Mary Jane Brooks was born on 5 February 1862, in Tennessee, United States. She married Philip Silas Rushin on 2 October 1915, in Mount Vernon, Franklin, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 2, Hunt, Texas, United States in 1910 and Sulphur Springs, Hopkins, Texas, United States in 1920. She died on 15 February 1946, in Lamesa, Dawson, Texas, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Midway Cemetery, Dawson, Texas, United States.
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 .