Clara Brooks (1901 - 1972)

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Clara Brooks
1901 - 1972
updated February 06, 2019
Clara Brooks was born on June 7, 1901. She died in April 1972 at 70 years of age. We know that Clara Brooks had been residing in The Dalles, Wasco County, Oregon 97058.

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Clara Brooks passed away in April 1972 at 70 years of age. She was born on June 7, 1901. We are unaware of information about Clara's family or relationships. We know that Clara Brooks had been residing in The Dalles, Wasco County, Oregon 97058.
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1901 - 1972 World Events

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In 1901, in the year that Clara Brooks was born, Teddy Roosevelt became the 26th President of the United States. TR, as he was known, had been Vice-President for 6 months when President William McKinley was assassinated. At age 42, he became the youngest President to serve although John Kennedy, at age 43, was the youngest President elected. He was a popular progressive and was elected to a second term in 1904 as a Republican, winning 56.4% of the popular vote and 336 electoral votes.

In 1913, by the time she was just 12 years old, ratified in February the 16th Amendment, establishing a Federal income tax, became law. Previously, customs duties (tariffs) and excise taxes were the primary sources of federal revenue. With the passage of the 16th Amendment, incomes of couples exceeding $4,000, as well as those of single persons earning $3,000 or more, were subject to a 1% Federal tax (that would be about $98,000 and $74,000 now). Rates rose to 7% for incomes over half a million dollars. Less than 1% of the population was subject to income tax.

In 1929, she was 28 years old when the St. Valentine's Day Massacre happened on February 14th. In Chicago, seven men from the North Side Irish gang were gunned down by Al Capone's South Side Italian gang at the garage at 2122 North Clark Street. Al Capone was making a successful move to take over Chicago's organized crime. But the St. Valentine's Day massacre also resulted in a public outcry against all gangsters.

In 1934, when she was 33 years old, on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1972, in the year of Clara Brooks's passing, on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

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Aug 18, 1908 - Apr 16, 1995
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Oliver Brooks
Apr 24, 1901 - May 1985
Everett, Washington
Rale F Brooks
Sep 6, 1910 - Jan 12, 1999
East Wenatchee, WA
Rudy H Brooks
Nov 29, 1906 - Nov 13, 2002
Stanwood, WA
Edward Brooks
Jan 16, 1890 - October 1979
Los Angeles, California
Hugh D Brooks
Sep 30, 1917 - Apr 14, 2010
Bremerton, WA
Herbert Brooks
Jun 4, 1911 - November 1982
Olympia, Washington
Earl E Brooks
Mar 27, 1908 - Apr 15, 1994
William Brooks
Nov 29, 1912 - April 1972
Arlington, Washington
Betty May Brooks
Dec 20, 1921 - Feb 12, 2011
Lynnwood, WA
Henry D Brooks
Jun 11, 1896 - Nov 12, 1988
Vashon, WA
Olive Brooks
Jun 29, 1909 - October 1985
Wolf Creek, Montana
Walter J Brooks
Nov 18, 1906 - Mar 28, 1994
Aberdeen, WA
Hazel M Brooks
May 14, 1921 - September 1995
Everett, WA
Laurel Brooks
Jun 16, 1920 - June 1978
Lake Stevens, Washington
Keith Brooks
Jan 20, 1905 - January 1972
Richland, Washington
Hazel B Brooks
Jul 27, 1918 - Jul 23, 2007
East Wenatchee, WA

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