Elbert Lee O'Banion

1 October 1915–26 March 1996 (Age 80)
Cassville, Barry, Missouri, United States

The Life of Elbert Lee

When Elbert Lee O'Banion was born on 1 October 1915, in Cassville, Barry, Missouri, United States, his father, William Otis O'Banion, was 26 and his mother, Mabel Nina Hefley, was 25. He died on 26 March 1996, in San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States.

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William Otis O'Banion
Mabel Nina Hefley
Elbert Lee O'Banion
Tom Melvin O'Banion
Altheda O'Banion
Noveda O'Banion

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 19

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. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 22

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Banáin ( see O’Bannon ).

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

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Sources (2)

  • Elbert Lee O'Banion, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Elbert Lee Obanion, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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