SANKS

Family History

The information published here is a collection from various websites.

Some of this information is based upon research in progress and

and has not necessarily been proven or finalized.

Welcome to our family pages.  We are Jay Funk and Barbra Ballard Funk and these pages are a labor of love for our children and the reset of the family.  These pages are simply an attempt to research and document where our families have come from, plus any other interesting tid-bits.

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Scotland
1700s

Maryland
to ~1850

Indiana
~1850 - ~1893

Nebraska
~1893 - 1932

Montana
1932 - present

 

Scotland




Reference:

Sanks 1725 ~ unknown


Sanks
    
Birth:      ~1725 in Scotland
              
Death:     ~Unknown

Hannah    Birth:      ~1725 in Scotland
             Death:     ~Unknown

Children:
     1. George Sanks          1750 - unknown
     2. Zachariah Sanks       1751 - 1797
     3. John P. Sanks    1752 - 1799

Baltimore, Maryland


 

John P. Sanks 1752 - 1799

John P. Sanks
Birth:      1752 in Baltimore, Maryland                                                                         Reference: https://www.myheritage.com/names/john_sanks
Parents:  Father Sanks born 1725 in Scotland and Hannah born 1725 in Scotland
Death:     1799 in Baltimore, Maryland.

 

Elizabeth Doe
Birth:        1755 in Baltimore Maryland
Death:       ~unknown

Marriage:
    
Children:

 
1. George                    born 1770 in Baltimore, Maryland
                                   died 1863 in Dillsboro, Dearborn County, Indiana
2. John                        born about 1774 in Baltimore, Maryland
3. Zachariah                born in 1775 in Baltimore, Maryland
                                   married Nancy Rippy on August 17, 1813
                                   died January 14, 1843 at Fredrick County, Virginia.
4. Elizabeth                 born about 1776 in Baltimore, Maryland

5. Joshua Sanks    (1777-1865)
Birth:
        October 24, 1777 in Baltimore, Maryland
Death:      May 13, 1865 in Lawrenceburg Dearborn Indiana
Burial:      Rees Family Cemetery, Lawrenceburg Township, Indiana
Military      Service: 31 MAY 1794 Baltimore Militia
Marriage: Sarah Dunlap (1804)
                 
Lavina Tamson Daniel (January 28, 1812)
                 Susannah Daniel Rees (
November 23, 1826)

6. Rebecca                 born about 1778

 

Reference:

Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Indiana

 

Joshua Sanks 1777 - 1865

Joshua Sanks
Birth:    October 24, 1777 in Baltimore, Maryland
Death:  May 13, 1865 in Lawrenceburg Dearborn Indiana
Burial:  Rees Family Cemetery, Lawrenceburg Township, Indiana
Military: 1794, MAY 
31, Baltimore Militia

Marriage: 1. 1804, March 20, to Sarah Dunlap (1787-1808)
                 
2. 1812,
January 28, to Lavina Tamson Daniel (1788-1824)
                 3.
1826, November 23, to Susannah Daniel Rees (1785-1856)

Sarah Dunlap
Birth:      July 24, 1787 in Virginia
Parents:  Robert Dunlap born 1748 in Ireleand; died 1834
                Rebecca Jones born 1767; died 1838
                
                Grandparents:  James Dunlap (1721-1783) Ireland & Agnes Service (1725-??) Ireland
Death:    March 25, 1808
at the age of 20 in Berkeley, Virginia (now West Virginia)
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Marriage: March 20, 1804 in Berkley, Virginia (now West Virginia)
Children:  (2)

 

1. Zachariah Taylor Dunlap Sanks
Birth:          June 20, 1805 in Berkley County, (West) Virginia
Marriage:
  1. Juliana Gaw (1805 ~ 1834) on June 10, 1825

               
   2. Mary Cowles
on October 8, 1835 in Dearborn County, Indiana
Death:        May 24, 1887 in Dearborn County, Indiana

     
   

2. John V Sanks
Birth:        1807 in Virginia
Death:       1870<>1880

Marriage:
 Mary Lou Tennis (1821-unknown) on January 13, 1842 in Mason Co., Kentucky
Children:  
    1. Julia Amanda Sanks born November 19, 1844 in Mason County, Kentucky; died April 7, 1865 in Bracken Co., KY
    2. Mary Ellen Sanks McCane born 1848; died 1900;
    3. James Oscar Sanks born July 1855
    4. William A Sanks born September 1862; died December 28, 1942 in Lewis Co., Kentucky

