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Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ Francis Newton Banta ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Francis Newton Banta
BORN: 30 Nov 1895 DIED: 20 Oct 1922 BURIED: 23 Oct 1922
BIRTH PLACE:  Salem, Marion Co., Oregon
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co., Oregon
OSBH DC (Marion Co., 1922) #766 - Francis Newton Banta, male, married, occupation salesman at an implement store, b. 30 Nov 1895 in Salem, Oregon, d. 20 Oct 1922 in Salem, Oregon (404 N. Church St.) at the age of 26 y's 10 m's 20 d's, name of father Abraham Banta, maiden name of mother Edith Thompson (b. England), interment 23 Oct, undertaker Rigdon & Son, informant Mrs. F. N. Banta of Salem.
Francis Banta Passes Away. 
Popular Member of Old Company M and Overseas Veteran is Dead. 
Francis N. Banta, who served with old Company M on the Mexican border and was with the company for 18 months in France, died yesterday at 3 o'clock following an illness of two weeks. Pneumonia with complications was the cause of his death. 
The family lived at 404 North Church street. Besides his widow, Mrs. Carrie Banta, he is survived by two children, Charlotte, 7 years old, and Paul 2 1/2 years; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Banta; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Moore of Gervais; two half brothers, Will Banta of Vanvouver, Wash., and Herbert Banta of Eureka, Utah; and a half-sister, Mrs. Edna Olsen of Walker, Oregon. 
He would have been 27 years old next month and had lived in Salem all his life. Mr. Banta went to the Mexican border with Company M as a first sergeant and was a second lieutenant when the company left for overseas. He was promoted to first lieutenant while in France and was discharged from the service following his return from France. He was employed by H. Pohle & Son before and following his service in the army. Final arrangements have not yet been made for the funeral but it was definitely announced by members of the family that it will not be a military funeral. 
Mr. Banta was popular among officers and men and his death will be universally mourned by them. 
Oregon Statesman 21 Oct 1922, 1:5 

Banta Funeral Monday - The funeral of Francis N. Banta will be held tomorrow at 2:30 from Rigdon's chapel. The American Legion will attend the funeral and a firing squad will be present. The Legion will give its ritualistic service at the graveside. Burial will take place in I. O. O. F. cemetery. 
Oregon Statesman 22 Oct, 1922 5:5 

Funeral services for the late Francis Newton Banta, formerly a lieutenant company M 162nd Inf. Will be held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Rigdon mortuary, concluding services I.O.O.F. cemetery under the auspices of the American Legion. 
Oregon Statesman 22 Oct 1922 5:7.
Francis Banta 
Nov. 30, 1895 Oct. 20, 1922 
IOOF Register of Burials 
OSBH DC (Marion Co., 1922) #766 
Saucy Survey & Photographs
S&H pg 30 
OS 21 Oct 1922 1:5 
OS 22 Oct 1922 5:5 
OS 22 Oct 1922 5:7
LOT: 295 SPACE: 4 NW LONGITUDE: N 44° 55.222' LATITUDE: W 123° 02.737'

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