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Hunsaker Cemetery ~ James S. Shanks ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Shanks, James S.
LAST: Shanks FIRST: James MID: S.
BORN: 1850 DIED: 3 Apr 1926 BURIED: 
DEATH PLACE: Dallas, Polk Co., Oregon
Name of father Abner Shanks
Maiden name of mother Anna Leuon
[parents MARRIAGE – Abner Shanks md Anna Leuon [Lenon] 14 Nov 1833 in Carroll Co., Indiana.
[Source -Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941]
[Abner’s 2nd MARRIAGE – Abner Shanks md Elizabeth Ewing 22 Jul 1852 in Carroll Co., Indiana.
[Source -Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941]
1870 OR CENSUS - James Shanks, age 19, b. Indiana, is enumerated with Abner, age 56, occupation farmer, b. Ohio, and Elizabeth, age 38, b. Indiana, along with Newton, age 26, b. Indiana, Huey, age 24, b. Indiana, Mary M., age 15, b. Iowa, Levi, age 12, b. Iowa, Benj., age 9, b. Iowa, William, age 7, b. Iowa, and Annie, age 1, b. Oregon.
1st MARRIAGE – “J.S. Shanks, over 34 & Fannie Miller, over 21, m 1 Nov 1885 at house of W.T. Miller, bride’s father, by W.T. Van Scoy, M.G. Aff: William Shanks. Wit: Clara A. Hillary & Allie G. Day #3159 pg 183” 
2nd MARRIAGE – “James S. Shanks, ove 21 & Mrs. Ida Zumkeller, over 18, m 15 Mar 1893 at house of John Witchen by Elder A. Shanks, M.D. Aff: A.J. Miller. Wit: John Wittschen & C.F. Missler. #4425 pg 306” 
1910 OR CENSUS - James S. Shanks, age 59, married (2nd marriage – wife not enumerated with him), retired merchant, b. Indiana, is enumerated as a boarder in the home of James and Olive Arnold.
[wife of 17 years, Ida L., step-daughter Burga J. Zumkeller, children J. Carlton, age 12, and Eugenia, age 3, are enumerated in South Ione, Morrow Co., Oregon]
1920 OR CENSUS - James S. Shanks, age 69, widowed, occupation fruit farmer, b. Indiana, is enumerated with step-daughter Burga Zumkeller, age 30, single, b. Oregon, along with Carlton J. Shanks, age 22, b. Oregon, and Eugenia Shanks, age 13, b. Oregon.
Joseph [sic - James] S. Shanks, aged 75 years, died at his home near Dallas Saturday after an illness of several months. Mr. Shanks’ body was taken to Turner Monday by Chapman & Henkle and funeral services were conducted by Rev W.S. Gordon of Dallas. Mr. Shanks lived in Dallas about 10 years. He was born November 29, 1850, at Camden, Indiana, but had lived in Oregon for many years. He is survived by a son and two daughters. A daughter, Eugenia Shanks, is a student at Dallas high school.
Polk County Observer (Thursday) 8 Apr 1926, 5:5
Saucy Survey & Photographs
OSBH DC (Polk County 1926) #47
1870 OR CENSUS (Marion Co., Sublimity, FA #1522)
Marriage Records of Marion Co., OR, Vol. V, 1884-1888, pg 16
Marriage Records of Marion Co., OR, Vol. VII, 1891-1894, pg 25
1910 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., S. Dallas, ED 244, sheet 10A)
1920 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., Dallas, ED 380, sheet 1B)
PCO 8 Apr 1926, 5:5

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