Anne Ophelia Banning

Is your surname Banning?

Research the Banning family

Anne Ophelia Banning's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!


Anne Ophelia Banning (Smith)

Birthplace: California, USA
Death: Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
Place of Burial: Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Colonel George Hugh Smith (CSA) and Susan Thornton Smith
Wife of Hancock Banning of Catalina Island
Mother of Hancock Banning
Sister of Ettinge Hugh Smith
Half sister of George Smith Patton, II; Eleanor Thornton Brown; Andrew Glasell Patton and Susan Glassell Wills

Managed by: Charles W Lewis, II
Last Updated:

About Anne Ophelia Banning

The daughter of George Hugh Smith and Susan Glassell Patton, Anne married Hancock Banning, Sr., son of Los Angeles pioneer Phineas Banning. Following the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, Anne organized a relief unit in Southern California for people who were unable to help themselves. In 1919 the first chapter of the Assistance League of Southern California was born under Banning's leadership. The League provided services to people in need following World War I. In 1935 the National Assistant League was created by Ms. Banning and today has 120 chapters in 26 states with a membership of 26,000. The League is still in service in the Los Angeles County.

view all

Anne Ophelia Banning's Timeline

February 25, 1871
California, USA
Age 20
December 19, 1951
Age 80
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, USA