James Eyre Banks

Brief Life History of James Eyre

When James Eyre Banks was born on 5 July 1855, in At Sea, his father, Joseph Banks, was 34 and his mother, Charlotte Eyre, was 25. He married Emily Myers on 8 August 1874, in Minersville, Beaver, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Greenville, Beaver, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 30 June 1930, in Minersville, Beaver, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Minersville Cemetery, Minersville, Beaver, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Eyre Banks
Ann Reese
Marriage: 11 September 1879
Lily Ann Banks
Daisy Banks
Rosetta Banks
Mary Jane Banks
Eliza Banks
James Alma Banks
Charlotte May Banks
David Reese Banks
Joseph Blaine Banks
Clifford Lile Banks
Guardell Banks

Sources (24)

  • James E Banks, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James E. Banks, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
  • James Banks in entry for Unknown, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"

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World Events (8)


Historical Boundaries: 1859: Beaver, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Beaver, Utah, United States


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

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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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The Gift and Power of Healing

From the history of James Alma Banks "[When] my sister Emily Myers Banks [was] a young lady, [she] had a stroke and couldn't walk or talk for three or four days. On Sunday just before meeting time …

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