Maude Althea Brooks

26 December 1893–29 May 1989 (Age 95)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Maude Althea

When Maude Althea Brooks was born on 26 December 1893, in Iowa, United States, her father, Zachariah Taylor Brooks, was 24 and her mother, Elizabeth Pratt, was 26. She had at least 1 daughter with Edwin Leroy Olson. She lived in Boone, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Des Moines Township, Boone, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 29 May 1989, in Kenosha, Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Linwood Park Cemetery, Boone, Boone, Iowa, United States.

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Edwin Leroy Olson
Maude Althea Brooks
Audrey Althea Olson

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    Audrey Althea Olson


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    Earl Dow Brooks


    Glenn Pratt Brooks


World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1907 · Law Passed for Child Employment

Age 14

The maximum hours for children to work were set to 55 per week.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 25

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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 .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Maud Olson in household of E L Olson, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Maude A Brooks in household of Taylor Z Brooks, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Maude Brooks in household of Zachary T Brooks, "United States Census, 1910"

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