Minnie Maud Brooks

8 December 1877–21 June 1924 (Age 46)
Iowa Township, Wright, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Minnie Maud

When Minnie Maud Brooks was born on 8 December 1877, in Iowa Township, Wright, Iowa, United States, her father, Philander Caleb Brooks, was 19 and her mother, Susan M. Middleton, was 17. She married Charles William Kelley on 1 February 1897, in Benton, Ringgold, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Decatur Township, Decatur, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Richland Township, Decatur, Iowa, United States in 1920. She died on 21 June 1924, in Decatur City, Decatur, Iowa, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Grand River Township, Decatur, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles William Kelley
Minnie Maud Brooks
Marriage: 1 February 1897
Harland Harvey Kelley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 February 1897Benton, Ringgold, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 4
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    1884 · There is now a Capital Building
    Age 7
    The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 13
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    Name Meaning

    English: usually a variant of Brook , with excrescent -s. The optional addition of -s, with no grammatical function, is usually post-medieval, but some examples of the same person's name occurring with and without -(e)s have been noted as early as the 14th century in South Lancashire. The -es in such cases probably has neither a plural nor a genitival function, and the name means ‘dweller at the brook’, not ‘dweller at the brooks’. A plural sense cannot be ruled out elsewhere, but a non-grammatical -(e)s must also be considered a strong possibility.Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.Americanized form of German Brucks .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (15)

    • Minnie Brooks in entry for Harlan Kelley, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
    • Minnie Kelley in household of Charles W Kelley, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Minnie Bwokes in entry for Harley Harvey Killy and Irma Nina Smith, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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