James Bant Hanson (1904 - 1973)

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James Bant Hanson
1904 - 1973
December 17, 1904
Maine, United States
April 1973
Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine, United States
Last Known Residence
Oxford, Oxford County, Maine 04270
James Bant Hanson of Oxford, Oxford County, Maine was born on December 17, 1904, and died at age 68 years old in April 1973 in Lewiston, Androscoggin County. James Hanson was buried at Highland Cemetery in Poland.
Updated: November 19, 2015
Biography ID: 499512

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Oxford, Oxford County, Maine 04270
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December 17, 1904
Maine United States
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Professional trumpet player, music teacher

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Henry's brother on far right

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April 1973
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heart attack
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Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine United States
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Highland Cemetery in Poland, Androscoggin County, Maine 04274, United States
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James Hanson passed away at age 68 years old in April 1973 in Lewiston, Androscoggin County, and was buried at Highland Cemetery in Poland. James Bant Hanson of Oxford, Oxford County, Maine was born on December 17, 1904.

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James Bant Hanson lived 6 years shorter than the average Hanson family member when he died at the age of 68.
The average age of a Hanson family member is 74.

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Northwestern States Mission
These are missionaries in the North Western States Mission for the L.D.S. Church. John Young Jensen was released from his mission in 1927. He is standing on the top row, 2nd from the left (next to the 6 standing on the steps.

People tagged do not include where partial names are known only: Thorpe (Ephraim Utah) Park (Granger, Utah), Farnsworth (Beaver, Utah), Heugly (Salt Lake City, Utah), Nielsen (South Jordan, Utah), Hughes (Garland, Utah),
Benzley (Pocatello, Idaho), Taysom (Afton, Wyoming), Laney (Brigham City, Utah), Nielsen (Murray, Utah), Price (Paris, Idaho), Reese (Bloomington, Idaho), and Winn (Smithfield, Utah).

People in photo include: Wadsworth (Panaca, Nevada), Oswald Peck, Thomas Ball, William H. Robertsen, Solom O. Solomonson, James Brown, Willard Petersen, Charles A Tarry, William J. Finlinson, Richard P Harris, Kenneth G. Allen, Daniel J. Davies, Francis A. Johnson, Frank E. Stevens, Andrew G. Schmutz, Paul J. Nielsen, Heber M Harding, Suel H. Lamb, Joseph E Wells, Robert H. Daines, Raymond B. Murr, and Neldon Jacobsen.
Date & Place: in USA
James Bant Hanson
A photo of James Bant Hanson. Lake Sebago Maine-In his bathing suit-Grandpa Hanson as a teenager having fun. He was the son of Henry Wallace Hanson and Margaret Houston Love. He married Margaret Constance Mulvaney and had 5 children: James Jr., Richard, Christina,Hildegarde, Margaret(Marga) and Johanna.
Date & Place: at Lake Sebago in Maine USA
Time for men's bathing suits to make an appearance! 1919 Maine, teenage Grandpa Hanson having fun.
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I know a site that sells old timey suits like that. lol
Henry Hanson of Maine Wedding
Henry Richard Hanson m. Mary Louise Hill
Date & Place: in Maine USA
John Henry Hanson Homestead
This homestead was the home of John Henry Hanson and his wife, Julia Francis Hendrix Hanson. John and Julia married in 1902, so the photograph was taken in the early to mid 1900s. Their youngest child, James (Jim) William Hanson is standing in the yard. Jim died in 2001. The house was located in the Big Creek Township of Craighead County, Arkansas, and it is no longer standing.
Date & Place: at John Henry Hanson Homestead in Jonesboro, Craighead County, Arkansas United States

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1904 - 1973 World Events

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In 1904, in the year that James Bant Hanson was born, the Russo-Japanese war began. The Russian Empire and the Japanese Empire began fighting over the territories of Manchuria and Korea. Russia wanted a warm water port on the Pacific Ocean while Japan feared growing encroachment from Russia into Asia. So the Japan fleet launched a surprise attack on the Russian Navy and a one year war began. President Roosevelt of the United States brokered peace between the two nations. It was the first time in the modern era that an Asian power showed its dominance over a European power.

In 1925, by the time he was 21 years old, in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1944, he was 40 years old when on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

In 1966, James was 62 years old when on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

In 1973, in the year of James Bant Hanson's passing, on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.


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