Rachel Brooks

27 October 1853–19 January 1922 (Age 68)
St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Rachel

When Rachel Brooks was born on 27 October 1853, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, her father, James Simpkin Brooks, was 27 and her mother, Lydia Ann Webster, was 24. She married Bruce Edmond Douglass on 9 July 1914, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. She lived in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1910 and Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1920. She died on 19 January 1922, at the age of 68, and was buried in Pioneer Memorial Cemetery, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Bruce Edmond Douglass
Rachel Brooks
Marriage: 9 July 1914

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 July 1914Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon
    Age 4
    The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.
    Age 10
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 19
    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.

    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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    Sources (13)

    • Rachel B Douglas in entry for Bruce E Douglas, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Rachel Brooks in household of Lydia Brooks, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Rachel Brooks, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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