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Lemuel Banker (1901)

BANKER, SCHOFF

Posted By: Kent Transier
Date: 11/16/2006 at 17:54:06

The Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Thursday, February 14, 1901
Page 1

Death From Apoplexy

Mr. Lemuel Banker, one of the prominent citizens of Jackson township, came to town Monday on business, while in Condit’s real estate office he was suddenly stricken by Apoplexy; he was taken to the Worthing House and medical aid was summoned, but continued to grow weaker until death occurred Tuesday morning.

Mr. Banker has resided in this county twenty years or more, coming from Ohio; he was always known as an enterprising, upright citizen. A man honorable and upright in every relation whether private or public. He served several years as supervisor of Madison County, and was a conscientious and efficient officer.

Mr. Banker leaves a wife and several grown children.
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Winterset Reporter
Winterset, Iowa
Thursday, February 14, 1901
Page 3

DIED OF APOPLEXY

Lemuel Banker Suddenly Stricken and Survives But a Few Hours

Lemuel Banker a prosperous farmer living in Jackson township, a short distance from Pitzer, came to town last Monday and put up his team in one of our feed barns. About ten minutes before twelve he went to the real estate office of C. M. Condit and inquired for a man who was in the room at the time. He complained that he was feeling very strange and that his eyesight was impaired. He was standing near the counter and just north of the stove in the office, when he suddenly sank to the floor. He was raised up and placed on a sofa and medical aid was sent for. The physician upon arriving and after examining the patient was unable to swallow or utter a word. He tried to vomit but could not relieve his stomach. He soon became unconscious and so remained. About an hour later he was removed to the Worthing house where he died at 4:15 o’clock Tuesday morning. His remains were taken to his late home and the funeral occurred Wednesday morning.

Mr. Banker was well known in the county, he at one time being a member of the board of supervisors.

For some time past he has not been in the best of health, but at the same time he was able to be about and attend to business. He leaves a wife and four children to mourn his departure.
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The Winterset News
Winterset, Iowa
Friday, February 15, 1901
Page 4, Column 4

Lem Banker Dead

Ex-supervisor Lem Banker, of Jackson township, was stricken with apoplexy, Monday noon while in Condit’s real estate office. We had gone to see if son-in-law, John Schoff, was an employee there. He complained of not feeling well and suddenly toppled backward. He was carried to Worthing’s hotel and expired the following morning at 3 o’clock without ever regaining consciousness.

The funeral occurred at his home near Pitzer, Wednesday afternoon. The burial was at Penn Center.

Mr. Banker was about seventy years old and has lived in Madison county on the farm he now owns for twenty-five years. He was a member of the Masonic lodge at Pitzer. He was one of the wealthiest men in that part of the county.

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