Martin Van Buren Hanks

11 May 1842–1922 (Age 79)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Martin Van Buren

When Martin Van Buren Hanks was born on 11 May 1842, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Amos Hanks, was 35 and his mother, Abbey Elvira Brown, was 27. He married Mariah Reynolds on 13 June 1861, in McDonough, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Lake Stay Township, Lincoln, Minnesota, United States in 1900 and Cherry, Nebraska, United States in 1910. He died in 1922, in Shawnee, Johnson, Kansas, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Shawnee, Johnson, Kansas, United States.

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Martin Van Buren Hanks
Mariah Reynolds
Marriage: 13 June 1861
John Edmund Hanks

Spouse and Children

13 June 1861
McDonough, Illinois, United States


    John Edmund Hanks


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World Events (8)


Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

Age 12

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 21

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English (Gloucestershire): patronymic from the Middle English personal name Hank, a short form of Hankin .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • M V Hanks, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Martin Hank in household of Eli Hank, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Martin V Hanks, "United States Census, 1910"

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