|Birth: ||Jun. 20, 1863|
|Death: ||Feb. 9, 1922|
Arthur G. Brooke, of this review, was born in Sabine county, Texas, June 20. 1863. He prepared himself for life as a student in Southeastern College, at Jasper, Texas; attended the Agricultural and Mechanical College, Texas, and graduated in law at Cumberland University, Lebanon, Texas, in 1885. He located first in Orange, subsequently moved to Jasper, and then to Center and Carthage, coming to his present locality in 1896. He was a candidate for district attorney early in his career as a lawyer, but was defeated and never became a candidate for another office. However, he has been a leader among his county people in politics, is a stalwart Democrat, and was chairman of the Panola County Central Committee for several years. Mr. Brooke tried his first lawsuit in Jasper county before Justice of the Peace Ralls, the suit involving the possession of personal property, a bull. The justice told Mr. Brooke that he (the justice) knew all about the case and that it would not be necessary for him to have a jury, as he could render a verdict in his client's favor. When the case was tried, however, the justice promptly rendered a verdict for the other man. Mr. Brooke brought suit in the district court against the justice and his official bondsmen for $5,000, which frightened them to such an extent that they lost no time in compromising the matter to the entire satisfaction of Mr. Brooke's client.
Among the many cases of the legal firm of Brooke & Woolworth which have attracted attention, one of the most interesting is that of Dulaney vs. Brooke. This suit grew out of the refusal of Mr. Brooke as chairman of the Democratic County Committee to certify Dulaney 's name as a candidate for district clerk of Panola county. Mr. Brooke took the ground that under the law the population of the county did not justify the election of both a county clerk and a district clerk. The case went to the Supreme Court and resulted in a finding against the contention of Mr. Brooke, and this case has served as a precedent in several subsequent cases. The fame of the firm of Brooke & Woolworth has spread, not alone over Panola county, but into adjoining communities. On a number of occasions this firm has taken what have been considered "forlorn hopes" and brought them to a successful issue. Mr. Brooke's management of evidence before a jury, his tact, and his unusual powers of pleading have frequently come to notice, and have contributed to an unusually high standing in the Texas l-ar. He is a stockholder in the Timpson & Henderson Railway Company, of which his firm is the legal representative in all suits. He has taken an interest in fraternal work, belonging to the Woodmen of the World, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Improved Order of Red Men and the Knights of Pythias, and in all of these is highly esteemed, and in the last named has been a representative to the Grand Lodge of the State.
On August 6, 1884, while a resident of Jasper county, Texas, Mr. Brooke was united in marriage with Miss Alice Cheatham, daughter of Col. James Cheatham, a pioneer Texan and a cousin of the Confederate General Cheatham. The children born to this union are: John C., who took law in the University of Texas, had his disabilities removed so as to enter the practice before he came of age, and is now county attorney of Brewster county, Texas; Kate, Sybil, Beulah and Hazel.
History of Texas and Texans Vol IV, 1914.
He married Alice Norvell Cheatham, his first cousin. They divorced about 1914 and she died in Shreveport Louisiana about 1955
John C Brooke (1795 - 1879)
Catherine Norvell Brooke (1821 - 1894)
Alice Norvell Cheatham Brooke (1868 - 1955)*
John Charles Brooke (1885 - 1970)*
Kathryn Brooke Ryon (1888 - 1971)*
Sybil Brooke (1892 - 1934)*
Octavine Alexandria Coleman Ford (1838 - 1893)**
William Dudley Brooke (1861 - 1901)*
Arthur Granville Brooke (1863 - 1922)
San Fernando Cemetery #3
Plot: Roselawn Cem
Created by: Jenorv
Record added: Mar 13, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106638122