1850 Residence Clinton Illinos per 1850 United States Census John V Sanks age 45, Mary age 30
    Children:  Amanda F 5y, Mary F3y, Perry M 1y, Frances A Tennis M 23Y, Polly Ann Moore F21Y, Joshua M 35y
1870 Residence Kentucky per 1870 United States Census John Sanks age 63, Mary age 49
   Children:  James M 14, William M 10, Perry M 10, Perry Preble M 5, Lerler Preble F 3m
1880 Residence Fleming County, Kentucky


1834 MARRIED - On Thursday last, Mr. SMITH THORN to Miss NANCY J. SANKS, daughter of Mr. Joshua Sanks


Lavina Tamson Daniels
Birth:        January 2, 1788
Parents:    
Death:      November 1, 1824

Marriage: January 28, 1812 in Berkely Co. Virginia
Children:  (2)


1. George D. Sanks
     Birth:        September 2, 1813 near Winchester Virginia
     Marriage: Nancy J Leitchliter (1842-1904)
     Children:  David Rees Sanks born September 18, 1880; died February 20, 1932 at Gallatin County, Illinois
     Death:      1894
     Burial:      Equality Village Cemetery, Equality, Gallatin County, Illinois
     
     

2. Tamson Mariah Sanks born April 13, 1821 & death 1823 at age of 2 years
     

Susannah Daniel Rees
Birth:        March 8, 1785
Death:
     October 2, 1856 age 71 years 6 months 24 days
Widow:     Mrs David Rees born November 18, 1766; died June 30, 1820;
Marriage: November 23, 1826 in Dearborn Co.,  Indiana


Children:
  (2)


1. Samuel B Sanks
    Birth:     ~ 1828
    Death:      July 3, 1898 age 70 in Indiana
    Burial:      Rees Family Cemetery, Dearborn County, Indiana

   Marriage: Mary L Graden on September 17, 1859 in Indiana
   Children:  May Sanks    
   
1877 History of Dearborn County, Indiana Page 193 - The farmers of Dearborn county .... Samuel B. Sanks

2. William F Sanks                                        |https://www.myheritage.com/names/william_sanks
     Birth:         1829 in Indiana
     Marriage:  Mary E Bostic in 1857 at Indiana

     Death:       1904 in Indiana
     
     
     Children:  (2) William S Sanks, unknown

Reference:

The best description of his life is contained in the book "Memoirs of the Lower Ohio Valley" in a biography of Joshua's grandson Henry - a county treasurer, clerk and sheriff in Gallatin County, IL at the turn of the century: "his grandfather, Joshua Sanks, was in early life a farmer near Baltimore, MD. From there he moved to Virginia and later to Indiana, locating near Lawrenceburg, where he lived to the age of eighty-nine years. He was married three times and reared a large family of children". He is buried at an old cemetery on the former David Rees (David Rees being the first husband of Joshua's third wife) Farm in Lawrenceburg Township (on headstone indicates he was born 24 Oct 1777 and died 13 May1865 (making him the remarkable age of 88 at the time of his death). the birth and death dates from the headstone are verified from other records. The index of Indiana wills show that his will was probated in 1865 and a copy of the Will has been obtained from Dearborn County. The 1850 Census shows Joshua Sanks at 72 when the census was taken that summer. The 1860 census shows him at 82 that year.

Joshua was shown as having signed up for the Baltimore Militia on may 31, 1794. He was listed in a category for white and between eighteen and forty-five years old - even though later records show he was probably about sixteen and a half at the time he signed up. This is the first direct record (outside of the southern Illinois local history and the census returns) that show him as born in Maryland and link him to this part of Maryland at this time. Joshua is shown to have married twice in Berkeley County, on March 20 1804 to Sarah Dunlap and on January 28, 1812 to Lamina Daniel (known as Tamson and mentioned below. Susannah Daniel is shown to have married Daniel Rees on March 4, 1807. After David Rees died in Dearborn County in 1820, Susannah Rees married Joshua Sanks there in 1826.

As mentioned above, he emigrated from Virginia to Indiana. Weakley's 1885 history of Dearborn and Ohio Counties indicates that sometime before 1812 Joshua settled on the hill in sight if Lawrenceburg. the date is questionable, as the Ohio Valley book indicates that his son George D. Sanks was born near Winchester, VA on September 2, 1813 and that Joshua had remarried in Berkeley County in early 1812.

The Dearborn County Marriages, 1806-1833, confirm that Joshua Sanks married Susannah Rees on November 23, 1826. As mentioned in the Virginia section, she was the widow of David Rees - on whose former farm Joshua Sanks is buried. This was probably his third and last marriage. Records show that Susannah died in 1856. Shie is now shown in the 1860 census with Joshua.

