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William Allen Banks
b.28 Oct 1836 Schoharie, New York
d.7 Nov 1904
m. 22 Mar 1823
  1. Betsy Banks1824 - 1885
  2. Charles West Banks1825 - 1910
  3. Morgan Banks1827 - 1893
  4. Elisha J. Banks1829 - 1909
  5. Parley A. Banks1832 - 1920
  6. Mary Catherine Banks1834 - 1918
  7. William Allen Banks1836 - 1904
  8. George Lovell Banks1839 - 1924
  9. Ira Banks1841 - 1842
  10. Henry Elliot Banks1843 - 1844
  11. Nathaniel P. Banks1845 - 1927
  12. Sarah Levina Banks1849 - 1928
m. 1 Apr 1856
  1. Travers A. Banks1859 - 1860
m. 17 Jun 1860
m. 27 Jan 1875
Facts and Events
Name William Allen Banks
Gender Male
Birth[1][2][3][4] 28 Oct 1836 Schoharie, New York
Residence[2] abt 1838 Madison (township), Lake, Ohio
Residence[1][2][3] Aug 1845 LaPorte, Indiana
Marriage 1 Apr 1856 Lake, Indiana, United Statesto Mary M. Ellis
Other[2] 1857 Crown Point, Lake, Indiana, United StatesRaised a Freemason
Occupation[2] 1857-1863 Scipio, LaPorte, Indiana, United StatesJustice of the Peace for Scipio Township
Marriage 17 Jun 1860 Lake, Indiana, United Statesto Miriam Darling Chandler
Marriage 27 Jan 1875 LaPorte, Indiana, United Statesto Rebecca Jane Crane
Employment[13] 4 Jan 1881 Elected to the Indiana State Board of Agriculture
Employment[2][14][43] 26 Aug 1883 Member of the Board of Trustees of Purdue University
Residence[2] 1887 LaPorte, LaPorte, Indiana, United StatesHome at 912 Maple Avenue
Occupation[2] 1897 LaPorte, LaPorte, Indiana, United StatesPostmaster of LaPorte
Death[4][5] 7 Nov 1904
Burial[4][5] Door Village Cemetery, Scipio, LaPorte, Indiana, United StatesWest Side New Burial Ground, Block 6, Lot 121
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Contents

Early Life and Relations

William was born in Schoharie County, New York.[1][2][3] Sometime in his early childhood, his family moved to Madison Township, Lake County, Ohio.[2][19] Sources who interviewed William, say he moved to LaPorte County, Indiana in 1845, likely in August of that year.[1][2][3] However, his sister's grave marker gives a date of October, 1846 for the move to LaPorte County.[19] In any event, he was a boy of just 9 or 10 when he moved to the county, making him a very early resident. William's father Orin was a farmer, and in 1853 or 1854, the family moved to Lake County, Indiana. Evidently, William moved with them, as one source says he was in the mercantile business in Hobart for three years.[1] He was also married to his first wife in Lake County,[20] and she is buried in Hobart.[21]
William was the seventh of twelve children. His three oldest brothers, Charles West, Morgan, and Elisha, moved to Kansas, homesteading land in Gypsum Creek Township, McPherson County. Charles became a lawyer and served as mayor of Salina, Kansas. Morgan and Elisha were stockmen. William's brother Parley also lived in LaPorte County, and like William, raised livestock. He served on many of the same agricultural committees and societies as William. George Banks, a few years younger than William (together with Morgan, Elisha and Nathaniel), served as a Union soldier in the Civil War.[2] He was awarded the Medal of Honor by Congress for bravery at Missionary Ridge. George also moved to southeast Kansas. He served as a Kansas state representative for Montgomery County. William's youngest brother Nathaniel, was a public school teacher, a trustee of Lake County, and a member of the Indiana state legislature. His oldest sister, Betsy, married Major B. Atkin, and lived in Lake County. Mary Catherine married Balsar Kieth and lived in LaPorte County. His youngest sister, Sarah Levina, married William B. Adams, and moved to Montgomery County, Kansas nearby to her brother George.

