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Ira Orran Banks
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Birth: Sep. 15, 1835
Jefferson County
New York, USA
Death: 1925
Jefferson County
New York, USA

90 years

Civil War:
30 Aug 1864
Rank at enlistment: Private
Enlistment Place: Brownville, NY
State Served: New York
Enlisted in Company G, New York 10th Heavy Artillery Regiment on 05 Sep 1864.
Mustered out on 23 Jun 1865 at Petersburg, VA.

Ira was married to Mary for 52 years and they had 3 known children. Mary died in 1909 and he married Nancy M Brown Phelps Banks (1855-1915) in 1912. They would only be married for 3 years when Nancy died and was buried with 1st husband Charles C Phelps.

Henry Carlton Banks 1858-1933
Jennie M Banks Byam 1867-1952
Harry S Banks 1875-1876

Ira was the son of
Ira Banks 1789-1856
Betsey (unknown maiden) 1801-1879

This a newspaper article about the marriage of Iran and Nancy:



Ira Banks, Chaumont, and Mrs. Nancy M Brown Phelps, Watertown, Secure License. DO NOT Want Publicity.

Couple to be married by Rev Geo Nelson Refuse to Tell The Hour of the Ceremony.— i — » — —SPECIA L TO TK* POST-STAWDAKD. WATERTOWN. Nov. 14, 1912.

When Ira Banks, 77, a prominent resident of Chaumont, applied for a marriage license at the City Clerk's office a few minutes before 6 o 'clock this afternoon all records of the local office in the way of extremes lau the ages of applicants were broken. .

With Mr. Banks was Mrs. Nancy N Phelps , 55 a dressmaker, residing at No. 610 Mead street. To the Inquiries of Mr. McKelv ey, a clerk, both admitted having been married before. They said that Rev.George H. Nelson would unite them..

The weight of years appeared to rest lightly upon the couple, although each has white hairs. The prospective groom walked nimbly to the desk and Inquired if he had come to the right place to secure a marriage license. The bride-to-be was a step behind. When assured that they could have the license, each smiled. The couple did not desire any publicity about their wedding, they said. .

Rev. George Nelson refused to disclose the hour of the marriage, saying that he preferred to make any announcements he might have later..

Family links: 
  Nancy M Brown Phelps (1855 - 1915)
  Mary Spicer Banks (1831 - 1909)*
  Henry Carlton Banks (1863 - 1933)*
  Jennie May Banks Byam (1867 - 1952)*
  Harry Spicer Banks (1875 - 1876)*
*Calculated relationship
Cedar Grove Cemetery
Jefferson County
New York, USA
Created by: Mary Lou McCormick
Record added: Oct 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78112418
Ira Orran Banks
Added by: Bruce Coyne
Ira Orran Banks
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Valentine Hugs...
- Mary Lou McCormick
 Added: Feb. 14, 2015

- Mary Lou McCormick
 Added: Oct. 10, 2011

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