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Philip Medford BrooksAge: 73 years18851959

Philip Medford Brooks
Given names
Philip Medford
Birth July 29, 1885
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 12 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence -
Religious marriageRose Eleanor VickersView this family
February 8, 1916 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 30 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Birth of a son
#1Philip Medford Brooks Jr.
July 13, 1917 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 31 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 32 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history -
Census January 12, 1920 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Jane Vickers Brooks
October 18, 1926 (Age 41 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 44 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 18, 1930 (Age 44 years)
Census April 2, 1940 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 56 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers -
Marriage of a childJohn Harold SprinkleJane Vickers BrooksView this family
Type: Religious marriage
June 28, 1952 (Age 66 years)
Death of a wifeRose Eleanor Vickers
February 19, 1953 (Age 67 years)

Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 64 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 60 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. -
Death February 23, 1959 (Age 73 years)

Cemetery: Christ Church Cemetery
Last change September 1, 201812:06:36

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Rose Eleanor Vickers - View this family
Marriage: February 8, 1916Chestertown, Kent, Maryland, United States
17 months
Philip Medford Brooks Jr.
Birth: July 13, 1917 31 28Chestertown, Kent, Maryland, United States
Death: December 2, 1998Easton, Talbot, Maryland, United States
9 years
Jane Vickers Brooks
Birth: October 18, 1926 41 38Kent, Maryland, United States
Death: January 27, 2004Chestertown, Kent, Maryland, United States

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Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Philip Medford Brooks - Household

Mill Road Chestertown, Kent, Maryland

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Brooks, P MheadMW34MMDMDMDMillerOwn Mill
Brooks, Rose EwifeFW31MMDMDMD
Brooks, P M JrsonMW2-6mMMDMDMD

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Philip Medford Brooks - Household

Chestertown, Kent, Maryland

Brooks, P MedfordheadMW44M30MDMDMDProprietirFlour Mill
Brooks, Rose VwifeFW42M29MDMDMD
Brooks, P Medford JrsonMW12SMDMDMD
Brooks, Jane VdaughterFW3-5mSMDMDMD
Dery, CelenoservantFNeg45MMDMDMDCookPrivate Home

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Philip Medford Brooks - Household

202 Water Street Chestertown, Kent, Maryland

Brooks, P MheadMW54MMDsame houseManufacturerGrain Mill
Brooks, Rose VwifeFW52MMDsame house
Brooks, Philip JrsonMW22SMDsame houseSalesmanGrain Mill
Brooks, Jane VdaughterFW13SMDsame house
Dery, SelenoservantMNeg48WdMDsame househouse workProvate home