Miriam VIOL
Elizabeth BOSANKO


Family Links

1. Anthony YEATES of Stennack

2. James BANKS

Elizabeth BOSANKO

  • Born: Jun 1822, Gwinear, Cornwall 2
  • Christened: 14 Jul 1822, Gwinear, Cornwall 3
  • Married (1): 28 Jan 1843, Camborne, Cornwall 1
  • Died: 1 Feb 1914, Shenango, Mercer, PA, USA 4
  • Buried: Haywood Cemetery, West Middlesex, Mercer, PA, USA 5

   Research Notes:

1880 U.S. Federal Census:

Age given: 56 years
Birthplace given: England
Dwelling Place: Shenango, Mercer, Pennsylvania, USA

Present were husband James Banks (62) of England, laborer, Elizabeth's sons (born in England) William Yates (32), miner, Antney (22), miner


1900 U.S. Federal Census:

Age given: 77 years
Birthplace given: England
Dwelling Place: Shenango Twp., Mercer, Pennsylvania, USA
Status: widowed

Present was son Anthney Yates (44) of England, widowed


1910 U.S. Federal Census:

Age given: 88 years
Birthplace given: England
Dwelling Place: Shenango, Mercer, Pennsylvania, USA
Status: widowed
Year of Immigration: 1867

Present was son Anthony Yates (59) of England, widowed




Mercer County lost one of her oldest residents when death took Mrs. Elizabeth Banks, aged 92 years, Saturday night. For the past 40 years, the Banks family have resided on their farm in Wet Tract. Mrs. Banks with the exception of two sons, Thomas Yeats of Stoneboro and Anthony, who has had charge of the farm for several years, is the last of a large family of English people who came to this country more than 60 years ago. She was the mother of a large family, a number of whom lived to past the middle of life. The two sons above mentioned, children of her first husband to whom she married in England shortly before their start for the new home in the States, are all that is left. Mrs Banks was the daughter of Thomas Bou Sanks of a prominent family of her native land.

She was born in Cornwall, England, and at the crowning of Queen Victoria at Westminster Abbey, June 28, 1838, was one of the flower girls at the coronation. She and her family have resided in Shenango Township for the past 40 years, the first 20 years of their residence in this country was spent near New Castle.

For a long time she has not taken part in church work owing to her age but she for many years was a very active member of the local Methodist Church, and her pastor, Rev. J. M. Farrell will have charge of the services that have been arranged for Tuesday from her home.

NOTE: Date of death was February 1, 1914 Her maiden name should be Bosanco or Bosanko not Bou Sanks 6

   Marriage Information:

Elizabeth married Anthony YEATES of Stennack, son of Thomas YEATS of Kerwinning Cairn and Jenefer (Jane) VIVIAN, on 28 Jan 1843 in Camborne, Cornwall 1. (Anthony YEATES of Stennack was born in 1819 in Kerwinnen Cairn, Camborne, Cornwall, christened on 19 Jun 1819 in Camborne, Cornwall 7 and was buried on 27 Jan 1864 in Treslothan by Camborne, Cornwall 1.)

   Marriage Notes:

Anthony Yeates, full age, of near Stennac, bachelor, miner, son of Thomas Yeates (deceased), miner, and
Elizabeth Bosanco, full age, of Croft Michell, spinster, miner, daughter of Thomas Bosanco, miner

Married by Banns

Witnesses: John Duckham, Thomas Bosanco

   Marriage Information:

Elizabeth also married James BANKS. (James BANKS was born about 1818 in England, died on 27 May 1891 in Shenango, Mercer, PA, USA 8 and was buried in Haywood Cemetery, West Middlesex, Mercer, PA, USA 9.)


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2 Compiler, 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Jun 1822).

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5 FindAGrave,


7 Camborne Parish Register transcripts, baptisms, p. 714.

8 FindAGrave,

9 Ibid,

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