Benjamin Brooks

1825–1862 (Age 37)
Malahide, Elgin, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Brooks was born in 1825, in Malahide, Elgin, Ontario, Canada, his father, Benjamin Brooks, was 33 and his mother, Nancy Olive Harris, was 27. He married Eilzabeth Cramer on 6 October 1855, in Linn, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Fairfield Township, Fayette, Iowa, United States in 1860. He died in December 1862, in Fayette, Iowa, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Fayette, Iowa, United States.

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Benjamin Brooks
Eilzabeth Cramer
Marriage: 6 October 1855
Sarah Jane Brooks
Mary Melinda Brooks
William E. Brooks
Earl Newton Brooks
Harriet Eliza Brooks
Benjamin Brooks

Spouse & Children

6 October 1855
Linn, Iowa, United States


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World Events (6)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 0

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 11

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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 .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Benj Brooks, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Benjamin Brooks in entry for Earl Newton Brooks, "Iowa, Death Records, 1921-1940"
  • Benjamin Brooks in entry for Earl Newton Brooks, "Iowa, County Death Records, 1880-1992"

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