Marriage and Family Life

William was evidently married four times. On 1 Apr 1856, at the age of 19, he married Mary M. Ellis.[1][20] They were possibly in school together as Mary is only two days older than William. Three years after their marriage, in July 1859, Mary gave birth to a son, Travers A. Banks. Six months after the birth, Mary died. Unfortunately young Travers did not survive long either. He died on 5 Sep 1860. Mary and Travers are buried in the Hobart Cemetery in Lake County.
William's second wife was Miriam Darling Chandler. They were married in Lake County on 17 Jun 1860.[22] Miriam's father, Thomas Peach Chandler, was a direct descendant of the immigrant William Chandler and Annis Bayford through their son Capt. Thomas Chandler.[23] Miriam's twin sister, Olive W. Chandler, married William's brother George. Her younger sister, Clara Eliza Chandler, also married William's youngest brother Nathaniel. William and Miriam had one daughter, Lura Ethyl Banks.[1][2][23][24] Miriam died on 22 Dec 1873, and is buried in Door Village Cemetery next to William.[5]
William's third wife was Rebecca Jane Crane, known as Jennie. They were married in LaPorte County on 27 Jan 1875.[36][2] William and Jennie had four children: Edith (or Eda), Cora, William Ray, and Catherine.[1][2] Jennie died on 27 Jul 1894, and is also buried in Door Village Cemetery next to William.[5]
Lastly, William married Mrs. Frances Marian Bundy, who already had two children, Susan and Beatrice, from her previous marriage.[2]

Agricultural Activities

William was a farmer, stock raiser and horse breeder. According to the 1860 census, he was a farmer with $1200 in real estate in Hobart Township, Lake County.[42] However, one source says he bought his farm in Scipio Township, LaPorte County in 1859.[2] During the Civil War he speculated exclusively in sheep.[1] By 1880, he owned 400 acres in Scipio Township, and was already breeding horses and cattle. He also kept a dairy, and sold butter in the city of La Porte.[1] In the years before his death in 1904, he owned 426 acres, located in sections 29 and 30 of the township. [map][2] William bred fine horses, cattle, hogs, and several breeds of prize-winning wool sheep. In particular, he specialized in Shorthorn cattle, Poland-China and Berkshire swine, and Southdown, Cotswold, and American Merino sheep.[34] He imported full-blooded horses, and travelled four times to England, Scotland, and France in order to acquire new stock.[2][27]

Indiana State Fairs

During the 1870 Indiana State Fair, William won several premium prizes, including $20 in the shoat (weaned young pig) category, $20 in the Spanish and French Merino sheep category, five prizes worth a total of $80 in the American throrough-bred Merino sheep category, and a $30 sweepstake prize for fine wool sheep.[7] At the 1871 state fair he entered eight large breed hogs, winning two awards worth a total of $20. He also entered eleven American Merinos, and nearly swept all prizes, winning seven awards, worth a total of $90. He had three sheep in the sweepstakes that year, and won $10 on a fine wool ewe.[8] The following year in 1872, he had 20 Merinos on exhibition, and won three prizes, including the best male and female fine wool lambs.[9]

Agricultural Research Station

William's farm was used as an agricultural research station for Purdue University. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of the university, and he allowed Professor Francis M. Webster to conduct research on the effects of the Hessian Fly (Mayetiola destructor Note:[46]), a cereal pest, on experimental plots located on his farm in Scipio Township. In one report, Professor Webster states, "Another series of experimental sowings was carried on for me by Hon. W. A. Banks, near La Porte, Ind., about latitude 41° 35'. The first series of these sowings was begun in August of 1887. The sowings of 1888 were not carried on under Mr. Banks's immediate supervision, and were of little value. No experiments were made in 1889, but a well planned and carefully executed series were sown in the fall of 1890." Webster goes on to detail each year and the effects on different plots grown with differing growth variables. William reported on the yields and effects of infestation for each plot.[25][26]

