From the Lapeer Clarion newspaper, October 14, 1898:
Dr. R. S. Bancroft passed away very peacefully on Thursday evening after a lingering illness, aged 78 years. He had resided here with his sisters eleven years and was highly esteemed. His sons D. B. Bancroft of Detroit and Geo. Bancroft of Minnesota and nephew Rev. E. B. Bancroft of Flint were here to attend the funeral which occurred Sunday morning with masonic ceremonies.
The Randolph Bancroft family as enumerated in the Macomb Co., MI, census taken in 1870.