William Banks Jr.

7 March 1836–31 March 1909 (Age 73)
Albrighton, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Banks Jr. was born on 7 March 1836, in Albrighton, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Banks, was 40 and his mother, Elizabeth Taylor, was 38. He married Sarah Jarvis on 8 December 1856, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Tettenhall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841. In 1871, at the age of 35, his occupation is listed as butcher shop manager in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States. He died on 31 March 1909, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Spanish Fork City Cemetery, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Banks Jr.
Anne Jones
Marriage: 4 January 1868
Elias Jones Banks
William Stephen Banks
Ann Banks
Mary Margaret Banks
Thomas Hyrum Banks
Ruth Hannah Banks
Llewellyn Orson Banks
John Delbert Banks

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 January 1868Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 7
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 18
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 27
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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 William Banks Family Journey to Zion

    On a spring day in 1849 — (March 12th, to be exact) — William and Elizabeth (Elizabeth Taylor) Banks, and their two daughters (Elizabeth and Sarah) and two sons (John and William) along with a company …

    Sources (40)

    • William Banks in household of William Banks, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Wm Banks, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • William Banks in entry for Llewellyn Orson Banks, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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