Wealthy Gertrude Brooks

27 July 1850–17 January 1943 (Age 92)
Ellicottville, Cattaraugus, New York, United States

The Life of Wealthy Gertrude

When Wealthy Gertrude Brooks was born on 27 July 1850, in Ellicottville, Cattaraugus, New York, United States, her father, Calvin Brooks, was 37 and her mother, Harriet Marsh, was 23. She married Francis Marion Crandall on 20 December 1869. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Gates, Monroe, New York, United States for about 5 years. She died on 17 January 1943, in Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States.

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Francis Marion Crandall
Wealthy Gertrude Brooks
Marriage: 20 December 1869
Bertha Gertrude Crandall
Frederick Marion Crandall
Charles Francis Crandall
Frank Eugene Crandall

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20 December 1869
Rochester, New York, Usa


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World Events (8)


Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 13

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 25

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Weathey Crandall in household of Frank Crandall, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Welthy Brooks in household of Edward Brooks, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Welathy G Crandall in household of Frank M Grandale, "New York State Census, 1875"

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