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West Hill Cemetery
Sherman, Texas

Charles Banks
died 2 January 1899
Aged 44 yrs

Dallas Morning News
January 4, 1889
Sherman, Tex., Jan 3. - Chas. Banks, who was the victim of the suicide of yesterday, was laid away in the city cemetery at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon.

Frank Stephens Banks
23 April 1874 - 4 November 1885
s/o Charles Banks

Sherman Daily Register
5 November 1885
Sad death - The result of a boyish battle with stones near 1st Ward school Monday 2nd.  Little Frankie Bankts pays the price of childish imprudence; died Wed. 4th.  Body at residence of Charles Bankts, W. Jones St.

Dallas Morning News
6 November 1885
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Special to THE NEWS
SHERMAN, Nov. 5, - Little Frankie Banks, whose parents live on West Jones street, while engaged in a boyish battle with rocks, was struck on the left temple Monday afternoon.  The little fellow has been complaining more or less of his injuries all the week, but nothing serious was anticipated.  Yesterday afternoon he complained of being unwell and laid down upon a bed.  In a few minutes he was seized with convulsions and after several hours of suffering died in the midst of a spasm.  The little fellow is well known all over the city and was well liked by everybody, and his death is universally regretted by young and old alike.  He was buried in the West Side (West Hill) Cemetery this afternoon at 3 o'clock.  The sad occurrence, as learned by a News reporter, was the result of childish thoughtlessness, and not from any defined intent to inflict an injury on the unfortunate little boy, who is thus shut off in his youth.

West Hill Cemetery
Elaine Nall Bay