Texas Family Group Sheet for the William T BANKSTON Family

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Husband: William T BANKSTON (1,2)
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   Birthdate: 12 Aug 1857 - , , Mississippi, USA (3)
  Death date: 15 May 1940 - , Dallas, Texas, USA (1)
     Address: Children's Rest Camp, Dallas County, Texas
      Buried: 16 May 1940 - Rogers, Bell, Texas, USA (1)
     Address: Rogers Cemetery, Bell County, Texas
      Father: Daniel BANKSTON (Abt 1827-    ) (4)
      Mother: Martha SYLVESTER (Abt 1832-    ) (4)
    Marriage: 17 Jun 1900                              Place: , Bell, Texas, USA (2)
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   Wife: Dora WILLS (5)
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   Birthdate: 16 Oct 1866 - , , Texas, USA (6,7,8)
  Death date: 5 Nov 1957 - Arlington, Tarrant, Texas, USA (9)
     Address: Home for Aged Masons, Tarrant County, Texas
      Buried: 6 Nov 1957 - Arlington, Tarrant, Texas, USA
     Address: Keystone Cemetery, Tarrant County, Texas
      Father: Archibald WILLS (1839-1925) (10)
      Mother: Rebecca PENNINGTON (1842-Bef 1881) (11,12)
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Children
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1  F  Bernice B BANKSTON (13,14,15)
   Birthdate: 16 Nov 1902 - , , Texas, USA (16,17,18)
  Death date: 21 Dec 1915 - Temple, Bell, Texas, USA (13)
      Buried: 22 Dec 1915 - Rogers, Bell, Texas, USA
     Address: Rogers Cemetery, Bell County, Texas
      Spouse: Did Not Marry
  Marr. Date:
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2  M  Bernard B BANKSTON (19)
   Birthdate: 1906 (20)
  Death date: Deceased
      Buried:
      Spouse:
  Marr. Date:
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Death Notes: Husband - William T BANKSTON
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Dallas Daily Times Herald, June 3, 1928, Sec. III, p. 6, col. 1.
REST CAMP FOR CHILDREN WILL OPEN MONDAY
TUBERCULOSIS SOCIETY PROVIDES FOR FRAIL YOUNGSTERS AT BACHMAN'S
     With seventy children--boys and girls ranging in age from 7 to 12 years--as guests,
the free rest camp, owned and operated by the Dallas Tuberculosis association, is to open
Monday at the camp site at Bachman's dam, according to John W. Everman, president of the
association.
     The camp has been conducted annually for a number of years, and hundreds of children
have been helped to health by the association, through proper diet and exercise.
     No child with tuberculosis is admitted, and all of the small guests are carefully
examined by the clinic staff of doctors.
     Children selected for the camp are chose because of being frail or under weight, and
thus, more susceptible to the disease, or who come from tubercular parents, but
themselves do not have the disease.

Careful Examination.
     "The association's medical director," said Mr. Everman, "in addition to examining
each child before admission, makes weekly examination of each child to see that proper
health improvement is going on, and also to guard against any disease creeping into the
camp that might spread, and the success secured by this care is proven by the fact that
no children's disease of any kind has ever crept into the camp, notwithstanding the many
hundreds of children that have been cared for, and all were returned to their homes with
improved health and gain in weight, and, in addition to this, the association arranges
for the children, free of all expense, to have tonsils and adenoids removed and necessary
dental work done.
     The children are selected from families who could not bear the expense of paying for
a summer outing for their children. Treatment of the children at the rest camp consists
of proper diet and ample rest periods. Meals are carefully planned, largely following
national government health department advice, which makes special recommendations as to
diet for gain in health and weight and, in addition to the three regular meals served
daily, they are given milk between meals, averaging over one quart, per child, per day.
     The children are taught cleanliness and general health rules.

Equipment of Camp.
     The camp is equipped with a large swimming pool, where the children enjoy their
daily dip. The camp has a library, representing gifts of good friends, picture books,
principally, and when they take their afternoon rest in bed, each is furnished with a
book to attract their interest.
     The camp is equipped with a merry-go-round that will accommodate fifty children,
turn-table, numerous swings, see-saws and other play equipment. Some good friend
presented the camp, two or three years ago, with a moving picture machine, and the moving
picture companies of Dallas have combined, for several years (and will do the same this
year), to provide the camp with sets of pictures, free, so that a picture show can be
given every other night at the camp.
     The camp is provided with an electric washing machine and steam dryer, and, as the
little children at the camp are very limited as to wardrobe, their day clothes are washed
every night, and their night clothes washed every day to add to their comfort.
     The camp is supplied with adequate toilet facilities, has its own sewage disposal
plant, all necessary repairs have been made on the camp building, camp equipage being
painted, ground thoroughly cleaned and Dr. Carrick, who recently, personally inspected
the camp, certified that it is in splendid sanitary condition.
     There were more than 250 children cared for last year, and the association returned
to their homes, 650 pounds more of children than they received.
     The camp will continue in operation during June, July, August and the first week in
September, and the Dallas folks are earnestly urged to come out to the camp and visit the
children there. It is planned to take care of a total of about 250 children this summer,
averaging about seventy children at one time. The association is a member of the Dallas
Community Chest, receiving its financial support from that body.

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Burial Notes: Husband - William T BANKSTON
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no stone found

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Burial Notes: Wife - Dora WILLS
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no stone found

Last Modified: 27 Nov 2014

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Sources
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    1. Death Certificate, Bankston, William T #22625.
    2. Bell Co, Texas Marriage Book, bk N pg 137.  W T Bankston to Dora Wills, 17 Jun
         1900, by J H Wilson, MG.
    3. Death Certificate, Bankston, William T #22625.  12 Aug 1857, Mississippi.
    4. Death Certificate, William T #22625.
    5. 1870 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, pg 46 (83B).  Dora Wills.
    6. 1870 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, pg 46 (83B).  age 4, Texas.
    7. 1900 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, ED 20, pg 4B.  age 33, Oct 1866, Texas.
    8. Death Certificate, Bankston, Dora Willis #64044.  16 Oct 1866, Holland, Texas.
    9. Death Certificate, Bankston, Dora Willis #64044.
    10. 1850 Federal Census, Texas, Washington, ppg 288B-289A.  Archibald Mills.
    11. 1870 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, pg 46 (83B).  Rebecca Wills.
    12. Daughters of the Republic of Texas Patriot Ancestor Album, Volume 2,(Turner
         Publishing Company; Paducah, KY; 2001) pg 137.  "... Archibald married Rebecca
         Pennington; ..."
    13. Death Certificate, Bankston, Bernice #25761.
    14. Rogers Cemetery, Bell County, Texas.
    15. 1910 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, ED 9, pg 13B.  Bernicse B Bankston.
    16. Death Certificate, Bankston, Bernice #25761.  16 Nov 1902, Texas.
    17. Death Certificate, Bankston, Bernice #25761.  1? Nov 1902, Bell County, Texas.
    18. 1910 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, ED 9, pg 13B.  age 6, Texas.
    19. 1910 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, ED 9, pg 13B.  Bernard B Bankston.
    20. 1910 Federal Census, Texas, Bell, ED 9, pg 13B.  age 4, Texas.

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