Susan M. Middleton

Female5 November 1860–30 September 1950

Brief Life History of Susan M.

When Susan M. Middleton was born on 5 November 1860, in Ohio, United States, her father, John C. Middleton, was 29 and her mother, Mary Alnetta Blue, was 28. She married Philander Caleb Brooks on 6 July 1879, in Webster, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Washington Township, Marion, Indiana, United States in 1870. She died on 30 September 1950, in Major, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 89, 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

Sources (18)

  • Susan Middleton in household of John Middleton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Middleton in entry for J C Brooks and Pearl Wright, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"
  • Susan Middleton in entry for Minnie Maude Kelley, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

Spouse and Children

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

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    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 3

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.


    Age 26

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of the places so called. In over thirty instances from many different areas, the name is from Old English midel ‘middle’ + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’. However, Middleton on the Hill near Leominster in Herefordshire appears in Domesday Book as Miceltune, the first element clearly being Old English micel ‘large’, ‘great’ (see Middlebrook ). Middleton Baggot and Middleton Priors in Shropshire have early spellings that suggest gem̄thhyll (from gem̄th ‘confluence’ + hyll ‘hill’) + tūn as the origin. This surname is also found in Scotland and Ireland.

    History: A Scottish family of this name derives it from lands at Middleto(u)n near Kincardine. The Scottish physician Peter Middleton practiced in New York City after 1752 and was one of the founders of the medical school at King's College (now Columbia University) in 1767. One of the earliest of the Charleston, SC, Middleton family of prominent legislators was Arthur Middleton, born in Charleston in 1681. The name has also been established in Ireland since at least the 13th century; its presence was reinforced by settlers in the 17th century.

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

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