James Alma Banks

Male4 February 1889–28 March 1985

Brief Life History of James Alma

When James Alma Banks was born on 4 February 1889, in Minersville, Beaver, Utah, United States, his father, James Eyre Banks, was 33 and his mother, Ann Reese, was 31. He married Gladys DeLong on 12 June 1912, in Panguitch, Garfield, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Lynndyl, Millard, Utah, United States for about 5 years and Lynndyl Election Precinct, Millard, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 28 March 1985, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Lynndyl Cemetery, Lynndyl, Millard, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Alma Banks
Gladys DeLong
Marriage: 12 June 1912
Alma DeLong Banks
Duwayne H. Banks
William Fred Banks
Annie Ruth Banks
Elizabeth Maurene Banks
Gladys Winn Banks

Sources (40)

  • Alma Banks in entry for A De Long Banks, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
  • James Alma Banks, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • James A Banks in entry for W Fred Banks, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Marriage Records, 1906-1968"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 June 1912Panguitch, Garfield, Utah, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 1

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    1894 · The Genealogical Society of Utah is formed.

    Age 5

    The Genealogical Society of Utah is formed. - A precursor society to FamilySearch, the GSU was organized on November 13,1894, in the Church Historian's Office of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 27

    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    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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    Story Highlight

    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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