|"It's a poor family that has neither whore nor thief in it..."|
Welcome to Banner's Beanery! What's a beanery? Its a cheap restaurant by definition but to me it became that place where you could sit, relax and stay awhile with family and friends. My Aunt Joan always answered the phone with the salutation, "Banner's Beanery!" So come in and stay awhile.
If you have any questions, comments or would like to share research, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.
July 23, 2014:
The Fabius Historical Society
On Monday, Aug 4th at 7PM, the Fabius Historical Society will meet at the Fabius Community Center (7786 Main St., Rt.80). Helen DeHaan, from Newark Valley, NY, will provide first-hand knowledge concerning the Cortland King's Daughters Children's Home. Former Fabius residents, Clarence and Hazel Banner, ran the home for many years. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will follow the program.
Helen visited the Tully Area Historical Society about year ago looking for some information and I had the great joy of meeting with her. She had recently had a reunion of many of the home's residents and had accumulated a treasure trove of pictures, memories and information from them about their life there. Included were remembrances of Clarence and Hazel. I was overwhelmed by all the work she had done. You won't be disappointed.
Mar 23, 2014:
Betty's 2013 "In a Nutshell" is Here
Betty just finished her year in review newsletter for 2013 & early 2014. She gives an annual review of what has happened in the Frank & Betty Banner family over the course of the previous year. It's a great read and includes several new pictures of the family. Login to see all her previous newsletters and the most recent one HERE.
Mar 21, 2014:
Rare Historical Photos in Color:
In Dick Eastman's March 21st e-newsletter, he had an article about "Colorized Historical Photos" and included was this slideshow (with music) from LiveLeak.com
that mesmerized me. Hope it will do the same to you. (Videos can enlarged to fullscreen by clicking the box icon at the end of the video progress bar).
Part 3 (More photos, though most not colorized. They are still a poignant and thought-provoking walk through history none-the-less.)
Part 4 (Newly released video of colorized historical photos)
Jan 22, 2014:
It's been a long time since I've edited the front page of the Banner Family website and I apologize for that. 2013 has been a year of both loss and gain for us as you can see in the "Latest News" column.
I have not worked on the Banner genealogy since last spring as I've been doing research for a couple of unrelated people. Sometimes you have more luck if you leave "the family" alone for awhile. The hope being that when you return back to them that it will be with new enthusiasm.
In the spring of 2013, I took a trip to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. It's the largest family history library in the world (compliments of the Church of Latter-day Saints). I was well-prepared and had created research sheets and a list of my most troublesome brick walls. I was able to successfully break thru 2 out of the 10 walls I had and I thought that was pretty good. Both of them were on the Russell side of the family. There is nothing better than that "eureka moment" when you've been stumped for so long.
Drop me a line with news you might have. Everything counts.
13 Jul 2014
- Berte (Banner) Olsen emailed today to announce the birth of a new great-granddaughter, Lilly Olsen. Born yesterday to her grandson, Marius Olsen and his fiance, Guro Andersen. Congratulations to all!
20 Jan 2014
||Lilly Olsen |
b. 12 Jul 2014
- Aunt Joan Banner called today to tell me that Bob Krewson
has died in Florida. He and his wife, Trudy, went there every winter. They had many friends there and Trudy had a great deal of support so far away from home. Visitation hours and a celebration of his life will be held Monday, February 3, 2014 at the Masonic Lodge, State St., Tully, NY from 4 to 8pm. Interment will take place this summer at the Tully Cemetery. Cremation has taken place. His complete obituary is available HERE
26 Mar 2013
||Robert G. Krewson, 2006 |
- Congratulations to Shannon and Amber Brown on the birth of Beau Dean Brown
on this date. This picture (from grandma Betty Banner) is from Sept 2013.
14 Apr 2013
||Beau Dean Brown |
- I've been told that Ken Banner, Sr.
has died of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on 9 Apr 2013. His obituary is available HERE
. Please pray for his wife, Roberta, who was in the same accident. Your family has suffered a great deal of loss over the last few years and our hearts go out to you.
2 Feb 2013
||Ken Banner, Sr. |
- Lewis Banner
died at St. Joe's Hospital in Syracuse on Feb. 2nd. His obituary is available HERE
. His family is in our thoughts and prayers.
||Lewis I. Banner |
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Fred & Berte (Banner) Olsen Family (2014):
David & Jackie (Banner) Brown Family (July 2014):
Ole & Paula (Banner) Gustafson Family (July 2014):
Descendants of Adelbert Banner & Lottie Ainsworth (Summer 2010):
Descendants of Samuel Townsend Banner & Anna Alvira Ainsworth (Summer 2010):