Frederick James Crooks

Brief Life History of Frederick James

When Frederick James Crooks was born on 18 May 1889, in Millington, Tuscola, Michigan, United States, his father, Thomas P. Crooks, was 45 and his mother, Ellen J. Glass, was 41. He married Olive Watkins on 24 October 1908, in Vassar, Tuscola, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Genesee, Genesee, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Genesee Township, Genesee, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died on 12 March 1960, at the age of 70, and was buried in Millington, Tuscola, Michigan, United States.

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Frederick James Crooks
Olive Watkins
Marriage: 24 October 1908
Jennett Crooks
John Arthur Crooks
Marguerite Crooks

Sources (13)

  • Fred E Crooks, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Fred Crooks, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • James Fredrick Crooks, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

1903 · Ford Motor Company

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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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