Rebecca Lena Nail

May 1852–12 August 1944 (Age 92)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Rebecca Lena

When Rebecca Lena Nail was born in May 1852, in Alabama, United States, her father, James E Nail, was 36 and her mother, Caroline Beck, was 33. She married William F Crooks on 24 May 1876, in Bessemer, Jefferson, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Bessemer, Jefferson, Alabama, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 55, Jefferson, Alabama, United States in 1940. She died on 12 August 1944, in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Valhalla Cemetery, Midfield, Jefferson, Alabama, United States.

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William F Crooks
Rebecca Lena Nail
Marriage: 24 May 1876
Minnie L Crooks
John William Crooks
James Thomas Crooks
Stephen Crooks
Nancy C Crooks
Maggie Lee Crooks
Mattie Crooks
Joseph Nicholas Crooks

Spouse and Children

    William F Crooks



24 May 1876
Bessemer, Jefferson, Alabama, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1871 · ""

Age 19

Historical Boundaries - 1871: Jefferson, Alabama, United States
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 24

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English naile, nayle ‘nail’ (from Old English nægel), applied as a metonymic occupational name for a maker of nails, or as a nickname for a tall thin person.2 Americanized form of German Nagel .

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

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Sources (3)

  • R L Nae'L in household of Jas Nails, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lena Crooks in household of John W Crooks, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lena Crook, "United States Census, 1940"

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