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Ephraim Marcellus "Cell" Hanks
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Birth: Jun. 21, 1849
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Death: Oct. 22, 1890
Logan
Cache County
Utah, USA

Son of Ephraim Knowlton Hanks and Harriet Amelia Decker

Married Mary Elizabeth Heath, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Children - Otis M. Hanks, Frank Henry Hanks, Nellie Mae Hanks, Maude Ethel Hanks, Leland Page Hanks, Florence Claire Hanks

Death - Marcelles was the oldest child of Ephraim and Harriet Hanks. The day he came missing was a sad, unsolved mystery. On 28 October 1999, Estella Little Pehrson, of Magna, Utah, who is 77 years old, told to Teton Hanks Jackman:

"Cell and his family were living in Logan, Cache, Utah. He had gone across the river to buy some hay but never returned. The man said he didn't have any hay to sell so Cell drove back over the stream to go home. He heard Cell say whoa to his horse, a bit of scuffing and all was quiet. It was just dusk and the man could not see what happened. The horse and cart was found but no sign of Marcelles. He had money on him to purchase the hay so he was probably murdered and buried.

His wife, Mae, kept a light burning in her window for many nights, but he never came. They dragged the river and searched everywhere. His mother, Harriet, sold the property where the Walker Bank now stands, to get money to search for Cell.

The family would receive letters from people, saying for so much money, they could tell them where to find Cell. But his body was never found." 
 
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 Parents:
  Ephraim Knowlton Hanks (1826 - 1896)
  Harriet Amelia Decker Hanks (1826 - 1917)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Elizabeth Heath Hanks (1855 - 1929)*
 
 Children:
  Otis M. Hanks (1875 - 1877)*
  Frank Henry Hanks (1877 - 1942)*
  Nellie Mae Hanks Ross (1880 - 1945)*
  Maud Ethel Hanks Goddard (1882 - 1960)*
  Florence Claire Hanks Pyper (1889 - 1931)*
  Leland Page Hanks (1903 - 1934)*
 
 Siblings:
  George Edwin Little (1844 - 1915)**
  Ephraim Marcellus Hanks (1849 - 1890)
  Marcia Amelia Hanks Hyde (1851 - 1939)*
  Otis Alvarus Hanks (1853 - 1854)*
  Harriet Page Wheeler Hanks Duboce (1856 - 1906)*
  William Albert Capener Hanks (1858 - 1912)**
  Clara Vilate Hanks Kimball (1859 - 1932)*
  Charles Decker Hanks (1860 - 1922)*
  Alice Maria Hanks McAffee (1861 - 1924)**
  Ella Mariam Hanks (1863 - 1864)**
  Perry Isaac Hanks (1863 - 1892)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Hanks Brown (1863 - 1929)**
  Walter Ernest Hanks (1865 - 1930)**
  Ephraim Knowlton Hanks (1865 - 1930)**
  Martha Georgina Hanks Allen (1867 - 1902)**
  George Augustus Hanks (1868 - 1929)**
  David Capener Hanks (1870 - 1932)**
  Amy Alicia Hanks Giles (1870 - 1935)**
  Thisbe Hanks Allen (1872 - 1924)**
  Louisa Rebecca Hanks (1872 - 1931)**
  Knowlton Hanks (1874 - 1874)**
  Sidney Alvarus Hanks (1875 - 1949)**
  Raymond Elijah Hanks (1877 - 1910)**
  Lillie Maria Hanks Ploeger (1879 - 1960)**
  Arthur Eugene Hanks (1882 - 1963)**
  Nettie May Hanks Giles (1884 - 1951)**
  Clara Ellen Hanks Bodenhamer (1888 - 1969)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Non-Cemetery Burial
 
Created by: SMSmith
Record added: Oct 04, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21950972
 


-Anonymous
 Added: Feb. 28, 2014

- Emily Marsh
 Added: Feb. 15, 2014

- SMSmith
 Added: Nov. 12, 2013
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