Obit: Brooks, Mary (1864 - 1955) 

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Brooks, Fenton, Hewett, Willson 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) February 3, 1955 

Brooks, Mary (4 January 1864 - 23 January 1955) 

Mrs. H. J. Brooks, formerly of Neillsville, died January 23, 1955, at the home of her son, Herbert H. Brooks at Detroit, Mich. 

Mary Hewett Brooks was born in North Hudson, N. Y. on January 4, 1864, to George and Laura (Fenton) Hewett.  When Mary was a small child they moved to Crown Point, N. Y., and lived there until she was 18.  Mary then moved to Neillsville to live with her uncle, James Hewett.  Mary was married to Herbert Jesse Brooks of Bloomington, Wis., in 1884.  After living in Bloomington for a short time they moved to Neillsville.  To this union two sons were born - Fred Fenton Brooks of Duluth, Minn., and Herbert Hewett Brooks of Detroit. 

Her husband died July 25, 1932, and Mary continued to live in Neillsville until October 7, 1947, when she was taken to Detroit, Mich. to live with her son, Herbert and family. 

Mrs. Brooks leaves, besides her two sons, one brother, Ed Hewett of Spokane, Wash.; three grandchildren - Jesse, son of Fred; Kenneth and Doris Ann, son and daughter of Herbert; three grandchildren - Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Jesse of Arlington, Va., and Mark and Karen Ann, son and daughter of Kenneth. 

Mrs. Brooks has been a member of Carmi Chapter No. 60, O. E. S. Neillsville, for over 50 years and served the Chapter as Worthy Matron for many years. 

Her funeral was held in Harris Chapel, Detroit, the Rev. Ray Willson officiating.  Eastern Star services were conducted by Composit Chapter No. 448 of Detroit.  The body was cremated and the ashes will be brought to Neillsville for interment early this summer. 



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