George Thomas Brooks

1861–1928 (Age 67)
Hancock, Tennessee, United States

The Life of George Thomas

When George Thomas Brooks was born about 1861, in Hancock, Tennessee, United States, his father, William K. Brooks, was 33 and his mother, Mary J., was 25. He married Lillie L Lee on 24 April 1892, in Scotia, Humboldt, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Trinidad, Humboldt, California, United States in 1900 and San Diego, San Diego, California, United States in 1910. He died in 1928, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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George Thomas Brooks
Lillie L Lee
Marriage: 24 April 1892
William James Brooks
Charles Vincent Brooks
Harvey Lattin Brooks
George Edward Brooks

Spouse and Children

24 April 1892
Scotia, Humboldt, California, United States


Parents and Siblings

    William K. Brooks


    Mary J.




    Mahala Brooks



    Joanne S. J. Brooks


    Elizabeth Alice Brooks


    William C C Brooks


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 1

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1880 · The Great Gale of 1880

Age 19

The Great Gale of 1880 was a severe snow and wind storm that devastated parts of Oregon and Washington on January 9, 1880. The extratropical cyclone caused tides to rise seven feet, gale force winds, and snow accumulations of up to 18 inches.  

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)

  • George T Brooks in household of Wm Brooks, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Geo W L Brooks in household of Wm K Brooks, "United States Census, 1870"
  • George T Brooks, "United States Census, 1920"

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