Melinda Mary Brooks

1829–1888 (Age 59)
Malahide, Elgin, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Melinda Mary

When Melinda Mary Brooks was born on 20 June 1829, in Malahide, Elgin, Ontario, Canada, her father, Benjamin Brooks, was 36 and her mother, Nancy Olive Harris, was 31. She married John Roberts on 24 December 1847, in Muscatine, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Rochester, Cedar, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Applegate, Jackson, Oregon, United States in 1860. She died on 6 August 1888, in Maryhill, Klickitat, Washington, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Maryhill, Klickitat, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Melinda Mary Brooks
John Roberts
Marriage: 24 December 1847
Harriet M Roberts
Benjamin C. Roberts
Lydia Roberts
Henry M Roberts
Mary M Roberts
John L Roberts
Elias C. D. Roberts
Olive Roberts
Olive Roberts
Charles Wesley Roberts
C M Roberts

Spouse & Children

24 December 1847
Muscatine, Iowa, United States


  • Harriet M Roberts


  • Benjamin C. Roberts


  • Lydia Roberts


  • Henry M Roberts


  • Mary M Roberts


+6 More Children

Parents & Siblings



+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 1

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 17

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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 .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Melinda Roberts in household of John Roberts, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Malinda Roberts in household of John Roberts, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Melinda Roberts in household of John Roberts, "United States Census, 1870"

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