Bankhead, John Hollis, 1842-1920

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Incorporated in Maine in 1907, the Telepost Company was an independent telegraph company using the rapid system of telegraphy invented by Patrick B. Delaney. The company operated between Chicago, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Louisville and other cities in the west. Rates were a quarter for 25 words and a nickel for each additional 10 words when the message was delivered by messenger; and 50 words for a quarter when the message was sent by wire and delivered to the post office in a sealed envelop. That's how they came up with the name "Telepost"....Telegraph and Post Office.

From the guide to the Letters from U. S. Senators regarding the "Telepost Bill" of 1910 mss. 3730., 1910, (University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama)

Bankhead was born on 1842 Sept. 13 to James Geer and Susan Hollis Bankhead near old Moscow, Marion Co., Ala. He fought in the U.S. Civil War, 1861-1865, and was wounded.

He served in the Ala. Legislature, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the U.S. Senate. He married Tallulah James Brockman on 1866 Nov. 13 in Wetumpka, and they had five children: Louise, Susan Marie, John Hollis, William Brockman, and Henry McAuley.

Bankhead died 1920 Mar. 1, in Washington, D.C. For more information on him, consult Thomas M. Owen, History of Ala. and Dictionary of Ala. Biography (1921), Volume III.

From the description of Papers, 1865-1923, and n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145408537

