John Lorenzo Brooks

Male5 September 1857–11 April 1917

Brief Life History of John Lorenzo

When John Lorenzo Brooks was born on 5 September 1857, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, his father, Henry Saul Brooks, was 23 and his mother, Harriet Horsfall, was 24. He married Permelia Jane Gentry on 11 April 1880. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Tintic Junction, Juab, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 11 April 1917, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Lorenzo Brooks
Permelia Jane Gentry
Marriage: 11 April 1880
John Sanderson Brooks
Mary Jane Brooks
William Henry Brooks
Eva Evelyn Brooks

Sources (22)

  • 1880 US Census, John Lorenzo and William Fredrick Brooks, FamilySearch
  • 1964 Death, daughter, Ella Evelyn Brooks Hedenberg, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964", FamilySearch
  • 1870 US Census, Henry Saul Brooks, Harriet, John, William, David Brooks, FamilySearch

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  • Marriage
    11 April 1880
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 6

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1867 · The Burtis Opera House

    Age 10

    The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 18

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    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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