Person:George Banks (1)

     
George Lovell Banks
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. 9 Oct 1864
  1. William Nathaniel Banks1865 - 1938
  2. Charles Bolser Banks1866 - 1953
  3. Arthur Allen Banks1873 - 1955
Facts and Events
Name George Lovell Banks
Gender Male
Birth[1][3][4][13][47] 13 Oct 1839 Lake, Ohio, United States
Military[44][3][4][13] 6 Jun 1861 Valparaiso, Porter, Indiana, United StatesEnlisted in the 15th Indiana Infantry (Civil War)
Military[44][3][4] 25 Jun 1864 Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United StatesMustered out of the 15th Indiana Infantry Regiment
Marriage 9 Oct 1864 Lake, Indiana, United Statesto Olive W. Chandler
Military[46][39][2][45] 28 Sep 1897

Awarded Medal of Honor
Death[47][38] 20 Aug 1924 Independence, Montgomery, Kansas
Burial[47][1] 21 Aug 1924 Mount Hope Cemetery, Independence, Montgomery, Kansas

Contents

Early Life and Relations

George Banks was born in Lake County, Ohio on 13 October 1839.[1][3][4][13][47] According to a biography of his older brother William Banks, the Banks family lived in Madison Township.[49] In 1845, when George was 6 years old, his family moved from Ohio to LaPorte County, Indiana.[3][4][13] According to one source, they reached their new home in August of that year.[48] Around the year 1853 or 1854, when George was 14, his family moved to Lake County, Indiana.[13][49] George's parents were farmers, and his biographers and those of his brothers, indicate that the children received very good public educations, as well as agricultural training on the farm. Most of the children became farmers and stock raisers. George was the eighth 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. George's brothers Parley and William lived in LaPorte County, and raised livestock. They both served on many agricultural committees and societies. George'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 Keith 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. George, Morgan, Elisha and Nathaniel all served as Union soldiers in the Civil War.[49]

Before the Civil War


Military Service During the Civil War


Medal of Honor Citation

"Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company C, 15th Indiana Infantry. Place and date: At Missionary Ridge, Tenn., 25 November 1863. Entered service at: Allen County, Ind. Birth: ------. Date of issue: 28 September 1897. Citation: As color bearer, led his regiment in the assault, and, though wounded, carried the flag forward to the enemy's works, where he was again wounded. In a brigade of 8 regiments this flag was the first planted on the parapet."[2][39][45][46]

Marriage and Family Life


Pioneer Life and Service in Kansas


The Move to Indiana and Michigan


Return to Montgomery County, Kansas


Service, Politics, and Fraternal Organizations

Service in Education


Politics


Fraternal Organizations



Census

1840

1840 Federal Census, Lake County, Ohio [5]

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.

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


1850

1850 Federal Census, Center Township, LaPorte County, Indiana [6]

 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

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1860 Federal Census, Hobart Township, Lake County, Indiana [7]

1 296 296 Olive Banks, 55, F, Farmer, Real Estate: $2400, Personal Estate: $1000, b. New York
2 296 296 George Banks, 20, M, Farmer, Personal Estate: $75, b. Ohio, Attended school
3 296 296 Nathanal Banks, 14, M, b. Ohio, Attended school
4 296 296 Sarah Banks, 12, F, b. Indiana, Attended school

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Notes on 1860 Census

George is living here with his mother and younger siblings. His brothers Parley, William, Elisha and Morgan were also living nearby (p.32, p.41, p.42, and p.49 respectively).


