||Jerome Banks |
||13 Jun 1841
||Pine Valley, Chemung, New York
||Red Bluff, Tehama, California 
Jerome Banks, 39, lawyer, born in New York. Isabel Banks, 35, keeping house, born in California. Hock, 23, servant, born in China.
||Red Bluff, Tehama, California
- History of Tehama County, California
Citizens of Tehama County
Jerome Banks was born June 13, 1841, at Pine Valley Chemung County, New York. His father, William Henry Banks, a well-to-do farmer, still presides on the farm where the subject of this sketch first saw the light. Having received a common school education, Jerome at the age of eighteen years, engaged in teaching school and thereby obtained means to attend, for several years, the Alfred Academy at Alfred Center, Allegany County, New York. Leaving school, he engaged in mercantile pursuits in 1863, from which he noticed in the following year, and went to the oil regions of Pennsylvania. Here he was busily engaged in dealing in hay, oats, lumber and building materials until 1860, meantime running a large number of rafts and flat-boats down the Alleghany from Ocean, New York, to Oil City, Pennsylvania, a distance of over 200 miles.
In the spring of 1866 he commenced regularly studying law, a subject to which he had devoted his spare moments for two years previously. In September of the same year he entered the Albany Law School, where he remained only four months when he accepted a position with the distinguished law firm of Thurston, Hart & McGuire, at Elmira, Chemung County, New York. On the 15th of May following he was examined before the Supreme Court of New York, at Binghamton, and was admitted to practice in all the courts of his native state. Soon afterward the young attorney opened an office at Millport, Chemung County, where he met with marked success. But having read Horace Greeley's admonition, “Go West, young man, go West,” he started, in the spring of 1868, to Missouri. After his arrival in that State he opened a law office at Alexandria, in Clark County. In 1869 he was solicited by his oldest brother to come to this State, which he did, although he had established a lucrative practice in Alexandria, Missouri.
Arriving in this State in the fall of 1869, he engaged in teaching school in San Joaquin county. During the next two years he taught in Solano and Yolo counties, and in 1872 came to Tehama county, where he taught a three months' term school in Antelope District, three miles east of Red Bluff and acted as Principal of Red Bluff Public School one term.
In 1873 he was elected District Attorney of Tehama county, and so faithfully did he discharge the duties of his office that he was re-elected in 1875 and again in 1877 thus filling the office of District Attorney of Tehama county from March 2, 1874 to March 4, 1880.
Mr. Banks has always acted with the Republican party and enjoys the full confidence of his party. He as at present a very lucrative legal practice, and is also now one of the proprietors of the daily weekly People's Cause attending personally to many of the duties connected therewith. 
||23 May 2005 |
||Isabella Burger, b. 1855, , Calaveras, California , d. Yes, date unknown |
||18 Jun 1878
||, Tehama, Calfornia
||24 Aug 2004 |
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