John Ray Banks

19 February 1881–3 April 1940 (Age 59)
Lindon, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of John Ray

When John Ray Banks was born on 19 February 1881, in Lindon, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, Franklin Cyrus Banks, was 33 and his mother, Eliza Luff Crossland, was 29. He married Harriet Drucilla Robinson on 21 December 1909, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States in 1900 and Eureka, Eureka, Nevada, United States in 1910. He died on 3 April 1940, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 59.

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Family Time Line

John Ray Banks
Harriet Drucilla Robinson
Marriage: 21 December 1909
Ruth Harriet Banks

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 December 1909Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act
    Age 1
    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
    1896 · Utah becomes a state
    Age 15
    After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 17
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    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 (22)

    • John Ray Banks in entry for Ruth Banks, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • John R Banks, "United States Census, 1910"
    • John Banks in entry for Ervin N Dahl and Ruth Banks, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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