Obituary of Dr. Peter H. Banta

August 19, 1874 -- November 26, 1915

 (Age 41)




(See page 23)


Dr. Peter H. Banta, 41 years old, well known DeWitt physician, died at his home in that village suddenly, Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  Death was due to stomach troubles.  Dr Banta was taken ill Thursday afternoon, while making a professional call and had to be removed to his home.  He had been in ill health for a month prior to his death, but his condition was not considered serious.


Dr. Banta is survived by his wife and two children.  He was a graduate of the Detroit College of Medicine and came from Westpellia to DeWitt seven years ago.  He was a member of the Masonic order.  The funeral was held from the DeWitt M. E. church, Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock.  Interment was in the DeWitt cemetery.




Peter H. Banta was born in Oxford, Oakland County, August 19, 1874, and departed this life November 26, 1915, aged 41 years, 3 months, 7 days.  At the age of five years he came with his parents to Clinton County and settled near Hubbardston.  From the district he entered the Hubbardston high school, afterward spending four years in the Detroit College of Medicine, from which he graduated in 1900.  Dr. Banta practiced medicine in Westphalia 7 years, in Mancelona 2 years and DeWitt, 6 years.


He leaves to mourn their loss, his wife, mother, three daughters, Lucile, Marian and Dawn; three sisters, Mrs. Carrie Heilner of Detroit, Mrs. Mabel Adams of Port Huron and Miss Lois Banta of DeWitt; three brothers, Andrew of Detroit, James W. of Port Huran and Martin of Detroit.


Card of Thanks,


We wish to express out sincere thanks to our neighbors and friends for their sympathy and kindness shown us in our great bereavement in the death of our husband and father, also for the flowers.  Mrs. H. P. Banta and family.