Agricultural Societies and Committees

William Banks was a member of several prominent agricultural societies and committees. Beginning in 1862, he was a member of the LaPorte County Agricultural Society, and for a time served as its president.[2][17] William served on all the judging committees for sheep breeds and Angora goats at the 1968 Indiana State Fair.[6] He was also thanked that year in a report to the State Board of Agriculture by the LaPorte County Agricultural Society for help in establishing a permanent county fair grounds.[6] At the 1871 state fair he judged roadster (harness racing) horses.[8] In 1878, State Board of Agriculture member John Sutherland, appointed William to the sheep judging committee for the state fair that year. He once again judged all sheep categories.[10] He was appointed to the hogs judging committee for the 1880 fair.[11]
In 1881, William served on the Premium List committee for the Indiana State Board of Agriculture. He was one of the nominees for membership on the State Board of Agriculture, and in a vote that year he replaced John Sutherland as the board member for the 15th District.[12] Even after his election to the Board, William continued on numerous committees and as a state fair judge for many years.
Educational organizations, called Farmers Institutes, were created by Indiana state law in 1884. The purpose of the Farmers Institute was to educate local farmers on the best farming methods. William was the chairman of the LaPorte County Farmers Institute, and continued in the post until 1901.[29]
William was a long term member of the Indiana Wool Growers' Association,[10][12][18] and was also a member of the state Shorthorn Cattle Breeders Association.[18] William and his brother Parley were early members of the American Clydesdale Association, and from 1883–1886 he served as its vice president.[45] He was also a member of the American Shropshire (Sheep) Registry Association.[30] William was a founding member of the Cleveland Bay Horse Society of America, and was elected second vice president in the first year. He later became the first vice president[31] and then president of the society.[33] He was on the Board of Directors of the American Shire Horse Association.[32]

State Board of Agriculture

William was elected to the Indiana State Board of Agriculture on 4 Jan 1881 to serve as the 15th District representative beginning in 1882.[12] In his first year on the board, he was appointed the Superintendent of the Department of Horses.[13] He was appointed by the Governor, as a representative of the state board, to serve for three years as a member of the Board of Trustees of Purdue University, beginning 26 Aug 1883.[14] He served as a trustee for the remainder of his life.[43][44] In 1884 William became state Superintendent of the Department of Hogs[15], and the Superintendent of the Amphitheater at the state fair for 1885.[16] On 5 Jan 1888, he was elected Vice President of the Indiana State Board of Agriculture.[18] William Banks became the president of the board on 9 Jan 1890 and remained in the post until Jan 1892. He remained on the state board to the end of 1893. At the January 28, 1894 meeting of the Indiana State Board of Agriculture, the following resolution was adopted:[35]

Resolved, That the Hon. W. A. Banks, of Laporte County, has rendered to this Board efficient and faithful service, and that in consideration of such service, this Board does now vote him an honorary and life member of the Delegate State Board of Agriculture, and accord him all of the courtesies within its power to bestow.

Community Service, Politics, and Government Employment

At the age of 21, William was commissioned as a justice of the peace, and served in this capacity for six years.[2] He also served many years as a township trustee for Scipio Township in LaPorte County.[1][2] As was mentioned previously, William was made a member of the Board of Trustees of Purdue University by the Governor in 1883. He continued as a member of the board until his death in 1904. The following is a short biographical appreciation from the 1905 Purdue University officer's report:

On November 7, 1904, the University sustained a severe loss in the death of William A. Banks, member of the Board of Trustees. Mr. Banks was the oldest member of the Board in point of service, having been appointed by Governor Porter in 1883, and continued in service up to the time of his death. During the latter part of this term he represented the State Board of Agriculture, and was always closely identified with the agricultural interests of the University, serving as a member of the farm committee. His practical knowledge and sensible views enabled him to render most valuable service to the institution.
Mr. Banks was born in Schoharie County, New York, October 25, 1836; coming to Indiana with his parents in 1845, and engaging in farming. He gave much attention to raising fine horses and was one of the first to import thoroughbred stock into the State, making four trips to Europe for that purpose. He was a member of the State Board of Agriculture for fourteen years, serving two terms as its president; also several terms as president of the Laporte County Agricultural Society. He was conspicuous in the Elks and Masonic orders; prominent in the work of the Baptist Church, and at the time of his death was postmaster of Laporte.
Mr. Banks was a many-sided man of high character and genuine qualities, discharging all the duties of citizenship faithfully and efficiently. A man who, on account of his long and valuable service to the University, must ever be held in high esteem by all members of the institution.[27]

William Banks was the postmaster of the city of La Porte, Indiana beginning in October, 1897.[2][27] He was known to have greatly improved the post office and the postal system in the city. He continued in the post until his death.[27] William was a member of the Republican party.[28]

