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The following is an organization of sources for N. P. Banks. These organized sources will generate facts, then a narrative can be organized in following sections. Note: I temporarily have dummy text filler in each section prior to actual content. — Parsa


Agriculture and Animal Husbandry

1871; Mollie Jonson; mare; (sire) Joe the Banker 75, (dam) Jean, by Sovereign 181; Bay, ratch on face, white hind feet; N. P. Banks, Hobart, Ind.; (horse born) July 2, 1881; (breeder) Thos. Jonson, Scarborough, Ont., Can.
2459; Nellie; mare; (sire) Young Conquerer 1167, (dam) Mollie Jonson 1871; Bay, small star; N. P. Banks, Hobart, Ind.; (horse born) June 26, 1884; (breeder) N. P. Banks, Hobart, Ind.
Mollie Jonson 1871; (date) Feb. 16 '87; (from) N. P. Banks; (to) P. A. Banks; (address) Merrillville, Ind.
* P. A. Banks is Parley Banks, Nathaniel's brother.
Nellie 2459; (date) Jan. 28 '88; (from) N. P. Banks; (to) Banks & Hilt; (address) Laporte, Ind.
* Banks & Hilt was part owned by Nathaniel's brother William Banks.
Mch. 3, 1888; mare; (color) Bay; 4266 Nora Temple; (Breeder) N. P. Banks; (Sire) Dandy Jamie 1172; (Dam} Nellie 2459.
Banks, N. P., Hobart
Banks, N. P. ... (City) Hobart ... (County) Lake
Banks, N. P. ... (City) Hobart ... (County) Lake
  • In same source, took part in a discussion on silage feeding vs. pasturing dairy cows in regards to milk production. Page 242
  • In same source, Banks was appointed by the Association president as a member of the Committee on Reception. Page 247.
  • In same source, member of the Committee on Resolutions. Page 248.
  • In same source, appointed by president to membership committee. Page 258.
  • In same source, the annual Dairy Association meeting was held in Banks' town of Hobart on December 5–6, 1900 (page 228). The following resolution is on page 290:
Resolved, That this Association highly appreciates the efforts put forth by the people of Hobart for our entertainment, and we especially extend a vote of thanks to the Hobart Band, the Mandolin Quartette, the Ladies' Quartette, the Male Quartette, Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Jory and Mrs. Werner and Miss Banks and Professor Sholler for their splendid musical festival.
A. J. NEWSOM, Chairman,
N. P. BANKS,
SILAS HOLLOWAY,
H. H. WILLING,
J. V. SHUGART.

Banking

FIRST STATE BANK. HOBART. No. 120. Incorporated June 20. 1899. S. LIGHTNER, President. N. P. BANKS, Vice-President. J. C. CAVENDER, Cashier. I. R. BOAL, Asst. Cashier. Condition September 30. 1907.
FIRST STATE BANK. HOBART. No. 120. Incorporated June 20. 1899. SEWARD LIGHTNER, President. N. P. BANKS, Vice-President. J. C. CAVENDER, Cashier. H. O. LARSON, Asst. Cashier. Condition September 30. 1908.
FIRST STATE BANK. HOBART. No. 120. Incorporated June 20. 1899. N. P. BANKS. President. WM. DEVONSHIRE, Vice-President. J. C. CAVENDER, Cashier. H. O. LARSON, Asst. Cashier. Condition September 30. 1909.
FIRST STATE BANK. HOBART. No. 120. Incorporated June 20. 1899. N. P. BANKS. President. WM. DEVONSHIRE, Vice-President. J. C. CAVENDER, Cashier. J. H. PHILLIPS, Asst. Cashier. Condition September 30. 1910.
FIRST STATE BANK. HOBART. No. 120. Incorporated June 20. 1899. N. P. BANKS. President. WM. DEVONSHIRE, Vice-President. J. C. CAVENDER, Cashier. L. E. TROEGER*, Asst. Cashier. Condition September 30. 1911.
* Also shown as Traeger, Froeger, and Fraeger.
FIRST STATE BANK. HOBART. No. 120. Incorporated June 20. 1899. N. P. BANKS. President. A. E. HALSTEAD, Vice-President. FRANK H. DAVIS, Cashier. L. E. FROEGER, Asst. Cashier. Directors: A. C. Thompson, J. C. Cavender, R. E. Tucker, C. E. Smith, W. O. Halstead. Condition September 30. 1912.
FIRST STATE BANK. HOBART. No. 120. Incorporated June 20. 1899. N. P. BANKS, President. C. E. SMITH, Vice-President. FRANK H. DAVIS, Cashier. L. E. FRAEGER, Asst. Cashier. Directors: N. P. Banks, P. R. Tucker, C. E. Smith, W. O. Halstead, A. C. Thompson, A. E. Halstead. Condition September 30. 1913.
FIRST STATE BANK. HOBART. No. 120. Incorporated June 20. 1899. M. P. BANKS [sic], President. C. E. SMITH, Vice-President. FRANK H. DAVIS, Cashier. L. E. TRAEGER, Asst. Cashier. Directors: M. P. Banks [sic], C. E. Smith, Frank H. Davis, W. O. Halstead, A. E. Halstead, A. C. Thompson, O. J. Roper, P. R. Tucker. Condition September 30. 1914.
FIRST STATE BANK. HOBART. No. 120. Incorporated June 20. 1899. N. P. BANKS, President. C. E. SMITH, Vice-President. FRANK H. DAVIS, Cashier. L. E. TRAEGER, Asst. Cashier. Directors: N. P. Banks, O. J. Roper, C. E. Smith, W. O. Halstead, A. E. Halstead, A. C. Thompson, P. R. Tucker, Frank H. Davis. Condition September 30. 1915.
FIRST STATE BANK. HOBART. No. 120. Incorporated June 20. 1899. N. P. BANKS, President. W. O. HALSTEAD, Vice-President. FRANK H. DAVIS, Cashier. MAVEL TRAEGER, Asst. Cashier. Directors: N. P. Banks, W. O. Halstead, A. C. Thompson, O. J. Roper, Frank H. Davis. Condition September 30. 1916.

