Cleanth Brooks II

Male16 October 1906–10 May 1994

Brief Life History of Cleanth

When Cleanth Brooks II was born on 16 October 1906, in Murray, Calloway, Kentucky, United States, his father, Cleanth Brooks I, was 33 and his mother, Bessie Lee Witherspoon, was 24. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1931 and lived in Northford, North Branford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States in 1962 and New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States in 1994. He died on 10 May 1994, in New Haven, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 87.

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Cleanth Brooks II
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Sources (22)

  • Jr Brooks, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mr Cleanth Brooks, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, Births, and Marriages 1980-2014"
  • Cleanth Brooks, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

1909 · Garden of the Gods Park

Age 3

In 1879, railroad tycoon, Charles Elliott Perkins bought 240 acres whrere The Garden of the Gods is located, and planned to use it as a summer home. Perkins died in 1907 before he could establish it as a public park. Perkin's children donated the now 480 acres to the city of Colorado Springs, to become a public park.


Age 23

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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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