BROOKS, William W. 1842-1917
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/19/2016 at 09:49:23
W. W. Brooks
Came to Grundy County 52 Years Ago
Death, at 9:20 Monday evening at Marshalltown, claimed William Wallace Brooks, a pioneer resident of southern Grundy county, and a resident of Marshalltown since 1913. Pulmonary tuberculosis, with which he had suffered several years, was the cause of his death. He had been bed-ridden for two weeks.
Mr. Brooks was born, Aug. 9, 1842, in Mount Pleasant, now Farmer City, Ill., and was one of a family of four children; one who died in infancy, Mrs. Mary Kennedy, formerly of this city, who died in Chicago, Dec. 5, 1914, and Mrs. H. H. Beaman, who died in this city Jan. 8, 1917. April 5, 1865, Mr. Brooks was united in marriage with Miss Jennie Smith, of Eldora, who survives him with a daughter, Mrs. G. C. Money, of Fort Dodge. Another child died in infancy. Two half-brothers, Omar Brooks, of Cleghorn, and Edward Brooks, of Minnesota, also survive.
Immediately after their wedding Mr. and Mrs. Brooks began housekeeping on the Grundy county farm which Mr. Brooks still owned which had been transferred but once, from father to son. Mr. Brooks still held the original patent from the government. Mr. Brooks had been a member of the Masonic fraternity for more than fifty years, and at the time of his death was a member of Marshall lodge, No. 108.
Funeral services will be held at the residence at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning. Interment will be in the Oakland cemetery at Beaman.
--The Grundy Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 8 November 1917, pg 1
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