Fraternal Organizations

William was raised a Freemason at age 21 in Crown Point, Indiana, the county seat of Lake County.[2] In LaPorte County he initially belonged to the Union Mills Lodge, but became a member of LaPorte Lodge No. 41, F. & A. M. when he moved to the city of La Porte. He eventually joined the final Knights Templar order and became Eminent Commander of his unit ("Commandery").[2] William was also a member of the Order of Elks.[27]
In 1867, a fraternal order known as The National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry ("The Grange" for short) was formed for American farmers. The Patrons of Husbandry was first organized in LaPorte County on 24 Feb 1874. William Banks was the first Master of the lodge.[29]

Census

1840

1840 Federal Census, Lake County, Ohio [37]

Orin Banks head of household.
White males: less than 5 yrs (2), 5-10 (1), 10-15 (3), 30-40 (1)
White females 5-10 (1), 30-40 (1)
(4) in household engaged in agriculture.

Notes on 1840 Census

William would be one of the males of less than 5 years old.


1850

1850 Federal Census, LaPorte County, Indiana [38]

 6 45 45 Orrin Banks, 47, M, Farmer, b. New York
 7 45 45 Olive Banks, 46, F, b. New York
 8 45 45 Wm A. Banks, 14, M, b. New York, Attended school
 9 45 45 George L. Banks., 11, M, b. Ohio, Attended school
10 45 45 Nathaniel Banks, 5, M, b. Ohio, Attended school
11 45 45 Sarah L. Banks, 1, F, b. Indiana
12 45 45 Elizabeth Franklin, 20, F, b. New York
13 45 45 Margaret Franklin, 18, F, b. New York

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1860

1860 Federal Census, Lake County, Indiana [39]

26 286 286 William Banks, 23, M, Farmer, Real Estate: $1200, Personal Estate: $2000, b. New York
27 286 286 Geo Reed, 22, M, Farm Laborer, Personal Estate: $75, b. New York
28 286 286 Geo Corothers, 21, M, Farm Laborer, Personal Estate: $50, b. Ohio
29 286 286 Arila Haskins, 20, M, Farm Laborer, b. Indiana, Attended school
30 286 286 Dennis Pier, 14, M, Farm Laborer, b. Indiana, Attended school
31 286 286 Davis A. Banks, 11/12, M, b. Indiana
32 286 286 William Rifunfurg, 23, M, Farm Laborer, Real Estate: $500, Personal Estate: $200, b. New York
33 286 286 Rebecca Rifunfurg, 20, F, Farm Laborer, b. Indiana

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Notes on 1860 Census

William's mother and younger siblings were living on on a nearby farm (p.43). Parley, Elisha and Morgan were also living nearby (p.32, p.42, and p.49 respectively). The baby Davis A. Banks is likely Travers A. Banks, as he was born 11 months before the census date. He died a little over a month after the census report. William's contemporary biographers say he bought his farm in LaPorte County in 1859, but it's obvious he still owned and operated a farm in Lake County in 1860. William Rifunfurg (likely Rifenburg) seems to be a sort of tenant farmer on the same farm. He had real estate, so he may have been working to buy the property from William.


1870

1870 Federal Census, LaPorte County, Indiana [40]

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38 1441 1501 Banks William, 33, M, W, Farmer, Real Estate: $36000, Personal Estate: $2400, b. New York, U.S. male citizen 21+
39 1441 1501 Banks Myriam, 28, F, W, Keeping House, b. Vermont
40 1441 1501 Miller Mary, 18, F, W, b. Illinois, Attended school
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 1 1441 1501 Banks Elimisa, 12, F, W, b. Indiana, Attended school
 2 1441 1501 Stringham Henry, 19, M, W, Hired Hand, b. Michigan, Attended school
 3 1441 1501 Buchanan Henry, 14, M, W, Hired Hand, b. Michigan, Attended school
 4 1441 1501 Banks Olive, 65, F, W, b. New York

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Notes on 1870 Census

Research needs to be done to determine the identity of Elimisa Banks and her relationship to the family.


