Joseph Ellis Banks

23 December 1894–13 October 1961 (Age 66)
Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Ellis

When Joseph Ellis Banks was born on 23 December 1894, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, his father, William Ellis Banks, was 37 and his mother, Alice Lovina Hobbs, was 36. He married Amanda Emma Ahlander on 25 November 1925, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in Hiland, Natrona, Wyoming, United States in 1910 and Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1930. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 13 October 1961, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Joseph Ellis Banks
Amanda Emma Ahlander
Marriage: 25 November 1925

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  • Marriage
    25 November 1925Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 2
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1896 · Utah becomes a state
    Age 2
    After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
    1912 · The Girl Scouts
    Age 18
    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Bank 5, with excrescent -s. 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.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’. Compare Bank 6.

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

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    Cowley, Wyoming, Big Horn Mission

    In the summer of 1900 the L.D.S. Church procured a franchise from the state of Wyoming to build a canal and settle the Big Horn Basin. A call was made throughout the church for volunteers to go to th …

    Sources (26)

    • Jos Ellis Banks, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Joseph Ellis Banks, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Joseph Ellis Banks, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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