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.
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 .
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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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