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    Parkinson, John, born 1921, found 29 Aug 2000, #236

    Last edited by Harmony2; 08-19-2012 at 05:56 PM.

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    From what I can surmise from SSDI indexes, the following is a little bit more information about John Parkinson. NamUs and familysearch.org differ by two weeks on the date found/death date listed, but everything else matches and I think it is him:

    first name: John
    middle name:
    last name: Parkinson
    name suffix:
    birth date: 28 August 1920
    social security number: 123-xx-xxxx
    place of issuance: New York
    last residence: Charleston, South Carolina
    zip code of last residence: 29403
    death date: 12 August 2000
    estimated age at death: 80

    NamUs lists the date found as August 29, 2000.

    https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JYMC-JPL

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    John Parkinson, US MARINE CORPS

    There was a John Parkinson from upstate New York who served in the US Marine Corps in World War II and Korea.

    I do not have much more information on him, but he was living as late as 1985.

    If the Namus folks were to contact the Veterans Administration and give them this man's name and SSN, maybe they could find out if he is the Marine, or if VA has any information regarding relatives.

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    Parkinson, John Born 8/28/1920 Found 8/20/2009 #236

    https://claimus.org/cases/236

    Mr. Parkinson is under the Charleston County Coroner's Office

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    sun death index

    ohn
    middle name:
    last name: Parkinson
    name suffix:
    birth date: 28 August 1920
    place of issuance: New York
    last residence: Charleston, South Carolina
    zip code of last residence: 29403
    death date: 12 August 2000
    estimated age at death: 80

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    There seems to be very little information that fits this gentleman. But there is this record:

    John Parkinson
    Arrival Date: 25 Jan 1943
    Birth Year: abt 1920
    Age: 23
    Gender: Male
    Port of Departure: Greenock, Scotland
    Port of Arrival: New York, New York
    Ship Name: Queen Elizabeth

    Would fit in nicely with his ssn being issued in New York.

    And where did that photo come from?

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    A middle initial would really help narrow down results on this one, if available, given how common this name probably is.

    Here are two John Parkinson listings I found from the 1920 and 1930 census with estimated birth years of 1920:

    John Parkinson of Ridley, Delaware, Pennsylvania
    Name: John Parkinson
    Event: Census
    Event Date: 1930
    Event Place: Ridley, Delaware, Pennsylvania
    Gender: Male
    Age: 10
    Marital Status: Single
    Race: White
    Birthplace: Pennsylvania
    Estimated Birth Year: 1920
    Immigration Year:
    Relationship to Head of Household: Son
    Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
    Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
    Enumeration District Number: 0119
    Family Number: 305
    Sheet Number and Letter: 16A
    Line Number: 2
    NARA Publication: T626, roll 2032
    Film Number: 2341766
    Digital Folder Number: 4639363
    Image Number: 00852
    Household Gender Age Birthplace
    Head Alfred Parkinson M 42 Pennsylvania
    Wife Anna Parkinson F 38 Pennsylvania
    Son Thomas Parkinson M 12 Pennsylvania
    Son John Parkinson M 10 Pennsylvania
    Daughter Jane Parkinson F 5 Pennsylvania

    John W. Parkinson of Herkimer, New York
    Name: John W Parkinson
    Residence: , Herkimer, New York
    Estimated Birth Year: 1920
    Age: 0
    Birthplace: Pennsylvania
    Relationship to Head of Household: Son
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Marital Status: Single
    Father's Birthplace: Connecticut
    Mother's Birthplace: Connecticut
    Film Number: 1821115
    Digital Folder Number: 4313447
    Image Number: 00346
    Sheet Number: 11
    Household Gender Age Birthplace
    SELF Richard E Parkinson M 29y Connecticut
    WIFE Agnes C Parkinson F 24y Connecticut
    SON Richard D Parkinson M 4y8m Connecticut
    DAU Ruth E Parkinson F 3y2m Pennsylvania
    SON John W Parkinson M 10m Pennsylvania
    John Anderson M 26y Connecticut

    Update: In the 1930 census, John W. Perkinson has an estimated birth year of 1919.

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    military records

    What bugs me on our John Parkinson is that he is exactly the right age to have served in WWII, but no record that can be tied to him.

    It seems to me he should have at least registered for the draft, but I can't find anything that I can tie to him.

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    The two John Parkinson's above

    Tifflee:

    I have been working on the two you provided above off and on. They look like they could be matches. I'm trying to see if I can trace what became of them, so maybe I can rule them in or out as our John Parkinson.

    nm

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    1940 census

    The New York 1940 census has been indexed and I found this:


    John Parkinson
    Age: 20
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1920
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Birthplace: Pennsylvania
    Marital Status: Single
    Relation to Head of House: Son
    Home in 1940: German Flatts, Herkimer, New York
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    Street: Montgomery North
    House Number: 47
    Inferred Residence in 1935: German Flatts, Herkimer, New York
    Residence in 1935: Same Place
    Sheet Number: 13A
    Rent/home value:

    Occupation:

    Education:

    Employment status:

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    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Richard Parkinson 50
    Agnes Parkinson 44
    Richard Parkinson 24
    Ruth Parkinson 23
    John Parkinson 20
    Edward Parkinson 18
    Mary Darsow 76

    So, the John Parkinson above was living in the same place in 1940. His mother's maiden name was Darrow apparently as Mary Darrow (from looking at the record, not Darsow as above) is listed as the mother-in-law. Mary Darrow was born in Ireland.


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    what's also odd

    He was not working as of 1940 even though he was 20 years old. I find that odd. It was still the Great Depression, but still.

    I wonder if perhaps he had a disability? There are some codes on the census form, I will see if I can determine what they mean.

    For example, his education was listed as C-4?

    But so far, all the clues fit. He registered for social security in New York. Born In Pennsylvania.

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    This is the one we discussed last night and decided the New York one was the best fit. Right? I asked Carl to see if he could clean up the picture so we could determine what is written on the photo.
    Raine

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    College is c-4 I believe. I will check also.

    That is what it is college 4 year
    Last edited by raine1212; 06-06-2012 at 09:19 PM. Reason: Info

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    Quote Originally Posted by raine1212 View Post
    This is the one we discussed last night and decided the New York one was the best fit. Right? I asked Carl to see if he could clean up the picture so we could determine what is written on the photo.
    Raine
    Even when you zoom in, It's still pretty tough to see what is written. It might be "J M Parkinson".

    Last edited by CarlK90245; 10-14-2012 at 04:16 PM.

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    C-4

    now it makes sense . . . if I could just find a yearbook.

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