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Robert Ellsworth Brooks
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Birth: Mar. 30, 1917
Stockwell
Tippecanoe County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jul. 20, 1988, USA

THE DEATH OF ROBERT ELLSWORTH BROOKS
Robert E. Brooks, 71, who aided in the search for aviatrix Amelia Earhart who disappeared while flying across the Pacific ocean in 1937, died unexpectedly at 2 p.m. Wednesday in his home at 2612 Oxford Street, apparently of a heart attack. He had been in failing health for the past three years. Mr. Brooks served in the Navy during World War II in the South Pacific and was stationed aboard the USS Lamson, when Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan were reported missing. The Lamson and six other American ships and parties from several other nations searched the Pacific from San Diego to Hawaii for the missing fliers. He served in the Navy from 1936 until 1940, and in 1942 re-enlisted. He served until 1947. Mr. Brooks was a detective when he retired in 1967 from the Lafayette Police Department. Born March 30, 1917, in Stockwell, he was reared there and had lived in this area all of his life. He was married Feb 7, 1953, in Lafayette to Irene Ross, who formerly was a waitress at Sarge Biltz restaurant. She survives.  
 
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 Parents:
  Hiram Francis Brooks (1893 - 1967)
  Loma Maude Pearson Brooks (1897 - 1979)
 
 Siblings:
  Robert Ellsworth Brooks (1917 - 1988)
  Donald Eugene Brooks (1919 - 2011)*
  James Ronald Brooks (1934 - 1985)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Concord Cemetery
Concord
Tippecanoe County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Thelma Brooks Morgan
Record added: May 05, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7416934
Robert Ellsworth Brooks
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Robert Ellsworth Brooks
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Robert Ellsworth Brooks
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- P. Tyrie
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Badge No. 31Born on March 30, 1917 in Stockwell Indiana.Lafayette Police Department IndianaAppointed to Department as a Patrolman on April 16, 1947.Promoted to Patrolman 2nd Class on July 16, 1947.Promoted to Patrolman 1st Class on February 16, 1948.Promo...(Read more)
- P. Tyrie
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