John Elmer Banks

8 September 1882–7 April 1921 (Age 38)
Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of John Elmer

When John Elmer Banks was born on 8 September 1882, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, William Frederick Broomhead Banks, was 30 and his mother, Letitia Ann George Davis, was 25. He married Emma Mae Smith on 9 June 1908. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States in 1910 and Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920. In 1920, at the age of 38, his occupation is listed as a general construction contractor in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 7 April 1921, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 38, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Elmer Banks
Emma Mae Smith
Marriage: 9 June 1908
Max Smith Banks
Marva Banks
Jay Elmer Banks
Lyle Smith Banks

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 June 1908
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1884 · Logan Temple Dedication
    Age 2
    On May 17, 1884, the Logan temple was dedicated by John Taylor. It was the only temple dedicated by him and was the second temple in Utah. The temple went under a major reconstruction project in 1976 to increase the capacity of the rooms inside and was rededicated in 1979 by Spencer W. Kimball.
    Age 4
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 14
    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.

    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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    Sources (40)

    • John E Banks in entry for Marva Banks, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Elmer J Banks, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • John E. Banks, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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