BROOKS, Chester 1876-1931
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/1/2015 at 09:02:40
Chester Brooks, Formerly Of Whitten, Is Dead
Word was received at Whitten by Mrs. Sarah Brooks of the death of her son, Chester Brooks, who passed away Saturday evening in a hospital in St. Paul, Minn. The body was brought here for burial and the funeral was held at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon from the home of his sister, Mrs. Jessie Flaherty.
Mr. Brooks was born Dec. 16, 1876, near Roseville, Ill. At the age of 5 years he moved with his parents to Centralia, Kan., residing there until he was 18 years old, when the family moved to a farm five and one-half miles northeast of Whitten in Grundy county. A few years later he started work as a fireman on the M. & St. L. between Albert Lea, Marshalltown and Albia, which job he held until he lost his hearing and for the past eight years he has worked in St. Paul as a machinist for an oil company.
His father passed away nine years ago and he is survived by his mother and his sister.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 17 September 1931, pg 1
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