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 Maude Jane <I>Loman</I> Banks

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Maude Jane Loman Banks

  • Birth 21 Apr 1898 Warren County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 8 Aug 1956 Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Knoxville, Knox County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 5249375

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Maude was life long resident of East Galesburg.She married Walter White. She married Michael Farrell (Michele Ferrara on Find A Grave) on June 13, 1918. He died in 1931. She married Chester E. Banks (on Find A Grave) on Feb 2, 1935.

Maude's first husband was a railroad detective who owned several taverns. She chewed snuff and operated a bootleg joint out of a converted boxcar in East Galesburg. Maude kept her money in a tobacco pouch that was pinned to her undershirt. She owned a 20 gauge long barrel shot gun that she kept on hand for unruly customers, not to mention her wayward elder sons.

She was a member of the Methodist Church and World War II Mothers. She had six sons: Michael and Frank Farrell (on F.A.G.); George (F.A.G.), Richard, Chester J.(F.A.G.), and James Banks. Five daughters: Hazel Leaf, Mary Shane, Myrtle Potter, and twins Vernice Sharp and Virginia Gerlach (all except Myrtle are on F.A.G.) Three brothers: Robert, Tom, and William Loman. She had a twin sister, Myrtle, who preceded her in death. Her husband Chester, who was four months older than her oldest daughter, was also a twin.


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  • Maintained by: Marsha
  • Originally Created by: Florence Banks
  • Added: 7 Mar 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5249375
  • Florence Banks
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maude Jane Loman Banks (21 Apr 1898–8 Aug 1956), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5249375, citing Knoxville Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Marsha (contributor 42403030) .