|Birth: ||Oct. 21, 1843|
|Death: ||Nov. 14, 1939|
Civil War Veteran.
Enlisted on 2/8/1864 as a Private.
On 2/8/1864 he mustered into "G" Co. 34th Ohio Infantry.
He was transferred out on 2/20/1865.
On 2/20/1865 he transferred into "G" Co. 36th Ohio Infantry.
He was Mustered Out on 7/27/1865 at Wheeling, WV.
The once "long line of blue" in Fulton county shrank another notch Tuesday with the death of George Washington BROOKS, 96, oldest Civil War veteran in Fulton county, who passed away at the home of his son, Jesse Brooks in Disko, following a week's illness due to pneumonia.
On the day that Abraham Lincoln issued his first call for volunteers in the Civil War, April 15, 1861, Mr. Brooks enlisted with the thirty-fourth Ohio infantry. In less than three months he took part in the first battle of Bull Run, a Union defeat.
He was taken prisoner in this battle by the Confederate army, but after his health broke, he was returned north in an exchange of prisoners between the two sides.
On Feb. 22, 1862, he re-enlisted with company G, under Albert B. Dodd, captain of the sixteenth Indiana volunteer infantry. He was with Gen. Sherman's forces at Cedar Creek and Five Forks as the war came to a conclusion. He was discharged at Dayton, O., on June 12, 1865, at Camp Chase.
A well-digger by occupation, Mr. Brooks moved to Fulton county in 1877 and resided in Disko since that time. Six years ago he became blind, but had been able to exercise freely out-of-doors during favorable weather. He had been a member of the Church of God for the last 30 years.
Mr. Brooks made two trips to this city each year when he paid his taxes at the court house. He would be brought to this city in a car by his son, Jesse, and county officials would honor the aged gentleman by going to his auto, where his business would be transacted by them as Mr. Brooks was too feeble to climb the steps to the court house.
Mr. Brooks was born in Ohio October 24, 1843, to William BROOKS, a native of England, and Mary ALTIC, a native of Virginia. He had resided in Disko the last 62 years. In 1867 in Brooksville, O., he was married to Eleanora OAKES who preceded him in death.
Besides the son, Jesse [BROOKS], with whom he lived in Disko, Mr. Brooks had two other children, Perry [BROOKS], of Peru, and Mrs. Martha CORRELL, of Akron; 37 grandchildren; 107 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Methodist church in Disko with Rev. Levi HILL of Silver Lake in charge. Burial will be in the South Pleasant cemetery, south of Silver Lake. Daughters of Union Veterans will have charge of services at the graveside.
The body was taken to the Baber funeral home in Roann and will be returned to the residence Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock.
Eleanor Oaks Brooks (1839 - 1910)
Harvey Cleveland Brooks (1868 - 1931)*
Jesse Akins Brooks (1872 - 1960)*
Martha Jane Brooks Correll (1872 - 1958)*
Perry Raymond Brooks (1874 - 1954)*
Lettie Viola May Brooks Sopher (1882 - 1926)*
South Pleasant Methodist Church Cemetery
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Originally Created by: Eric Lowman
Record added: Apr 02, 2011
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