Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal Friday 15 October 1897
James K. Parkey died Wednesday at the asylum at Indianapolis of softening of the brain. He was 51 years of age, and was formerly postmaster at Bowers. W. W. Scott went to Indianapolis yesterday to take charge of the body and take it to Colfax where his family resides. M. B. Waugh was his guardian. The funeral took place today at Colfax conducted by the Masons.