Alvin Earl Brooks (1897 - 1978)

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Nicknames: "Earl", "Earle"
Birthplace: CA, USA
Death: Died in DE, USA
Occupation: Photographer
Managed by: Chuck Bury
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About Alvin Earl Brooks

Alvin Earl Brooks AKA Earl Alvin Brooks, was the photographer at the heart of a 2010 art mystery involving alleged lost negatives http://www.ricknorsigian.com/html/reports.html attributed to Ansel Adams. While no conclusive evidence has come forward to resolve the dispute, the Brooks and Adams families appear in agreement that the negatives were the work of Earl Brooks and not Ansel Adams. The owner of the negatives still promotes them as possibly the works of Adams.

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Alvin Earl Brooks's Timeline

1897
October 1897
CA, USA
1916
1916
- 1973
Age 18
Arden, DE, USA
1931
May 9, 1931
Age 33
Wilmington, DE, USA

Delaware Marriage Records, 1913-1954

Name: Earl Alvin Brooks
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Event: Marriage
Event Date: 09 May 1931
Event Place: Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware
Gender: Male
Age: 33
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Estimated Birth Year: 1898
Father: Albert E. Brooks
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Mother: Belle Childress
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Spouse: Bertha Whiteside Russell
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Spouse's Age: 31
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Spouse's Estimated Birth Year: 1900
Spouse's Father: Fred W. Whiteside
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Spouse's Mother: Amy Pentland Whiteside
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Volume/Page/Certificate Number: cn 327
Film Number: 2025101
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Digital Folder Number: 4253440
Image Number: 363

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Name: Bertha Brooks
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Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1940
Event Place: Representative District 6, New Castle, Delaware, United States
Gender: Female
Age: 41
Marital Status: Married
Race (Original): White
Race: White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Wife
Relationship to Head of Household: Wife
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Birth Year (Estimated): 1899
Last Place of Residence: Same House
District: 2-8B
Family Number: 86
Sheet Number and Letter: 4A
Line Number: 17
Affiliate Publication Number: T627
Affiliate Film Number: 545
Digital Folder Number: 005449025
Image Number: 00286
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Earl Brooks M 42 California
Wife Bertha Brooks F 41 Pennsylvania
Stepdaughter Margery Russell F 20 Pennsylvania
Son William Brooks M 16 California
Stepdaughter Jaquelin Russell F 14 Pennsylvania

Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VRZN-L3J : accessed 20 Apr 2014), Bertha Brooks in household of Earl Brooks, Representative District 6, New Castle, Delaware, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 2-8B, sheet 4A, family 86, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 545.

1946
August 30, 1946
Age 48
New Castle, DE, USA

Delaware Marriage Records, 1913-1954

Name: Earl Alvin Brooks
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Event: Marriage
Event Date: 30 Aug 1946
Event Place: New Castle County, Delaware
Gender: Male
Age: 48
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Estimated Birth Year: 1898
Father: Albert B. Brooks
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Mother: Mary Belle Childress
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Spouse: Edith Hambly Austin
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Spouse's Age: 47
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Spouse's Estimated Birth Year: 1899
Spouse's Father: Warren E. Hambly
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Spouse's Mother: Ida Nichols
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Volume/Page/Certificate Number: cn 6061
Film Number: 2025165
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Digital Folder Number: 4253518
Image Number: 589

1978
March 10, 1978
Age 80
DE, USA
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