Edwin Henry Brooks (1894 - 1940)

Edwin Henry Brooks
1894 - 1940
updated February 06, 2019
Edwin Henry Brooks was born c. 1894. He died on August 26, 1940 at age 46.
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Eston Urban District, in Civilian War Dead
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Edwin Henry Brooks passed away on August 26, 1940 at age 46. He was buried in Eston Urban District, Civilian War Dead. He was born c. 1894. We are unaware of information about Edwin's surviving family.
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In 1894, in the year that Edwin Henry Brooks was born, on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

In 1919, by the time he was 25 years old, in June, the Treaty of Versailles - officially ending World War I - was signed. The European Allies demanded "compensation by Germany for all damage done to the civilian population of the Allies and their property by the aggression of Germany by land, by sea and from the air.” The requirement of compensation is seen by most as the reason for the collapse of the German economy and gave rise to the rule of Hitler.

In 1926, by the time he was 32 years old, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1933, he was 39 years old when the day after being inaugurated, the new President, Franklin Roosevelt, declared a four-day bank holiday to stop people from withdrawing their money from shaky banks (the bank run). Within 5 days of his administration, the Emergency Banking Act was passed - reorganizing banks and closing insolvent ones. In his first 100 days, he asked Congress to repeal Prohibition (which they did), signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed legislation that paid commodity farmers to leave their fields fallow, thus ending surpluses and boosting prices, signed a bill that gave workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions as well as suspending some antitrust laws and establishing a federally funded Public Works Administration, and won passage of 12 other major laws that helped the economy.

In 1940, in the year of Edwin Henry Brooks's passing, on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

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Other Brookses

Unknown - Jul 14, 1916
c. 1885 - Aug 15, 1944
c. 1901 - Sep 16, 1940
c. 1899 - Jul 18, 1941
c. 1909 - Jan 29, 1944
c. 1893 - Nov 29, 1940
c. 1883 - Dec 3, 1940
c. 1875 - Oct 23, 1917
c. 1898 - Nov 8, 1918
c. 1928 - Apr 21, 1946
c. 1918 - Sep 20, 1944
c. 1898 - Dec 30, 1917
c. 1884 - Sep 2, 1918
c. 1880 - Sep 14, 1917
c. 1886 - Jul 1, 1916
c. 1893 - Jul 1, 1916
c. 1878 - May 12, 1917
c. 1896 - Oct 9, 1917
Unknown - Sep 18, 1918
c. 1922 - Jan 21, 1943

Other Bios

Unknown - Jul 14, 1916
c. 1885 - Aug 15, 1944
c. 1901 - Sep 16, 1940
c. 1899 - Jul 18, 1941
c. 1909 - Jan 29, 1944
c. 1893 - Nov 29, 1940
c. 1883 - Dec 3, 1940
c. 1875 - Oct 23, 1917
c. 1898 - Nov 8, 1918
c. 1928 - Apr 21, 1946
c. 1918 - Sep 20, 1944
c. 1898 - Dec 30, 1917
c. 1884 - Sep 2, 1918
c. 1880 - Sep 14, 1917
c. 1886 - Jul 1, 1916
c. 1893 - Jul 1, 1916
c. 1878 - May 12, 1917
c. 1896 - Oct 9, 1917
Unknown - Sep 18, 1918
c. 1922 - Jan 21, 1943
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