|Birth: ||Apr. 15, 1842|
|Death: ||Mar. 22, 1909|
Edward, born in 1842, was one of at least seven children of William Banks (1813-1857) and Eunice F. Standish (1818-1893). His mother was the daughter of Silas Standish, himself a relative of Miles Standish who figured prominently in the development of early New England in the 1600s. Miles Standish was one of the Mayflower passengers and an English military officer hired by the Pilgrims as "military advisor" for their Plymouth Colony. He also played a leading role in the administration and defense of Plymouth Colony from its inception.
Edward Banks's six known siblings included four brothers and two sisters: George W. (b. @1837), Henry H. (b. @1840), Mary E. (b. @1847), William F. (b. @1850), Eliza A. (b. @1854), and John W. (b. @1857). Banks was enumerated as a resident of Howard Twp., Washington Co., IN (P.O. – Livonia) at the time of the 1860 & 1870 U.S. Censuses. He enlisted in Co. D, 38th Indiana Infantry in Oct. 1861 but was later discharged in 1862.
After the war, Edward married Miss Dora Campbell (1843-1935) in Washington Co., IN. Together they had the following known children: Robert L. (Nov. 12, 1865 - Aug. 22, 1902), Ida M. (1867-1942), William "Willie" C. (Nov. 7, 1868 - Sept. 3, 1885), Eddie E. (May 30, 1875 - Oct. 7, 1886), Byrue C. (1877-1923), and Bessie S. (May 10, 1883 – Apr. 22, 1892); On Dec. 7, 1886, twenty four years after his Civil War service ended, Banks applied for a federal veteran's pension (app. #590,653; cert. # 992,516). Some time after the war, the Banks family relocated to Nebraska, as Edward was listed in veteran's records as a resident of Grand Isle, NE in 1891. Later, the Bankses moved to Missouri, where Edward passed away on Mar. 22, 1909. His wife, Dora, applied for a widow's pension on April 26, 1909 (app. #918,702; cert. #684,118 – Missouri).
Dora Campbell Banks (1843 - 1935)*
Ida M. Banks (1867 - 1942)*
Bessie S. Banks (1883 - 1892)*
Old Linneus Cemetery
Created by: Traie Shelhart
Record added: Jan 29, 2009
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