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Theodore M. Banta genealogical notes,

Title
Theodore M. Banta genealogical notes, 1888-1903.
Author
Banta, Theodore M. (Theodore Melvin), 1834-1910.
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New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Collection.
Description
.5 linear feet (1 box)
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Correspondence.
  • Notebooks.
  • Research notes.
Source (note)
  • New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
Issued By (note)
  • Compiled by the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
Call Number
NYGB Coll 128
Author
Banta, Theodore M. (Theodore Melvin), 1834-1910.
Title
Theodore M. Banta genealogical notes, 1888-1903.
Summary
The Theodore M. Banta Genealogical Notes consist of correspondence, handwritten transcriptions, a few clippings, and a large bound notebook of handwritten genealogical information relating to his family. The notebook is organized by family name (although not alphabetically) and includes a list of family names with page numbers on the inside cover. Family names included in the notes are Astor (John Jacob), Bonnell (Bunnell), Coutant, Cuvilje (Ariantje), De Groot, DesMarets (DesMarest), Dickerson (Dickenson, Dickinson), Dyckman, Edwards, Golden (Golding, Goulding), Hegeman, Hendrickson, Heroy, Rayner (Rainer), Romejn, Romer, Spock, Squier (Squire), Sturges, Tallman, Vandervoort, Van Hoorn (Van Horen).
Biography
Theodore M. Banta, 1843-1910. Banta was born on November 23, 1834 in New York City. He attended the College of the City of New York in its infancy in 1849. He joined New York Life around 1857, performing actuarial duties, and became cashier in 1864. Some thirty years later, Banta brought charges of unethical practices by the company's president. Banta retired from New York Life in 1891. He married Cornelia Crane (date uncertain) and they had two daughters, May and Effie. Banta was also a Municipal Civil Service Commissioner for New York City from 1902 to 1903. He was a member of the Holland Society, Huguenot Society, as well as the National Arts Club and the Arkwright Club. He died at his home in Glenbrook, Connecticut on September 17, 1910.
Issued By
Compiled by the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.
Indexes
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
Source
New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Gift 2008
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New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Collection.
Added Title
Gift of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.
Research Call Number
NYGB Coll 128
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