Philander Caleb Brooks

Male1858–21 July 1925

Brief Life History 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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Family Time Line

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

Sources (19)

  • Phylander Brooks, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Philander C. Brooks - Published information: birth: 1858; Knox, Knox, Illinois, United States
  • Philander C. Brooks, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 July 1879Webster, Iowa, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (8)

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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

    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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