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Ella Lee Young Brooks
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Birth: Aug. 4, 1869
Muscogee County
Georgia, USA
Death: Sep. 5, 1956
Columbus
Muscogee County
Georgia, USA

Daughter of George W. & Martha (COLE) YOUNG. Married on 26 NOV 1914 to William Joseph BROOKS (Sr.). (He married first on 17 JUN 1899 to Susan WILLIAMS, born 1862 in Alabama, whom he evidently divorced between 1912 and 1914.) William Joseph had an adopted son, William Joseph "Billie" BROOKS, Jr. (aged 4 years and 4 months as of Census Day, 01 JAN 1920, in McCrary District / Georgia Militia District #772 of Muscogee County, Georgia, and evidently dead before 05 SEP 1956) - so who was not the same as the infant of this name who is buried in Patrick Cemetery.

"Mrs. Ella BROOKS, widow of the late W. J. BROOKS, died Thursday [so September 6] afternoon at a hospital here after an illness of several months. // Mrs. BROOKS was born in Muscogee county, Aug. 4, 1869, and resided on Schatulga Road. // Surviving is a niece, Mrs. Velma HODGSON, Atlanta. // Funeral was to be held at 2 p.m. today at the grave in Patrick's Cemetery. The Rev. John N. SHELL, pastor of St. Mark Methodist Church, will be in charge." [Columbus (GA) Ledger newspaper, Friday, 07 SEP 1956, p. 2.]

Per Georgia Death Index: Ella BROOKS, White female, died 05 [sic] SEP 1956, aged 87 years, in Muscogee County, Georgia, as a resident of the same county, death certificate #21961.

Ella's grave is evidently not marked and is probably in the lot the step of which is marked "BROOKS," at the north end of Row 2 in the Old Section (Section 1). The only marked grave in this lot is that of William Joseph BROOKS, Jr. (09 JUL 1910-19 JUL 1910), son of Isham Washington & Lottie Cornelia (COMER) BROOKS. Isham W. is uncle to Ella's husband, so this infant is her husband's first cousin.

Husband: "WILLIAM J. BROOKS // As a result of a heart attack, William Joseph BROOKS, 61, well known Columbus citizen, died suddenly Thursday morning at his residence, 1028 Fifteenth street. // Mr. BROOKS had been in declining health for several months, but his condition had not been considered serious by members of his family, and a host of friends will elarn of his untimely death with sincere regrets. // Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, W. J. BROOKS, Jr., two sisters, Mrs. J. G. DAVIS, of Columbus, and Mrs. Beulah RUSCHER of Atlanta; a brother, E. S. BROOKS of this city, also several nieces and nephews. // Funeral services will be conducted at the D. A. Striffler funeral chapel Friday monring at 10 o'clock. Dr. O. B. NEWSOM, pastor of the Eastern Heights Baptist church, will officiate and will be assisted by Rev. Herbert ETHERIDGE, pastor of East Highlands Methodist church. // The following have been requested to serve as pallbearers: Z. A. BROOKS, Wilbur BATTLEY, James MOORE, George HENLON, G. L. HAULON and Raleigh PRATT. // The interment will occur in Riverdale cemetery." [Columbus (GA) Enquirer-Sun newspaper, Friday 03 DEC 1933, p. 9.]

"SUPERIOR COURT DOCKET IS SET: Thirty-One Divorce Cases will Be Heard on Monday, August 3. // Members of the Columbus bar met yesterday and set the following civil cases, including thiry-one divorce cases, for trial on Monday, August 3, when the regular quarterly term of the superior court will convene...W. J. BROOKS vs. Susie BROOKS, libel for divorce..." [Columbus (GA) Enquirer-Sun newspaper, Sunday, 26 JUL 1914, p. 20.]

 
 
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 Parents:
  George W. Young (1852 - 1906)
  Martha Cole Young (1858 - 1902)
 
 Spouse:
  W. J. Brooks (1872 - 1933)
 
 Siblings:
  Ella Lee Young Brooks (1869 - 1956)
  Annie Elizabeth Young (1874 - 1875)*
  Rubie George Rowe (1896 - 1922)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Patrick Memorial Cemetery
Columbus
Muscogee County
Georgia, USA
 
Created by: John Mallory Land
Record added: Dec 05, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101768650
Ella Lee <i>Young</i> Brooks
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