1870

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1870 Federal Census, Hobart Township, Lake County, Indiana [8]

33 118 124 Banks George L., 30, M, white, Farmer, Personal Estate: $2800, b. Ohio, male citizen over 21
34 118 124 Banks Olive W., 27, F, white, Keeping House, b. Vermont
35 118 124 Banks William N., 4, M, white, at home, b. Indiana
36 118 124 Banks Charles B., 3, M, white, at home, b. Indiana

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1880

1880 Federal Census, Fawn Creek Township, Montgomery County, Kansas [9]

Page 219C
46 71 71 Banks George L., white, M, 40, Married, Farmer, b. Ohio, father b. NY, mother b. NY
47 71 71 Banks Olive W., white, F, 37, Wife, Married, Keeping House, b. Vermont, father b. VT, mother b. VT
48 71 71 Banks Wm N., white, M, 15, Son, Single, Works on farm, Attended school, b. Indiana, father b. OH, mother b. VT
49 71 71 Banks Charles B., white, M, 13, Son, Single, Works on farm, Attended school, b. Indiana, father b. OH, mother b. VT
50 71 71 Banks Arthur A., white, M, 6, Son, Single, at school, Attended school, b. Kansas, father b. OH, mother b. VT
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 1 71 71 Keller Clara, white, female, 19, Boarder, Single, School Teacher, b. Iowa, father b. —, mother b. —

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1885

1885 Kansas State Census, Fawn Creek Township, Montgomery County, Kansas [40]

Dwelling 147, Family 150, Lines 11–17
11 147 150 G L Banks, 45, male, white, married, Farmer, b. Ohio, moved from Indiana, honorably discharged, Indiana, Co. C, 15th infantry
12 147 150 Olive W., 42, female, white, married, b. Vermont, moved from Indiana
13 147 150 Charles B., 18, male, white, single, b. Indiana, moved from Indiana, training to be Farmer, in school last year
14 147 150 Arthur A., 11, male, white, single, b. Kansas, Indiana, training to be Farmer, in school last year
15 147 150 J E Brown, 40, male, white, widower, Farmer, b. North Carolina, moved from California, honorably discharged, Indiana, Co. I, 9th cavalry
16 147 150 William, 12, male, white, single, b. Illinois, moved from California, in school last year
17 147 150 Maud, 10, female, white, single, b. Kansas, in school last year

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Notes on 1885 Census

J. E. Brown is James E. Brown, the son of William and Susana Brown, who lived two farms away. William and Maud are his children, and they all appear with the William Brown family in the 1880 federal census.


1895

1895 Kansas State Census, Fawn Creek Township, Montgomery County, Kansas [41]

Dwelling 103, Family 106, Lines 21–25
21 103 106 Banks Geo L., 55, male, white, b. Ohio, moved from Indiana, Farmer, honorably discharged, Indiana, Co. C, 15th infantry
22 103 106 Olie W, 52, female, white, b. Vermont, moved from Indiana
23 103 106 Arthur A., 21, male, white, b. Kansas
24 103 106 Chandler T P, 83, male, white, b. Vermont, moved from Illinois
25 103 106 Penfield Florence, 15, female, white, b. Kansas, in school last year

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Notes on 1895 Census

T. P. Chandler was Olive W. Banks' father, Thomas Peach Chandler.
Florence Penfield was likely assisting with housekeeping. She appears as a married 20 year old in the 1900 federal census. Florence Orma (Penfield) Mears was born December 1879 in Kansas. She was the daughter of George and Victoria Penfield. Ralph, Claude, Victorena and Charles were her siblings. Edwin S. Mears was her husband. They were married in 1898.


1900

1900 Federal Census, Independence Township, Montgomery County, Kansas [10]

 97 237 237 Banks George, Head, white M, b. Oct 1839, 60, Married 35y, b. Ohio, Father b. NY, Mother b. NY, Farmer, can read, write, speak English, owns farm clear, farm schedule No. 229
 98 237 237 Banks Olive W., Wife, white F, b. Aug 1842, 57, Married 35y, mother of 3 living children, b. Vermont, Father b. VT, Mother b. VT
 99 237 237 Banks Arthur A., Son, white M, b. Dec 1873, 26, Single, b. Kansas, Father b. OH, Mother b. VT, Farmer, can read, write, speak English
100 237 237 Chandler Thomas, Father In-law, white M, b. Oct 1811, 88, Widower, b. Vermont, Father b. NH, Mother b. NH

