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 Ernest Lee Sanks

Ernest Lee Sanks

Grayslake, Lake County, Illinois, USA
Death 24 Jul 1965 (aged 81)
Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho, USA
Burial Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho, USA
Plot Div 4, Row W01
Memorial ID 128717102 · View Source
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Lewiston Morning Tribune
Sunday, July 25, 1965

Ernest Sanks, 80, Taken By Death

Ernest Sanks, 80, 726 8th St., a resident of Somerville Rest Home for three days, died there last night at about 10 of causes incident to age. He had been blind for the last few years.

He was born June 7, 1885, in Iowa. Officials of the home said they believed he did not have any survivors in the Lewiston-Clarkston area.

The body is at Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home.


Lewiston Morning Tribune
Monday, July 26, 1965

Sanks Was Father Of 12 Children

Ernest Lee Sanks, 81, who died at Somerville Home Saturday after three days of residence there, was the father of 12 children, nine living, but none in this area. He was born June 7, 1884, at Grays Lake, Ill. He and Millie Walters were married in 1908 and later divorced.

Surviving him are three sons, Ernest Sanks, Paradise, Mont.; Clenton Sanks, Federal Way, Wash., and Lee Sanks, Boise; six daughters, Martha Sanks, Boise; Mrs. Gladys Ward, Whitehall, Mont.; Mrs. Frances Ames, Helena Mont.; Mrs. Rita Virgil, El Prado, N.M., Mrs. Marie Wick, Frazee, Minn., and Mrs. Irene Macias, whose address was not learned.

Also surviving him are three brothers, a sister and a half-brother.

A friend, Mrs. Alfred Evenson, Lewiston, said Sanks had been a meat cutter, a farmer and jack of all trades in his younger days. He had been blind for many years and had served as chaplain of the Lewis-Clark Chapter of Gen State Blind, Inc.

The Rev. Wilbur Karch of the Pentecostal Church of God will officiate at rites Wednesday afternoon at 1 at Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ernest Lee Sanks (7 Jun 1884–24 Jul 1965), Find A Grave Memorial no. 128717102, citing Normal Hill Cemetery, Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by Bailey (contributor 46503045) .