 

 

Zachariah Taylor Dunlap Sanks 1805 - 1887

Zachariah "Zack" Taylor Dunlap Sanks
Birth:    June 20, 1805 in Berkley County, (West) Virginia
Death:  May 24, 1887 in Dearborn County, Indiana
Burial:  Dillsboro Cemetery, Dearborn County, IN

Marriage:  1. Juliana Gaw on June 10, 1825 in Dearborn County, Indiana
                  2. Mary Cowles on October 8, 1835 in Dearborn County, Indiana
1824 birth of James Monroe Sanks at Dillsboro, Dearborn County Indiana
1828 birth of William H Sanks at Dearborn County, Indiana
1830 birth of John Sanks at Dearborn County, Indiana
1832 birth of Rezin R. Sanks in Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Indiana

 

Julian Gaw 1805-1935
Birth:        1805 in Virginia
Parents:   John Gaw (1786-1863) born in South Carolina
                 Nancy Johnson (1788-1860) born Virginia
Death:      1835 in Dillsboro, Dearborn County, Indiana.
Marriage: June 10, 1825 in Dearborn County, Indiana

Children:

1. James Monroe Sanks
Birth:        April 1, 1824 in Dillsboro, Dearborn County, Indiana
Death:      August 5, 1900 at Danville, Illinois
Burial:      Greanview Cemetery, Fairmount, Vermilion County, Illinois

Marriage: Martha Jane Wilson on October 18, 1956 in Dillsboro, Dearborn County, Indiana
                 daughter born October 4, 1833 of Valentine Wilson and Mary Rowland ; died June 29, 1904 in Vermilion Co., IL
Children:  Alice Juliana Sanks born August 15, 1857 in Vermillion, IN; died October 4, 1928 in Dacator, Macon Co., IL
                 William Wesley Sanks born August 28, 1859 in Lawrenceburg, Dearborn, IN; died August 1943 in Georgetown, Vermilion, IL
                
                 Charles Frank Sanks born February 5, 1861 in Dearborn, IN; died February 14, 1932 in Georgetown, Vermilion, IL
                
                 Florian B. Sanks born September 25, 1865 in Fairmont, Vermilion, IL; died February 16 1948 in Vermilion, IL of Homer
                 
                 Helen Sanks Clutter (Dec 20, 1868 - Nov 11, 1948) of Culvertson, Montana
                 Jasper Monroe Sanks born November 29, 1871 in Fairmount, Vermilion, IL; died November 30, 1948 Danville, Vermiliion, IL

                           Arthur T Sanks born January 26, 1877 Fairmont, Vermilion, IL; died June 26, 1954 Danville, Vermilion, IL
                 Emma Luella Sanks Wilcox born November 26, 1879 Sidell IL; died March 27, 1956 Decatur, Macon, IL
                 Glenna Smith of Clinton, IN

2. William H. Sanks
Birth:        February 14, 1828 in Dearborn County, Indiana
Death:      January 14, 1904 in Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Indiana.
Burial:      Greendale Cemetery, Greendale, Dearborn County, Indiana

Marriage:  Mary E Bostic on December 10, 1857 in Dearborn, IN
                   daughter of  Mariah Bostic born Junk 1834 in IN and died March 7, 1872
Children:  (2)

Willis S Sanks 1860-1891 child of William and Mary E Sanks

May Sanks born in May 1869; died August 4, 1902 in Dearborn County, Indiana


3. John Sanks
born about 1830 in 
Dearborn County, Indiana

4. Rezin "Reason" Ross Sanks

Birth:        May 30, 1832 in Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Indiana

Marriage: Martha Jane on May 29, 1859 at Dearborn County, Indiana

Death:      November 27, 1863 at Memphis, Tennessee

Burial:       Memphis, Tennessee, National Cemetery

Military Service: Co. B, 83rd Regiment, Indiana Volunteers

Missionary Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 2627.


            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/83rd_Indiana_Infantry_Regiment
  Missionary Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 2627.


Mary Cowles
Birth:      July 13, 1819 in Indiana
Parents:  
Death:    May 5, 1883
Burial:    Oakdale Cemetery, Dillsboro, Dearborn County, Indiana


Marriage:
Zachariah and Mary Cowles were married on October 8, 1835 in Dearborn County, Indiana
Children:

1. Margaret or Mary A Sanks Knowles (1838-1906)
Birth:        1838 in
Dearborn County, Indiana
Marriage: Daniel E Knowles (1836-1904) on December 30, 1858 in Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Indiana
                  born September 6, 1836 son of William Knowles and Henrietta Moore ; died November 8, 1904
Children:  Frances B "Fannie" born 1861; married Hugh McBroom on July 22, 1885; settled in Indianapolis; and died May 1910
                 Nellie born 1866; died age 15 in 1881    
Burial with Daniel and Mary
                 Minnie born 1874; died age 31 in 1905   Burial with Daniel and Mary
Death:      1906
Burial:  
   Oakdale Cemetery, Dillsboro, Dearborn County, Indiana

