Birth Name: Ernest Banks
Date of Birth: January 30, 1931
Place of Birth: Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Date of Death: January 23, 2015
Place of Death: Chicago, Illinois
Ernie Banks, nicknamed “Mr. Cub” and “Mr. Sunshine”, was an American professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball as a shortstop and first baseman for the Chicago Cubs, between 1953 and 1971.
Ernie was the son of Essie Vanessa (Durden) and Eddie Lee Banks.
Ernie’s paternal grandparents were Samuel Edgar/A. Banks and Frances McCoy.
Ernie’s maternal grandparents were Derry/Darry Durden (the son of Curtis Durden and Lucinda) and Julie.
Obituary of Ernie Banks – http://www.findagrave.com
Eddie’s father on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Death record of Ernie’s father – https://familysearch.org
Ernie’s mother on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Ernie’s maternal grandfather, Derry/Darry Durden, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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