William Ernest Parke (1920 - 1949)

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William Ernest Parke
1920 - 1949
updated February 06, 2019
William Ernest Parke was born in 1920. He was born to Parke William Sydney Tennyson Parke and Alice Nelson Parke, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. He died in 1949 in Trafalgar, Australia at age 29.


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Alice Nelson Parke

Trafalgar, Australia


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William Ernest Parke passed away in 1949 in Trafalgar, Australia at age 29. He was born in 1920. He was born to Parke William Sydney Tennyson Parke and Alice Nelson Parke, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.
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In 1920, in the year that William Ernest Parke was born, on November 2, radio station KDKA began broadcasting in Pittsburgh, PA. This was the first commercial radio broadcast in the United States. Westinghouse, a leading manufacturer of radios and the backer of the station, chose the date because of the Presidential election. People liked it because they could hear about the results of the election between Harding and Cox before the morning papers arrived. Four years later, there were 600 commercial stations broadcasting in the U.S.

In 1930, he was merely 10 years old when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1934, he was only 14 years old when on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

In 1949, in the year of William Ernest Parke's passing, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

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Other William Parkes

William Kelvin Parke
around 1917 - Dec 28, 1944
William Henry Parke
Died: Oct 15, 1916
William T Parke
Born: around 1914
Pennsylvania, United States
William J Parke
Born: around 1918
Pennsylvania, United States
William D Parke
Born: around 1918
New York, United States
William G Knd Parke
Born: around 1915
Vermont, United States
William Parke
Born: around 1912
California, United States
William R Parke
Born: around 1917
Washington, United States
William F Parke
Born: around 1924
California, United States
William N Parke
Born: around 1918
Pennsylvania, United States

Other Parkes

Alice Nelson Parke

Trafalgar, Australia
Lily Parke
1902 - 1950
Ballarat, Australia
Harriet Ann Luke Parke

Ballarat, Australia
Gary William Parke
Died: 1952
Yurn, Australia
Fredck William Parke

Yurn, Australia
Sydney Glen Parke
Died: 1953
Cton, Australia
Lorna Mabel Pretty Parke

Cton, Australia
Maud Julia Parke
1874 - 1954
Richmond, Australia
Clarke Peter Parke

Richmond, Australia
Dora Ansteena Parke
1871 - 1954
Warr, Australia
Shulnack John Parke

Warr, Australia
Sarah Baldock Parke

Warr, Australia
Emily Parke
1863 - 1955
Trar, Australia
Crole William Parke

Trar, Australia
Ellen Browne Parke

Trar, Australia
Charles George Parke
1911 - 1957
Park, Australia
Septimus Parke

Park, Australia

Other Bios

Alice Nelson Parke

Trafalgar, Australia
Lucy Eliza Thomson
1867 - 1949
Tralgar, Australia
Cumming Edward John Thomson

Tralgar, Australia
Eliza Bartlett Thomson

Tralgar, Australia
Dory Edna Cookson
1922 - 1949
Traralgon, Australia
Earle William Cookson

Traralgon, Australia
Ada Doris King Cookson

Traralgon, Australia
Catherine Templeton
Died: 1949
Tralgon, Australia
Mathieson Archibald Templeton

Tralgon, Australia
Elizabeth Stevens Templeton

Tralgon, Australia
Walter William Handley
1880 - 1949
Traralgon, Australia
Handley Walter Handley

Traralgon, Australia
Caroline Sherwood Handley

Traralgon, Australia
Mary Gertrude Crang
1871 - 1949
Tralgon, Australia
Crang Charles Henry Crang

Tralgon, Australia
Adelaide Marsh Crang

Tralgon, Australia
Jessie Ann Mitchell
1884 - 1949
Tralgon, Australia
Robertson David Mitchell

Tralgon, Australia
Emma Brown Mitchell

Tralgon, Australia
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