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Israel Josiah Banks
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Birth: Apr. 16, 1833
Madison County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jul. 29, 1923
Madison County
Iowa, USA

h/o Elizabeth (Crawford)
s/o John and Eunice

Winterset Madisonian, Winterset, Iowa
August 2, 1923


Josiah Banks, a son of John and Eunice Banks, was born at Anderson, Madison county, Indiana, April 16, 1833 and died at his home in Scott township, Madison county, Iowa, July 27, 1923, aged 90 years, 3 months and 10 days.

His ancestors were of the sturdiest American stock, having early settled in Burk county, North Carolina, near Raleigh, migrating later to Madison county, Indiana, when that community was a wilderness. In 1855 with his parents he came from Indiana to this county, and the trip was made by wagon and ox teams, requiring 40 days and nights to make the journey. His father, John Banks, entered the land on which he lived at the time of his death, in 1858. He lived upon this land continuously until the time of his death, with the exception of one year spent in Douglas township, this county.

On New Year's Day, 1860, he was united in marriage with Elizabeth Crawford of Union township, this county. Here among the rigorous conditions of pioneer life they reared a family of nine children, all of whom survive and were present at his death and funeral, except his youngest son, Warren, who was drowned in 1902.

The surviving children are: William Banks, Mrs. C. C. Campbell with whom he made his home, Marion Banks, Mrs. C. A. Robbins, Elmer Banks, Mrs. F. R. McKee, Mrs. J. W. McKee, all of Winterset and J. W. Banks of Albion. In addition he left nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. His wife departed this life April 30, 1902.

When seven year of age, he was baptized by the pastor of the U. B. church in Anderson, Ind. He was a good citizen, a kind and obliging neighbor and upright in his dealings with his fellowmen.

Rev. L. E. Follansbee, formerly pastor of the First Christian church of Winterset, having officiated at the funeral of his wife, and that of his son, Warren, at his request came from Des Moines, where he now lives, to officiate at his funeral.

Note: Burial was made at the Primitive Baptist Cemetery.


Winterset Madisonian, Winterset, Iowa
August 2, 1923


Josiah Banks, an old time resident of this county, died on Friday, July 27th at his old home in Scott township, at the age of 90 years. Mr. Banks had not been sick, but for the last few months he has been getting weaker and he took a cold, from which he was unable to recover.

Mr. Banks came to this county in 1855 with his parents, by means of an ox team from Indiana, and settled on the home place in Scott township. On New Year's Day, 1860, he was married to Elizabeth Crawford. Mr. Banks has lived on this farm all of his life and was one of Madison county's sturdiest pioneers.

He is survived by four sons and four daughters.

Funeral services were held Sunday morning at the old homestead, where his daughter, Mrs. C. C. Campbell, now lives, and burial was made in the Baptist cemetery, northeast of town.

Family links: 
  John Banks (1793 - 1886)
  Eunice James Banks (1802 - 1883)
  Elizabeth Crawford Banks (1840 - 1902)
  William Annon Banks (1862 - 1937)*
  Francis Marion Banks (1865 - 1945)*
  Thomas Elmer Banks (1875 - 1956)*
  Cora Alice Banks McKee (1878 - 1967)*
  Warren Lee Banks (1880 - 1902)*
  Mary Effie Banks McKee (1882 - 1976)*
*Calculated relationship
Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
Madison County
Iowa, USA
Maintained by: evilC
Originally Created by: Carolyn
Record added: Nov 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43951083
Israel Josiah Banks
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