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Seth Columbus Hanks
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Birth: Sep. 30, 1859
Harristown
Macon County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jan. 20, 1923
Harristown
Macon County
Illinois, USA

Son of William Columbus and Eliza Jane 'Wykle (Wykel)' Hanks. He married Susan Frances Bradshaw on February 12, 1880 at her parents home, 4 miles west of Decatur. They had 8 children: Margaret Elizabeth, Claude Russell, Gaylander Willis, Shirley Homer, Edythe (Edith) Hazel, Mabel Maude, Virgil McKnight, and Ina Chloe Francis.

Seth Hanks 63 died suddenly was visiting his daughter in Harristown Seth Hanks, sixty three years old whose home was three miles west of Decatur died suddenly at 9:45 o'clock Saturday night in the home of his daughter Mrs. Russell Crossman of Harristown where he was visiting. Death followed a third stroke of apoplexy. He had been in ill health for the last three years. He was born in Macon county Sept 30 1859. He lived in the county all of his life forty years of which was on the farm. He had a pleasing personality and was devoted to his home and family. His wife died 6/30/1897.
He leaves seven children, three daughters, Mrs. Louise Jenkins, Decatur, Mrs. Russell Crossman of Harristown, Mrs. Russell Garriott, Oreana, four sons Claude, Gay, Shirly, and Virgil hanks all of Decatur. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. John Bradshaw of Harristown and Mrs. Lizzie Ferguson of Meredosia, one brother H D Hanks of Springfield and a half brother, John B Hammer (John Behymer) of St Petersburg Fla. The body will be taken to the home Sunday afternoon.
Decatur Review (Decatur, Illinois), January 21, 1923, page 13.

Original stone stated Seth G. C. Hanks.
 
 
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 Parents:
  William Columbus Hanks (1829 - 1866)
  Eliza Jane Wykel Behymer (1834 - 1872)
 
 Spouse:
  Susan Frances Bradshaw Hanks (1857 - 1897)
 
 Children:
  Margaret Elizabeth Hanks (1881 - 1881)*
  Claude Russell Hanks (1883 - 1965)*
  Gaylander Willis Hanks (1885 - 1944)*
  Shirley Homer Hanks (1887 - 1962)*
  Edith Hazel Hanks Jenkins (1889 - 1933)*
  Mabel Maude Hanks Garriott (1891 - 1983)*
  Virgil McKnight Hanks (1895 - 1983)*
  Ina Chloe Francis Hanks Crossman (1896 - 1988)*
 
 Siblings:
  Nancy Elizabeth Hanks Ferguson (1854 - 1934)*
  Seth Columbus Hanks (1859 - 1923)
  Hyronimus Dyke Hanks (1862 - 1940)*
  Mary Louellen Hanks Bradshaw (1865 - 1935)*
  John Lafayette Behymer (1869 - 1942)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Sharon Cemetery
Decatur
Macon County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: Donna Kemp & Teri Libell
Originally Created by: janet donner
Record added: Feb 04, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24391956
Seth Columbus Hanks
Added by: Donna Kemp & Teri Libell
 
Seth Columbus Hanks
Added by: Donna Kemp & Teri Libell
 
Seth Columbus Hanks
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Rest in peace.
- Barb Chandler
 Added: Feb. 24, 2013

- Donna Kemp & Teri Libell
 Added: Dec. 12, 2009
 
 
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