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 Mary Theodosia <I>Palmer</I> Banks

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Mary Theodosia Palmer Banks

  • Birth 16 Oct 1819 Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 31 Jan 1901 Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 19112789

Wife of Civil War General Nathaniel Prentiss Banks. They were married in 1848.

Death of General Banks' Widow

Waltham, Mass., Feb 1 -- Mrs Mary Palmer Banks, widow of the late ex-Governor and General Nathaniel P. Banks, died at the old homestead in this city last night of old age. Mrs. Banks was born in Charlestown 81 years ago. She came to Waltham when 12 years old and went to work in a cotton mill. She became acquainted with Mr. Banks when 17 years old, and married him when she was 28. They had four children, three surviving, Mrs. Sterling, Miss Maud Banks and Joseph Banks who is in New York.

Source: The North Adams Evening Transcript, North Adams, MA. Friday 1 Feb 1901.

THANKS TO Owlisnapp for the above obit. and other information on this memorial.

THANKS TO Sharon Lavash Hawkins for the photos of the Banks' graves.

THANKS TO Anna Richter for the newspaper article.

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  • Created by: Mr. Ed
  • Added: 27 Apr 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19112789
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Theodosia Palmer Banks (16 Oct 1819–31 Jan 1901), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19112789, citing Grove Hill Cemetery, Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Mr. Ed (contributor 35186547) .