Hiram Brooks

1822–1851 (Age 29)
Malahide, Elgin, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Hiram

When Hiram Brooks was born in 1822, in Malahide, Elgin, Ontario, Canada, his father, Benjamin Brooks, was 30 and his mother, Nancy Olive Harris, was 24. He married Martha Francis Hendrickson on 14 January 1851, in Linn, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died in August 1851, in Fairfield Township, Fayette, Iowa, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Fayette, Iowa, United States.

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Hiram Brooks
Martha Francis Hendrickson
Marriage: 14 January 1851
Hiram Victor Brooks

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14 January 1851
Linn, Iowa, United States


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World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

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 8

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.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 10

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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)

  • Hiram Brooks, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Hiram Brooks, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Hiram Brooks, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"

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