Mary Jane Brooks

Female5 February 1862–15 February 1946

Brief Life History of Mary Jane

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.

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Family Time Line

Philip Silas Rushin
Mary Jane Brooks
Marriage: 2 October 1915
John A Rushing
Joseph E Rushing
Arthur V Rushing
Clisa E Rushing
William R Rushing
Mandy M Rushing
Andrew "Andy" Thomas Rushin
Malinda Jane Rushin
Wade Street Rushin

Sources (6)

  • Mary J Rushing in household of Phillip Rushing, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary Jane Rushin, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mary Brooks in entry for Wade S Rushin, "Texas Deaths, 1977-1986"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 October 1915Mount Vernon, Franklin, Texas, United States
  • Children (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1865 · Juneteenth (Slaves Were Freed)

    Age 3

    "On June 19, 1865, Gordon Granger (Union Major) read General Orders, No. 3 to the people of Galveston. The statement was written as follows: ""The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere."""

    1865 · Sultana Tragedy

    Age 3

    In April of 1865, the steamboat the Sultana exploded. The Civil War had been over for awhile so this was considered the worst maritime disaster in US history. Compared to the Titanic where 1,512 people were killed, 1,8000 soldiers were killed on the Sultana. Confederate soldiers that weeks earlier had been fighting with Union soldiers were now fighting to save their lives.

    1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

    Age 32

    Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

    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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