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Santa Anna in Coleman County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Emma Daugherty Banister

(Oct. 20, 1871 - June 4, 1956)

 
 
Emma Daugherty Banister Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 3, 2016
1. Emma Daugherty Banister Marker
Inscription.  The Daugherty family moved west in the late 1870s to Coleman County from present Forney in Kaufman County, where Emma was born. At age 14 she left home to finish school and obtain a teaching certificate in Goldthwaite. She married lawman and widower John R. Banister in 1894, and they raised nine children. Banister was Coleman County Sheriff when he died in mid-1918, and Emma was chosen to complete his term of office to the end of 1918.
 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1476.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationLaw EnforcementSettlements & SettlersWomen.
 
Location. 31° 44.108′ N, 99° 18.722′ W. Marker is in Santa Anna, Texas, in Coleman County. Marker can be reached from Fannin Street (Farm to Market Road 1176) 0.2 miles south of Bowie Avenue. Marker is located in the central section of Santa Anna Cemetery; the above directions are to the entrance of the cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Anna TX 76878, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Marker and Grave of Emma Daugherty Banister image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 3, 2016
2. Marker and Grave of Emma Daugherty Banister
within walking distance of this marker. John R. Banister (here, next to this marker); Santa Anna Cemetery (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas T. Perry (approx. half a mile away); Stonemason T.T. Perry (approx. half a mile away); Coleman County (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Christian Church of Santa Anna (approx. 0.6 miles away); Santa Anna, C.S.A. (approx. 0.8 miles away); Santa Anna Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Anna.
 
Also see . . .  Emma Daugherty Banister. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on May 11, 2016.) 
 
Grave Sites of John R. and Emma Daugherty Banister image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 3, 2016
3. Grave Sites of John R. and Emma Daugherty Banister
Santa Anna Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 3, 2016
4. Santa Anna Cemetery
Grave sites of John R. and Emma Daugherty Banister are located in center of image
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 285 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 11, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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