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Willis Elmer Brokaw
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Birth: Apr. 22, 1869
Linn County
Iowa, USA
Death: May 23, 1951
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA

Willis E. Brokaw was born in Lynn county, Iowa, April 22, 1869, and passed away the morning of May 23, 1951, at his home,, 2740 E. Euclid, Des Moines, Iowa, at the age of 82 years, 1 month and 1 day. At the age of one year he moved with his parents to Adams county, where he grew to manhood. He was married Dec. 24, 1903, to Inez Mills, who survives him as do their seven children: Wesley of Mitchelville, Earl of St. Charles, Fern Chandler of Hannibal, Mo., June of Lenox, Carl and Roland and Hazel Cross of Des Moines. Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Crista Caskey of Collins, Mont., nine grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Thelma in 1926, also a granddaughter, Shirley Chandler in 1947. He reared his family in and around Adams county, where he was well known. 17 years ago he moved to Des Moines, where he lived at the time of his passing. His illness was of short duration, lasting less than two weeks. Funeral services were con ducted from the Boyd Roland funeral home in Corning on Friday, May 25, with the Rev. Merwin Coad officiating. Pall bearers were nephews of the deceased: Charlie Brokaw, Walter Brokaw, Leo Brokaw, Stanley Brokaw, George Brokaw and Merrill Riley. Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, May 31, 1951 
 
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 Parents:
  Isaac Scott Brokaw (1840 - 1925)
  Frances Ella Learned Brokaw (1843 - 1905)
 
 Spouse:
  Inez V Mills Brokaw (1877 - 1965)*
 
 Children:
  Thelma Brokaw (1904 - 1926)*
  Earl N Brokaw (1907 - 1959)*
  Fern Lucille Brokaw Chandler (1909 - 1983)*
  Carl Cecil Brokaw (1911 - 1980)*
  Hazel May Brokaw Cross (1912 - 1980)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Presley Brokaw (1866 - 1866)*
  Samuel Edison Brokaw (1867 - 1930)*
  Willis Elmer Brokaw (1869 - 1951)
  Oran Cecil Brokaw (1871 - 1931)*
  Frank Abraham Brokaw (1874 - 1935)*
  Wintah May Brokaw Thompson (1877 - 1950)*
  Christa Arlene Brokaw Caskey (1880 - 1964)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Walnut Grove Cemetery
Corning
Adams County
Iowa, USA
 
Maintained by: Dennis Lee Brokaw, Sr. L...
Originally Created by: Cindy Baldogo
Record added: Aug 31, 2010
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Willis Elmer Brokaw
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- JARROTT P. COX
 Added: Feb. 17, 2015
 
 
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