Matthew Brooks (1884 - 1918)

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Matthew Brooks
1884 - 1918
updated February 06, 2019
Matthew Brooks was born around 1884. He died on April 18, 1918 at 34 years old.

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Matthew Brooks Biography

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Loos Memorial Panel 60 To 64., in France

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Service number: 8006
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment
Unit/ship/squadron: 2nd/5th Bn.

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Matthew Brooks passed away on April 18, 1918 at 34 years of age. He was buried in Loos Memorial Panel 60 To 64., France. He was born around 1884. We have no information about Matthew's surviving family.
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1884 - 1918 World Events

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In 1884, in the year that Matthew Brooks was born, on August 5th, the cornerstone for the base of the Statue of Liberty - a gift from the people of France - was laid. 120,000 people - most donations were $1 - donated to the completion of the base. An 1883 poem by Emma Lazarus was also written to raise funds. That poem was included in the base of the statue and is well known today. The most famous phrase: "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

In 1890, he was merely 6 years old when on December 29th, the Wounded Knee Massacre occurred in South Dakota on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation . The U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment said that they rode into the Lakota camp "trying to disarm" the inhabitants. One person, Black Coyote - who was deaf - held onto his rifle, saying that he paid a lot of money for it. Shots rang out and by the end at least 153 Lakota Sioux - some estimates say 300 - and 25 troops had died. The site of the massacre is a National Historic Landmark.

In 1899, when he was merely 15 years old, on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

In 1908, at the age of 24 years old, Matthew was alive when a 7.1 earthquake and the resulting tsunami killed 70,000 to 100,000 people in southern Italy and Sicily. The earthquake, lasting 30 to 40 seconds, occurred in the Strait of Messina which was between the region of Calabria (at the "toe" of Italy) and the island of Sicily and destruction from it occurred in a 186 mile radius. It was the most destructive earthquake ever to hit Europe.

In 1918, in the year of Matthew Brooks's passing, on November 1, an elevated train on the Brooklyn line of the subway - driven by an inexperienced operator because of a strike - tried to navigate a turn at 30mph. The limit on the curve was 6 mph. The 2nd and 3rd cars of the 5 car wooden train were badly damaged and at least 93 people were killed, making it the deadliest crash in New York subway history.

Other Biographies

Other Brookses

Maurice Brooks
around 1906 - May 20, 1941
Maurice Edward Brooks
around 1893 - Mar 27, 1917
Maxwell Anderson Brooks
Died: Jan 14, 1944
May Florence Brooks
around 1892 - Jul 7, 1944
Melvin Ronald Brooks
around 1923 - Feb 16, 1945
Michael Brooks
around 1912 - Jul 27, 1944
Milan Brooks
around 1878 - Aug 25, 1916
Moses Brooks
around 1907 - May 23, 1940
Nathaniel Brooks
around 1925 - Aug 3, 1944
Newton L. Brooks
around 1891 - May 6, 1916
Noble Charles Brooks
around 1899 - Sep 28, 1918
Norgrove Alfred Brooks
around 1895 - Sep 21, 1916
Norman Brooks
around 1894 - Oct 24, 1918
Norman Brooks
around 1920 - Nov 27, 1942
Norman Brooks
around 1923 - Oct 20, 1940
Norman James Brooks
around 1923 - Nov 29, 1944
Norman Joseph Brooks
around 1916 - Apr 23, 1943
Norman Leonard Brooks
around 1891 - Jun 11, 1917
Norman Reginald Brooks
around 1920 - Dec 11, 1943
Norman Thomas Brooks
around 1917 - Apr 25, 1943

Other Bios

Maurice Brooks
around 1906 - May 20, 1941
Maurice Edward Brooks
around 1893 - Mar 27, 1917
Maxwell Anderson Brooks
Died: Jan 14, 1944
May Florence Brooks
around 1892 - Jul 7, 1944
Melvin Ronald Brooks
around 1923 - Feb 16, 1945
Michael Brooks
around 1912 - Jul 27, 1944
Milan Brooks
around 1878 - Aug 25, 1916
Moses Brooks
around 1907 - May 23, 1940
Nathaniel Brooks
around 1925 - Aug 3, 1944
Newton L. Brooks
around 1891 - May 6, 1916
Noble Charles Brooks
around 1899 - Sep 28, 1918
Norgrove Alfred Brooks
around 1895 - Sep 21, 1916
Norman Brooks
around 1894 - Oct 24, 1918
Norman Brooks
around 1920 - Nov 27, 1942
Norman Brooks
around 1923 - Oct 20, 1940
Norman James Brooks
around 1923 - Nov 29, 1944
Norman Joseph Brooks
around 1916 - Apr 23, 1943
Norman Leonard Brooks
around 1891 - Jun 11, 1917
Norman Reginald Brooks
around 1920 - Dec 11, 1943
Norman Thomas Brooks
around 1917 - Apr 25, 1943
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