          

         

2. Daniel G Sanks
Birth:        1839 in
Dearborn County, Indiana
Marriage: Sarah R Stephenson on April 24, 1859; Sarah was born December 1845 and died March 8, 1931 in Lucas Co, OH
Children:  Mary Alice Sanks born February 15, 1861 in Greensburg, Decator, IN; died December 14, 1910 in Seymour, Jackson, IN
                 
Death:      December 31, 1862 during the first day of battle at the Battle of Stones River in Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Burial:      Stones River National Cemetery, Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee


3. Martha J. Sanks
Birth:         1840 in 
Dearborn County, Indiana
Death:        > 1850

4. George W. Sanks
Birth:        1842 in 
Dearborn County, Indiana
Death:      January 1863 or 1886
Marriage: October 13, 1864 to Sarah R Stephenson (1845-1931) in Dearborn County, Indiana
                 Sarah married Daniel G Sanks on April 24, 1859 and was widowed when Daniel was killed in 1862
                 Sarah R Stephenson was born December 1845 and died March 8, 1931 in Lucas Co, OH

               ??  Marriage to Indiana Johnson on December 26, 1861 in Dearborn, IN
                  Children George sanks born 1863
                  Indiana was born August 1844 in Indiana; died January 16, 1918; burial Oakdale Cemetery, Dillsboro, IN
                  Married Amos Cain on May 13, 1866 in Dearborn Co., IN
Burial:      River View Cemetery, Aurora, Dearborn County, Indiana
Millitary:  Second Lieutenant of Company I, One Hundred and Forty-sixth Regiment
Children:  Addison Reason Sanks born 1865: died 1930; married Alice Mille (1863-1932)
                 
                 Children: A R Sanks born 1892; died 1961; married Naomi Laura Wright (1894-1920)
                 

5. Eliza Elleanor Sanks
Birth:         April 4, 1846 in 
Dearborn County, Indiana
Marriage:  Joseph H. Laird on July 7, 1869 in Dearborn County, Indiana; Joseph died April 21, 1910 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
                  Joseph's parents Jesse Laird (1789-1865) & Nancy Priest
Children:   Lewis Calvin Laird (1870-1955)

Death:       October 10, 1922 at Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois
Burial:        Farmers Chapel Cemetery, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois

6. Alfred J. Sanks
Birth:    ~ 1850 in 
Dearborn County, Indiana
Marriage: Amanda Clark (1851-1925) on March 19, 1871 in Dearborn County, Indiana.

7. Isabella Fanie "Belle" Sanks
Birth:         May 11, 1852 (not 1860) in 
Dearborn County, Indiana
Death:       February 3, 1936
Marriage:  Benjamin Alex Ruble on December 22, 1872 in Dearborn County, Indiana; died young of a brain hemorrhage
Children:   Harry E Ruble ~1874 | Harry's daughter Minnie married Mark Sedler
Marriage:  Nathan Jerome Ellis born 1829 in Binghampton, NY & died March 20, 1900;
                   buried in Dillsboro Cemetery, Dearborn County, Indiana
                 
Jerome was a carpenter; parents Nathan Ellis of Binghampton, New York                 
Children:   Estella Emma Mae Ellis born December 24, 1892; died August 18, 1971; married John Valentine "Valley" Schwing
Marriage:  Belle "changed" her birthdate to 1860 and married the much younger William "Bill" Wilson (1863-1937)
                  Bill Wilson was a coal shoveler at Rossville Commercial Alcohol which became Seagrams

8. Joseph M Sanks
Birth:        March 1854 in Dillsboro, Dearborn County, Indiana
                 Joseph lived at 723 Central Avenue Hamilton, Ohio and worked as a laborer
Death:      May 27, 1936 in Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio
                 Joseph died at Fort Hamilton Hospital from an accidental fall.
Burial:      River View Cemetery, Aurora, Dearborn County, Indiana

Marriage: Anna M Durbin on September 14, 1875 in Dearborn County, Indiana


Children:  
Ida May Sanks born June 1876; married Frederick Washington Block; died May 1, 1970 at Hamilton County, Ohio

Charles Sanks 1880-1901; single laborer who lived in Center Township, he also died in Center Township of malaria.

9. Henry Bond Sanks
Birth:        April 1857 in 
Dearborn County, Indiana
Death:      1904
Marriage: Emma Louisa Haas on June 7, 1884 in Dearborn County, Indiana
Children:  Julius F (1898-1982); Mabel (1885-1983); Leroy; Max; Ethel (1896-unknown)

10. Emma Sanks
Birth:        1859 in 
Dearborn County, Indiana

11. Alice Sanks

Birth:     ~ 1860 in Dearborn County, Indiana

Marriage: William P. Gray on October 6, 1878 in Dearborn County, Indiana.

