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
1826–1891
Lydia Ann Webster
1828–1919
Marriage: 10 March 1850
Lydia Webster Brooks
1851–1923
Rachel Brooks
1853–1922
Milo Erastus Brooks
1855–1922
Mary Ann Brooks
1857–1893
Elizabeth Brooks
1859–1938
William Henry Brooks
1861–1940
Sarah Marinda Brooks
1862–1921
Charles Edward Brooks
1865–1886
Alfred John Brooks
1867–1867
Martha Jane "Mattie" Brooks
1869–1940
Louisa Brooks
1872–1960
George Thomas Brooks
1875–1934

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 March 1850St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Children

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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.
    1830
    Age 4
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1846
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Brucks
    Brook
    Brookes

    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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