Related Cundiff - Banks Articles
Adair County News, March 7, 1906
(in the Cane Valley community newsletter)
On last Wednesday [February 28] at three o'clock, at the residence of
W.S. Dudgeon, Mr. Jno. T. Banks
was married to Miss Bessie Cundiff,
Rev. W.S. Dudgeon officiated. The groom is the son of Mr. Geo. Banks,
deceased, and is a prosperous youg farmer. The Bride is a third daughter
of Mr. John Cundiff and is quite popular in her community where she was
raised. * * *
Adair County News, January 23,
(in the Pellham community newsletter)
Born, to the wife of John Taylor Banks, Thursday January 10th, a 9 pound
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Adair County News, October 30,
(In the Pellham community newsletter)
Mrs. J.T. Banks of Absher was in Columbia shopping last Thursday.
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Adair County News, January 8,
(In the Pelham community newsletter)
Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Banks, of Absher, spent the holidays here.
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Adair County News, September 22,
Died at the home of her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. John R. Cundiff,
Banks, beloved wife of John Taylor Banks. Born Aug. 2nd, 1884,
died September 17th 1909, at the age of 25 years, 1 month and 17 days of
consumption. She had been confined to her bed 6 months. Married February
She leaves to mourn her loss a husband and little son, Dennis Banks, 2
years and 6 [sic] months old, an
aged father and mother, three sisters and three brothers.
She was aware that her sweet pure life was near the end and on Thursday
[September 16th] called her loved ones one by one to her bedside and
told them she wanted them to meet her in heaven, her Savior had called
her home and gave her little boy on her death bed to her sister, Anna
Cundiff... Written by her aunt, Callie Todd.
[The eulogy also states, quite
indirectly, that Rev. W.S. Dudgeon preached Mrs. Banks' funeral
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Adair County News, June 5, 1946
Dennis Banks Succumbs After Long Illness
Dennis Banks, 39, died on Friday [May 31st] at his home near Columbia
following a prolonged illness. He lived with his aunts, Miss Lela
Cundiff and Mrs. E.J. Day [nee Anna Cundiff], and Mr. Day. He was a son
of John Taylor Banks and the late Mrs. Bessie Cundiff Banks.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 Saturday at Stotts and Cheatham
Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. H.J. Conover. Burial was in the City
The pallbearers were: Messrs. George Todd, Rollin Todd, Albert Woodrum,
S.M. Suddarth, Bill Hood and Leslie Keltner.
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Adair County News, July 21, 1948
Rites Monday Afternoon For Mrs. Elijah
Mrs. Elijah Day, 65, died on Sunday, July 18, at her home near Columbia,
following a prolonged illness.
Mrs. Day was born and reared here and before her marriage was Miss Anna
Maude Cundiff, daughter of the late John Richard and Mary E. Todd
Cundiff. She was member of the Christian Church.
She is survived by her husband; one sister, Miss Lela Cundiff, and three
brothers, Finis, Ernest and J.W. Cundiff, all of Adair County.
Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. Monday at the Grissom Funeral
Home, conducted by Rev. H.J. Conover. Interment was in the Murray [also
known as the Todd] Cemetery.
The pallbearers were: S.M. Suddarth, David Murrell, Jim Hood, Jack
Scott, Jim Murray and Bill Todd.