1880

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1880 Federal Census, LaPorte County, Indiana [41]

31 16 16 Banks Wm. A., M, 42, Married, Farmer, b. New York, father b. New York, mother b. New York
32 16 16 Banks Rebec J., F, 26, Wife, Married, House Keeper, b. Indiana, father b. Virginia, mother b. Indiana
33 16 16 Banks Lura E., F, 8, Daughter, Single, at home, b. Indiana, father b. New York, mother b. Vermont
34 16 16 Banks May Edith, F, 4, Daughter, Single, at home, b. Indiana, father b. New York, mother b. Indiana
35 16 16 Banks Cora, F, 2, Daughter, Single, at home, b. Indiana, father b. New York, mother b. Indiana
36 16 16 Banks Olive, F, 76, Widow, Aged at home, b. New York, father b. New York, mother b. New York
37 16 16 Crane D., M, 19, Servant, Single, Farm Laborer, b. Indiana, father b. Virginia, mother b. Virginia
38 16 16 Hallas C., F, 20, Servant, House Keeper, b. Prussia, father b. Prussia, mother b. Prussia
39 16 16 Holaboski P., M, 20, Servant, Single, Farm Laborer, b. Prussia, father b. Prussia, mother b. Prussia

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Notes on 1880 Census

D. Crane may be Rebecca's cousin Daniel C. Crane, son on Henry P. Crane.


1900

1900 Federal Census, La Porte City, LaPorte County, Indiana [42]

912 Maple Avenue
51 330 336 Banks William A., Head, white, M, b. Oct 1836, 63, married - 3y, b. New York, father b. NY, mother b. NY, Post Master, can read, write, speak English, renting house
52 330 336 Banks Frances M., Wife, white, F, b. Nov 1847, 52, married - 3y, mother of 2 living children, b. Pennsylvania, father b. PA, mother b. PA, can read, write, speak English
53 330 336 Banks Cora E., Daughter, white, F, b. Oct 1878, 21, single, b. Indiana, father b. NY, mother b. IN, School Teacher, can read, write, speak English
54 330 336 Banks Ray W., Son, white, M, b. July 1879, 20, single, b. Indiana, father b. NY, mother b. IN, Farm Hand, can read, write, speak English
55 330 336 Banks Katherine, Daughter, white, F, b. July 1887, 12, single, b. Indiana, father b. NY, mother b. IN, at school, can read, write, speak English
56 330 336 Bundy Beatrice, Step Daughter, white, F, b. Feb 1881, 19, single, b. Indiana, father b. IN, mother b. PA, can read, write, speak English

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References
  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 William A. Banks biographical entry, in Chapman, Charles C. History of La Porte County, Indiana: together with sketches of its cities, villages, and townships : educational, religious, civil, military, and political history : portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of representative citizens. (Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States: C.C. Chapman, 1880), p.844, Secondary quality.

    — read transcript of William A. Banks entry

  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 William Allen Banks biographical entry, in E. D. Daniels. Twentieth Century History and Biographical Record of Laporte County, Indiana. (Lewis Publishing, 1904), p.769, Secondary quality.

    — read transcript of William Allen Banks entry

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Old Settlers Roll, in Chapman, Charles C. History of La Porte County, Indiana: together with sketches of its cities, villages, and townships : educational, religious, civil, military, and political history : portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of representative citizens. (Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States: C.C. Chapman, 1880), p.506, Secondary quality.

    "W. A. Banks, born in New York in 1836; a farmer, and settled in August, 1845."

  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 William Allen Banks (1836 - 1904) - Find A Grave Memorial, in Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial #69286296.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Cemetery list: Door Village Cemetery - West Side New Burial Ground, in West, Deanna C. Door Village Cemetery, Scipio Township, LaPorte County, Indiana.

    Block 6, Lot #121

  6. 6.0 6.1 Indiana. State Board of Agriculture. Annual Report of the Indiana State Board of Agriculture: To the Governor, 10th Annual Report, 1868, Primary quality.

    On pages 109, 110, and 296

  7. Indiana. State Board of Agriculture. Annual Report of the Indiana State Board of Agriculture: To the Governor, 12th Annual Report, 1870, Primary quality.

    On pages 137, 138, 140, and 141.

  8. 8.0 8.1 Indiana. State Board of Agriculture. Annual Report of the Indiana State Board of Agriculture: To the Governor, 13th Annual Report, 1871, Primary quality.

    On pages 145, 155-158, 160-161, and 165-167.

