Henry Bannister mention in Wellsville Daily Reporter p 2 col 1 6 July 1957
Hage Two Henry Bannister Was Credited in Obituary For His Fine Family Henry Bannister Is the type of person who deserves to bo remembered remembered In the story of Wellsvllle's past. He cnmc to this country as a young man, married and brought Up a fine family. His obituary as Written In The Wcllsville Dally Reporter Reporter of March 18, 1890 gives a very complete sketch of his life. Death of HCnry Bannister Mr. Henrv Bannister died at his liQme in this city, Sunday morning. March 17 at 5 o'clock, aged 69 years (1890) Henry Bannister was born In enmity WjrVir.w. TrpHnrt, 'n 1820 coming to this country In 1848. After After spending t.wo years In Canada he removed to Wellsvillc in 1849 and has since resided here. About 1860 he entered business and con tjnued in the mercantile line until about two years ago. When Mr. Bannister came to this town. I bore were then but, two or three business places and he lias added his share to our city's growth and present prosnoHtv. He built the Bannister store in 1883. In 1870 Henry Bannister married Mary McCormick who died March 6th, 1887. Six children were the result of (his happy union; all living living but Thomas who died May 10th, 1880: Mrs. Miehf>H Dc;>n. Mrs. Frank lllgglns, Miss Catherine Bannister and Messrs. John and Will Bannister all of who reside In this city. William Bannister, a brother resides resides on the Brooklyn side and a sister, Mrs. Mary Johnson,' lives al Hornellsvillc. Deceased was brought up In -tha Episcopalian faith hut. when abr>u>. 24 he Joined the Roman Calhol'c Church and has since been a strong and sincere adherent to the" fallh. The immediate cause of death was •a'slomach difficulty from which IIP has been complaining for some three months. His health has been poOrly for over a year. The funeral services were observed observed from the Church of the In- maculate Conception Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock. Mary, above, married Frank Higgins. Higgins. She died at home on Jefferson St. Wellsvillc al 36 of asthma. She left, Mary age 11, Frankie age 9 Anna age 7; Maggie age 4. An Infant son "burio'l last. October." (£rom an undated clipping in Jc- rttmc'Doan Scrap-book.) William J., above, died at Gorn- Ing where he 'had oniy lived 1 year age 33. He was born in Wellsville Wellsville Dec. 17, 18<}l. He worked -.i'or ihc Singer Sewing Machine Co. John 'Bannister, above, was post• post• al"-agent on the Railroad between Hornellsville and Susquehanna. Miss Catharine Bannister vyas the Miss Katy Bannister who married John Rauber. -An item from the Dean Scrapbook, Scrapbook, from. Wellsvillc Daily Reporter. Reporter. Dec. 16, 1893. Ante Mortem Statement. Below is given the antemortem statement of Joseph Bannister which w»s talfn Immediately after the accident that ended his life. "Joseph Bannister, Wcllsville, N. Y.. son of •William Bannister of the same place, age 31 years. Was go- •ing (o sec a sick aunt on Farnum Street. First sections of train'84, Thomas, conductor and F. L. Balcom Balcom engineer, was standing on crossing, first west of station. I attempted attempted to climb over bumpers, about live cars ahead of caboose. When on the bumpers a cramp caught me in the right leg I fell. The train started just as I liad gotten onto bumpers and I-fell between between the wheels. Wheel pushed mo elaht or t«n leel before nassinp over me. There were no witnesses to the accident. My cries attracted the trainmen and they were the first to come to me." On the same page is the complete obituary, and: Coroner Barney came on Sunday •morning and empaneled the following following jury; Russell Trcmainc, M. D. Haskins, William Opp., D. MeGurk, •Ed Hanrahan. Fred Paulman and George Frederick.