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Esmah Elizabeth (Banks) Oakes (1871 - 1958)

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Esmah Elizabeth (Esma) Oakes formerly Banks
Born in Williamston, Annapolis, Nova Scotiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married before 1897 (to 19 Oct 1950) [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canadamap
Profile last modified 4 Jul 2019 | Created 20 Oct 2012
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Esma was born[1] in 1871. She was the daughter of Richard Banks and Matilda Whitman[2]. She married Leander John Oakes before 1897, based on the date of birth[3] of their eldest daughter Estella. According to sources presented at the time of the application for delayed registration of birth of their daughter Almeda Maude Oakes[4], Esma and Leander moved to British Columbia prior to 1912. Esma died[5] in 1958, and was buried [6] in Kelowna, (where her first name on the gravestone is spelled "Ezma").

Research Notes

While Esma's birth record indicates a date of birth of 28 Apr 1871, other documents specify both 28 Nov 1880 and 1881.


"Nova Scotia Births and Baptisms, 1702-1896," database, FamilySearch ( : 5 December 2014), Emmah E. Banks, 28 Apr 1871; citing Williamston, Annapolis, Nova Scotia; FHL microfilm 1,318,342.

  • William Ramage, firsthand knowledge. Click the Changes tab for the details of edits by William and others.
  1. Registration Year: 1871 - Book: 1801 - Page: 100 - Number: 144
  2. Entered by William Ramage, Oct 20, 2012
  3. Registration Year: 1897 - Page: 99100174
  4. Registration Year: 1900 - Page: 99100140
  5. d. 8 Sep 1958, Kelowna, BC
  6. Find A Grave: Memorial #101409969

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