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Re: James G. Brooks
Posted by: Kaye Watson Date: January 28, 2001 at 13:47:48
In Reply to: James G. Brooks by ann kessler of 1001

Interestingly there is a bio on James G. Brooks in "The History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties, Ohio", published 1882, p. 343. However, it indicates James' mother was Althea Gilbert. It reads as follows:
James G. Brooks, oldest son of Oliver J. Brooks and Althea Gilbert, was born in Warren, Ohio, April 22, 1831. His father, who is still living, in Chicago, was born in New Jersey in 1795 and came to Warren about 1816 or 1817. Oliver Brooks, the father of Oliver J., came out several years earlier, about 1808. Oliver, Jr. was engaged in the tanning business for many years in Warren, with his brother, the firm being R.S. & O.J. Brooks. He raised a family of three sons and three daughters. James G. Brooks, in 1848, commenced to cleark with E. Hoyt & Co., where he remained some three years. In 1852, he purchased, in connection with Warren Packard, the business of Harmon & Co., and has been constantly in trade since, although the partnership has undergone several changes. In the winter of 1882, the interest of Warren Packard was purchased and the present firm of Babbitt, Brooks & Smith formed, who do extensive business, both wholesale and retail. Mr. Brooks was married in 1855 to Miss Maria Bennett by whom he had two daughters, Helen, wife of J.P. Stephenson of Ottawa, Kansas and Mary, wife of James McCormick of Warren. His wife died in 1862 and in 1877 he married Caroline M. Pennock. By this marriage he has two children, Alice and James D.


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