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William BROOKS

Male 1849 - 1872  (~ 23 years)


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  • Name William BROOKS  [1
    Born Feb 1849  White Sands, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • Ray BROOKS reported that when William was born to John and Ann (Bell) BROOKS, there was some discussion as to whether or not they should name him "William" since John's brother, William, had lost his life early by drowning. Ironically, William also drowned as a young man.
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Oct 1872  Murray Harbour, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause: drowning when he fell between two vessels berthed at Murray Harbour 
    Buried Murray Harbour Cemetery, Murray Harbour, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Address:
    Murray Harbour South Cemetery
    Murray Harbour, Prince Edward Island
    Canada 
    • Memorial inscription: In memory of William BROOKS, master of the boat "Hero". Drowned by accidentally falling overboard. Oct 26, 1872; Aged 23 years and 8 months. "When blooming youth is snatched away, By death's resistless hand, Our hearts the mournful tribute pay, Which pity must demand". W. S. Beck.

      Buried plot # F 248.
    Person ID I1084  Nosworthy
    Last Modified 15 Jun 2015 

    Father John BROOKS,   b. 23 Jan 1823, White Sands, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1904, White Sands, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Ann BELL,   b. 15 Mar 1823, White Sands, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1910, White Sands, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 11 Jan 1847  White Sands, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • John BROOKS, Bachelor, White Sands, married Ann BELL, Spinster. Witnesses: James BELL, Thomas BROOKS, James GLOVER and William BELL. Married by licence on 11 January 1847 by James Richards, J. P. [5]
    Address 1881  Abney, Lot 64, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Address 1891  Lot 64, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Address 1901  Murray Harbour, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • John and Ann moved to their home in Murray Harbour, which they purchased from John Cowan; they remained there for the rest of their lives. Their house they left behind in White Sands, became home for Henry E. BREHAUT and their daughter, Belle, who had returned from the United States with their children.
    Photos
    Brehaut home
    Brehaut home
    Home of Henry E. Brehaut; originally belonging to John and Ann Brooks.
    Documents
    Census 1881: Lot 64, Prince Edward Island
    Census 1881: Lot 64, Prince Edward Island
    Two generations of Brooks: John and Ann; Joseph and Caroline; and John and Frances Brooks living side by side.
    Family ID F54  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S90] BROOKS Family History (original / unsourced), Mildred Winona Brooks; Janet Crowder; one anonymous contributor, (1963 and 1975).

    2. [S107] Memorial inscription.

    3. [S676] Personal communication.

    4. [S173] Cemetery Transcripts, Murray Harbour South, Cardigan Group, Young Canada Works Project, (P.E.I.G.S., 1979).

    5. [S174] Master Name Index, Public Archives and Records Office of P.E.I.

    6. [S41] BROOKS Family History, Donna Collings.

    7. [S135] Census of Canada, 1881, (4 April 1881).

    8. [S1079] Census of Canada, 1891.


  

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