James Alexander Brooke

24 April 1894–17 July 1956 (Age 62)
St. Louis, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of James Alexander

When James Alexander Brooke was born on 24 April 1894, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, his father, James Alexander Brooke, was 30 and his mother, Mary Morgan Quinlan, was 22. He married Rosa Helen Martin before 1919, in California, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States in 1920 and Lanikai, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States in 1942. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 17 July 1956, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Alexander Brooke
1894–1956
Rosa Helen Martin
1897–1950
Marriage: before 1919
Patricia Kathryn Brooke
1919–1987
James Brooke
1920–1971
Donald Jerome Brooke
1930–1979
Richard Edward Brooke Sr.
1931–2020
Gerald Lawrence Brooke
1935–2008

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    before 1919California, United States
  • Children

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (5)

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 2
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1904 · The World's Fair of 1904
    Age 10
    St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
    1912 · The Girl Scouts
    Age 18
    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Brook , which preserves a trace of the Old English dative singular case, originally used after a preposition (e.g. ‘at the brook’).History: In 1650, Robert and Mary Mainwaring Brooke brought ten children and a number of servants with them from England to MD, where Robert became governor. Although the fourteen known contemporary Brooke immigrants in VA included Robert's brothers Richard and Humphrey, the relationships of the others are unknown. Brooke family memorials remain in the Anglican church at Whitchurch, Hampshire, England.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Brook

    Sources (28)

    • James A Brooke in household of James A Brooke, "United States Census, 1900"
    • James A Brooke in entry for Gerald Lawrence Brooke and Bettye Charles Gaston, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
    • James Alexander Brooke, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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