Elizabeth Brooks

14 February 1821–2 June 1877 (Age 56)
Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

Elizabeth Brooks was born on 14 February 1821, in Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. She married Thomas Virgo on 9 December 1838, in Awre, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. She died on 2 June 1877, in Plain City, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 56.

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Family Time Line

John Spiers
1822–1895
Elizabeth Brooks
1821–1877
Marriage: June 1863

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    June 1863Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 4
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 12
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 15
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Brucks
    Brook
    Brookes

    Sources (2)

    • Elizabeth Brooks, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
    • John Spiers reminiscences and journal 1840-1877

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