Philander Caleb Brooks

1858–21 July 1925 (Age 67)
Victoria, Knox, Illinois, United States

The Life of Philander Caleb

When Philander Caleb Brooks was born in 1858, in Victoria, Knox, Illinois, United States, his father, Caleb Brooks, was 31 and his mother, Lucy May Porter, was 20. He married Susan M. Middleton on 6 July 1879, in Webster, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Cedar Township, Calhoun, Iowa, United States in 1880. He died on 21 July 1925, in Major, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Rusk Cemetery, Rusk, Major, Oklahoma, United States.

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Philander Caleb Brooks
Susan M. Middleton
Marriage: 6 July 1879
Minnie Maud Brooks
Kate M. Brooks
Joseph Caleb Brooks
Ernest Raymond Brooks
Lucy Delilah Brooks
Rosa Brooks
Jesse May Brooks
Goldie Freelove Brooks

Spouse and Children

6 July 1879
Webster, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1858 · A House Divided

Age 0

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 18

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the possessive case of Brook (i.e. ‘of the brook’).2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.3 Americanized spelling of German Brucks .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Phylander Brooks, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Phylander Brooks, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Phylander Brooks, "United States Census, 1910"

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