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John Russell Bankston
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Birth: Sep. 26, 1932
East Baton Rouge Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Jul. 7, 1943
East Baton Rouge Parish
Louisiana, USA

“Services Set for Bankston Child”
Funeral services for John Russell Bankston, 10, who drowned yesterday while on a family fishing trip on Amite river, will be held today.

The child, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell F. Bankston of Baton Rouge, and his three sisters were on an all-day outing at Benton's Ferry when the accident occurred. The children were wading in the river near the Benton Ferry bridge when one of the girls stepped into water over her head. The other four children and Mr. and Mrs. Bankston, who were on the bank nearby, tried to save her. The whole part became confused. Bankston was able to rescue three of the children and his wife, but was unable to reach his son in time. He recovered the body before the fire department arrived.

Young Bankston is survived by his parents, his sisters, Cornelia, 6, Dorothy, 9, Vivian 12, and Carmen, 14, who was not on the fishing trip.

Article published in The Advocate, Baton Rouge, La., Thursday, July 8, 1943, page 16.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Russell Layton Bankston (1906 - 1973)
  Hettie Carmen Fuentes Bankston (1908 - 1992)
 
 Siblings:
  Vivian Mae Bankston Tweedy (1931 - 1968)*
  John Russell Bankston (1932 - 1943)
  Sallie Elaine Bankston Roubique (1944 - 1988)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Gone but not forgotten.

 
Burial:
Devall Cemetery
East Baton Rouge Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
Created by: Rita Graves
Record added: Nov 23, 2007
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John Russell Bankston
Added by: Rita Graves
 
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