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Enoch Bancker
Class of: 1860
 
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Apoplexy Suddenly Claims Enoch Bancker, Pioneer of This City

Stricken with apoplexy Friday afternoon about 4:20 o'clock, Enoch Bancker, oldest member of the Jackson county bar, expired within a short time. Mr. Bancker had been in good health until he was stricken. He was one of the few remaining pioneers of Jackson who was acquainted with and partipated in the early history of the city. He took an active interest in

 
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Jackson, particularly in the early days, and assisted in promoting the Michigan Air Line railroad from this city to Niles.

Mr. Bancker was born in New Hampshire but practically his entire life was spent in Michigan, the greater part being in Jackson. He was the first teacher of chemistry at the University of Michigan, and was a member of the first city government after Jackson was incorporated. He also served as city attorney, recorder and alderman. He built up an extensive law practice in this city and at the time of his death he was president of the county bar association, a position which he had held for many years.

Deceased, who was 85 years of age, was a member of the Sons of the Revolution and for year had been active in Masonic circles, he being a member of the Blue Lodge, Chapter and Commandery. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal church.

He is survived by a widow, two sons, Charles and Edward, and three daughters, Mary , Katherine, and Pattie.

The funeral will be held from the 805 West Wilkins street, at 3:30 o'clock, Monday afternoon.

--From Jackson City Patriot, Jackson, Michigan, 6-30-1917, p. 4

 

ENOCH BANCKER, Jackson, Mich. (12879). Son of Floris W. T. and Maria C. (Hollister) Bancker; grandson of William and Linea (Ryan) Bancker; great-grandson of Floris Bancker, Second Major Sixth Albany County New York troops.

--From A NATIONAL REGISTER OF THE SOCIETY SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION PRINCIPAL EVENTS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.

 
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