Mary Melvina Brooks

7 March 1880–29 April 1965 (Age 85)
Manchester, Walker, Alabama, United States

The Life of Mary Melvina

When Mary Melvina Brooks was born on 7 March 1880, in Manchester, Walker, Alabama, United States, her father, Samuel G Brooks, was 37 and her mother, Basheba Abigail Abbott, was 26. She married Jesse M. Erie Watson on 27 December 1896, in Walker, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Walker, Alabama, United States in 1880 and Election Precinct 12 Cordova, Walker, Alabama, United States in 1930. She died on 29 April 1965, in Jasper, Walker, Alabama, United States, at the age of 85.

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Jesse M. Erie Watson
Mary Melvina Brooks
Marriage: 27 December 1896
Thomas Jesse Watson
Samuel Clifton Watson
William Wallace Watson

Spouse and Children

27 December 1896
Walker, Alabama, United States


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 15

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 23

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

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)

  • Daisy Chambless in household of W P Chambless, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Daisy Chambless in household of Clarence Estes, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary M Brooks in household of Samuel Brooks, "United States Census, 1880"

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