Jabez Baxter Banks

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Jabez Baxter Banks

  • Birth 7 Dec 1825 Lauderdale County, Alabama, USA
  • Death 14 Apr 1910 Grove, Delaware County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Burial Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas, USA
  • Plot Addition: Rugel #1; Section: 9: Plot: 10
  • Memorial ID 11414482

The Springdale News
Springdale, AR
April 23, 1910

BANK, Jabez B. – Uncle Jabe Banks, whose critical illness was mentioned by The News last week, died Thursday night at eight o'clock at Grove, Ok. A few days before going to Grove he was injured by a fall and this, together with Bright's disease, caused his death The remains were brought to Springdale Friday and funeral services were held at 4 p.m. at the residence of J.J. Banks, son of the deceased, services being conducted by Rev. Jeff Sherman, pastor of the M.E. Church of Rogers. The remains were interred in Bluff Cemetery under the auspices of the Masonic lodge of which deceased was a member. Jabez B. Banks was born in Alabama in 1825 and came with his parents to Arkansas in 1837, locating on a farm a few miles northwest of Springdale, where deceased spent most of his life. After reaching maturity he was united in marriage to Sarah Sherrod. Ten children resulted form this union all of whom are dead except two: Thos. Banks, who resides at Altus, Ok. and Mrs. Susan McClusky, wife of John McClusky, whose home is at Paradise, Texas. Mrs. Banks died in 1860 and in 1861 Mr. Banks was united in marriage to Elizabeth Gamble and to them were born four children, all of whom survive: Jabez Jefferson of Springdale; Samuel Green of Altus, Ok.; John Reziah of Crowder, Ok. and Mrs. Sarah F. Hewitt of Fredonia, Kan. Mrs. Banks died February 12, 1897 and a few years later deceased was united in marriage to Mrs. Sallie Funk by whom he is survived J.J. Banks had been with the deceased a few days before he expired and two other sons, S.G. and Thos. Of Altus, OK. and his daughter, Mrs. Hewitt, were with him when the end came and accompanied the remains to Springdale. The two sons left for their home Monday but the Mrs. Hewitt will be here the remainder of the week. Mrs. Banks also accompanied the remains to Springdale, returning to Grove Saturday morning. For about sixty years Uncle Jabe had been a member of the M.E. Church, South and was also a life-long member of the Masonic fraternity. He was a good citizen and was held in high esteem by all who knew him.

{from Spring Creek} Mrs. Sarah Hewitt, who came to attend her father's funeral, Uncle Jabe Banks, was the guest of her cousin, Mrs. Sarah Baggett, Thursday.



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  • Maintained by: Jason
  • Originally Created by: Frank Burke
  • Added: 23 Jul 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11414482
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jabez Baxter Banks (7 Dec 1825–14 Apr 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11414482, citing Bluff Cemetery, Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Jason (contributor 47711753) .