  9. Indiana. State Board of Agriculture. Annual Report of the Indiana State Board of Agriculture: To the Governor, 14th Annual Report, 1872, Primary quality.

    On pages 115, 157 and 158.

  10. 10.0 10.1 Indiana. State Board of Agriculture. Annual Report of the Indiana State Board of Agriculture: To the Governor, Volume 20, 28th Annual Report, 1878, Primary quality.

    On pages 31, 95, and 99-100

  11. Indiana. State Board of Agriculture. Annual Report of the Indiana State Board of Agriculture: To the Governor, Volume 22, 30th Annual Report, 1880, Primary quality.

    On page 44.

  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Indiana. State Board of Agriculture. Annual Report of the Indiana State Board of Agriculture: To the Governor, Volume 23, 31st Annual Report, Primary quality.

    On pages 73, 74, 87, and 395-396.

  13. 13.0 13.1 Indiana. State Board of Agriculture. Annual Report of the Indiana State Board of Agriculture: To the Governor, Volume 24, 32nd Annual Report, Primary quality.

    Throughout.

  14. 14.0 14.1 Indiana. State Board of Agriculture. Annual Report of the Indiana State Board of Agriculture: To the Governor, Volume 25, 33rd Anual Report, Primary quality.

    Throughout.

  15. Indiana. State Board of Agriculture. Annual Report of the Indiana State Board of Agriculture: To the Governor, Volume 26, 34th Annual Report, Primary quality.

    Throughout.

  16. Indiana. State Board of Agriculture. Annual Report of the Indiana State Board of Agriculture: To the Governor, Volume 27, 35th Annual Report, Primary quality.

    Throughout.

  17. Indiana. State Board of Agriculture. Annual Report of the Indiana State Board of Agriculture: To the Governor, Volume 28, 36th Annual Report, Primary quality.

    Throughout. Page 311 as the President of the LaPorte County Agricultural Association.

  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Indiana. State Board of Agriculture. Annual Report of the Indiana State Board of Agriculture: To the Governor, Volume 29, 37th Annual Report, 1887-1888, Primary quality.

    Throughout.

  19. 19.0 19.1 Betsy Banks Atkin (1824 - 1885) - Find A Grave Memorial, in Find A Grave, Primary quality.

    Betsy Banks
    Born Jan. 19, 1824
    Married
    M.B. Atkin
    In Lake County, Ohio, July 4, 1840.
    Moved to La Porte Co., Ind. Oct. 1846.
    Moved to Lake Co., Ind. March 1853.
    Died Oct. 16, 1885

  20. 20.0 20.1 William A. Banks and Mary M. Ellis entry, in Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society. Lake County, Indiana, Marriage Book Index: 1837-1926.

    Marriage Book 2, Page 175. Elder Aaron Kennedy, marrying official.

  21. Mary M. Banks - Find A Grave Memorial, in Find A Grave, Primary quality.

    MARY M.
    WIFE OF
    W. A. BANKS,
    DIED
    DECEMBER 6, 1859.
    AGED
    23 YRS. 1 MO. & 11 DYS.

  22. William A. Banks and Mariam Chandler entry, in Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society. Lake County, Indiana, Marriage Book Index: 1837-1926.

    Marriage Book 2, Page 327. Jesse B. Albee, Justice of the Peace, marrying official.

  23. 23.0 23.1 Chandler, George. The Chandler Family: The Descendants of William and Annis Chandler, who Settled in Roxbury, Massachusetts, 1637. (Worcester, Mass.: Press of Charles Hamilton, 1883), Secondary quality.

    Thomas Peach Chandler is person #2455. Miriam is #4214, Olive is #4215, and Clara is #4217. William's daughter is given as Laura Ethyl Banks.

  24. Pictorial and Biographical Record of La Porte, Porter, Lake and Starke Counties, Indiana: Containing Biographical and Genealogical Records of Leading Men, Women and Prominent Families of the Counties named, and of other portions of the State; together with a number of valuable portraits. (Chicago: Goodspeed Brothers), Page 392, Secondary quality.

