Monday, April 6, 2009

Obituary: Frank Talbert Banks

  Frank Talbert Banks was born 28 August 1871 on a farm west of Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa,  son of Wesley J. Banks and Nancy Wells Talbot, died 26 October 1938 at his farm home near the Streepy corner southwest of Centerville in Appanoose County, and was buried in Oakland Cemetery in Centerville.  He married 19 December 1894 to Lottie Delilah Streepy who was born 19 July 1876 in Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa, daughter to Issac F. Streepy and Mary Jane Reynolds, died 27 June 1856 in Centerville, and was buried in Oakland Cemetery in Centerville. They had one son, Harry F. Banks who was born 30 November 1896, died 9 February 1894 in Detroit, Michigan.  Harry married 13 October 1845 in Jefferson County, Wisconsin, Myrtle D. Paap who was born c1905 in Wisconsin and died in DetrSoit, Michigan. 
Unidentified Centerville Obituary - 26 October 1938 
Frank Banks Is Taken By Death Due Heart Stroke
Well Known Farmer Southwest of This City 
Died Without Warning at 8:00 A.M. Today
  Frank Talbert Banks, for the past 40 years a well known farmer near the Streepy corner southwest of Centerville died suddenly this morning at his home of heart failure.  With no intimation that he was suffering, except what he thought was an attack of indigestion last Wednesday, Mr. Banks died almost without warning this morning.  He had risen early, had done his chores as usual, had eaten breakfast and then, while feeding the chickens had said that he felt a bit ill and went into the house.  He was sitting in a chair by the kitchen stove when he died at 8 a.m.  Doctors were called but death had taken place when they arrived.
  Mr. Banks was 67 years of age, and seemed in apparent good health.  He was born west of Centerville on what is now the Geo. McDonald farm, and grew to young manhood there.  He was the son of Wesley J. Banks, Mexican War veteran and pioneer resident of the county.  In death today he is the last of a family of eight children.
  On December 19, 1894 he united in marriage with Lottie Streepy, daughter of Isaac F. Streepy, and for a time they farmed south of Streepy on the Cincinnati road where an oil station new stands at the first curve to the southwest. Then they spent a short time with the elder Mr. Banks following his wife's death and 40 years ago settled on the present farm.
  One son, Harry Banks, now of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, survives.  He was reported on his way here today.  Mr. Banks was of cheerful disposition and was well known not only in his rural vicinity, but in Centerville and other parts of the county as well.  He had a host of friends to all of whom news of his sudden death comes as a shock and a deep sorrow.  Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced upon the arrival of the son. 
  Obituary transcribed from the Hughes Banks Collection compiled by Linnie Banks Hughes and donated by Raymond Hughes to the Genealogical Collection of the Drake Public Library in Centerville.   Other information may be found in the OneWorldTree at 

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