Merril Ralph Banks

30 July 1909–5 March 1931 (Age 21)
Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Merril Ralph

When Merril Ralph Banks was born on 30 July 1909, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, Junius Crossland Banks, was 26 and his mother, Edna Myrtle Hackett, was 26. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1929. He died on 5 March 1931, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 21, and was buried in Pleasant Grove City Cemetery, Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Junius Crossland Banks
Edna Myrtle Hackett
Merril Ralph Banks
Helen Banks
Wallace Banks
Earl Banks
Margaret Banks

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1910 · McKay-Dee Hospital Opens its Doors
Age 1
To honor Thomas D. Dee, his wife and her children built a hospital as a memorial to him. Located on 24th Street and Harrison the hospital served the community for 59 years. After it closed its doors in 1969, a new hospital was constructed near 39th street and Harrison in 1971. Located next to another hospital, the two hospitals ultimately merged together bearing both names of McKay, after David O. McKay, and Thomas Dee, to honor the hospital that served the surrounding area for many years. The McKay-Dee Hospital is still in operation but has moved from its original spot.
1910 · The Lehi Tabernacle Is Completed
Age 1
The beautiful Lehi Tabernacle was completed and dedicated by Joseph F. Smith on May 15, 1910. The white brick building was able to seat 1,200 people. A 9-ton, 19 foot high, pipe organ was the crowning feature of the building. The massive organ cost $3,700 and had a total of 792 pipes. The tabernacle was a jewel in the community.
1921 · One of The Oldest Coasters in the World
Age 12
Utah is home to one of the oldest coasters in the world that is still operational. The Roller Coaster, at Lagoon Amusement park, is listed number 5.

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

A Tribute to Merril

Taken from BIOGRAPHY OF EDNA MYRTLE HACKETT BANKS BY her sister, May H. Marsh "Merril was a perfect type of splendid manhood and those of us who knew him can understand in part, the loss his loved on …

Sources (13)

  • Merrel Banks in household of Junius Crossland Banks, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Merril Ralph Banks, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
  • Merrill Ralph Banks in household of Junius Crossland Banks, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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