Ruby Olive (Banks) Davis

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Ruby was the daughter James K Banks and Mary "Polly" Ann Arbuckel.

Ruby was born in 1891

1891-1899 likely Mary "Polly" Ann Arbuckel died because James K Banks marries 2nd) Nancy J Rhoades Chandler.

In 1900 James K and Nancy are living with Carrie and Thomas (2 of James' children) and Nannie (Nancy's daughter).

Question is - what happened to Ruby Olive and her brother Moses Cass in 1900? They would have been about 9 and 10. The siblings living with their father, Carrie and Thomas, about 16 and 18.

 

btw - I have submitted a upm form to update Ruby's mother, Mary Ann's LNAB.

WikiTree profile: Ruby Davis
in Genealogy Help by Kelly Metzler G2G6 Mach 2 (24.6k points)

Looks like Moses Banks was an inmate in a children's home in 1900.


 

Moses Cass Banks
United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
birth:    3 April 1889    Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
draft registration:    from 1917 to 1918    Indianapolis City no 5, Indiana, United States            

Moses Cass Banks
Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992
marriage:    12 May 1919    Bartholomew, Indiana    
father:    J. K. Banks
mother:    Mary Arbuckle
spouse:    Bonnie Rudolph
other:    Martin Rudolph, Maggie Pearl Richey        

Moses Banks
Inmate
United States Census, 1900
birth:    April 1889    Indiana
residence:    1900    Indiana Soldiers' & Sailors' Orphans Home, Rush, Indiana, United States            

Moses Banks
Head
United States Census, 1940
birth:    1889    Indiana
residence:    1940    Ward 10, St. Louis, St. Louis City, St. Louis City, Missouri, United States    
spouse:    Matilda Banks        

Moses Alonzo Banks Senior
United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
birth:    21 August 1887    
residence:        Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana
draft registration:    1942    Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States    

Moses Banks

United States Census, 1900

Name Moses Banks
Event Type Census
Event Year 1900
Event Place Indiana Soldiers' & Sailors' Orphans Home, Rush, Indiana, United States
Gender Male
Age 11
Marital Status Single
Race White
Race (Original) W
Relationship to Head of Household Inmate
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Inmate
Birth Date Apr 1889
Birthplace Indiana
Father's Birthplace Indiana
Mother's Birthplace Indiana

CITING THIS RECORD

"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9MB-W5M : accessed 27 May 2016), Moses Banks, Indiana Soldiers' & Sailors' Orphans Home, Rush, Indiana, United States; citing sheet 5A, family , NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,400.

 

an "inmate" - that sounds awful!

I wonder if Ruby could have been with him?
I'm guessing that his mother could have died in chilbirth, and inmate may be a poor choice of words. If he was only 11 years old while there and the place was said to be an orphans home, it may have been a convenient place to keep him because his mother was not available to look after him. If his sister was there she would have lived in a facility on the other side of the river. Boys were on one side of the river and girls on the other. Classes were provided from Kindergarten through 12th grade.

An internet search of    

Indiana Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans Home, Rush, Indiana

had several hits including info from Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indiana_Soldiers%27_and_Sailors%27_Children%27s_Home
interesting

This place actually looks pretty nice. I checked into the resources to check on admissions, unfortunately the online references are down. There are records available for viewing at the Indiana State Archives. If I ever get to Indiana, that might be a stop. Ruby is my son's great great grandmother.

thanks for all your research!

3 Answers

+1 vote

Did not find Ruby in 1900, found her in 1910, 1930 and 1940. Found at least one more child of hers than was in the WikiTree profile, Betinna J Davis who was 12 in 1930 US Census. 

Ruby O Davis

United States Census, 1930

Name Ruby O Davis
Event Type Census
Event Date 1930
Event Place Greenfield, Hancock, Indiana, United States
Gender Female
Age 39
Marital Status Married
Race White
Race (Original) White
Relationship to Head of Household Wife
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Wife
Birth Year (Estimated) 1891
Birthplace Indiana
Father's Birthplace Indiana
Mother's Birthplace Indiana
Sheet Letter A
Sheet Number 8

HOUSEHOLD

ROLE

GENDER

AGE

BIRTHPLACE

Cecil Davis Head M 43 Indiana
Ruby O Davis Wife F 39 Indiana
Harry M Davis Son M 20 Indiana
Dorothy M Davis Daughter F 17 Indiana
Bettina J Davis Daughter F 12 Indiana

CITING THIS RECORD

"United States Census, 1930", database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHMG-C4F : accessed 27 May 2016), Ruby O Davis in entry for Cecil Davis, 1930.

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.1m points)
+1 vote

This may be her mother,  You might contact the cemetery and ask for the burial record as it might have information on her death date etc.

Mary Ann Arbuckle Banks Death 1894

Mount Lebanon Cemetery, 3447 S. State Road 9,Greenfield, Hancock, IN

Find A Grave Memorial# 14172823  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=14172823

 

by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (709k points)
+1 vote

Source: "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XXB9-RMX : accessed 27 May 2016), Mary Arbuckle in entry for Moses Cass Banks and Bonnie Rudolph, 12 May 1919; citing Bartholomew, Indiana, United States, various county clerk offices, Indiana; FHL microfilm 1,301,637.

Name     Moses Cass Banks
Residence Indianapolis,  Indiana
White Male Age 29 Birth  03 Apr 1890 Marion, Indiana
Father     J K Banks  Mother Mary Arbuckle

Marriage Registration     12 May 1919     Bartholomew, Indiana
Marriage License Date     12 May 1919
Marriage Place     Bartholomew, Indiana
Officiator's Name     E H Kinney
Page : 65

Spouse    Bonnie Rudolph
Residence Columbus, , Indiana
White Female Age 18  Birth Date  05 Feb 1901 Brown, Indiana
Father     Martin Rudolph
Mother     Maggie Pearl Richey

PS If you look at this 1900 census image, there is another brother Orval b. 1887/8 living at the home with Moses. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-DCZQ-8LC?wc=9B7N-R9S%3A1030552501%2C1034309701%2C1035032301%3Fcc%3D1325221&cc=1325221

Orval, son of James K and Polly Ann Banks: Marriage Record at:

"Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X8DW-Q9W : accessed 27 May 2016), Polly Ann Arbuckel in entry for Orval O. Banks and Matilda M. Conover, 24 Nov 1906; citing Miami, Ohio, United States, reference ; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 550,152.

by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (709k points)
edited by Chris Hoyt
that makes sense and fills in another question I had regarding James K and Mary Ann's children. They were baby making machines and there was a gap between 1884-1890 - not anymore with the addition of Orval.

thanks so much!

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