(From the Toledo, Ohio, 'Blade' of February 5, 1954
Carlos C. Banting, Sr., 78, president of the Banting Co., farm equipment firm, died early today in his home, 2455 Robinwood Avenue, after a 1-year illness.
Mr. Banting was born in Elmore, Ohio, and came to Toledo in 1899. He organized the Banting Manufacturing Co., which made threshers 54 years ago. In 1930 the company ceased its manufacturing operations and Mr. Banting formed the Banting Co., to sell farm equipment.
Given 50-Year Scroll
In December 1952, Mr. Banting was given a scroll for his 50 years membership in Toledo Council, United Commercial Travelers, which he joined in 1902.
Mr. Banting also was a member of Collingwood Presbyterian Church; Rotary Club, and Inverness Club. He was a graduate of Elmore High School and the former Melchoir Business College of Toledo.
Surviving are his wife Donna; sons James and Carlos, Jr., both of Toledo; daughters, Mrs. Lockert Be-miss, Williamsburg, Va., and Mrs. Crossan Hayes, Grosse Point Woods, Mich., and eight grandchildren.