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Brooks, Alonzo – 1824-1910

BROOKS, BUCK, CARLON

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Date: 8/21/2017 at 18:47:34

Death of Alonzo Brooks
Aged Man Crosses the Dark River Friday – The Funeral Was Held at Irvington Sunday
The death of Alonzo Brooks, which occurred Friday, was but the end of a long and painful struggle against cancer of the throat, a disease which had been slowly eating out his life for a long time. Mr. Brooks was known better among the pioneer settlers around Irvington, and to those of the early settlers who went through the trials of pioneer life in the 80’s, the loss of their old neighbor means much more than it does to us of younger years.
Alonzo Brooks was born at Royalton, New York, March 13, 1824, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. V. Carlon, in Algona, April 15th, 1910, at the age of eighty-six years, one month and two days. He was married to Cynthia Jane Buck, January 6th, 1850, and one year later moved to Wisconsin, where he lived until June 1868, when he came to Kossuth county, Iowa, where he resided until the spring of 1908, when he went with his son, Will, to Kalispell, Montana, returning to Algona September 1st, 1909. He was the youngest in a family of eleven children, five of whom lived to be past eighty years of age.
Mr. Brooks was the father of thirteen children, six of whom survive him: Chester, of Buffalo, New York; George, of Seattle, Washington; Rollin, of Medina, New York; Charley, of Rosemount, Minnesota; Will, of Kalispell, Montana, and Mrs. W. V. Carlon, of Algona, Iowa. He was a plain, industrious man and leaves many old friends and neighbors to mourn for him.
The funeral was held from the church at Irvington, Sunday morning, Rev. G. E. Malone conducting the service. The burial in the Irvington cemetery was by the side of his faithful wife who passed to her reward in October 1907. Source: Upper Des Moines Republican; April 20, 1910

Pioneer Succumbs to Cancer
Alonzo Brooks Dies, Following Lingering Illness
Brief mention of the fact that Alonzo Brooks was very low was made in the last issue of the Advance. The ink upon the paper was scarcely dry before the old gentleman had passed to his reward. He died Friday evening at about 10:30 o’clock. The funeral services were held Sunday morning from the church at Irvington. The body was interred in the Irvington cemetery, beside that of the late Mrs. Brooks who died some years ago.
Mr. Brooks’ death resulted from malignant cancer. The disease first made its appearance about a year ago when a sore formed on his tongue and elsewhere in his mouth.
The victim was living with his son at Kalispell, Montana, when the first cancer was formed. Last September he came back to Algona to pass his last days with his daughter, Mrs. W. V. Carlon. By her he was tenderly and faithfully nursed until the end. Her task was a very heavy one but she performed it nobly and did all that a loving, self-sacrificing daughter could do. No dying father could ask a more constant nurse. No daughter could have done more to sooth the last days of an expiring parent.
The following brief obituary notice is the work of Mr. W. V. Carlon:
Alonzo Brooks was born at Royalton, N.Y., March 13th 1824, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. V. Carlon, in Algona April 15, 1910 at the age of eighty-six years, one month and two days. He was married to Cynthia Jane Buck January 6th, 1850, and one year later, moved to Wisconsin, where he lived until June 1868, when he came to Kossuth County, Iowa, where he resided until the spring of 1908, when he went with his son, will to Kalispell, Montana, returning to Algona September 1st, 1909. He was the youngest of a family of eleven children five of whom lived to be past eighty years old.
Mr. Brooks was the father of thirteen children six of whom are living: Chester of Buffalo, N.Y., George, of Seattle, Washington; Rollin, of Medina, N.Y., Charley, of Rosemount, Minnesota; Will, of Kalispell, Montana, and Mrs. W. V. Carlon, of Algona, Iowa. He was a plain, industrious man and worked incessantly up to the time of his last illness. He leaves many old neighbors and friends to mourn for him.
Source: Kossuth County Advance; Thursday, April 21, 1910


 

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