Amanda P. Brooks

Female1846–2 September 1932

Brief Life History of Amanda P.

When Amanda P. Brooks was born in 1846, in Maine, United States, her father, Steward Brooks, was 38 and her mother, Clarissa Wharff, was 39. She married Benjamin F. Riley on 26 November 1883. She lived in Bradford, Penobscot, Maine, United States for about 30 years and Corinth, Penobscot, Maine, United States in 1900. She died on 2 September 1932, at the age of 86, and was buried in Corinth, Penobscot, Maine, United States.

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Benjamin F. Riley
1820–
Amanda P. Brooks
1846–1932
Marriage: 26 November 1883

Sources (10)

  • Amanda P Brooks in household of Augustus Brooks, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Amanda P. Brook, "Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907"
  • Amanda Brooks Riley, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 November 1883
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1846

    Age 0

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition

    Age 5

    "In 1851, Maine outlawed the sale of alcohol, allowing exceptions only for ""medicinal, mechanical, and manufacturing purposes"". This made Maine the first state to experiment with prohibition. Neal Dow, mayor of Portland, believed that alcohol was linked to slavery and was also convinced by the Christian temperance movement. Dow ran into problems later for his anti-immigration rhetoric against the Irish, and also for breaking his own prohibition laws; although not a designated ""purchaser"", Dow personally purchased alcohol to distribute to local doctors, violating a technicality. As the citizens turned against him, Dow eventually ordered soldiers to fire on protesters. This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856. Aspects of the law would remain in tact, however, and ultimately paved the way for the 18th Amendment, which prohibited alcohol on the national level."

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 24

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    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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