Indiana McCaslins

William David BrooksAge: 80 years18621942

Name
William David Brooks
Birth February 10, 1862 46 36
Birth of a sisterRachel Almanda (Amanda) Brooks
August 11, 1862 (Age 6 months)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Listed as 11 Aug 1863 on her tombstone.
Death of a maternal grandfatherGeorge Shillideay McCaslin (McCasland)
1866 (Age 3 years)
Note: date and place of death not verified
Death of a fatherJohn Wesley Brooks
1867 (Age 4 years)

Note: His wife Almanda is head of household on the 1870 census.
Census 1870 (Age 7 years)
Death of a motherAlmanda McCaslin (McCasland)
September 1872 (Age 10 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherRachel Laws
about 1880 (Age 17 years)
Burial of a maternal grandmotherRachel Laws
about 1880 (Age 17 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Pawnee City Cemetery, Plot orig 67-6 (Find A Grave Memorial# 87259512)
Death of a half-sisterMary E McCaslin
April 13, 1887 (Age 25 years)
MarriageEmma C GahnView this family
September 7, 1897 (Age 35 years)
DivorceEmma C GahnView this family
before 1900 (Age 37 years)

Census 1910 (Age 47 years)
Death of a brotherJohn Wesley Brooks
1929 (Age 66 years)

Source: Find a Grave
Death of a sisterRachel Almanda (Amanda) Brooks
August 12, 1929 (Age 67 years)

Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a brotherJohn Wesley Brooks
1929 (Age 66 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: St Marys Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 22667327)
Burial of a sisterRachel Almanda (Amanda) Brooks
after August 12, 1929 (Age 67 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Hebron Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 23385804)
Death of a wifeEmma C Gahn
July 8, 1938 (Age 76 years)
Note: Merle Hay Cemetery
Death May 13, 1942 (Age 80 years)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: January 10, 1860Indiana
1 year
elder brother
19 months
younger sister
-6 months
himself
Father’s family with Mary Ann Baldwin - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: July 20, 1840, Montgomery, Indiana
half-sister
Father’s family with Rebecka Jane Leasoured - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: January 17, 1847, Howard, Indiana
5 years
half-brother
2 years
half-sister
Mother’s family with George Franklin McCaslin - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage: February 21, 1850, Jefferson, Indiana
3 years
half-brother
2 years
half-sister
Family with Emma C Gahn - View this family
himself
ex-wife
Marriage: September 7, 1897Des Moines, Polk, Iowa
Divorce: before 1900
George W Rummel + Emma C Gahn - View this family
wife’s husband
ex-wife
Marriage: October 12, 1898Des Moines, Polk, Iowa

BirthCalifornia Deaths
Census1870 US Federal Census
MarriageIowa Marriages, 1809-1992
Divorce1910 US Federal Census
Census1910 US Federal Census
DeathCalifornia Deaths
DeathCalifornia Deaths
Shared note
In the 1870 US Federal Census for Jordan, Jasper, Indiana, 44-year-old Almanda [McCasland McCaslin] Brooks is head of household with $750 in real estate and $225 in personal property. In her household are her children by George F McCaslin, 19-year-old farmer Cornelius McCaslin (recorded as McCastin) who has $400 worth of personal property, 17- year old Mary E McCaslin (recorded as McCastin) who has $400 worth of personal property, and her childred by John W Brooks, 9-year-old John Wesly, 7-year-old Rachel A, and 2-year-old William D. John W Sr is missing and presumably died between 1868 and 1870. Almanda's farm is close to that of Stearns F Iliff and his wife, Eleanor Hutton Iliff. Eleanor is George F McCaslin's half sister. On 7 Sep 1897, Wm Brooks married Emma C Gahm in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa. They had divorced by 12 Oct 1898 when Emma C {Gahm] Brooks married George W Rummel. In the 1910 US Federal Census for Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, 51-year-old Indiana-born construction painter Joseph M Erwin and his 47-year-old Indiana-born wife Amanda [sic] [Brooks] Erwin have been married 28 years [sic]. Amanda has borne one child, 28-year-old Indiana-born Minnette E [Erwin] Bronson. Minnette and her husband, 28-year-old Indiana-born shoe salesman Edward E Bronson are living with Minnette's parents. They have been married seven years and Minnette has borne no children. There are also in this household, 25-year-old Germany-born roomer and clothing store saleswoman Anthona Worth and 38-year-old Indiana-born divorced brother-in-law (Amanda's brother) David Brooks who is a cigar store salesman. The household is living in a rented house. Everyone is literate and speaks English. Joseph's parents were born in Indiana, Amanda and David's father was born in Pennsylvania and their mother in Indiana, Minnette's parents were born in Indiana, Edward's parents were born in Indiana, and Anthona's parents were born in Germany. Seventy-four-year-old William Brooks, born 10 Feb 1862 in Indiana, died 13 May 1942 in Los Angeles County, California. His mother's maiden name was McCaslin and his father's last name Brooks. His IDNO was 174303.