Robert Ragland Banks III

8 May 1887–16 January 1948 (Age 60)
Decatur, Morgan, Alabama, United States

The Life of Robert Ragland

When Robert Ragland Banks III was born on 8 May 1887, in Decatur, Morgan, Alabama, United States, his father, William Henry Banks, was 52 and his mother, Mary Jane Stuart, was 36. He married Annie Mae Reeder on 23 November 1911, in Smithsonia, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Smithsonia, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States in 1920. He died on 16 January 1948, in Decatur, Morgan, Alabama, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Decatur Cemetery, Decatur, Morgan, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Ragland Banks III
1887–1948
Annie Mae Reeder
1891–1982
Marriage: 23 November 1911
Thomas Reeder Banks
1912–1990
Robert Ragland Banks Jr
1915–1982

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
23 November 1911
Smithsonia, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States
children

(2)

Parents and Siblings

    William Henry Banks

    Male1835–1893Male

    Mary Jane Stuart

    Female1850–1938Female

siblings

(11)

    Stuart Banks

    Male1870–1900Male

    Noble Calhoun Banks

    Male1872–1904Male

    Male1873–1948Male

    Slaughter Banks

    Male1875–1914Male

    Female1876–1952Female

+6 More Children

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.
1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 8

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
1904

Age 17

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived on the slope of a hillside or by a riverbank, from northern Middle English banke (from Old Danish banke). 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.2 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’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Robert Banks in household of Sarah J Stewart, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Robert Banks in household of Sarah J Stewart, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Robert R Bank in household of Mary J Bank, "United States Census, 1900"

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