Ernie Banks

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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

Ethnicity: African-American

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 –

Eddie’s father on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Death record of Ernie’s father –

Ernie’s mother on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Ernie’s maternal grandfather, Derry/Darry Durden, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

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