Amos Mefford Hanks – The Hanks Legacy

Amos Mefford Hanks was born on March 9, 1924, in Glenn County in California. Amos Mefford Hank had four children, out of which Tom Hanks was one of them.

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Amos Mefford Hanks Facts.

Tom and Amos.

Amos Grandchildren.

Amos was a United States citizen and he died on January 31, 1992, in Alameda, California in the United States. He died at the age of 68 years.

Amos was married to Janet Marlyn Frager with whom he had four children. Tom Hanks, Larry Hanks, Sandra Hanks and Him Hanks are his son with Haney.

NameAmos Mefford Hanks
BornMarch 9, 1924
Birth PlaceGlenn County, California, United States
DiedJanuary 31, 1992
Death PlaceAlameda, California, United States
WifeJanet Marylyn Frager
ChildrenTom Hanks, Larry Hanks, Sandra Hanks, Jim Hanks
Grand ChildrenColin Hanks, Truman Theodore Hanks, Chet Hanks, Elizabeth Ann Hanks

Amos Mefford Hanks facts

Tom Hank’s father Amos Mefford Hanks was an itinerant cook and had English ancestry.

Amos Mefford Hanks and Tom Hank’s mother Janet Marlyn Frager were divorced in 1960 when Tom was just four years old. Amos and Janet had four children together where Tom was the third children in the house. The three eldest children which were Sandra, Larry and Tom lived with Amos Mefford after their parents’ divorce. The youngest children, Jim Hanks stayed with their mother Janet Marly Frager.

Amos Mefford Hanks

Amos’ children Tom Hanks and Jim Hanks are actors, while the eldest children Sandra Hanks is a writer, while second child Larry is an entomology professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

Amos Mefford Hanks married Frances Wong in 1965, five years after his divorce with first wife Janet Marlyn Frager. Frances was a San Francisco resident of Chinese descent. She had three children and two of her children lived together with Tom Hanks during their high school time.

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Tom’s career is highly influenced by Amos Mefford Hanks

Amos Mefford Hanks has a great role on Tom Hank’s success. During his early time, Amos assisted Tom to set a path towards his career. Every father has a certain role in his son’s career. Similarly, Amos encouraged him during his early days of career.

There are different rumors that Tom Hank’s father Amos Mefford Hanks was a lead singer in the famous 70s band The Diamond. Following is one of the claims with its source.

Tom Hanks Dad

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2 Performances 47 years apart

FYI, the lead singer of the Diamonds is also the father of TOM HANKS.

If you were alive in 1957, and old enough to enjoy Rock and Roll, you will probably remember the group, “The Diamonds” who had just launched their super hit “Little Darlin'”. For you that are too young to remember – it was a time when the performers were happy, enjoying themselves, respecting their fans, dressed appropriately and their lyrics could be understood. They did not feel obligated to scream, eat the microphone, mumble inaudible lyrics or trash the set.

In 1957, The Diamonds had a hit with “Little Darlin”. 47 years later, they were requested to perform at Atlantic City … This link leads to both performances.

Watch the first one then scroll down for the new one 47 years later.

However, there are no certain proofs or facts of this claim. There is no credible source but these are just mere opinions of some individual people on the internet.

Diamonds was one of the popular Rock and Roll band back in the 1950s which was formed by four Canadian artists. Since Tom Hanks was American, born and died in California, there are little changes that he was one of the founder members of a Canadian band.

Tom Hanks had rarely spoken about his father in interviews. However, in one interview with Dallas Morning News, he mentioned that after his parents’ divorce, he stayed most of the time with his father who was a restaurant owner. Tom has admitted that his father married a couple of times after his divorce from his mother.

Amos Mefford Hanks Grandchildren

Although there are no certain records of how many times Amos Mefford Hanks has married, it is believed that he was married more than two times. His grandchildren from all his wives are unknown but his grandchildren from his first wife are certainly known. Additionally, we only know about his grandchildren from Tom Hanks.

Tom Hanks Chet Hanks

Colin Hanks: Colin Hanks is Amos’s one of the grandchild. He is Tom Hank’s eldest children.

Truman Theodore Hanks: Truman is the youngest children of Tom Hanks.

Chet Hanks: Chet is Tom Hank’s third children.

Elizabeth Ann Hanks: Elizabeth Ann Hanks is Amos Mefford Hanks’ granddaughter. She is Tom Hanks’ only daughter and second children in the Tom Hanks family.

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