Bonnie Ruth Brooks

Female3 September 1926–16 December 2004

Brief Life History of Bonnie Ruth

When Bonnie Ruth Brooks was born on 3 September 1926, in Jean, Young, Texas, United States, her father, Clarence Olen Brooks, was 26 and her mother, Jessie Paralee Grinstead, was 26. She married James Robert Dungan on 9 March 1940, in Collin, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Justice Precinct 4, Young, Texas, United States for about 10 years and Graham, Jasper, Texas, United States in 1988. She died on 16 December 2004, in Weatherford, Parker, Texas, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Graham, Young, Texas, United States.

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James Robert Dungan
Bonnie Ruth Brooks
Marriage: 9 March 1940
Bobby G. Dungan

Sources (15)

  • Bonnie Ruth Brooks, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
  • Bonnie R Brooks in household of Clarance O Brooks, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bonnie Ruth Brooks, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 March 1940Collin, Texas, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

    Age 3

    Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.

    1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

    Age 21

    The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

    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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