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William Bannister
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Birth: Nov. 3, 1820
Wiltshire, England
Death: Jun. 24, 1893
Illinois, USA

William was the son of Thomas Bannister and Elizabeth Davis. He married Priscilla Parker about 1838 in England. They immigrated in 1856. They were the parents of 19 children: Sophia, John (1846), Matilda (1848), Frances E (1849-1925), Frederick (1853), Adaline (1859), Sarah (1864-1884), and Rosie (1866).

June 30, 1893 - Carroll Sentinel - Wm. Bannister was in Illinois visiting relatives, and took sick and died. His remains were sent to this place and were today laid to rest by those of his wife who died last May. Mr. Banister was in very poor health at the time of his wife's funeral and was unable to leave the house. He never fully recovered from the shock. Recently he went to visit relatives near Chicago where he has a daughter living and was again taken sick, his system being so low that it was impossible for his physical strength to again rally. Mr. Bannister was one of the first settlers in Carroll township and was nearly 80 years old at the time of his death.

CARROLL COUNTY HISTORY: William Bannister, farmer, section 15, Carroll township, came to Carroll county, IA, from McHenry county, IL, in 1865, locating on the land where he now resides, which was in its primitive condition. Held the position of section boss on the railroad for ten years. His farm contains 160 acres of good land, which is in a good state of cultivation. He has a good, well-furnished residence, with buildings for stock.

Mr. Bannister was born in Wiltshire, England, in 1815, son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Davis) Bannister, the second child and the eldest son. He remained at home until sixteen years of age, and was then employed on the railroad for several years, working three years at boiler-making. He was married in 1840 to Miss Priscilla Parker. In 1856, the family came to America, first settling in Gilbert, Kane county, IL, where they lived for six months, then removed to Cook county, IL, where they lived about seven years, before moving to Carroll county.

Mr. and Mrs. Bannister were the parents of nineteen children, five of whom were living in 1911: Sophia, Frances, Frederick, Addie and Rosie. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Priscilla Parker Bannister (1821 - 1892)
 
 Children:
  Sophia Caroline Bannister Standart (1839 - 1929)*
  Frances Elizabeth Bannister Powell (1849 - 1925)*
  Fred Bannister (1853 - 1928)*
  Addie B Downing (1859 - ____)*
  Sarah Bannister (1864 - 1884)*
  Rose Bannister England (1866 - 1959)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Carroll City Cemetery
Carroll
Carroll County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Geo Clinton
Record added: Jan 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64328181
William Bannister
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