Jan. 15, 1898 Bunkerville Clark County Nevada, USA
Aug. 26, 1989 Saint George Washington County Utah, USA
Author. A native of Bunkerville, Nevada, she was a historian whose expertise was the American West and Mormon history. A lifetime member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, she was a graduate of the BYU and Columbia University. She later served as a member on the Board of Directors for the Utah Historical Society, for whom she also wrote numerous historical articles, family narratives, and a biographical work on her grandfather, Dudley Leavitt. She also worked as an English instructor at the Dixie College for Women, before settling in St. George, Utah. Brooks is best noted for such works as, "The Mountain Meadows Massacre" (1950), and "John Doyle Lee: Zealot, Pioneer Builder, Scapecoat" (1961).