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.
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.
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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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