Wenona Brooks

Female1871–14 June 1944

Brief Life History of Wenona

When Wenona Brooks was born in 1871, in Michigan, United States, her father, George Harris Brooks, was 32 and her mother, Isabelle Collier, was 28. She married Herman Endriss on 21 December 1891, in Saginaw, Michigan, United States. She lived in Detroit Ward 3, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States for about 30 years. She died on 14 June 1944, in Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.

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Herman Endriss
Wenona Brooks
Marriage: 21 December 1891

Sources (9)

  • Wenora Endriss, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wenona Brooks, "Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995"
  • Winona B Endriss, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 December 1891Saginaw, Michigan, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 1

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    1872 · The Soldiers and Sailors Monument

    Age 1

    The Michigan Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument is a monument located in Downtown Detroit that was built in honor of those who lost their lives during the Civil War. The lowest sections of the monument have eagles with raised wings that guide the eye upward. The next section up has four male figures representing the Navy, Infantry, Cavalry, and Artillery branches of the United States Army. Above them are four female figures that represent Victory, History, Emancipation, and Union. Capping the monument, an Amazon figure brandishes a sword in her right hand and a shield in her other. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

    1893 · The Minnesota State Flag

    Age 22

    The Flag of Minnesota was adopted on August 2 and consists of scenes from the seal of Minnesota. The flag has been modified over the years to be easier to manufacture.

    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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