John Obray Bankhead

28 March 1887–19 April 1926 (Age 39)
Avon, Cache, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of John Obray

When John Obray Bankhead was born on 28 March 1887, in Avon, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, Erastus Crosby Bankhead, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Bainbridge Obray, was 24. He married Esther Maryann Jensen on 16 September 1914, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Paradise, Cache, Utah, United States in 1920. He died on 19 April 1926, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Paradise, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Obray Bankhead
Esther Maryann Jensen
Marriage: 16 September 1914
Norma Esther Bankhead
John William Bankhead
Harold Elmer Bankhead
Donna Elizabeth Bankhead

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 September 1914Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 3
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
    1891 · The Logan Tabernacle is Dedicated
    Age 4
    The Logan Tabernacle was dedicated by Wilford Woodruff in 1891 and has been a center piece of Logan since then. In the late 1980's, the Tabernacle underwent a restoration project that restored all the original pioneer designs. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 20, 1975.
    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 11
    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

    Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived at the top or end of a bank or hill (see Bank 5) or habitational name from a place with this origin. There are several minor places in Scotland so called, but the most likely source of the surname is one on the border between the parishes of Kilmarnock and Dreghorn in Ayrshire.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (20)

    • John Obray Bankhead in entry for Norma Esther Or Norma C Bickmore, "Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840-2004"
    • John Bankhead in household of Erastus Bankhead, "United States Census, 1910"
    • John O. Bankhead, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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