James Simpkin Brooks

12 February 1826–8 April 1891 (Age 65)
London, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James Simpkin

When James Simpkin Brooks was born on 12 February 1826, in London, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Simkins, was 40 and his mother, Elizabeth Brooks, was 25. He married Rebecca Franklin Crump on 19 June 1847, in Clerkenwell, London, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and California, United States in 1870. He died on 8 April 1891, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Pioneer Memorial Cemetery, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Simpkin Brooks
Lydia Ann Webster
Marriage: 10 March 1850
Lydia Webster Brooks
Rachel Brooks
Milo Erastus Brooks
Mary Ann Brooks
Elizabeth Brooks
William Henry Brooks
Sarah Marinda Brooks
Charles Edward Brooks
Alfred John Brooks
Martha Jane "Mattie" Brooks
Louisa Brooks
George Thomas Brooks

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 March 1850St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1829 · Missouri State Library
    Age 3
    The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.
    Age 4
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    Age 20
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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 (22)

    • James Brooks, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Jan S Brooks in entry for Bruce E Douglas and Rachel Brooks, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • James S Brooks in entry for Mary A Anthony, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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