Albert Hanks

Male Abt 1845 - 1878  (~ 33 years)


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  • Name Albert Hanks 
    Born Abt 1845  , , Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aug 1878 
    Person ID I985  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2015 

    Father Ebenezer Joseph Hanks,   b. 11 Feb 1815, Greenwich, Washington, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1884, Hanksville, Wayne, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Relationship Adopted 
    Mother Jane Wells Cooper,   b. 4 Oct 1817, Cambridge, Washington, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1896, Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship Adopted 
    Married 27 Oct 1839  Burton, Adams, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F594  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ruth Wimmer or Oship,   b. Abt 1845, , , Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1905  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married Bef 1868  , , Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Albert A. Hanks,   b. Abt 1868, of Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mary E. Hanks,   b. Feb 1870, Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F587  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. Censuses:
      1860 US: Not in Parowan. Searched the entire Parowan census.

      1870 US: Parowan, Iron, Utah, p. 293b, household 163, family 159 (6 houses before Ebenezer and Jane Hanks):
      Albert Hanks, 25, Indian, b. UT, cannot write.
      Ruth, 25, Indian, b. UT, cannot write.
      Albert A., 2, Indian, b. UT.
      Mary E., 4/12, Indian, b. UT in Feb.

      1880 US: Can't find. Definitely not in Parowan.

      2. Partial quotation from biography transcribed from typescript in the Utah History Information Center, Rio Grande Rail Station, Salt Lake City, Utah, reference MSS A 4384 c.1; "Ebenezer Hanks - Utah Pioneer (1815 - 1884)." By Shirley Bauer: "While in Parowan he took into his home a young indian lad (named Henry) who did outside chores. He was treated very well. Was taught to read and write. He learned of the gospel. After he married and left, he had a difficult time making a living. He came back to the Hanks household. He doing the outside work, his wife helping inside with the work and Children. They stayed many years." (See Ebenezer's notes for full quotation.) Kerry's note: the name Henry appears to be wrong in light of the 1870 census where the proper Albert is clearly shown.

      3. The following was found which though not totally certain seems to be the right Albert and Ruth associated with Ebenezer and Jane Hanks. It appears that the Ord. Ind. individuals "a and b" are definitely the same Albert and are tied into the Smith family who does his proxy work; they in turn tie him to Parowan and to Ruth Oship by having the sealing done between these two the same day as Albert's endowment. Ruth Oship is tied by her ordinance index death date to the burial index individual "a" which also shows a middle name of Smith tying her probably to the Smiths who did Albert's work; additionally it clearly shows her as an Indian which would make Smith not her birth name. Oship could be an Indian name. She is definitely buried in Parowan which is where the Albert and Ruth associated with Jane Hanks lived. That the work was done in 1910 I think is also significant. Checking all other LDS online sources, Utah burial index, and Rootsweb.com Worldconnect, I find no other reports of the combination Albert, Ruth, Hanks, and Parowan. A last name of Wimmer for Ruth and a possible first name of Henry for Hanks does not give any results. Individual "A.c" may be the same Albert but the submitter did not provide any linkage information; individual B.b below could be another Ruth Hanks possibility but it does not give as compelling linkage as does the first Ruth. [Kerry's note: the birth and death dates for Albert appear erroneous when compared to the 1870 census.]
      A. Online Ordinance Index 3 May 2003 shows the following Albert Hanks:
      a. One who died Aug 1878 and was endowed 29 Jun 1910 SLAKE with Joseph H. Smith and John Henry Smith as relatives/proxies. Shows born and died in Utah with no other info. Per FHL film 184105, ref. 2941, p. 82.
      b. One who was born abt. 1851, "of Parowan, Iron, Utah" and died Aug 1878 with endowment 29 Jun 1910 and sealing to Ruth Oship same date in SLAKE. Ruth Oship is shown born 1849 in Parowan, Iron, Utah with death of 13 Apr 1905. Her endowment is 29 Jun 1910 with no other info; sealing per FHL film 184596 ref. 6144.
      c. One who was born 1840 in Utah with baptism 6 Aug 1999 Manti and Endowment "cleared" with no other info.
      B. Utah Burials Online Index 3 May 2003 shows two indian women with the name of Ruth Hanks (Note: Albert or Henry Hanks nor Ruth Wimmer show up in this index):
      a. Ruth Smith Hanks, d. 13 Apr 1905 from pneumonia, buried in Parowan Cemetery 01-01-05 with note that father was Indian.
      b. Ruth Hanks (Indian), buried at Pinto Cemetery with no dates nor relatives are given. Pinto Cemetery is located in Pinto, Washington County, Utah, and can be found by taking highway 18 N. from St. George to a dirt road between Central and Enterprise and then going east for about 10 miles. Cemetery sits behind farm house. In the same cemetery is an Alonzo Hanks (Indian) with no further information nor indication of relation if any.

      4. Reviewed 5-03 Rootsweb.com Worldconnect and Ancestral File.

      BIOGRAPHY:
      1. Per book "The Ebenezer Hanks Story" by Kerry Bates: "Albert was an adopted Indian boy of Ebenezer and Jane as was Martha Catherine Frederick; they were the only children of Ebenezer's marriage to Jane. He married Ruth Wimmer, an Indian girl adopted by the Wimmer family in Parowan. It is not known if they had any Children." [Kerry's note: they have at least two children per the 1870 census.]