Reference:

  • The Thatcher Family - Zachariah Taylor Dunlap Sanks

  • Melanie Key Martin rootsweb family tree

  • Indiana Marriages to 1850

  • Indiana Marriages, 1845-1920

  • Illinois Statewide Death Index

  • Residence: 1830 Dearborn County, IN

  • Residence: 1840 Dearborn County, IN

  • Residence: 1850 Centre Township, Dearborn County, IN

  • Residence: 1860 Clay Township, Dearborn County, IN

  • Residence: 1870 Lawrenceburg Township, Dearborn County, IN

  • Residence: 1880 Clay Township, Dearborn County, IN

 

Rezin Ross Sanks 1829 - 1863

Rezin aka Reason "Ross" Sanks

Birth:        May 30, 1832 in Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Indiana

Marriage: Martha Jane on May 29, 1859 at Dearborn County, Indiana

Death:      November 27, 1863 at Memphis, Tennessee

Burial:       Memphis, Tennessee, National Cemetery

Military:   Non-commissioned officer Co. B, 83rd Regiment, Indiana Volunteers Infantry


            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/83rd_Indiana_Infantry_Regiment
  Missionary Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 2627.

Elizabeth Richards

Birth:       March 2, 1834
Parents:   John F Richards (1812-1880) & Susannah Brunson Richards (1814-1884) of South Bend, Indiana
Siblings:   George B Richards (1842-1862) Dearborn Indiana & Mary E Richards (1855-1878) St. Joseph Indiana
Death:      September 30, 1856 in Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Indiana
                 
Marriage: 1. February 15, 1854 in Dearborn County, IN
 


Martha Jane Wilson

Birth:        October 3, 1939
Death:      May 20, 1920 in Nebraska  
Marriage: 2. May 29, 1859 in Dearborn County, IN
Children:

1. Edmond Bond Sanks
Birth:        August 27, 1860 (or Aug 26, 1861) in Clay Township, Dearborn, Indiana
Marriage: Fannie Hensley on
Death:      October 27, 1926 in Cozad Nebraska.

2. Alma Vinca Sanks

Birth:        June 11, 1862 in Clay Towhship, Dearborn, Indiana

                 was one when her father died and maybe was raised by her grand parents Zachariah and Mary Sanks

Marriage: February 11, 1889 to August Krebs (1865-1932) in Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Indiana

Children:  Ethel Elizabeth Krebs White (1891-1958); Madgelene Estelle Krebs Simon (1892-1968)

                  Leo August Krebs (1895-1954); Adam N Krebs (1897-1958); Earl Francis Krebs (1899-1983)

Death:       January 14, 1935 at Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana

Burial:       Floral Park Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana

 Reference:

 

Edmond Bond Sanks 1860 - 1926

Edmond Bond Sanks
Birth:        August 27, 1860 (or Aug 26, 1861) in Clay Township, Dearborn, Indiana
Marriage: 1) Frances "Fannie" Hensley and Edmond married in 1882 in Illinois when Fannie was 17 years old.
Marriage: 2) Elizabeth Rinehart and Edmond married in Dawson County, Nebraska
Marriage:   3) Ida Robb from Bassett Nebraska in 1901
Death:      October 27, 1926 in Cozad Nebraska at the age of 65.
Burial:      Cottonwood Cemetery, Cozad, Nebraska

 

Frances "Fannie" Hensley
Birth:          August 2, 1865 in Scott, Kentucky
Parents:     Scott Hensley born ~1825 & Martha Ann born ~1832 died March 11, 1879 in Scott, Kentucky
Marriage:   1) Edmond Sanks 1882 in Illinois when she was 17 years old.
Marriage:   2) Israel Gravelly (1849-1939)
   1900 Residence - Edmond and Fannie lived in Williamsburg, Nebraska
   1920 Residence - lived in Swan, Kansas
   1930 Residence - Fannie lived in Chico, California
Death:        September 30, 1935 in Hershey, Nebraska at age of 70.
Burial:        Riverside Cemetery at Hershey, Lincoln County, Nebraska

Children:    of Edmond and Fanny


1. Claude Everett Sanks 
    Birth:         May 5, 1883 at Grays Lake, Illinois
    Death:       July 30, 1951 in Vernonia, Columbia County, Oregon. 
    Burial:       Veronia Memorial Cemetery, Columbia County, Oregon


2. Ernest Lee Sanks  born June 7, 1884 in Gray Lake, Illinois; died July 1965 in Oregon
    
   
    Children: Marie Ruby Sanks Wicks 1912-1996; Ernest Sanks 1916-1996; Lee Roy Sanks 1920-1975;
                    Frances I Sanks Ames 1924-1994; Clinton E Sanks 1926-1994

