Brooks, Mary (1864 - 1955)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Brooks, Fenton, Hewett,
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville,
Clark Co., WI.) February 3, 1955
Brooks, Mary (4 January 1864 - 23 January
Mrs. H. J. Brooks, formerly of Neillsville, died
January 23, 1955, at the home of her son, Herbert H. Brooks at
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
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
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
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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