Douglas Dan Banks

8 March 1901–4 August 1968 (Age 67)
Simpson, Mississippi, United States

The Life Summary of Douglas Dan

When Douglas Dan Banks was born on 8 March 1901, in Simpson, Mississippi, United States, his father, Frank Wilkes Banks, was 40 and his mother, Emma J. Owens, was 30. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Lela Bush. He lived in Beat 3, Simpson, Mississippi, United States for about 20 years. He died on 4 August 1968, in Simpson, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Mendenhall, Simpson, Mississippi, United States.

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Douglas Dan Banks
Lela Bush
Billie Franklin Banks
Elizabeth Banks

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World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land
Age 1
A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop
Age 6
When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment
Age 18
The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

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 (6)

  • Douglas Banks in household of Frank W Banks, "United States Census, 1920"
  • D D Banks, "United States Census, 1930"
  • D D Banks, "United States Census, 1940"

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