Harry Brooks (1901 - 1964)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Harry Brooks’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Harry so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Harry’s biography.

Harry Brooks Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Harry Brooks and his immediate Brooks family. Add to Harry Brooks's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Harry.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Harry Brooks? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Did Harry move a lot? Did he emigrate from another country? Add Harry's last known location.

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Harry finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Harry attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Harry did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Harry Brooks is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Harry's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Harry's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Harry a religious man? Add Harry’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Harry during various points of his life.

Timeline

1901 - In the year that Harry Brooks was born, the first Nobel Prizes were awarded. Chemist and engineer Alfred Nobel, who died in 1896, had provided in his will for prizes in physics, chemistry, and physiology or medicine, who have produced the most distinguished literary work of an idealist tendency, and who have contributed the most toward world peace. The winners in 1901 were: Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen for physics, Jacobus Henricus van't Hoff for chemistry, Emil Adolf von Behring for physiology or medicine, Sully Prudhomme for literature, and Jean Henry Dunant and Frédéric Passy for peace.

1913 - Harry was merely 12 years old when the Philippine–American War ended for good in June. While the official end of the war was in 1902, fighting continued for several years. An estimated 200,000 to 250,000 total Filipino civilians died and although the U.S. viewed its role as a colonial presence as one of preparing the Philippines for independence, American colonization drastically changed the character off the culture. The Catholic Church was no longer the state religion and English became the primary language of the government.

1921 - When he was 20 years old, the silent film The Sheik, directed by George Melford and starring Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres (also featuring Adolphe Menjou) debuted on October 21st. Critics weren't enthusiastic but the public loved it - in the first few weeks 125,000 people had seen the movie - and it eventually exceeded $1 million in ticket sales. And Rudolph Valentino, an Italian American, became the heartthrob of a female generation.

1922 - He was 21 years old when on November 4th, British Egyptologists George Carnarvon and Howard Carter unearthed the first step leading to King Tutankhamen's tomb in the Valley of the Kings. By the end of the month they had unearthed the steps and broken through the door into the intact tomb. This was the only tomb that had remained unlooted that had been found (and is, to date). Filled with gold, jewels, and ancient everyday items, the find was priceless - in terms of money and history.

1964 - In the year of Harry Brooks's passing, in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

Harry Brooks Family Tree

Who was Harry’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share Harry’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Harry's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Harry Brooks
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Harry's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Harry Brooks is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Harry Brooks passed away in March 1964 at 63 years of age. There is no known cause of death for Harry. He was born on February 23, 1901. We are unaware of information about Harry's family.

Memories

What do you remember about Harry Brooks? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Harry is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Harry Brooks

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources