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Parks Robson

Obituary of James G. Parks, Charleston, West Virginia.

Maj. James G. Parks died of paralysis at his home, in Charleston, W. Va., on March 30, 1920. He was born on July 23, 1841, in Rappohannock County, Va., and at the age of twenty enlisted as a private in the Confederate army, serving as a member of Company G, 7th Virginia Infantry. He was raised to the rank of sergeant major during the second year of the war. He was wounded in the right lung in the second battle of Manassas and was never able to return to the service.

Removing to Fayette County, W. Va., in 1870, he there married Annie Robson and reared a family of five children. About a year ago he removed to Charleston, being in failing health and having retired from the mercantile business, in which he had been engaged for forty years and at the time of his death was a member of the Stonewall Jackson Camp at Charleston. He is survived by his wife and four children.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, June 1920.

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