  • The First State Bank of Hobart was mentioned as being incorporated on a page of banks "organized in Kansas." Source:Financier, Volume 113, page 945, June 15, 1919.
The First State Bank of Hobart, Ind. has been incorporated with a capital of $25,000. The incorporators are: N. P. Banks, W. O. Halstead. L. E. Maxwell, A. E. Halstead. Frank H. Davis and Mabel Traeger.

Community Service and Politics

RESULTS IN INDIANA.
Township Trustee N. P. Banks, of Hobart, Indiana, a town a few miles southeast of Chicago, says, under date of September 4, 1900:
"My Dear Sir:—Your letter of August 27 to the auditor of this county, asking for a brief statement of the effect of good roads on farm life and farm property, and how hard roads are received by the farmers of this county, has been referred to me for the reason, I suppose, that I am a citizen of Hobart township, which inaugurated and which has taken the lead in road improvement in this county.
Our improved roads are built of Joliet gravel. Under the road improvement law of this state, our first gravel road was built in 1896, after a hard fought election. What will show you more clearly and strongly than anything else, what our people think of good roads, after having had the experience of using and paying for them, is this fact: We are now nearing the completion of our third system of gravel roads, which gives nearly every citizen of the township, a good road by his door. Our last election, held a little more than a year ago, was carried by 8½ votes for good roads, to every one against, our road tax has been cut down from 15 cents on the $100.00 valuation to 5 cents on the $100.00. The good effects of hard roads with us are numerous. This community now enjoys the blessing of free rural mail delivery, which would have been impossible under our old system of roads. Grocers and other dealers have their delivery wagons out daily. In fact, we feel that good roads are the foundation of a great many conveniences, which otherwise would be confined to cities and towns. I think l am safe in saying, that farm land in this township is worth and will sell from $15.00 to $20.00 per acre more than it would just before the roads were built. Another result of good roads is the effect it has on the pride of the people. You will notice a general cleaning up, muddy places will be made dry as far as possible, yards and lawns will be cleaned up and made attractive, neat walks will be laid around the premises, and everything possible will be done to add to home attractions. Every school house in our township has a gravel road passing by it. Our high school is situated near one end of the township. Our good roads make it possible, and for two years we have furnished transportation for high school pupils from all parts of the township, which helps to make our high school the pride of the community. The question, which has been so earnestly discussed in the last few years, "how to keep the boys and girls on the farm instead of rushing to the cities," I believe will find its solution in the introduction of good roads, which will bring desirable conveniences, and also promote sociability, the lack of which is the great drawback to young life in the country. With good roads, the people of a neighborhood can organize social clubs and know they can meet on appointed times; for instance, we have such a club in this neighborhood, and although we have a thriving town near us, our young people look forward to the meeting of this club with far more interest than they did heretofore to any entertainment in the town. The people of Lake county have become very enthusiastic over the matter of good roads, and by the end of the present season eight of our eleven townships will have completed a system of hard roads giving us over 200 miles of improved roads in our county.
(Signed) Respectfully,
N. P. Banks."
Lake County —
Edward Simon ... Democrat ... 3,909
Nathaniel P. Banks ... Republican ... 3,888
Simon's majority, 21.

