Howard Edward “Baker” Banes


Howard Edward “Baker” Banes

Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, USA
Death 4 Feb 1931 (aged 86)
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
Burial Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
Plot Block 13, Section D, Row 9, Grave 38
Memorial ID 141092783 View Source
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Howard Baker, age 7 years, was enumerated at Zanesville Ward 3, Muskingum County, Ohio, with Artilleus V. Banis (sic) 60 and a Physician, Sarah Banis (sic) 40, Delia Baker 26, Ann Baker 9, Artilleus Baker 5.

Howard E. Banes enlisted August 18 at Nevada, Colorado Territory. He was mustered in Company L, 3rd Colorado Cavalry (100 days, 1864), at Camp Evans, Denver City, Colorado Territory, September 19, 1864. At muster-in he was described as age 21 years, that he was born at Muskingum County, Ohio, and was 5 feet 11 ½ inches, with Hazel eyes, Sandy hair and Light complexion. Company L was commanded by Captain John Freeman Phillips. Corporal Banes was mustered-out at Denver December 31, 1864.

Howard E. Banes was the father of a son, Charles Louis Banes, born April 28, 1874. Note the birth place and place of death: St. Joseph, Missouri, for Charles Louis Banes and the place of residence of surviving relatives of Howard E. Banes mentioned in his obituary below.

Howard E. Banes, age 35 years and a Bookkeeper, was enumerated June 3, 1880, at 4th Street, Atchison City, Atchison, Kansas, with Georgianna Banes 25 and Chas. L. Banes 6.

Howard Edward Banes registered to vote at Pima County, Arizona Territory, October 11, 1884, July 20, 1886.

A 1890 City Directory for St. Joseph, Missouri, shows Georgiana Banes, widow of Howard E. Banes, living with Charles L. Banes, Driver. Miss Georgiana Banes married Joseph Crolean at St Joseph, Missouri, February 19, 1890.

Howard Edward Banes registered to vote at Pima County September 8, 1890, May 26, 1892, July 6, 1894, May 20, 1896, October 12, 1900, June 16, 1902, June 22, 1906, June 15, 1908, July 21, 1910, June 12, 1914, October 10, 1922, June 9, 1924, May 7, 1926.

Howard E. Banes filed from Arizona Territory for a Civil War pension October 9, 1889.

Howard E. (Bono [sic] in the record) Banes, age 50 years, married Mrs. Carl Preston, age 22 years, at Tucson, Pima County, Arizona Territory, December 21, 1895.

Howard E. Banes, age 55 years and single, was enumerated June 1, 1900, at 278 Scott Street, Tucson. The enumeration shows that he was a Quartz Miner, that he was born in Ohio July 1844 and that his parents were born in Tennessee.

Extant records of the Department of Arizona, Grand Army of the Republic, show that Howard E. Banes was a member of Negley Post No. 1, Tucson, Arizona Territory, during 1901-06.

Howard E. Banes, age 85 years and a widower, was enumerated April 11, 1930, at Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, with Frank Barnes 26, Mary B. Barnes 28, Anna Marie Barnes 5 months. The enumeration shows that Howard was Roomer, that he and his parents were born in Ohio, that his occupation was a Miner and he was a veteran of the Civil War.

Pioneer Dies of Old Age; Was 85-Howard E. Banes died Wednesday at 6:30 o'clock at the Southern Methodist hospital. Mr. Banes died from old age, being past 85 years of age. He was born in Missouri (?) July 10, 1845, going west as a young man to Colorado where he engaged in mining and coming from there to Arizona. He followed the same pursuit here and was well known to all the old timers, especially mining men.

While in Colorado he enlisted In the 5th (sic) Colorado Volunteers in the Civil War and was one of the few remaining grand army veterans in this vicinity. He was honorably discharged from service and has drawn a pension for a number of years.

He was prominently connected with several of the large mines in the early days, being superintendent of several, such as the Silver Hill, Gold Bullion and other well-known properties.

He is survived by a brother, Dr. A. V. Banes and a half-brother, John A. Dolman, both of St. Joseph, Missouri, and a niece Mrs. R. E. Costigan of St. Joseph but at present in Colorado Springs.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a. m., from the Reilly chapel with Rev. Geo. T. Purvis officiating. (Arizona Daily Star [Tucson, AZ], February 5, 1931, 9:1)

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