Lewis Banks

Maleabout 1859–

Brief Life History of Lewis

When Lewis Banks was born about 1859, in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, P. B. Banks, was 24 and his mother, Emma G. Squires, was 23.

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Family Time Line

P. B. Banks
1837–
Emma G. Squires
1837–
Lewis Banks
1859–
Emma Jean Banks
1861–
Annie
1861–
Fanny Banks
1863–

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (3)

    1863

    Age 4

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 4

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

    Age 4

    The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

    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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