Ann Brooks

Female7 December 1832–25 January 1913

Brief Life History of Ann

When Ann Brooks was born on 7 December 1832, in London, Middlesex, England, her father, James Simkins, was 47 and her mother, Elizabeth Brooks, was 32. She married Milo Andrus on 22 November 1855, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States in 1880 and Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 30 years. She died on 25 January 1913, in Holladay, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Holladay Memorial Park, Holladay, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Milo Andrus
Ann Brooks
Marriage: 22 November 1855
Alwilda Nancy Andrus
Charles Andrus
Parley Andrus
Orson Andrus
Clarence Eugene Andrus

Sources (33)

  • Mary A Andrus in household of Milo Andrus, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Ann Webster in entry for Sheridan Andrus, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
  • Anna Brooks in household of Elizabeth Brooks, "United States Census, 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 November 1855Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 11

    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.


    Age 16

    Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States

    1854 · The Crimean War

    Age 22

    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    Name Meaning

    English: usually a variant of Brook , with excrescent -s. The optional addition of -s, with no grammatical function, is usually post-medieval, but some examples of the same person's name occurring with and without -(e)s have been noted as early as the 14th century in South Lancashire. The -es in such cases probably has neither a plural nor a genitival function, and the name means ‘dweller at the brook’, not ‘dweller at the brooks’. A plural sense cannot be ruled out elsewhere, but a non-grammatical -(e)s must also be considered a strong possibility.

    Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.

    Americanized form of German Brucks .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Ann Brooks Andrus and Her Piano

    Compiled and written by De Lane Andrus Hyer, A great-great granddaughter of Ann Brooks Andrus A special introductory note on Ann Brooks. For years the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers have had on displ …

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