Personal blog of Andrew Lohmann, Electronics Design Engineer
of; Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK.
Hi Andrew, Thank you for sharing your history knowledge. My Great Grandfather was William Edward Parkenson of William Parken ( Harrowbarrow , Cornwall ) William Edward Parken Died at Boksburg South Africa 1917.His wife Elizabeth Jane Parken ( Rogers ) Came to Canada with some of her children in 1908. One of her sons, Joseph Parken ( later spelled Parkyn ) was my Grandfather he good with Electrical equipment, farmed and the ran a power plant for the town of Lashburn, Saskatchewan in Canada. He then worked as a engineer in Lloydminster Alberta, near Lashburn Saskatchewan. Joseph passed away in 1955. Joseph had been born in Calstock, Cornwall.