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Clara A "Carrie" Gray Brookman
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Birth: Jan. 7, 1877
Death: Jan. 6, 1917
Hillsboro
Montgomery County
Illinois, USA

Clara Ann Gray Brookman was the eldest child of former Montgomery County coroner William A. Gray and Magdalene (Maggie) Aten Gray. Her siblings in birth order were:

George Archibald m. Emma Cocklereese
Myrtle Alice m. Frank Meisenheimer
Essie Agnes m. Albert Stinebaugh
Albert Charles

They were the grandchildren of Alexander and Amanda B. Choat Gray and Jacob and Mary Jane Squiers Aten.

Clara married Harry Edward Brookman in 1897 and they had one child, Ruth Isabel, born December 24th, 1898. Clara was a traditional homemaker who actively worked in the women's suffrage movement and the WCTU in the 1910s. She was also active in her church, St Paul's Lutheran Church, in Hillsboro. When Harry became ill with stomach cancer in 1912 and was unable to work she became the postmistress for the town of Butler and supported the family. She died in Hillsboro Hospital at the age of 39 from heart complications caused by pneumonia. It was related to me by my grandmother that Clara "got up from her hospital bed to walk to the window, started across the floor, and succumbed immediately."

written by FJE- great grandson 
 
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 Parents:
  William Alexander Gray (1855 - 1937)
  Magdalene Ann Aten Gray (1852 - 1893)
 
 Spouse:
  Harry Edward Brookman (1866 - 1913)*
 
 Children:
  Ruth Isabel Brookman Hayes (1898 - 1977)*
 
 Siblings:
  Clara A Gray Brookman (1877 - 1917)
  Myrtle Alice Gray Meisenheimer (1881 - 1968)*
  Essie Agnes Gray Stinebaugh (1886 - 1965)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Grove Cemetery
Hillsboro
Montgomery County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Sec 13B
 
Maintained by: FJE
Originally Created by: Vicki
Record added: Jun 14, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71356397
Clara A Carrie <i>Gray</i> Brookman
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 Added: Apr. 30, 2012

- Vicki
 Added: Aug. 1, 2011
 
 
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