Mary Catherine Brooks

23 June 1878–17 February 1969 (Age 90)
Embarrass Township, Edgar, Illinois, United States

The Life of Mary Catherine

When Mary Catherine Brooks was born on 23 June 1878, in Embarrass Township, Edgar, Illinois, United States, her father, James William Brooks, was 25 and her mother, Laura Alice Bandy, was 18. She married William Sanford Cook on 30 June 1895, in Edgar, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Watova, Nowata, Oklahoma, United States in 1920 and Alluwe, Nowata, Oklahoma, United States in 1930. She died on 17 February 1969, in Grand Lake Towne, Mayes, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Nowata, Nowata, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Sanford Cook
Mary Catherine Brooks
Marriage: 30 June 1895
Alice Viola Cook
Cecil Hanley Cook
Gertie Irene Cook
Ina Verniece Cook
Edith Lucille Cook
William Harvey Cook
James Clifford Cook
Lillian Leola Cook
Franklin Leroy Cook

Spouse and Children

30 June 1895
Edgar, Illinois, United States


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James William Brooks


    Laura Alice Bandy





    Jesse Frederick Brooks


    Riley R. Brooks


    John Allen Brooks


World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 7

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 24

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)

  • Mary C Cook in household of William S Cook, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary C Brooks in household of James Brooks, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary C Cook in household of William S Cook, "United States Census, 1920"

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