James A. Brooks

October 1881–16 March 1960 (Age 78)
Pocahontas, Randolph, Arkansas, United States

The Life Summary of James A.

When James A. Brooks was born in October 1881, in Pocahontas, Randolph, Arkansas, United States, his father, William P. Brooks, was 23 and his mother, Birdie Surridge, was 17. He married Lillie Johnson on 5 December 1901. He lived in Demun Township, Randolph, Arkansas, United States in 1900 and Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States in 1920. He died on 16 March 1960, in Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 78.

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James A. Brooks
Lillie E Brooks
William P. Brooks

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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act
Age 1
A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1883 · The Mosaic Templar is Founded
Age 2
The Mosaic Templar is an African American fraternal organization founded in Little Rock. it was founded by former slaves, John Edward Bush and Chester W. Keatts. It was part of a movement that was going on at the time, where everyone was forming fraternities and sororities. The main departments for this one where endowment, monument, analysis, uniform, rank, recapitulation, records, and a juvenile division.
1902 · So Much Farm Land
Age 21
A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

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 (3)

  • J A Brooks, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James A Brooks in household of William Brooks, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Legacy NFS Source: James A. Brooks - Government record: Death record or certificate: death: 16 March 1960; Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas, United States

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