Edward Basil Brooks

31 October 1907–29 June 1963 (Age 55)
Hopkins, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Edward Basil

When Edward Basil Brooks was born on 31 October 1907, in Hopkins, Kentucky, United States, his father, John Thomas Brooks, was 22 and his mother, Lucy Parolee Virgin, was 14. He married Marianna Irene Mills on 23 March 1934, in Henderson, Henderson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Skilesville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States in 1920 and Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States in 1930. He died on 29 June 1963, in Evansville, Knight Township, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Evansville, Knight Township, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States.

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Edward Basil Brooks
Marianna Irene Mills
Marriage: 23 March 1934
Billy Joe Brooks

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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed
Age 1
Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1912 · McCreary County Created
Age 5
Named after James B. McCreary a Confederate war hero and two time Governor of Kentucky McCreary County was created in 1912.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
Age 16
Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

(1997: 78647;2007: 179554; 2010: 251663)English: usually a variant of Brook , with excrescent -s. The optional addition of -s, with no grammatical function, is usually post-medieval, but some examples of the same person's name occurring with and without -(e)s have been noted as early as the 14th century in South Lancashire. The -es in such cases probably has neither a plural nor a genitival function, and the name means ‘dweller at the brook’, not ‘dweller at the brooks’. A plural sense cannot be ruled out elsewhere, but a non-grammatical -(e)s must also be considered a strong possibility.Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.

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

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Sources (9)

  • Basil Brooks in household of Parolee Brooks, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Basil E Brooks, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Edward Brooks, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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