Biography of Samuel Banks
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Banks, Samuel, born in Devonshire, England, came to London with his parents when a child, where he was educated. At the age of sixteen he came to the United States with his uncle and first located in Rochester, N. Y. In London he learned the trade of sign painting and ornamental work, He was a member of the Rochester Light Guards, whose reputation for efficiency and drilling during the war was second to none. Mr. Banks was a drillmaster for three years. He has resided in Elmira since February 10, 1863. He married Cora F., youngest daughter of Amos West, and they have four children: Charles H., Fred W., Minnie, and Lizzie C. Mr. Banks was foreman of the Pullman car shops in Elmira for nine years. His business place is in the Opera House block on Lake street.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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