|Birth: ||Oct. 21, 1861|
|Death: ||Oct. 22, 1916|
MISS R. E. HANKS DIES SUDDENLY-Lived in Macon County All Her Life--Miss Rebecca E. Hanks, fifty-five years old, was found dead in her bed at the home of her cousin, Mrs. Sadie E. Wikle, 600 Willow avenue, at 8 o'clock Sunday morning. Miss Hanks was fifty-five years old Saturday. She retired about 10:30 Saturday night and at that time complained of a pain in her heart. She and Mrs. Hettinger occupied the same room. Mrs. Hettinger is employed at a restaurant and arose early Sunday morning. She talked with Miss Hanks about 5 o'clock and Miss Hanks seemed to be all right at that time. When Mrs. Hettinger went out about 6 o'clock Miss Hanks seemed to be sleeping. When Mrs. Wikle went to call her for breakfast about 8 o'clock Miss Hanks was dead.
BORN NEAR MAROA.
Miss Hanks was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Hanks. She was born in Maroa township on Oct. 21, 1861, and had lived in Macon county all her life. For awhile she taught school. She was the owner of considerable farm land and the income was sufficient to maintain her comfortably. She had lived in Decatur for about seven years. A few days ago she went to visit Mrs. Wikle. Miss Hanks was a member of the Central Church of Christ and was well known. She is survived by three brothers and two sisters, S. J. Hanks of near Decatur, Charles C. Hanks of Maroa, Mrs. Mary Marlatte and Mrs. John Ward, both of Maroa. The body was removed to the Brintlinger undertaking establishment and prepared for burial. Coroner Elmer O. Brintlinger held the inquest Sunday. The verdict was that death was caused by dilation of the heart. The funeral will be held at 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the home of her brother, S. J. Hanks, eight miles north of Decatur. The interment will be in the Boiling Springs cemetery.
The Daily Review (Decatur, Illinois), October 23, 1916, pg6
The funeral of Miss Rebecca Hanks was held at 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the residence of her brother, S. J. Hanks, eight miles north of Decatur. The services were conducted by Rev. W. H. Cannon, former pastor of the Central Church of Christ, Decatur. Many old friends were in attendance. The music was furnished by Miss Capitola Funk and Miss Josophine Gaskins. The flowers were in charge of Miss Brennan, Miss Hazel Hanks, Miss Leota Ward and Miss Dorothy Hanks. The pallbearers were Paul Hanks, Hal Hanks, Harold Hanks, Albert Marlatt, Lynn Marlatt and Walter Ward. The interment was in the Boiling Springs cemetery.
The Daily Review (Decatur, Illinois), October 25, 1916, pg12
William Benjamin Hanks (1834 - 1892)
Adaline Wykle Hanks (1832 - 1888)
Martha Elizabeth Hanks Lowe (1854 - 1891)*
Mary Ellen Hanks Marlatt (1855 - 1925)*
William Frank Hanks (1859 - 1915)*
Rebecca Emma Hanks (1861 - 1916)
Roza Alice Hanks (1863 - 1864)*
Samuel Jackson Hanks (1864 - 1950)*
Charles C Hanks (1867 - 1926)*
John J Hanks (1867 - 1936)*
Boiling Springs Cemetery
Plot: Lot # 61
Created by: Donna Kemp & Teri Libell
Record added: Dec 27, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32422407