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Alexander Brook

Alexander Brook

Male 1898 - 1980  (81 years)

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  • Name Alexander Brook  [1, 2
    Born 14 Jul 1898  Booklyn, Kings Cnty, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation The Arts - Artist, painter 
    Died Feb 1980  Sag Harbor, Suffolk Cnty, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Person ID I11546  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 12 Feb 2014 

    Family 1 Peggy Bacon 
    Married Abt 1920 
    Divorced Abt 1940 
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2013 
    Family ID F4202  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Virginia / Gina Schnaufer / Knee,   b. 31 Oct 1898, Marietta, Washington Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1982, Riverhead, Suffolk Cnty, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 1945  [5, 6
    Last Modified 12 Feb 2014 
    Family ID F4183  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • According to his WW I draft registration card (which is nearly illegible) Alexander Brook was born 14 July 1898. (The place of residence is not legible.) He was a student. His father was John Brook. (12 Sep 1915; Ulster Cnty, NY.)
    • Sharyn R. Udall, Inside Looking Out : The Life and Art of Gina Knee (Lubbock, TX; Texas Tech University Press: 1994), is a biography and an art history critique of Brook's second wife, Gina Knee. Some excerpts, relevant to family history, are:

      p. 115: "Knee spent much of the autumn of 1943 in New York…. Perhaps it was during these months that she was introduced to the painter Alexander Brook. Or perhaps they met in Los Angeles, where he spent some winters in those years. ***

      p. 117:
      "Knee and Brook saw a great deal of each other in late 1943 and early 1944.... Her divorce from Ernie [Knee] was final in April 1944; not long afterwards she and Brook began a new life together....
      "[They married and ] settled in Savannah, Georgia, setting up a studio home in an abandoned riverfront cotton warehouse....

      pp 158-159:
      "Alex died in 1980; after his death, according to friends, Gina was never the same again. She missed the daily give-and-take with the gruff, demanding, often endearing man who had been her husband for thirty-five years. Days were empty without their daily laughter, their frequent bickering....
    • The Social Security Death Index provides that Alexander Brook (SSN 083-28-1963; issued by NY) was born 14 Jul 1898 and died in Feb 1980 while residing in Sag Harbor, Suffolk Cnty, NY.

  • Sources 
    1. [S903] Lois S|, Lois Hall Snouffer, From Schnaufer to Snouffer, (Lois H. Snouffer & Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN 46802), 929.2 SN59SL (2013)., p. 34.

    2. [S281] Social Security|, U.S. Social Security Admin., Social Security Death Index, (https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693).

    3. [S378] WW I Draft Cards, U.S. Selective Service System, "World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918", (U.S. Selective Service System, The National Archives, Washington, D.C.; Online database: http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482).

    4. [S914] Gina Knee|, Sharyn R. Udall, Inside Looking Out: The Life and Art of Gina Knee, (Texas Tech University Press; Lubbock, TX (1994)), p. 158.

    5. [S40] Obituary, Anonymous, "Obituary".

    6. [S914] Gina Knee|, Sharyn R. Udall, Inside Looking Out: The Life and Art of Gina Knee, (Texas Tech University Press; Lubbock, TX (1994)), p. 117.