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Captain Marion Brooks


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 11/12/2006 at 13:12:50

Captain Marion Brooks, farmer, Sec 16, P O Prairie Hill, was born in Whiteside county, Illinois, February 8, 1843, and was raised there, educated in the common schools and came to Iowa in the spring of 1864, locating where he now lives and owns 180 acres of land, has been justice of the peace, township clerk (which office he now holds) and has been secretary of the school board for four years, in September 1861, he enlisted in company A, Eighth Kansas infantry, and served until January 1, 1864, when he veteranized and continued in the same regiment until the close of the war and was discharged in February 1866, he enlisted as a private and was promoted to first lieutenant January 30, 1862, and to captain of his company July 8, 1864, and participated in all the battles in which his regiment was engaged, March 23, 1864, he married Miss Louisa Matson, of Illinois, they have six children: Fannie L, Myrtle E, Clarence W, and Bradford M, living, and two deceased

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