Banks, Mina Jennie

Birth Name Banks, Mina Jennie
Gender female
Age at Death 80 years, 11 months, 10 days


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth 1875-12-18 Navarro, Texas, USA Birth of Banks, Mina J.
Death 1956-11-28   Death of Banks, Mina J.


Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Banks, Thomas Calhoun
Mother Westbrook, Peninnah
    Brother     Banks, John Payne
    Brother     Banks, Middleton B.
         Banks, Mina Jennie
    Sister     Banks, Hattie
    Sister     Banks, Hatcher
    Sister     Banks, Eunice Ann



Mina was burned to death in her home (the family home). She was a cripple and sat in a chair while cooking her meals on a kerosine stove. We are sure her clothing caught fire. The house and everything in it was gone in a few minutes. Because she was a cripple and never married, whe was sent to college, Trinity College, at that time located in Tehuacana, Texas. - Ruth West

She used to have a number 3 washtub full of kerosene in the room, just open so no telling what happened. It was a big house (Granny Carpenter's old house) and she would move to a few rooms here, then a few rooms there, so you never knew what part of the house she was living in. - Linda

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  1. Banks, Thomas Calhoun
    1. Westbrook, Peninnah
      1. Banks, John Payne
      2. Banks, Middleton B.
      3. Banks, Mina Jennie
      4. Banks, Hatcher
      5. Banks, Hattie
      6. Banks, Eunice Ann