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Arthur Banfield Deuel

It is far too easy to dismiss the impact Sarah Aetheline Banfield may have had on her son by enabling his inappropriate ideas about his standing in the world.  Hard work, education, and marketable skills are the basis of success.  On her own, Sadie had few skills which were provably marketable.  Her husband, Dr. S. A. Deuel, does not appear to have maintained a relationship with her and I can find no sign he provided either for her or for the child.  

1909 – May 29 – Oakland Tribune 
Trophy Offered By The Tribune Is One Of s Number of Handsome Prized for Which Youngsters Contest 

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1906 – February 18 – San Francisco Examiner – SKATING RINK BRUTE TRIPS LAD AND BREAKS ARM,
“Little thirteen-year old Arthur Deuel lies in his home 1442 Hyde Street groaning with pain…..”  (see clipping)

1909 – May 29 – Oakland Tribune
 Trophy Offered By The Tribune Is One Of s Number of Handsome Prized for Which Youngsters Contest – Arthur Deuel is listed as a sub-timer.  

1909 – June 25 - San Francisco Examiner - WATCHES AND CAMERAS GIVEN TO THE 64 BAY AREA WINNERS,
“The distribution yesterday formed part of the farewell given by “The Examiner” to the Eastern Team of the round the World Racers.”  (see clipping) Arthur Deuel is listed as being awarded an Eastman Kodak, Premo machine of the 5 by 7 inch size.





1912 – January 23 – Oakland Tribune –
PARK RINK –
“Never in the history of the many novelties of which have taken place at the Idora Park skating rink has anything created such a keen interest as that which is being shown in the Progressive Club skating contest.”  (article goes on, see clipping) “Among those who are already wearing the handsome club badges which are indicative of candidacy are:  (Listed first are, presumably the couple, Miss May Stillman, Arthur Deuel.   


1914 – October 5 – Banfield Family Bible:
Arthur Banfield Deuel dies accidently in an accident in Fellows, Texas in the oil fields when a load of pipes fell on him

1914 – October 10 – The Placer Herald – Death of A. Deul “Arthur Deul, of Berkeley, the twenty-one year old son of Mrs. Arthur C. Pillsbury, who was Ethaline Banfield of Penryn, was fatally injured in an automobile accident in Bakersfield Tuesday of this week.   He died a few hours later just before Mr. and Mrs. Pillsbury reached there.
   The funeral was held Thursday afternoon, from the home of his mother at 6440 Benvenue Avenue, Berkeley.  Arthur Pillsbury’s brother, Ernest and wife, were killed in an automobile accident two years ago.  The Pillsburys formerly resided in Auburn.” 
NOTE:  The Pillsburys referred to do not include Sadie Banfield.  This is a reference to my great-grandparents.

1914 – October 10 – The Placer Herald – Death of A. Deul

“Arthur Deul, of Berkeley, the twenty-one year old son of Mrs. Arthur C. Pillsbury, who was Ethaline Banfield of Penryn, was fatally injured in an automobile accident in Bakersfield Tuesday of this week.   He died a few hours later just before Mr. and Mrs. Pillsbury reached there.
   The funeral was held Thursday afternoon, from the home of his mother at 6440 Benvenue Avenue, Berkeley.  Arthur Pillsbury’s brother, Ernest and wife, were killed in an automobile accident two years ago.  The Pillsburys formerly resided in Auburn.” 

  

The Rev. Banfield died in Penryn, CA on June 24, 1889 having served as pastor for the Gold Hills Congregationalist Church there for from mid 1887 until his death.  

Research continues.