Eldon Cameron Banks

2 August 1920–26 March 1955 (Age 34)
Lansdowne, Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Eldon Cameron

When Eldon Cameron Banks was born on 2 August 1920, in Lansdowne, Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, George Carmon Banks, was 25 and his mother, Winnifred Blanche Morine, was 26. He died on 26 March 1955, in Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 34.

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Family Time Line

George Carmon Banks
1895–1954
Winnifred Blanche Morine
1894–
Arnold LeRoy Banks
1918–1994
Eldon Cameron Banks
1920–1955
Harry Vincent Banks
1924–1944
Annie Doris Banks
1929–1993

Parents and Siblings

    Male1895–1954Male

    Winnifred Blanche Morine

    Female1894–Female

siblings

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World Events (3)

1921 · Racing Schooner Launched

Age 1

The Bluenose racing schooner was launched on March 26, 1921, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It was evident that the ship was nothing like other ships that had been launched.
1945 · HMCS Esquimalt Torpedoed

Age 25

On April 16, 1945, the HMCS Esquimalt was torpedoed by German U-Boats. Thirty-nine men died, some due to the attack others to exposure to cold. Those that survived were rescued by the Sarnia.
1955 · Canso Causeway Completed

Age 35

The Canso Causeway was completed on April 13, 1955. It is a bridge across the Strait of Canso connecting Cape Breton Island. It is constructed in a S shape.

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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