Vivian Irene Banks

30 January 1925–3 May 1993 (Age 68)
Greenwood, Steuben, New York, United States

The Life 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 daughter. She died on 3 May 1993, in Lockport, Niagara, New York, United States, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

7 July 1942
Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States


Parents and Siblings



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

1 English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived on the slope of a hillside or by a riverbank, from northern Middle English banke (from Old Danish banke). 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.2 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’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Vivian Banks in household of Homer Banks, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Vivian I Banks in household of Homer Banks, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Vivian Irene Banks - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Vivian Irene Banks

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