The Mixed-Race 'Green-Cook-Bannister' Families
- The Green-Cook-Bannister Families
Florence (Green) Bannister
Florence is the daughter of Gabriel Green.
Gabriel came to Michigan when he was a small child from Ohio.
He was raised by Daniel Pointer.
Gabriel married Anna Cook on September
20, 1874 in Wheatland township.
Gabriel was 25 years old and Anna was 15.
Both were born in Ohio.
Joseph Cummings and Aaron
Morgan witnessed the marriage.
The Justice of the Peace was Peter B.
Gingrich who officiated the ceremony.
Gabriel and Anna Cook Green had eight children:
Elmer, Clyde, William, Cal, Effie,
Mabel, Florence and Margaret.
Anna died when Florence was very small.
Florence (Flossie) Green was
born in Millbrook on May 30, 1893.
Florence Green married Jim
Bannister in 1090, in Boyne City, MI.
James Bannister was born April 15, 1888.
His family migrated to Michigan from Canada.
His mother was May Ann Perry Bannister.
Jim's parents died when Jim was a small child.
A relative, John Bracy raised him.
James had a sister (name unknown)
and two brothers: Walter and Albert.
James and Flossie Bannister moved back tohttp://www.oldsettlersreunion.com/Bannister.htm
the Barryton area in 1910 and later to Remus.
In 1928 they moved to Lansing, Michigan and
in later years to Flint, Michigan until their death.
Both are buried in Wheatland Cemetery.
Jim and Flossie Bannister had four children:
Vera, Lyle, Helen and Howard. (SEE BRACY)