Elma Bell Banner

30 September 1882–7 August 1970 (Age 87)
Watauga, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Elma Bell

When Elma Bell Banner was born on 30 September 1882, in Watauga, North Carolina, United States, her father, Michael Banner, was 26 and her mother, Luzeena Zena Luther, was 25. She married James Carroll Grimsley on 13 August 1898, in Elk Township, Watauga, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Swink, Otero, Colorado, United States in 1910 and Election Precinct 21, Otero, Colorado, United States in 1940. She died on 7 August 1970, in Rocky Ford, Otero, Colorado, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Rocky Ford, Otero, Colorado, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

James Carroll Grimsley
1874–1938
Elma Bell Banner
1882–1970
Marriage: 13 August 1898
Victoria Isabelle Grimsley
1899–1991
Harry Luther Grimsley
1901–1957
Howard William Grimsley
1903–1961
Mildred Evelyn Grimsley
1906–1927
Ruth Caroline Grimsley
1909–1997
Carl Russell Grimsley
1913–2004
Gerald Grimsley
1919–1919
Geraldine Grimsley
1919–2007
Imogene Grimsley
1921–2014

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
13 August 1898
Elk Township, Watauga, North Carolina, United States
children

(9)

    Female1899–1991Female

    Male1901–1957Male

    Howard William Grimsley

    Male1903–1961Male

    Mildred Evelyn Grimsley

    Female1906–1927Female

    Ruth Caroline Grimsley

    Female1909–1997Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1886

Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 15

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 24

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

1 English (Midlands): metonymic occupational name for a standard bearer, from Anglo-Norman French banere ‘flag’, ‘ensign’ ( see Bannerman ).2 German: occupational name for a standard bearer, Middle High German banier, Middle Low German banner, from French bannière ‘flag’, ‘standard’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Elma B Grimsley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elma Banner in household of Michael Banner, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Elma Grimsley in household of James C Grimsley, "United States Census, 1910"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.