Venable Watkins BROOKS

20 May 1888–2 September 1955 (Age 67)
Brownsburg, Rockbridge, Virginia, United States

The Life of Venable Watkins

When Venable Watkins BROOKS was born on 20 May 1888, in Brownsburg, Rockbridge, Virginia, United States, his father, John Finley Brooks, was 42 and his mother, Mary Morton McNutt, was 42. He married Marie Calhoun MARTIN on 1 June 1916, in Richmond, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Rockbridge, Virginia, United States for about 30 years. He died on 2 September 1955, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

Venable Watkins BROOKS
1888–1955
Marie Calhoun MARTIN
1894–1984
Marriage: 1 June 1916
William Calhoun Brooks
1917–1998
Frances Venable Brooks
1920–2015
Mary Belle BROOKS
1921–2000
Ann Finley BROOKS
1922–2016
Elizabeth Jane BROOKS
1924–1983
John Finley BROOKS
1926–1997
Daniel Martin BROOKS
1928–2016

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 June 1916
Richmond, Virginia, United States
children

(7)

    William Calhoun Brooks

    Male1917–1998Male

    Female1920–2015Female

    Mary Belle BROOKS

    Female1921–2000Female

    Ann Finley BROOKS

    Female1922–2016Female

    Elizabeth Jane BROOKS

    Female1924–1983Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Finley Brooks

    Male1845–1919Male

    Mary Morton McNutt

    Female1846–1925Female

siblings

(7)

    Mary Venable Brooks

    Female1871–Female

    John Finley Brooks

    Male1873–1944Male

    Cornelia Belle BROOKS

    Female1875–1941Female

    James McNutt Brokes

    Male1878–1953Male

    Male1882–1953Male

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

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.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 6

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 18

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

Anglo-Saxon: Brook, brook, and "s" for sun, son, meaning son of Brook

Sources (3)

  • Venerable W Brooks, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Venable Brooks, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Venable W Brooks, "United States Census, 1930"

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