Minnie Maud Brooks was born on 8 December 1877, in Iowa Township, Wright, Iowa, United States as the daughter of Si Brooks and Susan M. Middleton. 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.
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 .