Samuel Jack Banks

22 August 1911–13 February 1994 (Age 82)
Texas, United States

The Life of Samuel Jack

When Samuel Jack Banks was born on 22 August 1911, in Texas, United States, his father, Wesley Fannin Banks, was 28 and his mother, Jessie Wilson, was 28. He lived in Justice Precinct 6, Knox, Texas, United States in 1920. He died on 13 February 1994, in San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Victorville, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wesley Fannin Banks
1883–1974
Jessie Wilson
1883–1972
Eunice Banks
1904–2003
Eula V Banks
1909–1930
Samuel Jack Banks
1911–1994
Ozella Edith Banks
1913–1995
Col. Wilson H Banks
1916–2001

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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 3

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 23

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

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)

  • S J Banks in household of Wesley F Banks, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Samuel Jack Banks, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"
  • Jack Banks, "BillionGraves Index"

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