Education and Schools


Military Service

Regiment Name: 1st Regiment, Illinois Light Artillery
Side: Union
Company: M
Soldier's Rank In: Private
Soldier's Rank Out: Sergeant
Alternate name:
Film Number: M539 roll 4
BANKS, Nathaniel ... (Rank) Private ... (Residence) Hobart, Ind. ... (Date of Muster) Aug 12, 1862 ... (Remarks) M.O. July 24, 1865 as Serg't
Page 12: The following are the names, ages and places of residence at time of enlistment: Banks, Morgan, 32, Hobart, Ind.; Banks, Nathaniel, 17, Hobart, Ind.
Page 58: Hansell, gunner of gun 4, was promoted to sergeant, vice Wells, discharged. Corp. Judd made gunner of the same, and Private Morgan Banks, of the same, to corporal (chief of caisson).
Page 155: On the 10th [March, 1864] some of the furloughed men having returned, (for we had been allowed four for the Battery; Morgan Banks, Wright, Wm. Hamilton and Carey being deemed most in need of them) the two former started for home.
Page 209: On the 30th [June, 1864] Lieut. Fluskey started for Chattanooga in charge of the condemned artillery of the corps, each battery that was short in men having turned over a section. In the afternoon, we had our regular biennial muster, and Nathaniel Banks, of gun 4, was announced corporal of the same.
Page 230: On the 8th [August 1864] Quartermaster Sergt. Murphy was mustered in as junior 2d lieutenant in the Battery. Corporal Nathaniel Banks, of Squad 4, was made sergeant of No. 4 vice Sergt. Hansell, promoted to fill the vacancy occasioned by Sergt. Murphy's promotion. Wm. Hamilton was promoted to corporal to fill Banks' place as chief of caisson.
Page 231: On the 14th [August 1864] Lieut. Fluskey started for Chattanooga on business for the artillery brigade. That day Orderly Sergt. Gillette was mustered as senior 2d lieutenant, and on the 15th Corporal Morgan Banks, of gun 4, was promoted to fill the vacancy. John Scales was promoted to Banks' place as gunner of gun 4.
Page 275: At 4 P. M. on the 9th [March 1865], the wind blowing almost a hurricane, a canoe carrying three men capsized just before it reached the island that lay abreast of us. Two of our men, Corporals Scales and Banks, immediately went to their assistance with one of our boats, and succeeded in rescuing the men who proved to be a lieutenant and two negroes coming down to Chattanooga after some provisions. They were bring a barrel of eggs for the market. The lieutenant lost his seventy-dollar overcoat and gave the eggs to his preservers. These eggs were worth sixty cents a dozen in Chattanooga. [One of the Banks brothers is now given as a corporal rather than a sergeant or Orderly sergeant. Not sure if this is an error of occasion (date) or forgetting that one had been promoted, as they both mustered out as sergeants.]
Page 296, Mustered out, paid, and dismissed on 26 Jul 1865 with a list of those present at Camp Douglas in Chicago: Morgan Banks, 1st Sergt.; Nathaniel Banks, Sergt.

Fraternal and Service Organizations

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Marriage, Family Life, and Children

  • Spouse and four daughters listed, as daughters of Clara Eliza Chandler. Source:Chandler, George. Chandler Family. Entry 4217, page 1083. Nathaniel's brothers William and George were married to two of Clara's sisters, Miriam D. and Olive W., and all are listed on this page.
4217. IV. CLARA ELIZA. b. 31 Dec. 1850; m. 14 Feb. 1869, N. P. Banks, of Hobart, Ind.
Four children:
I. Mary C. Banks, b. 25 Jan. 1870.
II. Carrie E. Banks, b. 8 Feb. 1872.
III. Miriam O. Banks, b. 22 Feb. 1874; d. 19 Oct. 1880.
IV. Mertie L. Banks, b. 30 March, 1881.

Census

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-- Parsa 13:58, 28 May 2012 (EDT)


Additional sources to check

  • The first hundred years of Lake County, Indiana. Sam B Woods; Bartlett Woods. [Crown Point, Ind.?], c1938 At UCSD.
  • History of Lake County. John O Bowers; Arthur G Taylor; Sam B Woods; Lake County Historical Association (Ind.). Publisher: Gary, Ind.: Calumet Press, 1929. At UCSD.

-- Parsa 17:28, 28 May 2012 (EDT)

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