1884–1940

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Born: March 19, 1884, Mills Coun­ty, Tex­as.

Died: De­cem­ber 2, 1940, Ok­mul­gee, Ok­la­ho­ma.

Buried: Coun­cil Hill Ce­me­te­ry, Ok­mul­gee, Ok­la­ho­ma.

Biography

Leslie was the son of Ro­bert T. A. Park and Kit­tie Ban­ta. He mar­ried twice: to Dess­ie Idu­ma Par­ker (Oc­to­ber 18, 1909), and Jua­ni­ta Bar­wis (No­vem­ber 23, 1936).

He was a Church of Christ min­is­ter and evan­gel­ist, and, at var­i­ous times, worked as a bar­ber and mail car­ri­er.

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