Lilly Eleanor Brooks

23 November 1922–7 October 2009 (Age 86)
Montross, Westmoreland, Virginia, United States

The Life of Lilly Eleanor

When Lilly Eleanor Brooks was born on 23 November 1922, in Montross, Westmoreland, Virginia, United States, her father, Morris (Maurice) Brooks, was 28 and her mother, Gracie Nelson, was 24. She had at least 1 son with Walter Henry Wright Sr. She died on 7 October 2009, at the age of 86, and was buried in Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States.

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Walter Henry Wright Sr
Lilly Eleanor Brooks
Walter Wright Jr

Spouse and Children



    Walter Wright Jr


Parents and Siblings

    Morris (Maurice) Brooks


    Gracie Nelson




World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Age 11

"New Jersey was severely impacted by the Great Depression. In response to the economic woes of the country, President Franklin D Roosevelt issued a series of programs and regulations referred to as the ""New Deal"". One-tenth of the New Jersey population was already using New Deal programs by 1933."
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 23

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the possessive case of Brook (i.e. ‘of the brook’).2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.3 Americanized spelling of German Brucks .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Lillia Brooks in household of Morris Brooks, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lillie E. Brooks Wright, "Find A Grave Index"

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