Chief Parks of Hannibal Dead
Chief T. B. Parks, for forty-four years head of the Fire Department in Hannibal, Mo., died in the Levering Hospital at the age of seventy-two. He had been in failing health during the past three years.
He was born in Louisiana, Mo., but while a small boy, he and his parents moved to Hannibal. Chief Parks entered the fire service in 1875 as a minute man. He was promoted to hoseman and made head of the department in 1887.
Chief Parks was one of the founders of the Missouri Fire Chiefs’ Association, of which he was one time President. His widow and three children survive.