Henry B. Brooks

1833–1894 (Age 60)
Malahide, Elgin, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Henry B.

When Henry B. Brooks was born on 7 September 1833, in Malahide, Elgin, Ontario, Canada, his father, Benjamin Brooks, was 40 and his mother, Nancy Olive Harris, was 35. He married Phoebe Margaret Corless on 27 June 1868, in Fayette, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Fairfield Township, Fayette, Iowa, United States for about 20 years. He died on 21 April 1894, in Lamoni, Decatur, Iowa, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Lamoni, Decatur, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry B. Brooks
Phoebe Margaret Corless
Marriage: 27 June 1868
Levi Corless Brooks
Frederick Henry Brooks
Benjamin Hiram Brooks
Ray E Brooks
Roy E. Brooks
George Warren Brooks
Nellie Olive Brooks
John Wesley Brooks

Spouse & Children

  • Male1833–1894Male

  • Phoebe Margaret Corless


27 June 1868
Fayette, Iowa, United States


  • Levi Corless Brooks


  • Frederick Henry Brooks


  • Male1873–1945Male

  • Ray E Brooks


  • Roy E. Brooks


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

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.

Age 13

Iowa is the 29th state.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 24

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

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)

  • Henry Brooks in household of Benjiman Brooks, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Henry Brooks, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Henry Brooks, "United States Census, 1880"

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