Roxy Ann Brooks

1831–1910 (Age 79)
Ontario, Canada

The Life of Roxy Ann

When Roxy Ann Brooks was born on 31 March 1831, in Ontario, Canada, her father, Benjamin Brooks, was 38 and her mother, Nancy Olive Harris, was 32. She married Jeremiah Dillon on 16 February 1851, in Muscatine, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Clark, Washington, United States in 1880 and Manor, Clark, Washington, United States in 1900. She died on 19 June 1910, in Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Roxy Ann Brooks
Jeremiah Dillon
Marriage: 16 February 1851
Francisco Dillon
William Henry Dillon
Nancy Olive Dillon

Spouse & Children

  • Female1831–1910Female

  • Jeremiah Dillon


16 February 1851
Muscatine, Iowa, United States


  • Francisco Dillon


  • William Henry Dillon


  • Female1856–1940Female

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 5

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

Age 23

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

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)

  • Roxy Cramer in household of John Cramer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Roxey A Cramer in household of John Cramer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Roxey Cramer in household of John Cramer, "United States Census, 1870"

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