Thomas Banes

Male 1860 - 1928  (68 years)


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  • Name Thomas Banes 
    Born 22 Feb 1860  Huron County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death Obituary: The Evening News, Sault Ste Marie, MI. Thursday September 27, 1928. Thomas Banes, a resident of Chippewa County for over 50 years, passed away Sept. 23, 1928, at the home of his daughter, Mrs George A. Smith of McVille. He was 68 years of age. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors are seven daughters; Mrs George (Ethel) A. Smith, Mrs. Fred (Evaline) McDonald and Mrs. Joe (Mary) Smith of McVille, Mrs Hiram (Myrtle) Potter of Rudyard, Mrs Ray (Etta) Murphy of Pontiac, Mrs D. H. (Alice) Niles of Flint. Mrs M. (Idena) McLean of Sault Ste Marie. Burial was in the Pine Grove Cemetery, The service was conducted by Rev. Hubbard of Pickford. 
    Died 23 Sep 1928  Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 27 Sep 1928  Pine Crest Cemetery, Chatham, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I787  Descendants of Robert McKnight
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 

    Father William Banes,   b. 18 Mar 1823, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1905, Stephen Township, Huron County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Betsy Ann Mills,   b. 14 Jun 1829, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1891, Stephen Township, Huron County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F446  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Jane Stevens,   b. Jun 1850, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1912, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
    +1. Olive Myrtle Banes,   b. 4 Oct 1889, Rudyard, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1959, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F297  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Feb 1860 - Huron County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Sep 1928 - Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 27 Sep 1928 - Pine Crest Cemetery, Chatham, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • In October, 1879 Thomas Banes (as spelled in the Rudyard Centennial 1883-1983 The First Hundred Years) Purchased 160 acres of land adjoining what was later M-48 from Judson Smith. Smith had purchased the land from the Government in 1876 for $1.25 an acre. Other early settlers such as Nicholas and Theodore Sprague, and Sam Peffers, had also purchased their acres from Smith for $4 an acre. Thomas Banes paid $640 for the 160 acres, to give some idea of land prices at the time in the Strongville area. He cleared the land and built a log house. Thomas and Mary Jane built a new home on the same land on M-48, after all their children ( 8 Girls) were born. A few years later Banes sold the farm to Marcia E. Potts and moved to the Sault Ste Marie, Michigan. Where he ran a Stage Line and Hack Service. Thomas Banes was a very good with horses and an excellent Teamster, as acknowledged by various neighbors.

      Theodore Sprague was Thomas Banes Brother in-law. Theodore Sprague married Prudence Banes in Exeter, Ontario Canada.

      Thomas Banes was in the household of Hiram and Myrtle Banes Potter and family in the 1920 Census. This was his original farmstead. Hiram and Myrtle had bought or traded for this farm from Mrs Potts.