John Andrew Brooks

Male4 November 1874–11 February 1962

Brief Life History of John Andrew

John Andrew Brooks was born on 4 November 1874, in Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada as the son of Jacob Brooks and Mary Fleming. He married Martha Ellen WALKER on 13 December 1893, in Agincourt, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He died on 11 February 1962, in Stouffville, York, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 87, and was buried in Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

John Andrew Brooks
1874–1962
Martha Ellen WALKER
1873–1952
Marriage: 13 December 1893
William Thomas Brooks
1895–1981
John Fleming Brooks
1897–1978
George Arthur Brooks
1901–1977

Sources (13)

  • John Brooks, "Canada Census, 1911"
  • John Brooks, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • John Andrew Brooks, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 December 1893Agincourt, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (6)

    1883 · Mining Boom

    Age 9

    In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.

    1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

    Age 12

    In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.

    1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

    Age 32

    Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

    Name Meaning

    English: usually a variant of Brook , with excrescent -s. The optional addition of -s, with no grammatical function, is usually post-medieval, but some examples of the same person's name occurring with and without -(e)s have been noted as early as the 14th century in South Lancashire. The -es in such cases probably has neither a plural nor a genitival function, and the name means ‘dweller at the brook’, not ‘dweller at the brooks’. A plural sense cannot be ruled out elsewhere, but a non-grammatical -(e)s must also be considered a strong possibility.

    Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.

    Americanized form of German Brucks .

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

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