John Weldon Bannister

April 1881–16 February 1950 (Age 68)
Elgin, Albert, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life of John Weldon

When John Weldon Bannister was born in April 1881, in Elgin, Albert, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, John G Bannister, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Susan Garland, was 33. He married Ella Collier Ross about 1904. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Albert, New Brunswick, Canada in 1901. He died on 16 February 1950, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

John Weldon Bannister
Ella Collier Ross
Marriage: about 1904
Wendell Everett Bannister
Edna Bannister
Larance Bannister
Mabel Beulah Bannister
Marjorie Emma Bannister
Edith Bannister

Spouse and Children

about 1904



    Edna Bannister


    Larance Bannister


    Mabel Beulah Bannister


    Marjorie Emma Bannister


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (2)

1901 · Hartland Covered Bridge

Age 20

July 4, 1901, the Hartland covered bridge was finished. It spans across the Saint John River, making it the longest covered bridge. Until it was built, the only way across the river was by ferry.
1937 · Miramichi Strike

Age 56

August 20, 1937, the Miramichi lumber strike took place. Over 1,500 millworkers and longshoremen struck 14 lumber firms for wage increases.

Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a basket weaver, from Anglo-Norman French banastre ‘basket’ (the result of a Late Latin cross between Gaulish benna and Greek kanistron). The term denoting a stair rail is unconnected with this name; it was not used before the 17th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Weldon Banister in household of John Banister, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • John W. Bannister in household of Susan S. Bannister, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Weldon Bannister in entry for Thomas Alexander McCully and Marjorie Emma Bannister, "New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950"

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