Clifford Ballard Banks

21 January 1888–11 May 1964 (Age 76)
Bluffton, Llano, Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Clifford Ballard

When Clifford Ballard Banks was born on 21 January 1888, in Bluffton, Llano, Texas, United States, his father, John Franklin Banks, was 31 and his mother, Mary Jane Roper, was 23. He married Zula Phillips on 25 October 1908, in Burnet, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 3, Hamilton, Texas, United States in 1930 and Kingsland, Llano, Texas, United States in 1935. He died on 11 May 1964, in Austin, Travis, Texas, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Llano, Texas, United States.

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Clifford Ballard Banks
Zula Phillips
Marriage: 25 October 1908
Inez Maurine Banks
Rufus Martin Banks
Mary Frances Banks

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
Age 2
This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company
Age 6
Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed
Age 20
Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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 (13)

  • Ballard Banks in household of Mary J Banks, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ballard Banks, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ballard Banks, "United States Census, 1920"

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