Name: Wiliam Rice (Bill) WILBANKS
Given Name: Wiliam Rice (Bill)
Birth: 3 Jun 1881 in ,,OK
Death: 5 Oct 1948 in Payson,Gila,AZ
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2003 From: MWILBANK@apsc.com My Name is Mary Wilbanks and I am married to William Wesley Wilbanks (Bill) whose father was William Risser Wilbanks (Bill) whose father was William Rice Wilbanks (Bill) whose father was Jesse Wilbanks. Jessie was married to Georgia Puckett. We live in Holbrook Arizona and my husbands family settled in the Payson, Arizona area.
Change Date: 19 Jul 2003 at 20:05:06
William Rice married Ola Jane Franklin and they had 5 children.
1. William Risser Wilbanks Married Betty Louise Harp
a. William Wesley Wilbanks
b. Robert Melvin Wilbanks
2. Jessie Wilbanks (female)
3. Daniel Melvin Wilbanks
4. Georgia Bell Wilbanks
5. June Wilbanks I started my research on my husbands side of the family about a year and half ago. I have been e-mailing Michael Huff, David Wilbanks (Arlington Texas) and a Robert Wilbanks IV from Mesa Arizona. Have enjoyed talking to them and hearing about their families.
I am interested in any information pertaining to William Rice Wilbanks family before they came to Arizona. Pictures or stories or ......
13 July 2003 -- Mary Wilbanks <MWILBANK@apsc.com>
William Rice (Bill) Wilbanks was a brother to Carrel. Bill came to Arizona in 1910 after Carrel did. Bill applied for a land grant of 135 acres in the Tonto National Forest area. Bill and his brother Carrel ranched in the same area. In 1922 Bill accused his brother Carrel of stealing his cattle and shot and killed his brother.
Bill sold off his ranch and Carrel's Widow leased out their ranch for a long time until her sons were able to take over running the ranch. Bad blood between these two families for many years. Because it happened so long ago the cousins are now okay with what happened.
She follows with data for descendants of Bill and Ola Jane.
Father: Jesse WILBANKS b: 9 Jun 1836 in ,Weakley Co., TN
Mother: Georgia Ann PUCKETT b: 1848 in Waco,,TX
Ola Jane FRANKLIN b: 3 May 1896 in Star Valley, Gila, AZ
- William Risser (Bill) WILBANKS b: 16 Oct 1915 in Payson,Gila,AZ
- Daniel Melvin WILBANKS b: 20 Feb 1919 in Payson,Gila,AZ
- Georgia Belle WILBANKS b: 25 Jan 1921 in Payson,Gila,AZ