|Birth: ||Sep. 22, 1883|
|Death: ||Mar. 2, 1915|
Dorus Wheeler Hanks was born September 22, 1883 in Hamilton or Cumberland County, Illinois and died at the home of his father Thomas Price Hanks, Jr. in Neoga March 2, 1915, age 31 years, 5 months, and 10 days, after a lingering illness with tuberculosis.
I believe his parents were in Cumberland County, Illinois when his birth took place. The Cumberland County Courthouse was completely destroyed in 1885 due to a fire, ALL vital documents were lost.
Note: Dorus' middle name of Wheeler is his grandmother, Lucinda's maiden name.
At the age of 26, Dorus was a laborer on the railroad in Mattoon, IL.
He was a faithful member of Neoga Lodge No. 347 I.O.O.F.
The David Neal Encampment No. 167 of the I.O.O.F. Lodge of Neoga was organized on February 21, 1912, with the following charter members: C.M. Peters, W.P. Lacy, Otis Storm, M.C. Gordon, H.P. Davidson, F.P. McMunn, Wm. F. Honberger, DORAS HANKS, H.R. Clay, James Kuykendall, Henry Husband, A.H. Schoby, THOMAS HANKS, James Hicks, E.A. Duensing, L.J. Goodwin, Henry Fellows and V.W. Peters. This information can be found in the 150 years Sesquincentennial Celebration booklet of Septemter, 2006.
Dorus was survived by his father of Neoga, IL; one brother, George A. Hanks of Indianapolis, Ind.; one sister, Mrs. Grace (Alden) Moxley of West Lebanon, Ind., and one half-sister, Alice Hanks of Neoga, IL.
Funeral services were held at the home of his father on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. Pease, pastor of the Neoga Presbyterian Church and interment followed in Neoga Memorial Cemetery.
Thomas Price Hanks (1847 - 1928)
Elizabeth Jane Hughes Hanks (1852 - 1902)
Note: The Record of Funeral states he was buried in the Neoga Memorial Cemetery - BURIAL SITE HAS NOT BEEN LOCATED; NO HEADSTONE HAS BEEN FOUND.
Neoga Memorial Cemetery
Created by: Sandra Taylor
Record added: Mar 01, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86082296
In the past year, I have learned a lot about you! It seems you were a very caring person. Illness took you away much too soon!|
Added: Mar. 15, 2013