Roland Hancel Hanks

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Roland Hancel Hanks

  • Birth 19 Jan 1855 Louisiana, USA
  • Death 19 Feb 1940 Paragould, Greene County, Arkansas, USA
  • Burial Mount Olive, Izard County, Arkansas, USA
  • Memorial ID 33056846

Son of William Hanks and Emily Miller.
Husband of Hulda Jane JEFFERY;
- Married on August 16, 1877.

Calico Rock Progress, Calico Rock, Arkansas, February 23, 1940.

Death Claims Aged Citizen of Mt Olive


Roland H. Hanks, pioneer citizen of Mount Olive, died Monday, after an illness of several days. His death occurred at Paragould, where he had been spending some time visiting with his daughter.

Deceased was a native of Louisiana, but practically all his life was spent at or near Mt Olive, where he was engaged at farming and stock raising. He was a highly respected citizen and a leader in his community. He took an active part in public affairs until ill health forced his retirement only a few years ago. Deceased was 86 years of age, and had a wide acquaintance over Izard and Stone Counties.

Besides numerous relatives and a host of friends, deceased is survived by three sons, Rupert of Kansas City, Ray of Batesville, Shelby Hanks of Calico Rock; eight daughters, Mrs Bertie McGinniss of Kansas City, Mrs Alma Houston and Mrs Jeffie Harris of Paragould, Mrs Bessie Hayden of Boswell, Mrs Nina Mae Steinart of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Mrs Lena G. Combs of Calico Rock, Mrs Jessamine Jeffery and Mrs Ernestine Jeffery of Mt Olive.

The funeral was held at Mt Olive Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock, interment being in Mt Olive Cemetery.

(Obituary transcribed and contributed by a generous volunteer)



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  • Added: 19 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33056846
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Roland Hancel Hanks (19 Jan 1855–19 Feb 1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33056846, citing Mount Olive Cemetery, Mount Olive, Izard County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Anonymous (contributor 46969324) .