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 John William Banks

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John William Banks

  • Birth 2 May 1885 Newberry, Newberry County, South Carolina, USA
  • Death 7 Mar 1903 Saint Clair, Burke County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Keysville, Burke County, Georgia, USA
  • Memorial ID 19173006

John was the 3rd child of Alice & James R. Banks.

This is an obituary from the March 14, 1903 edition of The True Citizen newspaper.

John William Banks, son of Mr and Mrs. Rush Banks, was born in Newberry S. C., May 2nd, 1885, died at his home in Burke county, Ga., March 7th, 1903.

He was in the 18th year when the Reaper came from him, and gathered him in. We all miss his kind, generous acts, and smiling face. Kind to all, all loved him. The law of human kindness, by him was learned early in life and faithfully kept. Father and mother were honored, sisters and brothers served. His days on earth were ones of usefulness. Whatever his hands found to do, he did with all his might. He ate not the bread of idleness. Though not physically strong, what strength he had was given to support those whom he loved. Content to be with loved ones, the outer circle held little or no attraction for him. The wilds of society did not, it seems, encircle him. Free from immorality and vice, kind, generous. Modest, courteous, obedient, sweet-spirited, faithful; his life stands as a beacon light o'er these dark and dismal shores. In his death the writer loses a true friend, father and mother an honored son, sisters and brothers a kind brother, Burke county a true citizen. May God bind up the wounds made by the angel of death.

A FRIEND


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  • Created by: Kay W. Waters
  • Added: 1 May 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19173006
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John William Banks (2 May 1885–7 Mar 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19173006, citing Keysville Methodist Church Cemetery, Keysville, Burke County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Kay W. Waters (contributor 46890871) .