Milo Erastus Brooks

26 March 1855–19 January 1922 (Age 66)
St. Louis, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Milo Erastus

When Milo Erastus Brooks was born on 26 March 1855, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, his father, James Simpkin Brooks, was 29 and his mother, Lydia Ann Webster, was 26. He married Francis Isabella Bemis on 20 January 1886, in San Bernardino, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in California, United States in 1870 and San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1920. He died on 19 January 1922, in San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Pioneer Memorial Cemetery, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Milo Erastus Brooks
Francis Isabella Bemis
Marriage: 20 January 1886
Edward Erastus Brooks

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 January 1886San Bernardino, California, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon
    Age 2
    The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.
    Age 8
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 20
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    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.Americanized form of German Brucks .

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

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    Sources (17)

    • Milo E Brooks in household of James Brooks, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Milo E Brooks, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • Milo E Brooks, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"

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