Robert Cummons Brooks

13 February 1913–9 July 1996 (Age 83)
Grants Pass, Josephine, Oregon, United States

The Life of Robert Cummons

When Robert Cummons Brooks was born on 13 February 1913, in Grants Pass, Josephine, Oregon, United States, his father, Hallack Turner Brooks, was 20 and his mother, Viola Nita Cummons, was 21. He had at least 1 daughter with Grace Ellen Howard. He lived in Chico, Butte, California, United States in 1930 and Chico Judicial Township, Butte, California, United States in 1940. He died on 9 July 1996, in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 83.

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Robert Cummons Brooks
Grace Ellen Howard
Dorothy M Brooks

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · The U.S. Army Spruce Production Division

Age 4

Thousands of soldiers were assigned to the U.S. Army Spruce Production Division to provide wood for airplanes and ships during World War I. Poor working conditions in 1917 caused the men to strike which slowed the logging production in the area. The demands of the strikers were rejected by the lumber companies. As the need was ever-present for lumber during the war, the government stationed soldiers to do the work. Over 230 spruce soldier camps were built and occupied throughout the Pacific Northwest at this time. 
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 22

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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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  • Robert C Brooks in household of Halleck T Brooks, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Robert C Brooks, "United States Census, 1940"

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