Orlando (Pete) Parkins

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Sun., Mar. 16, 1947

Orlando Parkins, 73, Taken By Pneumonia

Orlando (Pete) Parkins, 73, retired farmer and a well known resident of Nez Perce county, making his home at Lapwai, died at St. Joseph's hospital at 5:30 a.m., yesterday of double pneumonia. He was received at the hospital 10 days ago.

A native of Abeline, pan. (as written), born April 9, 1873, he came west with his parents when nine years old. The family first settled in eastern Oregon, then, in 1893, moving to Grangeville and later to Reubens. He returned to Lapwai in 1931 an since made his home there. He retired in 1940. His marriage to Miss Allie Marie Bailey, Reubens, was solemnized June 8, 1902.

Survivors include his wife; three sons and two daughters; Archie Parkins, Mrs. Georgia G. Austin, Norman R. Parkins, Arlene May Parkins, all of Lapwai; Edgar E. Parkins, Lewiston; his brother, Linn Parkins, Sr., Lewiston; four sisters, Mrs. Zadie Quillen, Lapwai; Mrs. Ora Thomas and Mrs. Edith Stevens, Clarkston; three grandchildren, Peter Austin and Bobby Austin, both of Lapwai, and Claudia Parkins, Lewiston. He lost one son in France in World war II.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2:30 from Brower-Wann chapel with the Rev. Douglas S. Vance as officiant. Interment will be in Normal Hill cemetery.

Contributed by Natalie Huntley

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