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Submitted: 8/16/08 • Approved: 3/29/12 • Last Updated: 8/2/12 • R44553-G44552-S3
Robert 1850 - 1930
Benton County Herald
Thursday, March 6, 1930
BANKS, Robert - Robert Banks, 79 years old, died at his home one and a half miles west of Hiwasse Saturday night. He had been in ill health for two months. He was the last of the pioneer Banks family, consisting of six boys and four girls, who came with their parents from Tennessee and settled in Benton County, Arkansas before the war between the states. Mr. Banks' father and his five brothers were Confederate soldiers in the Civil War. His widow, one daughter, Mrs. J.A. Belew, three grandsons and two great-grandchildren, all of Hiwasse, survive. Burial was in the Mount Pleasant cemetery near Hiwasse Monday.
Benton County Record & Democrat & Sun
Thursday, March 6, 1930
Robert Banks, aged 80 years, died at the family home about one mile west of Hiwasse late Saturday night. Death was due to old age and complications. He had been quite ill for several weeks. Mr. Banks was born near Murfreesboro, Tenn. in 1850 and came to Missouri with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Banks, where he lived till he was nine years old. The family then located near Cassville, moving to Hiwasse at the outbreak of the Civil War. In 1878 he married Miss Phoebe Crouse, the daughter of a pioneer family. He was the youngest and the last of six sons and a daughter to pass away. His father and five brothers served in the Confederate army. Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. J.T. Hinds of Rogers, were held at the Mt. Pleasant church Monday afternoon. Burial was made in the cemetery adjoining. Besides his widow, Mrs. Phoebe Banks, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. John Belew, of Hiwasse, three grandchildren, three great grandchildren and a large number of other relatives.
Phebe 1860 - 1947
Contributed on 8/16/08 by wfields55
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