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William Param Brooks
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Birth: Mar. 27, 1832
Edgefield
Edgefield County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Apr. 19, 1889
Savannah
Chatham County
Georgia, USA

Engineer William Param Brooks CSN.
1832 - 1889
Born in Edgefield County, South Carolina on March 27, 1832, he was the son of Jordan Param and Ann F. McAlroy Brooks. Not too long after serving his engineering apprenticeship at the Cunningham Belknap, Phoenix Foundry in New York in October 1852, Brooks served as one of the engineers aboard the S.S. "Habana", a passenger and freight steamer which cruised between Havana, Cuba and New Orleans up until the outbreak of hostilities between the States, when it was purchased by the Confederate Government in order to serve its Navy. It was while in London, awaiting to be assigned to the CSS Alabama, that Brooks met and fell in love with the beautiful Wiltshire born Emily Ann Bence, and within a fortnight of their meeting they were married at the parish church of Saint Mary's, Newington, on July 16, 1862 with most of the officers from the late Sumter attending in full dress uniform. Their short honeymoon was spent in Ireland accompanied by her mother, and it was while here that they paid a visit to Blarney Castle near Cork, where Brooks held his new bride by her heels in order that she could kiss the famous Blarney Stone. After eleven years in the service of Spain, he resigned his position and returned home to Savannah, Georgia. Upon his return he was engaged as chief engineer aboard the Ocean Steamship Company's vessel Tallahassee, a post he held until his demise on April 19, 1889. With his coffin draped in the colors of the Sumter and Alabama, he was buried in a private grave at the Laurel Grove Cemetery and where his Emily, who survived him, joined him on April 7th 1927.
Source; Mr. Clint Brooks & the "When liverpool was Dixie" Web-Site



 
 
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 Spouse:
  Emily Ann Bence Brooks (1844 - 1927)*
 
 Children:
  William Param Brooks (1871 - 1932)*
  Robert Param Stonewall Brooks (1873 - 1917)*
  Ann Emily Brooks Marmelstein (1876 - 1927)*
  Jordan Param Brooks (1878 - 1937)*
  Courtney P. Brooks (1881 - 1945)*
  Walter Param Brooks (1883 - 1887)*
  Ruby Param Brooks (1885 - 1886)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Laurel Grove Cemetery (North)
Savannah
Chatham County
Georgia, USA
 
Created by: Bev
Record added: Oct 24, 2004
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William Param Brooks
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