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creatorOf Bankhead, Tallulah, 1902-1968. Papers, 1902-1968. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Immigration Restriction League (U.S.) records, 1893-1921. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Bankhead, John H. (John Hollis), 1842-1920. Papers, 1865-1923, and n.d. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Bankhead, William Brockman, 1874-1940. Papers, 1875-1952 and n.d. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Letters from U. S. Senators regarding the "Telepost Bill" of 1910 mss. 3730., 1910 University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama
creatorOf Boykin, Frank W. (Frank William), 1885-1969. Papers, 1911-1972. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Owen, Thomas McAdory, 1866-1920. Owen's obituary clipping scrapbook, 1894-1896. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Alabama. Board of Inspectors of Convicts. Annual and biennial reports : state publication, 1845-1906. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Alabama. Board of Inspectors of Convicts. Administrative correspondence, 1881-1897. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Moren, Edward H. (Edward Hawthorne), 1825-1886. Papers, 1841-1887. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Alabama Historical Commission. Capitol research negatives, 1861-1987. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Immigration Restriction League (U.S.) records, 1893-1921. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Scrapbook Collection, 1910-1961. Auburn University.
referencedIn Alabama. Governor (1878-1882: Cobb). Appointments files, 1879-1882. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Johnston, Joseph F. (Joseph Forney), 1843-1913. Papers, 1847-1926. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Underwood, Oscar W. (Oscar Wilder), 1862-1929. Papers, 1876-1962. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Reese, Warren S. (Warren Stone), 1866-1953. Autobiography and history of Montgomery (Ala.), 1936-1937. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Alabama photographs collection-persons vertical file, [ca.1845- ]. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Rountree, Asa, 1896-1983. Alabama aviation reference collection, 1896-1977. Alabama Department of Archives and History
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associatedWith Abercrombie, John W. (John William), 1866-1940. person
associatedWith Acree, Walter U. (Walter Upson), b. 1860. person
associatedWith Alabama. Board of Inspectors of Convicts. corporateBody
associatedWith Alabama. Board of Inspectors of Convicts. corporateBody
associatedWith Alabama. Governor (1878-1882: Cobb). corporateBody
associatedWith Alabama Historical Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Almon, Edward B. (Edward Berton), 1860-1933. person
associatedWith Almon, W. B. person
associatedWith American Federation of Labor. corporateBody
associatedWith Bankhead family. family
associatedWith Bankhead, Henry M. (Henry McAuley), b. 1876. person
associatedWith Bankhead, John H. (John Hollis), 1872-1946. person
associatedWith Bankhead, Tallulah, 1902-1968. person
associatedWith Bankhead, Tallulah B. (Tallulah Brockman), ca.1840-ca.1922. person
associatedWith Bankhead, Walter Will, b. 1897. person
associatedWith Bankhead, William B. (William Brockman), 1874-1940. person
associatedWith Beasley, Cecil A. (Cecil Acmond), b. 1876. person
associatedWith Boykin, Frank W. (Frank William), 1885-1969. person
associatedWith Caledonia Coal Company (Ala.) corporateBody
associatedWith Cox, Benjamin B. person
associatedWith Debardeleben, Charles F. (Charles Fairchild) person
associatedWith Democratic Party (Ala.) corporateBody
associatedWith Dent, Stanley H., 1869-1938 person
associatedWith Faulk, T. S. (Timothy Sauls), b. 1866. person
associatedWith Faulk, W. M. person
associatedWith Fies, Eugene. person
associatedWith Fletcher, Duncan Upshaw, 1859-1936. person
associatedWith Goodwin, E. P. (Edward Penn), b. 1869. person
associatedWith Goodwyn, Tyler (Robert Tyler), b. 1870. person
associatedWith Harding, W. P. G. (William Proctor Gould), 1864-1930. person
associatedWith Harlan, W. S. person
associatedWith Hartwell, Harry T. person
associatedWith Henderson, Charles, 1860-1937. person
associatedWith Hobson, Richmond Pearson, 1870-1937. person
associatedWith Immigration Restriction League (U.S.). corporateBody
associatedWith Jemison, Robert (Robert Underwood), 1878-1927. person
associatedWith Johnston, Forney, 1879-1965. person
associatedWith Johnston, Joseph F. (Joseph Forney), 1843-1913. person
associatedWith Jordan, Harvey. person
associatedWith Julian, Frank N. (Frank Newsum), b. 1872. person
associatedWith Kelly, Maude McClure. person
associatedWith Lay, W. P. (William Patrick), 1853-1940. person
associatedWith Leake, W. D. person
associatedWith Long, Pope M. person
associatedWith Lund, Louise (Louise Bankhead), d. 1921. person
associatedWith McGowin, J. G. person
associatedWith McMillan, Ed Leigh (Edward Leigh), b. 1888. person
associatedWith Moody, Frank M. person
associatedWith Moody, Frank S., 1849-1920. person
associatedWith Moren, Edward H. (Edward Hawthorne), 1825-1886. person
associatedWith Owen, Marie B. (Marie Susan Bankhead), 1869-1958. person
associatedWith Owen, Thomas McAdory, 1866-1920. person
associatedWith Owen, Thomas M. (Thomas McAdory), 1894-1948. person
associatedWith Pearce, Jim (James Pizaro), b. 1845. person
associatedWith Pratt Consolidated Coal Company (Ala.) person
associatedWith Reese, Warren S. (Warren Stone), 1866-1953. person
associatedWith Rountree, Asa, 1896-1983. person
associatedWith Rountree, J. A. (John Asa), b. 1867. person
associatedWith Samoset Coal Company (Ala.) corporateBody
associatedWith Schon, H. Von. person
associatedWith Screws, W. W. (William Wallace), 1839-1913. person
associatedWith Sibley, John W. (John William), b. 1869. person
associatedWith Sparkman, John (John Jackson), b. 1899. person
associatedWith Stimson, Henry M. person
associatedWith Taylor, Hannis, 1851-1922. person
associatedWith Telepost Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Tunstall, Alf M. (Alfred Moore), b. 1863. person
associatedWith Underwood, Oscar W., 1862-1929 person
associatedWith United Confederate Veterans. corporateBody
associatedWith United Mine Workers of America. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. Senate. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Post Office Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. War Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith Vandiver, H. F. person
associatedWith Warfield, S. Davies. person
associatedWith Washington, Booker T. (Booker Taliaferro), 1856-1915. person
associatedWith Watson, C. W. person
associatedWith Weakley, Samuel D. (Samuel Davies), b. 1860. person
associatedWith Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924. person
associatedWith Worthington, J. W. (John Warren), 1856-1942. person
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Alabama
Mobile (Ala.)
Southern States
Muscle Shoals (Ala.)
United States
Alabama
Montgomery (Ala.)
Birmingham (Ala.)
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Birth 1842-09-13

Death 1920-03-01

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