Lessie M. Brooks

25 January 1881–16 March 1954 (Age 73)
Mathews, Virginia

The Life of Lessie M.

When Lessie M. Brooks was born on 25 January 1881, in Mathews, Virginia, United States, her father, James Henry Brooks, was 32 and her mother, Mary Lou Dixon, was 27. She married Henry Lee Matthews on 30 January 1902, in Mathews, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Piankitank Magisterial District, Mathews, Virginia, United States for about 30 years. She died on 16 March 1954, in Cobbs Creek, Mathews, Virginia, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Smither Memorial Cemetery, Hudgins, Mathews, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Lee Matthews
Lessie M. Brooks
Marriage: 30 January 1902
Louise Matthews
Kenneth Lee Matthews
Henry A Matthews

Spouse and Children

30 January 1902
Mathews, Virginia, United States


    Louise Matthews



    Henry A Matthews


Parents and Siblings

    James Henry Brooks


    Mary Lou Dixon




+1 More Child

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.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 13

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 20

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

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)

  • Sissie Matthews in household of Henry L Matthews Jr., "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lessie L Mathews in household of Henry L Mathews, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lessie M Brooks in household of Jas H Brooks, "United States Census, 1900"

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