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1905

1905 Kansas State Census, Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas [42]

Dwelling 2051*, Family 7, Lines 25–30
25 2051 7 G. W. Banks**, 65, male, white, b. Ohio, moved from Michigan, Retired Farmer, honorably discharged, Indiana, Co. C, 15" infantry
26 2051 7 H. J. Banks, 51, female, white, b. Michigan, moved from Iowa, Housewife
27 2051 7 Jeff Bolt, 54, male, white, b. Illinois, moved from Illinois, Bookkeeper
28 2051 7 Harry Bolt, 30, male, white, b. Illinois, moved from Illinois, Physician
29 2051 7 Bell Shoemaker, 26, female, white, b. Iowa, moved from Iowa, Stenographer
30 2051 7 Julia Bolt, 15, female, white, b. Illinois, moved from Illinois, Housekeeper

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Notes on 1905 Census

*Dwelling written in error as 20051. **Should read G. L. Banks.
Bell (or Belle) Shoemaker is Helen Josephine Banks' daughter. She appears with her birth parents in the 1800 federal census in Iowa as a 4 year old. That would actually make her about 29 in 1905.


1910

1910 Federal Census, Independence City, Montgomery County, Kansas [11]

417 N. 5th Street
44 9 9 Banks Geo L, Head, white M, 70, Married 5y, b. Ohio, Father b. NY, Mother b. NY, speaks Eng., Inspector? Refined Oils, currently working, unemployed in 1909, can read & write, owns house clear, Union Army
45 9 9 Banks Helen J, Wife, white F, 56, Married 5y, mother of 2 living children, b. Michigan, Father b. NJ, Mother b. NY, speaks Eng., no work, can read & write

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1915

1915 Kansas State Census, Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas [43]

Dwelling 337, Family 349, Lines 25–27
Notes on home from columns 1–3: home is owned, it is free of mortgage, it is a house.
25 337 349 G. L. Banks, 75, male, white, b. Ohio, moved from Indiana, Farmer, home library of 300 books, honorably discharged, Indiana, Co. C, 15th infantry
26 337 349 Mrs G. L. Banks, 61, female, white, b. Michigan, moved from Iowa, Housewife
27 337 349 Anna Patterson, 52, female, white, b. New York, moved from New York, Teacher

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1920

1920 Federal Census, Independence City, Montgomery County, Kansas [12]

417 N. 5th Street
40 129 157 Banks George L., Head, owns house clear, white M, 80, Married, can read & write, b. Ohio, Father b. NY, Mother b. NY, speaks Eng., no work
41 129 157 Banks Helen J., Wife, white F, 66, Married, can read & write, b. Michigan, Father b. NJ, Mother b. NY, speaks Eng., no work
42 129 157 Patterson Anna, Lodger, white F, 58, Single, can read & write, b. Iowa, Father b. Scotland, mother tongue Scotch, Mother b.Scotland, mother tongue Scotch, speaks Eng., High School Teacher on salary

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Death

George died at 12:10 A.M. on Wednesday, 20 August 1924 in his home at 417 5th Street, Independence, Kansas. He was 84 years old.[47][1]

Images

For pictures of George Banks with his family, see: The George and Olive Banks Family Page.
George L. Banks
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The regimental colors of the 15th Regiment, Indiana Infantry.
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The regimental colors of the 15th Regiment, Indiana Infantry.

George Banks in his study.
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George Banks in his study.


External Links

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 George Lovell Banks (1839 - 1924) - Find A Grave Memorial, in Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial #6403758.
  2. 2.0 2.1 George L. Banks entry: Civil War Medal of Honor Recipients, in United States. Army. Center of Military History. Medal of Honor Recipients.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 George L. Banks entry, in Connelley, William Elsey. A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans. (Chicago, IL, and New York, NY, USA: Lewis Publishing, 1918–1919), Volume 4, pages 1840-1841.

