I came across an obit that had a photo on it and I took a screen print of it.
I looked for a family tree to tell his relates about the obit and photo but I did not find a tree so I created a family tree for Abram, to hold his obit.
I started adding records and one was for a school (1930 census) where he was a student.
I did a search on the name of the school and found lots of information.
Information that I did not know about and would not have looked for, if not for the obit.
So an obituary can lead to new knowledge.
Here is the text file I created using the information off of the obit.
A McKee Banks
[Abram Mckee Banks]
born: Abt. 1902
died: Nov 1976 Wednesday
in Bowling Green
wife: Mrs Mary B Banks – Bowling Green [Bowling Green, Caroline, Virginia, USA]
a brother: Rev D. H. Banks – Culpepper
37 years as
vocational agricultural teacher
with Caroline County schools
grad: Virginia State College
past president of Caroline County chapter of the school’s alumni association
burial St John’s Baptist Church cemetery
The Free Lance Star
Nov 26, 1976
on this Ancestry dot com tree:
The 1930 school called: “Virginia Normal and Industrial Institute” was later renamed to:
a link result to search for “Virginia Normal and Industrial Institute”
another web site: http://www.vsu.edu/about/history/history-vsu.php
I did a search and found many for sites with information about the school.
I hope this post will give you information that you can use for your own family tree.
Jose from Clarkston and Covert, Michigan