Banks of the Banks Ship Rigging Corp ?

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I believe this was owned by 3 of my grand uncles in Red Hook Brooklyn, NY USA. I have been try ing to find info too. Do you have any?

My grandmother was Mercy Banks, her father was John J Banks both born in St Johns Canada. John J’s father my great great grandfather Andrew Banks was born in Scotland.

My father George C Duffy work right before WWII at Banks Rigging. This was listed on his enlistment record when he was 19.

I grew up in Fair Lawn New Jersey and never new we had Bank’s relatives near by, other than a story about my fathers Uncle George who lost an arm.

George J Duffy I would love to learn more
Wow, lots of info here. My husband's father was a nephew of the Banks Family. His mother was Jane Vaughn, Josephine Banks sister. It is nice to connect to some cousins. Gertrude Banks Hennessy's obit states that she worked for Banks Ship Rigging from 1941 to 1984.
I may have more info on Ancestry, my site is public. They all started in St John New Brunswick Canada. Andrew Banks was a Ships Carpenter. They set up shop first I think in Eastport Maine. There was a great fire that burned the city down, very tragic in the late 1800’s. They move to Brooklyn NYC to set up a new shop.
Would love to learn more about my Banks family, I had no correction except for Mercy Banks Duffy my Grandmother.
Would love to have a phone conversation sometime if your up to it.
George Duffy
Yes that was my grandmother.
Yes, Winifred Banks was my grandmother.
OK I had a long talk with my mom tonight and I was misinformed. My great grandfather or my great great grandfather started the company so that’s likely John James Banks.

Robert Banks and Winifred Banks were my grandparents.  

Fun fact when my grandmother was in her 60s she requested an actual copy of her birth certificate and discovered that she has been misspelling her name her entire life. On her birth certificate it is spelled Winafred  

Both my mother and I were given the name Winifred as our middle names and it turns out it’s not even spelled like hers… LOL


I hope picture shows. My Great Grandfather was John James Banks, Robert Banks was my Grandmothers Brother (Mercy Banks). Interesting about your middle name spelling. 

Our lineage goes back through our material Great Grandmother Mercy Whitney to revolutionary times and beyond. We have relative that fought in the American Revolution and had skirmishes with Native Americans. On the Banks side we go back to Scotland, with interesting heritage there.

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Nice to meet you cousin

I have a lot of catching up to do!…

FYI My direct email is:
I have filled in our family tree from Robert and Winifred Banks down on if you would like that information for your tree.

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