3. May "Maude" Sanks

4. Mabel Vina Sanks (1887 - 1951)
    Birth:       Decehttps://www.findagrave.com/memorial/49754907/ida-may-blockmber 1, 1887 in Nebraska
    Marriage 1) Andrew Cowdry (1871-1937)   https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/44373147/andrew-cowdrey
                    2) Reynolds
                    3) Frank Putman
    Death:     1951 in San Bernardino, California
    Burial:     Mountain View Cemetery
    
    Children:  George E Cowdrey of Los Angeles, California
                     Harold G Cowdrey of Osage, Iowa
                     Opal Marie Cowdrey Perris (1908-1991)
    

Elizabeth Hannah Rinehart (wife #2)
Married: 1891 in Dawson County, NE
Death:     March 11, 1901

          Burial:     Cottonwood Cemetery, Dawson County, Nebraska

 

Children:

1. Grace A. SANKS b: 11 OCT 1891 in NE Frederick; death 1997; married Charles Luben (1884-1959)

2. Frederick Rezin "Fred" SANKS
Birth:        January 17, 1893 in Gothenburg, Dawson County, NE
Death:      January 26, 1969

Marriage: 1917 to Lenore Lucille Ashley born March 1873 in IA

Children:  June E Sanks Herron 1931-2016 & David L. Sanks 1942-2014




Fredrick R Sanks, Jr born May 3, 1936 died September 3, 1936

3. Leroy Raymond SANKS b: 1921 AUG 1895 in Cozad, Dawson County NE

4. Oscar Raymond Sanks
Birth:        March 1, 1898 in Nebraska
Death:      March 2, 1969
Burial:      Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, Lincoln County, Nebraska


Marriage: Mae Marie Bullis born 1899 died June 2, 1923
Marriage: Clara L born May 3, 1901 & died June 18, 1976

Marriage: Ruby E. Gayman born December 30, 1905 & died December 1, 1992


Virginia G Sanks born March 24, 1927 died April 6, 1930

Eugene Edward Sanks born 1928 died 1938

Ida Robb from Bassett Nebraska  (wife #3)
Birth:        1862 in IA or PA
Marriage: 1901
Death:      1942
Burial:      12-1-1942 : Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska

          

 

Children:

1. Hellen Robb SANKS b: 1902 in NE 

Reference:

 

Claude Everett Sanks 1883 - 1951

Claude Everett Sanks
Birth:         May 5, 1883 at Grays Lake, Illinois
Death:       July 30, 1951 in Vernonia, Columbia County, Oregon. 
Burial:       Veronia Memorial Cemetery, Columbia County, Oregon
              
 

Flora May Wingerd
Birth:         February 29, 1884 in Holdridge Nebraska (or  in Atlanta, Harlan Co, NE)
Parents:    James WINGERD (1856-1918) and  Adeline FOURNEY (1863-unknown)
Death:       October 8, 1954 in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon
Burial:       Veronia Memorial Cemetery, Columbia County, OR 

          Marriage: June 2, 1905
Residence:
1910 Hooker County, Nebraska
Residence: 1920 Freetown Township, Antelope County, Nebraska
Residence: 1930 Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska

Children:

1. Ella Fanny Sanks
Birth:      April 7, 1908 in Hooker Nebraska
Married: John Lesser on August 16, 1924
Married: Adrian Leland "Lee" Holcomb about 1929
Death:    November 14, 1935 in Deer Lodge, Montana
Burial:      ????


2. Edmond Claude Sanks
Birth:            September 2, 1910 in Dalton County, Nebraska
Married #1:  Wilma Mae Eagon born on February 9, 1913 in Parnell, Nodaway, Missouri
Married #2:  Wilma Benefiel
Married #3:  1946, August 9, to Evelyn Mattie Breninger born Sept 16, 1926 in Armel, Colorado died Jan 6, 2008

Death:          March 23, 1993 in Scappoose (Portland), Columbia County, Oregon



3. Owen Winfield Sanks
Birth:        December 14, 1913 in Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska
Death:      November 4, 1956 in Marion County, OR
Burial:        Hilltop Cemetery, Independence, Polk County, Oregon
Marriage: Darlene Starks




4. Elizabeth Sanks
Birth:     October 30, 1914
Death:   August 20, 1916

5. Nona Grace Sanks
Birth:         February 17, 1919 @ Clearwater, Antelope County, Nebraska, USA
Marriage:  Ralph Collins in 1937 at Sandpoint, Idaho.  They were divorced in 1959

                            Kenneth Crowe on June 4, 1996 at Coeur d'Alene.  Kenneth died May 10, 1997
Children:    Amy Armitage of Colville, WA; Phyliss Collins-Bly of Lewiston, ID; Carie Kanyon of Kansas City, MO

