Alvin Ray Banks & Eleanor Maxine (Thom) Banks


     Eleanor Banks was born May 12, 1922, at Peck, Kansas, to Hugo William and
   Stella Pearl (Moomau) Thom. She has one brother, Wayne Thom. She was
   baptized December 24, 1922, by Pastor H.J. Lloeppelweroh at Peck, Kansas.
   She was confirmed April 24, 1938, by Pastor P.G. Krause in St. John's
   Lutheran Church in Nashville, Kansas.
     Alvin Ray Banks was born January 25, 1919, at Maxey, Colorado, to Arthur
   Ray Banks and Cora Gladys (Ammann) Banks, the eldest of three children.
     Alvin Ray Banks and Eleanor Maxine Thom were married September 26, 1948,
   at her parents' home near Isabel, Kansas, by Pastor Herman Seyfert. Their
   children are Alan Roger, born August 14, 1949 at Nashville Hospital,
   Nashville, Kansas; and Galen Gene, born December 25, 1951, at Medicine
   Lodge Memorial Hospital, Medicine Lodge, Kansas.
     Ray was called to serve in the army during World War II from March 1942
   until October 1945. He was a farmer. He died January 8, 1987.
     Roger married Linda Gerant and they have three children: Kenny, Karen
   and Kevin. They live in Harper, Kansas. Galen married Carolyn Sharp and
   they have three children: Chad, Kyle and Gala. They live in Pratt, Kansas.
     Eleanor lives on the farm where she and Ray moved in May 1949. Her sons
   do the farming.
     Eleanor enjoys sewing and she cared for her mother until her death July
   20, 1992.
                 
     Source:St. John's Lutheran Church Centennial 1893-1994, Nashville, Kansas, pg. 23 
     Submitted by: Eleanor Maxine Banks 

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