    — read transcript of George L. Banks entry.

  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 George L. Banks entry, in History of Montgomery County, Kansas: by its own people...containing sketches of our pioneers - revealing their trials and hardships in planting civilization in this county - biographies of their worthy successors, and containing other information of a character valuable as reference to the citizens of the county. (Iola, Kansas: L. Wallace Duncan, 1903), pages 468-470.

    — read transcript of George L. Banks entry, (second transcript).

  5. Madison Township, Lake County residents, in Lake, Ohio, United States. 1840 U.S. Census Population Schedule, page 140.
  6. Center Township, La Porte County residents, in LaPorte, Indiana, United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration Publication M432), page 244B, 31 Aug 1850.
  7. Hobart Township, Lake County residents, in Lake, Indiana, United States. 1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration Publication M693), page 43, 30 Jun 1860.
  8. Hobart Township, Lake County residents, in Lake, Indiana, United States. 1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration Publication M593), page 14, 18 Jul 1870.
  9. Fawn Creek Township, Montgomery County residents, in Montgomery, Kansas, United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration Publication T9), pages 219C and 219D, 7 Jun 1880.
  10. Independence Township, Montgomery County residents, in Montgomery, Kansas, United States. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration Publication T623), page 221B, 25 Jun 1900.
  11. Independence City, Ward 1, Montgomery Kansas residents, in Montgomery, Kansas, United States. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration Publication T624), page 1A, 15 Apr 1910.
  12. Independence City, Ward 1, Montgomery Kansas residents, in Montgomery, Kansas, United States. 1920 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration Publication T625), page 6A, 9 Jan 1920.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 George L. Banks entry — Biographical Section, in Portrait and biographical album of Hillsdale County, Mich: containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county, together with portraits and biographies of all the governors of the state, and of the presidents of the United States. (Chicago: Chapman Bros., 1888), page 554.

    — read transcript of George L. Banks entry

  14.   Passo, Sam, and Bill J. Crane. The First Flag on the Summit: History of the 15th Indiana Civil War Regiment. (Bloomington, Indiana: AuthorHouse, 2008), pages 140-141.
  15.   George L. Banks entry, in United States Congress. Senate. List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883: Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for which Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, and the Rate of Pension. (Baltimore, Maryland), Volume 4, page 665.
  16.   Chapter on 15th Indiana Infantry Regiment, in McCormick, David Isaac, and Indiana Battle Flag Commission. Indiana Battle Flags: and a Record of Indiana Organizations in the Mexican, Civil and Spanish-American Wars. (Indianapolis, Indiana, 1929), pages 113-124.
  17.   Downey, Fairfax. Storming Of The Gateway: Chattanooga, 1863. (New York: David McKay Company Inc., 1960), pages 183–184, 1960.
  18.   Indiana. Adjutant General's Office. Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana. (Indianapolis, Indiana, 1865-1869), Volume IV, page 295, 1866.
  19.   William N. Banks entry, in Blackmar, Frank Wilson. Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. (Chicago [Illinois]: Standard Pub. Co., c1912), Volume 3, Issue 1, pages 294–295, 1912.
  20.   Merrill, Catharine. The soldier of Indiana in the war for the Union. (Indianapolis, Indiana: Merrill and Company, 1869), page 478, 1869.
  21.   Paint, Oil and Drug Review. (Chicago, Illinois: D. Van Ness Pub. Co.), Volume 37, no. 3, page 16, 20 Jan 1904.
  22.   Journal for 1908, in Dean, Bennett Luther. Bennett Luther Dean Personal Journals, 1902-1921, 1908.

