John Rooks Sr

Brief Life History of John

When John Rooks Sr was born on 20 January 1895, in Ottawa, Michigan, United States, his father, Peter J Rooks, was 23 and his mother, Grietje Maggie Van der Beldt, was 19. He had at least 4 sons and 1 daughter with Jerena Steggerda. He lived in Fillmore Township, Allegan, Michigan, United States in 1900. He died on 18 April 1944, in Fillmore, Fillmore Township, Allegan, Michigan, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Pilgrim Home Cemetery, Holland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Rooks Sr
1895–1944
Jerena Steggerda
1897–1975
Marjorie Rooks
1921–
Paul Rooks
1924–
John Rooks
1925–2006
Jerold Eugene Rooks
1928–2015
John Rooks
1929–

Sources (14)

  • Johnie Rooks in household of Peter Rooks, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Johnny Rooks, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"
  • John Rooks, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1903 · Ford Motor Company

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Rook , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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