Olive Brooks

June 1897–
Mobile, Mobile, Alabama, United States

The Life of Olive

When Olive Brooks was born in June 1897, in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama, United States, her father, Stewart Augustus Brooks, was 28 and her mother, Emma Conner, was 25.

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Family Time Line

Stewart Augustus Brooks
1868–1942
Emma Conner
1872–
Olive Brooks
1897–
Elizabeth Brooks
1902–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(2)

    Female1897–Female

    Elizabeth Brooks

    Female1902–Female

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1912 · Alabama Equal Suffrage Association Formed

Age 15

The Alabama Equal Suffrage Association was founded in Birmingham to fight for the voting rights of white women.
1929

Age 32

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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 .

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

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Sources (1)

  • Olive Brooke in household of Stewart A Brooke, "United States Census, 1900"

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