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Mary J Banks
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Birth: 1841
Death: Apr. 16, 1876

Ref. Cemetery records and The Last Frontier, Vol. 111 By V. S. FitzPatrick, P. 41. This was the first grave in the cemetery. "It's only a low mound, marked by a crude natural stone. But it's the resting place of a real pioneer woman of our county. It's the grave of Grandma Banks. It's the first grave in the cemetery. "It was April, Snow still covered the ground and the frost had not yet left the gravelly height which was chosen as a prominent and well-drained site for the grave. There was no funeral parlor near, no mortician or "undertaker" as they were then called. There was no place where a casket might be bought. There was no cabinet maker or carpenter to be had to build a coffin, nor was there even lumber from which to fashion one. So the father and john took boards from a wagon box and from them built a rude coffin. The flat was almost inundated, so they took the body and coffin to the mesa above and there laid their loved one to rest, April 16,1876. 
 
Inscription:
AGED 45
FIRST BURIAL
IN THE CRAIG CEMETERY
 
Burial:
Craig Cemetery
Craig
Moffat County
Colorado, USA
Plot: Section F03, Plot 40
 
Created by: Neal Fenton
Record added: Jul 23, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28476435
Mary J Banks
Added by: Neal Fenton
 
Mary J Banks
Added by: Neal Fenton
 
 
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