DR. E. B. PARK GRAVESTONE PHOTO
The Chanute Daily Tribune, Aug. 24, 1914
Dr. E. B. Park, a Neosho county pioneer, was disturbed in his rest at an early hour this morning. He arose to make his way down stairs. On the top step he fell and plunged down the flight, striking the door at the bottom.
The family was aroused and a physician was summoned at once. The doctor died, however, thirty minutes after the accident and without regaining consciousness. A hemorrhage in the brain had resulted from the shock of the fall.
For those who wish to view for the last time the face of their comrade, friend and neighbor, the casket will be opened from 10 until 11 o’clock tomorrow morning. The body will lie in state at the home, 417 North Grant avenue.
The funeral service will be conducted from the home in the afternoon at 4 o’clock by Dr. C.C. Cissell, pastor of the Methodist church. The Chanute post of the Grand Army of the Republic, of which Dr. Park was a member, will take part in the services at the home. The Masonic fraternity will have charge of the services at the grave in Elmwood cemetery.
Dr. Park was 75 years old. He was born in Massachusetts and at the outbreak of the civil war enlisted in a Massachusetts regiment to fight for the union.
In 1870 he came West, locating in Osage Mission, now St. Paul, where he took up the practice of his profession, dentistry. During the administration of President Harrison, from 1882 to 1892, he was postmaster at Osage Mission. For eighteen years Dr. Park had lived in Chanute. About three years ago he gave up the active practice of his profession.
He is survived by a widow, two daughters and one son. The daughters are Mrs. W. F. Allen of this city and Mrs. Frank Cain of Topeka. The son is Ellsworth Park of this city. John P. Shepard of this city is his nephew.
He was a charter member of Chanute post of the Grand Army, and served in the war in Company B, Forty-second Massachusetts.