Frank Andrew BANNON
Parke Co IN Families & History p. 152 (Paducah, Ky: Everton
Frank Andrew Bannon was b. Oct 18, 1857 in Darke Co OH to John C.
Bell Bannon. He had one sister, Belle Anmn. Sarah Bannon d. Dec
in 1863 John C. enlisted in the 120pth Reg of the uS army at Crawfordsville
in the Civil War. The 120th Regt did battle at Chattanooga with Gen.
Sherman. John C. d. of an illness at jO Hall Hosp in Jeffersonville
orphaned children, Frank and Belle were raised by John's bro, Rev.
Bannon and his wife, Angeline. Rev. Lewis Bannon was a circuit rier
in Mont and Parke Co. A sa young man, Frank moved to Ks and homesteaded
acres. He lived ther elong enough to prove the homestead. He raised
burned it as fuel. He became homesick and missed his girl friend
the homestead to ret. to Parke CO. He and Fanne Lee Alward were marr.
11, 1885. They wre the parents of 4 ch: Walter Andrew; Sarah Helen;
Luella and John Leslie. Mary & John d. as inf. On AUg 8, 1987,(sic
1897) Fanny d. ON March 31, 1899, Frank Marr. Rosetta Emiline Barker.
had a dau, in a Icle. Frank & Ettie were the parents of: Marvin
Cliston Wayne; Merril Lex; Thelma Vance, Doria Onedia, Carrie Mildred
Mary Lucille. For many years Frank & his sons operated a Huber
threshing machine. They would drive the machine form farm to farm
thresht he grain. Ther farmer's wives would provide a dinner for
and the men often spent ht enight in the farmers' barns. The machine
very heavy and it was dangerous to cross the bridges. When they did
bridge, Frank would make everyone get off and he would drive alone.
machine has a whistle that could be heard for a long distance. THe
home was concerned when they knew Frank would be traveling over bridges
he would blow the whistle twice just before he crossed and three
soon as he was safe. There was also a hill about a mi. from their
Frankw ould blow his whistle once and the ch. would run to meet him
the rest of the way home on the machine. FOr many years the family
a farm bordering TR State Park. The ch. often were guides to the
becamse lost on the primitve trails. In later years, even though
was gone, members of the fmaily returned to pickk persimmons form
tree that remained. Frank travel to Little Rock, Ar to visit his
her family and also to Calif to visit his son Walter & his family
settled there. Frank was a Mason for the most of his adult life.
He d. Jan
20, 1937. His funeral was held in the Lusk Chapel and he is bur.
Grove Cem. north of Marshall. Ettie d. May 7, 1959 and is also bur.