Colonel
Elmoe's regiment. Mrs. Womack was a
member of the Methodist Episcopal Church
South, and her husband was identified with
the A. F. and A. M. The maternal grand
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Lewis Publishing Company, publisher. History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties : containing a concise history of the state, with portraits and biographies of prominent citizens of the above named counties, and personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families, book, 1893; Chicago. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29785/m1/667/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .