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William E. Hanks
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Birth: Aug. 27, 1837
Death: Aug. 21, 1903

Son of Cudmillion Hanks and Millie A. Garrett

HANKS, William F.
Mt. Pleasant Township - William F. Hanks, sheriff of Bates County, came originally from Wolfe County, Kentucky, where he was born August 27, 1837. His parents, Cudmillion and Millie A. (Garrett) Hanks, were also Kentuckians by birth. Their family now resides in Wolfe County, and all the children, save the subject of this sketch, live within a radius of five miles of their parents. Cudmillion Hanks, was a member of the Kentucky State Legislature at the time of the organization of Wolfe County, and Compton, the county seat was located upon his land. William F. was brought up and educated at his birthplace, and was the first county clerk of Wolfe, having been elected to that position in 1859. In 1863 he removed to Cole County, Illinois, and during the years 1863 and 1864, served as its deputy sheriff. For one year farming was his occupation, and in 1866, he returned to his native state, locating in Montgomery County, where he gave his attention to merchandising for two years. Then he went to Hood County, Texsas, and was interested in the stock trade for three years, after which he visited Augusta, Georgia. After dealing in horses and mules for one year he came to Bates County, and resumed agricultural pursuits. In 1878 he was appointed deputy sheriff, and served until January, 1882, when he entered upon his present duties as sheriff, which he is discharging to the satisfaction of all. Mr. Hanks was married in August 1861, to Miss Emma J. Swango, who was born in Kentucky. They have one child, Jimmie T. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
Family links: 
  Cuthbert Million Hanks (1814 - 1892)
  Emma J. Swango Hanks (1844 - 1900)
  William E. Hanks (1837 - 1903)
  Rosaline G Hanks Duff (1839 - 1912)*
  Sarah Hanks Wilson (1841 - 1927)*
  Christopher Columbus (C. C.) Hanks (1845 - 1904)*
  Laura Hanks Horton (1849 - 1941)*
  Thomas Boone Hanks (1854 - 1917)*
  Nancy Urbanna Hanks Guy (1856 - 1935)*
  Cud Million Hanks (1862 - 1895)*
  Addie Hanks Stamper (1868 - 1914)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Hill Cemetery
Bates County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Section 14, Block 294
Created by: Leila
Record added: Jan 31, 2011
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William E. Hanks
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William E. Hanks
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William E. Hanks
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