David Brooks

1827–1899 (Age 72)
Aylmer, Elgin, Ontario, Canada

The Life of David

When David Brooks was born on 17 August 1827, in Aylmer, Elgin, Ontario, Canada, his father, Benjamin Brooks, was 34 and his mother, Nancy Olive Harris, was 29. He married Mary Jane Morgan on 1 January 1851, in Linn, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Fairfield Township, Fayette, Iowa, United States in 1860. He died in December 1899, in Washington, Oregon, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in West Union Cemetery, West Union, Washington, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Brooks
1827–1899
Mary Jane Morgan
1832–1923
Marriage: 1 January 1851
William Milton Brooks
1853–1933
George Lewis Brooks
1855–1923
Armilda Mongaza Brooks
1857–1932
Hiram Brooks
1858–
Thomas Jefferson Brooks
1860–1921
Mary Melinda Brooks
1861–
John Brooks
1867–1942

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
1 January 1851
Linn, Iowa, United States
children

(7)

  • William Milton Brooks

    Male1853–1933Male

  • George Lewis Brooks

    Male1855–1923Male

  • Armilda Mongaza Brooks

    Female1857–1932Female

  • Hiram Brooks

    Male1858–Male

  • Thomas Jefferson Brooks

    Male1860–1921Male

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Parents & Siblings

siblings

(13)

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 3

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
1846

Age 19

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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 .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • David Brooks, "United States Census, 1860"
  • David Brooks, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"
  • David Brooks, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"

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