Obituary of Nathaniel P. Banks
Obituary of Nathaniel P. Banks. Lake County Star, Crown Point, Indiana, page 1, Friday, 13 May 1927.
N. P. Banks Passes Away at Daughter's Home on Saturday
News reached here on Saturday announcing the death of N. P. Banks, of Hobart, who passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Iddings, of Lowell, early Saturday morning.
The deceased, who was known throughout Lake County as one of the community's most prominent and respected citizens, was president of Hobart State bank for the last fifteen years, and owned a large farm south of Hobart.
Mr. Banks had been ill for several days, but his death was unexpected, and his demise is the occasion for mourning by a wide circle of friends throughout the county, where he has in the past been identified with the public affairs and progress of the entire district.
Mr. Banks was 82 years of age at the time of his death and had been a resident of Lake County during the greater portion of his life. His energy and public spirit aided toward the great financial and industrial development of the region.
Surviving him are three daughters, his wife having passed away several years ago.
Funeral services were held at the home in Hobart on Monday afternoon, the last rites being attended by a host of friends of the deceased banker, farmer and capitalist.
Nathaniel P. Banks, for 75 years a resident of Lake county, Indiana, was the last surviving member of Hobart post 411, G. A. R. Mr. Banks Ind. He was 81 years old. Mr. Banks was born in Lake county, Ohio. He enlisted for the civil war with Illinois troops. For 45 years of his life Mr. Banks was a farmer and for 24 years a banker, having become president of the First State Bank of Hobart 17 years ago. He was secretary of the Lake County Farmers' Mutual Insurance company and served five years and trustee of Hobart township.