    • Friday, August 28 — "Fine day. When I came home to night I found the house occupied. Anna and the baby came home and Anna had received a card from her Aunt Helen that she and her Hubby and daughter would be in Detroit and would make her a visit this afternoon. So Anna came home and worked like a beaver to straighten up the house and they came and staid about 5 minutes then went on to Pontiac. They belong in Independense [sic] Kansas."
    • Monday, August 31 — "... Annas Aunt Helen and cousin Belle from Independence Kansas came this evening."
    • Tuesday, September 1 — "Cool, threatening, sprinkled. Aunt Helen and Belle here to day. Mr. Banks came about supper time, he has been attending the soldiers encampment at Toledo Ohio. Mr Banks is Aunt Helens second husband and this is the first time we have seen him."
    • Wednesday, September 2 — "Quite cool. We all had breakfast at 5-30 this morning and the Banks started immediately for the Depot on their journey home and I for my daily routine of work. Belle H. is here visiting as fast as a horse can trot."

  23.   Helm, Thomas B. History of Allen County, Indiana: with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers : to which is appended maps of its several townships and villages. (Chicago: Kingman Brothers, 1880), page 65, 1880.

    George L. Banks listed under privates in Company C, 15th Indiana Infantry with the note "promoted First Sergeant."

  24.   Grand Army of the Republic. Journal of the national encampment, Grand Army of the Republic.

    Year and page number is given inline for each citation as (GAR National, Year, Page).

  25.   Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Kansas. Roster of the Members and Posts Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Kansas: Compiled and published by the Department, giving names of all members in good standing August 4, 1894. (Topeka, Kansas, United States: Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Kansas, 1894), page 123, 1894.

    G. L. Banks: Coffeyville Post No. 153, Coffeyville, Ind. Inft, sg't. C, 15.

  26.   Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Kansas. Journal of the Annual Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Kansas.

    Year and page number is given inline for each citation as (GAR Kansas, Year, Page).

  27.   Woman's Relief Corps. Journal of the Annual Convention of the Department of Kansas, Woman's Relief Corps, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic.

    Year and page number is given inline for each citation as (WRC Kansas, Year, Page).

  28.   Twelfth Biennial Report, 1914, in Kansas, Department of Banking. Biennial report of the Bank Commissioner of the State of Kansas. (Topeka, Kansas, United States: Kansas State Printing Office), page 222, 1914.

    The Jefferson State Bank, G. L. Banks, Independence, Kan. — Director

  29.   Fourteenth Biennial Report, 1918, in Kansas, Department of Banking. Biennial report of the Bank Commissioner of the State of Kansas. (Topeka, Kansas, United States: Kansas State Printing Office), page 240, 1918.

    The Jefferson State Bank, G. L. Banks, Independence, Kan. — Director

  30.   Fifteenth Biennial Report, 1920, in Kansas, Department of Banking. Biennial report of the Bank Commissioner of the State of Kansas. (Topeka, Kansas, United States: Kansas State Printing Office), page 258, 1920.

    The Jefferson State Bank, G. L. Banks, Independence, Kan. — Director

  31.   Sixteenth Biennial Report, 1922, in Kansas, Department of Banking. Biennial report of the Bank Commissioner of the State of Kansas. (Topeka, Kansas, United States: Kansas State Printing Office), page 259, 1922.
  32.   Discoveries of Oil and Gas, Geographical and Historical, in Kansas Geological Survey, University of Kansas. University Geological Survey of Kansas. (Topeka, Kansas: Kansas State Printing Office, 1896–1908), pages 37–38, 1908.
  33.   Indiana State Library, Rare Books and Manuscripts. Civil War flags. (Indianapolis, Indiana: Indiana State Library, Rare Books and Manuscripts., 31 March 2015), 31 March 2015.
  34.   List of Patrons for the Atlas of Montgomery County, Kansas, in Edwards, John P. Historical Atlas of Montgomery County, Kansas. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: John P. Edwards, 1881), page 11, 1881.

