John Eldredge Westbrook

Male23 January 1881–22 January 1971

Brief Life History of John Eldredge

When John Eldredge Westbrook was born on 23 January 1881, in Doddridge, Miller, Arkansas, United States, his father, James Firney Westbrook, was 23 and his mother, Mozzelar Bain, was 18. He married Martha Elizabeth Law on 29 July 1901. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He lived in Sulphur Township, Miller, Arkansas, United States in 1900 and Justice Precinct 3, Shackelford, Texas, United States in 1910. He died on 22 January 1971, in Texarkana, Miller, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Sylverino, Miller, Arkansas, United States.

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John Eldredge Westbrook
Martha Elizabeth Law
Marriage: 29 July 1901
George Birney Westbrook
Hugh Chesse Westbrook
Ruby Talmadge Westbrook
Robert L. Westbrook
Jarit Firney Wesbrook

Sources (5)

  • Eldege Westbrooks in household of James F Westbrooks, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Eldredge Westbrook - Published information: Census record: birth-name: John Eldredge Westbrook
  • John Elderidge Westbrook, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 July 1901
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 1

    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    1883 · The Mosaic Templar is Founded

    Age 2

    The Mosaic Templar is an African American fraternal organization founded in Little Rock. it was founded by former slaves, John Edward Bush and Chester W. Keatts. It was part of a movement that was going on at the time, where everyone was forming fraternities and sororities. The main departments for this one where endowment, monument, analysis, uniform, rank, recapitulation, records, and a juvenile division.

    1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

    Age 24

    Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.

    Name Meaning

    English (southeastern): habitational name from any of various places called Westbrook, for example in Berkshire, Kent, and the Isle of Wight, from Old English west ‘west, western’ + brōc ‘brook, stream’.

    Americanized form of Dutch Westbroek: habitational name from a place so named near Utrecht.

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

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