Vivian Irene Banks

Female30 January 1925–3 May 1993

Brief Life History of Vivian Irene

When Vivian Irene Banks was born on 30 January 1925, in Greenwood, Steuben, New York, United States, her father, Homer Banks, was 32 and her mother, Ellen Conlon, was 30. She married Edmond Lawrence on 7 July 1942, in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States for about 1 years. She died on 3 May 1993, in Lockport, Niagara, New York, United States, at the age of 68.

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Edmond Lawrence
Vivian Irene Banks
Marriage: 7 July 1942
Charles Lawrence
Nancy Carol Lawrence

Sources (5)

  • Vivian I Lawrence, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Vivian Irene Banks - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Vivian Irene Banks
  • Vivian Lawrence, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 July 1942Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.


    Age 4

    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

    1944 · The G.I Bill

    Age 19

    The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Bank 5, with excrescent -s. The final -s may occasionally represent a plural form, but it is most commonly an arbitrary addition made after the main period of surname formation, perhaps under the influence of patronymic forms with a possessive -s.

    Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bruacháin ‘descendant of Bruachán’, a byname for a large-bellied person. The English form was chosen because of a mistaken association of the Gaelic name with bruach ‘bank’. Compare Bank 6.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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