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Banks, Alba M.


Age: 25, credited to Corinth, VT
Unit(s): 10th VT INF
Service: enl 8/14/62, m/i 9/1/62, PVT, Co. I, 10th VT INF, m/o 6/22/65

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Birth: 1836, Topsham, VT
Death: 03/02/1922

Burial: Upper Plain Cemetery, Bradford, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 95770785


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: VHS Collections, USAHEC off-site
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: 10th Vt. History off-site


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Upper Plain Cemetery, Bradford, VT

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Portraits Collections
Courtesy Vermont Historical Society


Mr. Alba M. Banks, a highly respected citizen of this town, died March 2, at the home where he had resided nearly 40 years. He was. He was born in Corinth, Vt. Dec. 22, 1836, and Feb. 29, 1859, he married Miss. Lucretia Kimball, who died in 1916. He was a veteran of the Civil War, enlisting in March 1862, and serving until the close of the war. Three children were born to Mr. ad Mrs, Banks, the eldest one, a son, dying in infancy, a son Mervin, who resides in Concord. N. H., and a daughter, Mrs. H. D. Wheatley of this town.

Mr. Banks bought a farm in the part of Bradford known a Goshen, and they moved here in 1882, Mr. And Mrs. Wheatley coming some 10 years since to live with their parents on the home farm. He was a public-spirited man and held many offices of trust in town. He also served as Commander of Washington Post, G.A.R., and his wife was a member of the W.R.C. On the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary, these two organizations, with the Grange, gave them a reception, which was largely attended, and they were recipients of many gifts from relatives and friends.

Mr. Banks was taken ill with pneumonia on Jan. 1st but seemed to be recovering until he suffered a relapse from which he could not rally. Funeral services the afternoon of March 4th, at the Methodist church, where he and his wife had long been members and attendants, very rarely missing a Sunday as long as health permitted. The services were conducted by pastor Rev. O. J. Anderson, assisted by Rev. T. P. Frost, and interment was in Bradford Cemetery.

CARD OF THANKS---We extend to all friends and neighbors our heartfelt gratitude for all the expressions of sympathy shown us in words and deeds.

Mr. &. Mrs. H. D. Wheatley
Mr. & Mrs. M. E. Banks
Mr. & Mrs. H. A. George
Orville Wheatley
Kenneth Wheatley

Source: Bradford United Opinion, March 17, 1922
Courtesy of Deanna French

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