Birth Name: Harry Samuel Parks
Date of Birth: April 24, 1940
Place of Birth: Corona, Riverside, California, U.S.
Date of Death: May 9, 2017
Place of Death: Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Ethnicity: English, some Irish and Scottish, remote German, Dutch and French
Michael Parks was an American singer and actor. His father was baseball player Harry Arthur Parks. He was married to Oriana Parks, until his death. He had two children, including James Parks, who is also an actor.
Michael’s paternal grandfather was Silas Andrew Jackson Parks (the son of John Taylor Parks and Romancy Jane Miller). John was the son of William H. Parks and Sarah Taylor. Romancy was the daughter of Andrew Jackson Miller and Elizabeth Welch.
Michael’s paternal grandmother was Maude Ella Thornburg (the daughter of William Henry Thornburg and Uella/Ella/Ellen B. Haines). William was the son of John Thornburg and Nancy Bailey. Uella was the daughter of John Haines and Sarah Ann Ross.
Michael’s maternal grandfather was Samuel Henry Dunwoody (the son of David Seldon Dunwoody and Emma Clementine Medley).
Michael’s maternal grandmother was Alpha Udella Driver (the daughter of James Harry Franklin Driver and Adora/Ada Elizabeth Gray). James was the son of George Washington Driver and Samantha A. Boone. Adora was the daughter of Thomas Wesley Gray and Sarah Rebecca Evans.
Sources: Michael’s father on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Michael’s paternal grandfather, Silas Andrew Jackson Parks, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Michael’s paternal great-grandfather, John Taylor Parks – https://www.findagrave.com
Michael’s paternal great-grandmother, Romancy Jane Miller, on the 1850 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Michael’s paternal grandmother, Maude Ella Thornburg, on the 1900 U.S. census – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Michael’s mother’s paternal side – https://www.findagrave.com
Michael’s maternal grandmother, Alpha Udella Driver, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org