John Aspden Brooks

10 February 1907–13 February 1985 (Age 78)
Fonthill, Welland, Ontario, Canada

The Life of John Aspden

When John Aspden Brooks was born on 10 February 1907, in Fonthill, Welland, Ontario, Canada, his father, John Thomas Brooks, was 37 and his mother, Mary Ellen Aspden, was 34. He married Lucille Vivian Sullivan on 11 March 1934, in Los Angeles, California, United States. He lived in Welland, Ontario, Canada in 1911 and San Jose Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 13 February 1985, in Pomona, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 78.

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John Aspden Brooks
Lucille Vivian Sullivan
Marriage: 11 March 1934

Spouse and Children

11 March 1934
Los Angeles, California, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John Thomas Brooks





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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1910 · Angel Island Serves Immigrants

Age 3

Angel Island served as a western entry point for hundreds of thousands of U.S. immigrants, mainly from China, from 1910 to 1940.

Age 22

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • John A Brooks, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Aspden Brooks, "California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976"
  • John Aspden Brooks, "Ontario Births, 1869-1911"

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