Nancy Isivor Brooks

5 November 1871–7 August 1953 (Age 81)
Paris, Lamar, Texas, United States

The Life of Nancy Isivor

When Nancy Isivor Brooks was born on 5 November 1871, in Paris, Lamar, Texas, United States, her father, Peter Patrick Brooks Sr, was 32 and her mother, Mary Ann "Polly" Sutton, was 31. She married James Derling Dorough Sr in 1888. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 4, Montague, Texas, United States in 1910. She died on 7 August 1953, in Archer City, Archer, Texas, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Vashti, Clay, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Derling Dorough Sr
Nancy Isivor Brooks
Marriage: 1888
William Montgomery Dorough
Buery Dorough
Ruby Lee Dorough
Rena Dorough
Lottie Dorough
James Derling Dorough Jr
Jimmie Dorough

Spouse and Children

    James Derling Dorough Sr





+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Peter Patrick Brooks Sr


    Mary Ann "Polly" Sutton




+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

Age 5

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 23

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

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 .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Nannie Dorough, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Nancy I Dorough, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Brook in entry for William M Dorough, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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