Phebe Jane Crooks

Female12 January 1844–12 February 1879

Brief Life History of Phebe Jane

When Phebe Jane Crooks was born on 12 January 1844, in Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Thomas Crooks, was 38 and her mother, Hannah Boyles, was 29. She married John Clark Thomas on 27 February 1866, in Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Hancock Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Cream Ridge, Livingston, Missouri, United States in 1860. She died on 12 February 1879, in Marion Township, Jasper, Missouri, United States, at the age of 35.

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Family Time Line

John Clark Thomas
Phebe Jane Crooks
Marriage: 27 February 1866
Harvey J Thomas
William Thomas
Wilbur H. Thomas
Samuel Edgar Thomas
Olive May Thomas
Lilly Thomas
Cora Emily Thomas
Elma Mary Thomas
Stella Jane Thomas
Elmer Thomas

Sources (12)

  • Phebe J Thomas in household of John C Thomas, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Phoebe J. Crooks, "Missouri Marriages, 1750-1920"
  • Phoebe J Crooks in entry for John Thomas, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 February 1866Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

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

    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

    Age 4

    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

    Age 12

    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    Name Meaning

    habitational name from Crookes in Sheffield (Yorkshire), named with Old Norse krókr ‘hook, bend’.

    variant of Crook , with post-medieval excrescent -s.


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

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