          Death:        September 2012 @ Arizona
Burial:        Pierce Cemetery @  Pierce, Clearwater County, Idaho, USA



          

6. Martha Evangeline Sanks
Birth:        March 4, 1921 in Aliance, Box Butte County, Nebraska
Marriage: 1. Charles Phillipst ~1938, one child died in infancy, divorced ~1941
Marriage: 2. Charles Elisha Tarbell born August 18, 1906 in Bachlor Flat, Oregon; died July 14, 1991
Death:      April 12, 1984 in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon


7. Ruth Mae Sanks
Birth:         December 26, 1925 in Gering, Scotts Bluff County, NE 
Marriage:  Robert Wallace Schlichting in September 1946 and started out in Portland, OR
Children:   Sandra Lee Schlichting born 1947 in Portland; married Lepley
Death:       January 16, 1992


8. Raymond Leroy Sanks
Birth:        March 13, 1928 in Minatare, Nebraska
Marriage: Mercedes Perez on July 20, 1949 at Balboa Canal Zone, Panama.
Death:      March 27, 2013
Burial:      Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens  @ Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho


Reference:

  • The Thatcher Family - Claude Everett Sanks

  • 1910 United States Federal Census

  • 1930 Census : Scotts Bluff, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska; Roll: 1293; Page: ; Enumeration District: 24; Image: 329.0

  • Oregon Death Index, 1903-98

1910 United States Federal Census
Flora M Sanks

Age in 1910: 26

Birth Year: 1884
Household Members:
James P D Wingard 53
Adline Wingerd 45
Alice E Wingerd 17
Cora E Wingerd 11
Catherine K Brock 28
Lillie M Brock 6
Mary E Brock 3
James E Brock 2
Orine B Brock 7 month
Flora M Sanks 26
Ella F Sanks 2

1930 United States Federal Census
Scotts Bluff, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska;

Roll: 1293; Page: ;

Enumeration District: 24;

Image: 329.0

 

Claude Everett Sanks

Head

M

W

47

married 22

IL

IL

KY

laborer

Flora May Sanks

wife

F

W

46

married 21

NE

IA

MO

 

Edmond Sanks

son

M

W

18

 

NE

 

 

laborer/road work

Owen Sanks

son

M

W

16

 

NE

 

 

 

Nona Sanks

daughter

F

W

11

 

NE

 

 

 

Martha Sanks

daughter

F

W

9

 

NE

 

 

 

Ruth Sanks

daughter

F

W

4-4/12

 

NE

 

 

 

Leo Roy Sanks

son

M

W

2-1/2

 

NE

 

 

 

 

 

Hooker County Nebraska

 

 

Ella Fanny Sanks 1908-1935

Ella Fanny Sanks

Ella Fanny Sanks

1935

Birth:   April 7, 1908 in Hooker Nebraska
    Father: Claude Everett Sanks (born May 5, 1883)
    Mother: Flora Mae Wengard (born Feb 29, 1884 in Atlanta, Harlan Co, NE.
Death:
November 14, 1935 in Deer Lodge, Montana


 

John Lesser
Birth:         July 30, 1904 in Lapeer Michigan
Death:       April 11, 1934 in Denver Colorado
Burial:       Riverside cemetery (rootsweb). 


Marriage: August 16, 1924
John was a musician and entertainer, playing accordion.

Children:

1. Dorothy Alvina Lesser Funk Preston

Birth: April 20, 1925 in Gering, Nebraska
Dorothy moved with her family to Montana at the age of 7.
After the death of her mother Ella in 1935, Dorothy and her sisters Mildred and Herrietta were placed in the Montana state orphans home in Twin Bridges.  In 1941, Dorothy moved from the orphans home and lived with the Tom and Nellie Wilson family on Indian Creek in Sheridan Montana until she married Harold Donegan Funk in 1942.  Dorothy was widowed on December 31, 1962 when husband Harold was killed in an automobile accident  near Dillon Montana.  Dorothy re-married on April 24, 1981 Larry Duncan Preston.  Dorothy went home to be in the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ on Monday, June 25, 2007

1940 United States Federal Census - Montana State Orphans Home - Dorothy Holcomb age 14



2. Mildred Lesser 

Birth:         December 27, 1926 in Gering, Nebraska
1940 United States Federal Census - Montana State Orphans Home
- Mildred Holcomb age 13

Death:       June 30, 2005
Burial:       West Jordan, Salt Lake County, Utah


Married:   Walter J Brown on June 6, 1943


Children:  Walter & Cecilia & Steve & _____

3. Herrietta Birth: 1929, died of diabetes when she was about 15.


 