    "...Louis F. [Closser], married Lura D., daughter of William A. Banks...,"

  25. "Report on some of the insects affecting cereal crops", in U.S. Department of Agriculture. Division of Entomology. Bulletin, Division of Entomology, U.S Department of Agriculture. (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office), Issue 23. Pages 63, and 70-71, 1891, Primary quality.
  26. First Report, Bulletin of the Agricultural Experimental Station of Indiana, in Purdue University, School of Agriculture. Bulletin, School of Agriculture, Purdue University. (Purdue University), Bulletin No. 13, Page 7., January 1888, Primary quality.
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 27.3 27.4 "The Year's Work", in Annual Reports of the President and Other Officers of Purdue University. (LaFayette, Indiana: Purdue University), Thirty-First Annual Report, 1905, Primary quality.
  28. Development — The smaller centers, in E. D. Daniels. Twentieth Century History and Biographical Record of Laporte County, Indiana. (Lewis Publishing, 1904), Page 89., Secondary quality.
  29. 29.0 29.1 Library, literary, and other associations, in E. D. Daniels. Twentieth Century History and Biographical Record of Laporte County, Indiana. (Lewis Publishing, 1904), Secondary quality.

    Page 354 — Patrons of Husbandry; Page 355 — Farmers Institute.

  30. American Shropshire Sheep Record. (LaFayette, Indiana: American Shropshire Registry Association), Primary quality.

    Listed as a member of the Association beginning with Volume 1 (1885).

  31. List of officers of the Cleveland Bay Horse Society of America, in American Cleveland Bay Stud Book. (Springfield, Illinois: Cleveland Bay Society of America, 1889), Primary quality.
  32. Organization, in American Shire Horse Stud Book. (Bloomington, Illinois: American Shire Horse Association, 1904), Vols. 4, 5.
  33. National Agricultural Associations, in Interstate Commerce Commission. List of National, State, and Local Commercial Organizations and National, State, and Local Agricultural Associations. (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office), 1898 - 1903 editions, Primary quality.
  34. Cattle Breeders Directory, in National Live-Stock Journal. (Chicago, Illinois: Stock Journal Company), April, Page 192; May, Page 236; June, Page 282; July, Page 328, 1877, Primary quality.
  35. Indiana. State Board of Agriculture. Annual Report of the Indiana State Board of Agriculture: To the Governor, Volume 36, 44th Annual Report, Page 15, 1894, Primary quality.
  36. William Banks and Rebecca Jane Crane entry, in La Porte County, Indiana Marriages: Early Marriages: La Porte County, Indiana 1851 to 1890, Secondary quality.
  37. Madison Township, Lake County residents, in Lake, Ohio, United States. 1840 U.S. Census Population Schedule, page 140.
  38. Center Township, La Porte County residents, in LaPorte, Indiana, United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule, page 244B, 31 Aug 1850, Primary quality.
  39. Hobart Township, Lake County residents, in Lake, Indiana, United States. 1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule, page 41, 29 Jun 1860, Primary quality.
  40. Scipio Township, LaPorte County residents, in LaPorte, Indiana, United States. 1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule, page 4 & 5, 10 Sep 1870, Primary quality.
  41. Scipio Township, LaPorte County residents, in LaPorte, Indiana, United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule, book page 271B, Scipio page 2, 2 Jun 1880, Primary quality.
  42. 42.0 42.1 La Porte City, LaPorte County residents, in LaPorte, Indiana, United States. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule, book page 69B, sheet 13B, 15 Jun 1900, Primary quality.
  43. 43.0 43.1 Board of Trustees, Purdue University—Lafayette, in Indiana. State Librarian. Legislative and State Manual of Indiana. (Indianapolis, Indiana, United States: Indiana. General Assembly. State Librarian.), Page 30, 1899-1900, Primary quality.

    William A. Banks .... Laporte, Term expires July 1, 1901.

  44. Board of Trustees of Purdue University, in Indiana. State Librarian. Legislative and State Manual of Indiana. (Indianapolis, Indiana, United States: Indiana. General Assembly. State Librarian.), Page 12, 1903-1904, Primary quality.

    William A. Banks .... Laporte

  45. Member and vice-president, in American Clydesdale Association. American Clydesdale Stud Book. (Springfield, Illinois: American Clydesdale Association), Vol. 3 (1887), pages 1243–1244, Primary quality.

    W. A. Banks ... Door Village ... Indiana

  46. Originally called Cecidomyia destructor Say, 1817 before the the Family was divided into many Subfamilies, Supertribes, and Tribes.