John Banks

14 September 1834–3 December 1896 (Age 62)
Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Banks was born on 14 September 1834, in Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Banks, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth Taylor, was 36. He married Mary Ann Creer on 22 January 1858, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Tettenhall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841. He died on 3 December 1896, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Spanish Fork City Cemetery, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Banks
Mary Ann Creer
Marriage: 22 January 1858
John William Banks
Elizabeth Ann Banks
Mary Ann Banks
Sarah Jane Banks
Eliza Hannah Banks
Alice Banks
Catherine Banks
Edward Morris Banks
Robert Taylor Banks
William Creer Banks
William B Banks
Infant Banks

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 January 1858Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 16
    Historical Boundaries: 1850: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Utah, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Utah, Utah, United States
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 20
    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.

    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 (39)

    • John Banks, "United States Census, 1860"
    • J Banks in entry for Jeffry Haywood and Mary Banks, "Louisiana Parish Marriages, 1837-1957"
    • John Banks in entry for Catherine Banks Hughes, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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