Adrian Leland "Lee" Holcomb
Birth:          September 23, 1899 in Nebraska (Ernest was born in 1898 in Broken Bow, Custer County, Nebraska)
Parents:      James Holcomb (1851-1912) & Susan Holcomb (1857-1945)
                    1900 United States Census - Custer County Nebraska  James & Susan
                    
Brothers:
    Virgil Holcomb (1902-1976) of WyomingErnest Holcomb (1898-1968) of Montrose Colorado
Marriage:   1. Ella Sanks about 1929
Residence:   1959 Leland lived in Deer Lodge, Montana.
                    After coming to Montana, he was employed by the Milwaukee and Norther Pacific Railroad for several years.
Marriage:    #2 Garnet of Deer Lodge
Death:         Monday, September 14, 1959 in Deer Lodge, Montana
 

Lee and Ella's Children

1. Leland Adrian Holcomb aka. Lee Laverne Hill
Birth:      June 17, 1930 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Adopted:
by Hill family at age five and name changed to Lee Laverne Hill
Married:  Haxel Jean Hill born 9/28/1932 in Kalispell Montana  <> 2018 living in Kelso Washington
Death:     December 12, 2014 at Ilwaco Washington
Burial:     Longview Washington
Children: Deborah Lee Rixie      born 1952 in Kalispell Montana
                                                   currently living in Longview Washington
                Michael Laverne Hill    born 1955 in Kalispell Montana
                                                   lived in Clatskanie Oregon <> 2018 living in Kelso Washington
                Katherine Jean Wicker born 1957 in Kalispell Montana
                                                    currently living in Longview Washington
2010 : Lee currently living in Ocean Park Washington

      
Lee, Kathy, Michael, Debbie, Hazel       Michael & Cheryl
 

2. Donna Jean Holcomb Becker (1932-2010)
Birth:   May 6, 1932 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska born to 
Leland Adrian "Lee" Holcomb and Ella Fanny Sanks
            Ella died in 1935 in Deerlodge Montana and Lee was unable to care for the children.
            Donna Jean was raised by John Bert Brink and 
Lucy Elizabeth Applegate Brink.
Death: July 8, 2010 at Malta Montana


Marriage: 
Ernest "Ernie" Becker born ~ 1931 in Wilsall on August 21, 1955
Children: Daniel R. Stinson               living in Helena in 2010
                Sheryl "Woody" Wallace    living in Malta in 2010
                Allen H. Becker born 1957 in Bozeman  living in Whitefish in 2010  married Debora "Debby" Goodsell in 1979
Grandchildren: Shawna, Lindsay, Eric   Great-grandchildren: Jason and Devon


picture taken 1980s of
Donna and Sue Funk
at Donna's home in
Glasgow, Montana

1910 United States Federal Census
about Ella F Sanks

Name:

Ella F Sanks

Age in 1910:

2

Estimated birth year:

abt 1908

Birthplace:

Nebraska

Relation to Head of House:

Granddaughter

Father's Birth Place:

Illinois

Mother's name:

Flora M

Mother's Birth Place:

Nebraska

Home in 1910:

Mullen, Hooker, Nebraska

Marital Status:

Single

Race:

White

Gender:

Female

Neighbors:

View others on page

Household Members:

Name

Age

James P D Wingerd

53

Adline Wingerd

45

Alice E Wingerd

17

Cora E Wingerd

11

Catherine K Brock

28

Lillie M Brock

6

Mary E Brock

3

James E Brock

2

Orine B Brock

7/12

Flora M Sanks

26

Ella F Sanks

2

 

1930 United States Federal Census
about Ella Holcomb

1940 United States Federal Census - Montana State Orphans Home - Mildred Holcomb age 13

Name: Ella Holcomb
Home in 1930: Scotts Bluff, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska
Age: 22
Estimated birth year: abt 1908
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's name: Claude Emmett
Mother's name: Flora May
Spouse's name: Llard
 
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Claude Emmett Sanks 47
Flora May Sanks 46
Edmond Sanks 19
Owen Sanks 16
Nona Sanks 11
Martha Sanks 9
Ruth Sanks 4 4/12
Le Roy Sanks 2 1/12
Llard Holcomb 28
Ella Holcomb 22
Dorothy Lener 5
Mildred Lener 3 3/12
Etta Lener 1 10/12

 

Research:

  • March 15, 2004 by Michael Hill : I am looking for family of Ella Sanks, died in approx. 1934 in Deer Lodge, Montana. 
    Was married to Leland Adrian Holcomb also died in approx 1959 in Deer Lodge, Montana. I would be a grandson.
    http://genforum.genealogy.com/sanks/messages/44.html

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

To Be Continued......

 


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