John Raymond Bancroft

18 April 1900–July 1984 (Age 84)
Rio, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of John Raymond

When John Raymond Bancroft was born on 18 April 1900, in Rio, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Joseph S Bancroft, was 38 and his mother, Sara Elizabeth Crowther, was 33. He married Gladys Evangeline Thompson on 16 May 1932, in Menominee, Michigan, United States. He lived in Springvale, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States for about 20 years. He died in July 1984, in Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

John Raymond Bancroft
Phoebe Edna Judd
Marriage: 12 April 1954

Spouse and Children

12 April 1954

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1907 · Law Passed for Child Employment

Age 7

The maximum hours for children to work were set to 55 per week.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 23

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various minor places called Bancroft, from Old English bēan ‘beans’ (a collective singular) + croft ‘paddock’, ‘smallholding’.

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

Sources (3)

  • John R Bancroft in household of Benjamin K Bancroft, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John R Bancroft in household of Joseph S Bancroft, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"
  • John R Bancroff in household of Joseph S Bancroff, "United States Census, 1930"

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