Biography - ALVY J. PARKE

Alvy J. Parke is one of the hustling, go-ahead, young business men of the county, located at Hindsboro, engaged in the grain and implement business, was born on a farm in Sargent township March 11, 1876, and is a son of B. F. and Harriet (Wierman) Parke. Both of his parents were born in Champaign county, are living, and for the past year resided in Shelby County, Tennessee. Mr. Parke was reared to manhood on the farm and received his education in the high school of Oakland. In 1897 he married Miss Myrtle Lewis.

A. J. Parke started up in his present business in November, 1898, and is doing an immense business solely on his own account. Last year he bought in the neighborhood of eighty thousand bushels of corn, besides other grain, and finds a market at Terre Haute, Indiana. He has just completed a building 32x60 feet, and has it filled with the best grade of the Columbus, Ohio, buggies, the celebrated Mitchell wagon and farm machinery of all descriptions. Mr. Parke's future in the business world seems unusually bright, and his characteristic push and his reputation for square dealing will undoubtedly bring him just results.

Extracted 03 Apr 2020 by Norma Hass from the Historical and Biographical Record of Douglas County, Illinois, published in 1900, pages 279-280.

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