William James Brooksby

11 October 1850–12 March 1931 (Age 80)
Rothwell, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William James

When William James Brooksby was born on 11 October 1850, in Rothwell, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Brooksby, was 25 and his mother, Elizabeth Powell, was 26. He married Emma Hobbs on 16 May 1876, in Salt Lakes, Victoria, Australia. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Kettering, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 12 March 1931, in Fredonia, Coconino, Arizona, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Fredonia, Coconino, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

William James Brooksby
Emma Hobbs
Marriage: 16 May 1876
Isabella Brooksby
William Brooksby
Emily Brooksby
Eliza Brooksby
Joseph Brooksby
Amy Brooksby
Alfred Brooksby
John Brooksby
Albin Brooksby
Wilford Brooksby
Olive Brooksby

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 May 1876Salt Lakes, Victoria, Australia
  • Children


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    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 4
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 13
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 22
    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: habitational name from Brooksby in Leicestershire.

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

    Story Highlight

    William James Brooksby and Emma Hobbs Brooksby

    BROOKSBYS IN AUSTRALIA AND AMERICA William James Brooksby Emma Hobbs Joseph Brooksby and his brother James and their families left Plymouth England on 24 January, 1857 f …

    Sources (53)

    • Brooksby in entry for Emily Brooksby Bears, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • William J Brooksby in household of Joseph Brooksby, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • William J Brooksby in entry for Samuel H Bears and Emily B Watson, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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