    Township 35 South. Range 15 East of the 6th P. M.
    G. L. Banks; Post Office: Coffeyville; Section: 11; Business: Farmer, St'k Rais & Fruit Grow; Nativity: Ohio; Settlement in County: 1871.
    Transcript: Montgomery County Directories, 1881 List of Patrons, Historical Atlas of Montgomery County, Townships

  35.   Map of Township 35 South, Range 15 East, in Edwards, John P. Historical Atlas of Montgomery County, Kansas. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: John P. Edwards, 1881), page 19, 1881.

    Geo. L. Banks
    Section 11, 80 acres, SESW and SWSE
    Section 14, 80 acres, NENW and NWNE

  36.   Map of Part of Independence Township, Montgomery County, Kansas, Township 33 South, Range 15 East of 6th P. M., in Kenyon Company. Atlas and plat book of Montgomery County, Kansas: Containing outline map of the county; plats of all the townships with owners' names, principal towns, Kansas state map showing automobile roads, and maps of the world. (Des Moines, Iowa: H. J. Richmond, 1916), page 21, 1916.

    G. L. Banks
    Section 8, 160 acres, SW
    Section 17, 80 acres, NESW and NWSE

  37.   Coffeyville, Post No.153, in Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Kansas. Post Records (Bound Manuscript Collection 126). (Topeka, Kansas, United States), pages 3–4, c1918.
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  38. United States. Army. George Banks Pensioner Drop Report, 11 Sep 1924.

    Death given as Aug 20 1924.

  39. 39.0 39.1 Banks entry, Civil War Medal of Honor Recipients, in United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and 1st session : 1979). Senate United States. Congress (96th. Medal of honor recipients, 1863-1978: in the name of the Congress of the United States. (Washington, DC, United States: U.S. Government Printing Office, 14 February 1979), page 24, 1979.
  40. Fawn Creek Township, Montgomery County residents, in Kansas State Board of Agriculture. Decennial census, Kansas 1885: Montgomery County, Kansas. (Topeka: Kansas State Historical Society, 1969), Dwelling 147, Family 150, Line 11, 1885.
  41. Fawn Creek Township, Montgomery County residents, in Kansas State Board of Agriculture. Decennial census of Kansas 1895: Montgomery County, Kansas. (Topeka: Kansas State Historical Society, 1957), Dwelling 103, Family 106, Line 21, 1895.
  42. Independence, Montgomery County residents, in Kansas State Board of Agriculture. 1905 Kansas State Census: Montgomery County, Kansas. (Topeka: Kansas State Historical Society), Dwelling 2051, Family 7, Line 25, 1905.
  43. Independence, Montgomery County residents, in Montgomery, Kansas, United States. 1915 Kansas State Census, Dwelling 337, Family 349, Line 25, 1915.
  44. 44.0 44.1 United States. Army. George Banks Muster Roll Cards, 1861–1864.
  45. 45.0 45.1 United States. Army. George Banks Record and Pension Office Notation, 1897.
  46. 46.0 46.1 United States. War Department. George Banks Medal of Honor Certificate, 1916.
  47. 47.0 47.1 47.2 47.3 47.4 State of Kansas. State Board of Health, Division of Vital Statistics. George Banks Certificate of Death, 1924.

    Transcript on MySource page.
    Important facts: Death, 20 August 1924; Birth, 13 October 1839; Burial: 21 August 1924 at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Independence, KS.

  48. 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, 1880.

    The Old Settler's Roll from the History of La Porte County, Indiana give the arrival of the banks family in the county as August, 1845.
    "W. A. Banks, born in New York in 1836; a farmer, and settled in August, 1845."

  49. 49.0 49.1 49.2 William Allen Banks biographical entry, in E. D. Daniels. Twentieth Century History and Biographical Record of Laporte County, Indiana. (Lewis Publishing, 1904), p.769.

    — read transcript of William Allen Banks entry