November 9, 1911
HANKINS, WILLIAM - Councilman William Hankins died at his home on South Cherry street shortly after 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. He had for some time been afflicted with kidney trouble. Since the death of Mrs. Hankins last June he had gradually grown weaker. Mr. Hankins was born in Utica, N. Y., 74 years ago, came to this city at the age of 18 and had been a resident of Troy ever since. At various times he served the city as councilman and was a member of that body when he died. His strict honesty and integrity and his opposition to all extravagance made him a valuable member of the city legislature. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. F. M. Buckles of Rutherford, N. J.; and a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Martin of New York. The funeral services, which were attended by council and other city officials and by a large company of friends, were held at the home at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Rev. J. E. Etter of the First Christian church was in charge. Interment was made in Riverside cemetery.
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