George F. Park, a retired farmer residing in the Village of Shabbona, has a farm of 138 acres on section 27, Shabbona Township. He is a native of this township, his birth dating June 17, 1849, and his parents being Ira and Matilda (McNeal) Park. He passed his boyhood upon his father’s farm, and when 15 years of age he removed with his parents to Leland, LaSalle County, where he lived six years. The family then removed to a farm near Leland for two years, and finally returned to the old homestead in Shabbona Township. Mr. Park removed to his present residence in Shabbona village in December, 1883.
Mr. Park was married in Somonauk, Oct. 25, 1870, to Miss Joanna, daughter of Charles D. and Matilda D. (Suidam) Skinner. She was born at Leland, IL, Jan. 31, 1853. Mr. and Mrs. Park have three children, – two sons and a daughter: Charles F., born July 23, 1871; Ira E., Oct. 14, 1877; and Etta M., Dec. 14, 1880.
In his political views Mr. Park is a Republican, and both himself and wife are members of the Congregational Church of Shabbona.
Source: Portrait and Biographical Album of DeKalb County, Illinois: Chapman Brothers, 1885, Chicago, IL