|Birth: ||Nov. 8, 1860|
|Death: ||Jan. 14, 1922|
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Edwards Cranston Brooks (son of Quincy Adams Brooks and Elizabeth Cranston) was born 8 Nov 1860 in Portland, Multnomah County,Oregon. On 17 Feb 1886 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, he married Margaret Anna Gray (daughter of Theodore Gray and Sarah Ann Sourbeck, born 23 Dec 1868 in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania).
Edwards graduated from West Point in 1886, the same year as General John J. Pershing (who was a pallbearer at Edwards' funeral) and served during the Spanish American War. He died 12 Jan 1922 in New York, New York and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, District of Columbia.
From the records of the Sons of Spanish American War Veterans. - Kenneth Robison, SSAWV.
Brooks, Edwards Cranston: Of Oregon. Appointed to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, from the State of Oregon; entered the Military Academy as a Cadet on July 1st, 1882; graduated 40th in his class from the Military Academy on July 1st, 1886, and was appointed as a Second Lieutenant of Cavalry with the 8th United States Cavalry Regiment. Served on frontier duty at San Antonio, Texas, from September 30th, 1886, to October 21st, 1887; at Ft. Davis, Texas, to May 17th, 1888; at Fort Yates, North Dakota, to November 21st, 1891, during which time he served in the field in South Dakota in campaign against the hostile Sioux Indians from December 14th, 1890, to January 30th, 1891; serving as the Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the Delaware College in Newark, Delaware, from December 3rd, 1891, to January 27th, 1893; as the Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Girard College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from January 28th, 1893, to December 6th, 1895; promoted to First Lieutenant of Cavalry with the 6th Cavalry Regiment on March 8th, 1893; on a leave of absence to January 17th, 1896 ; on garrison duty at Fort Myer, Virginia, to April 19th, 1898; with the regiment at Camp George H. Thomas at Chickamauga Park, Georgia, and at Tampa, Florida, to June 14th, 1898; served as the Regimental Adjutant from June 1st to August 6th, 1898; in the campaign against Santiago de Cuba to August of 1898, being engaged in the battle of San Juan on July 1st to 3rd, and in the campaign against Santiago, Cuba, to July 17th, 1898; on duty as the Assistant Adjutant-General of the United States Troops at Santiago, Cuba, from August 7th to October 2nd, 1898. Appointed as a Captain & Assistant Adjutant General of United States Volunteers on September 17th, 1898; accepted the appointment on September 22nd, 1898; on duty as an Assistant Engineer, and in various other local duties, at Santiago, Cuba, to March 27th, 1899; on a sick leave of absence to May 24th, 1899; serving as an Aide-de-camp to Brigadier-General Leonard Wood, U.S. Volunteers, from May 1st, 1899, to April 20th, 1900, during which time he also served as the Assistant Adjutant General of the Department of Santiago, Cuba from September 28th to December 30th, 1899; honorably discharged from volunteer service on May 12th, 1899; serving as the Auditor of the Island of Cuba from April 20th, 1900, to May 6th, 1901; appointed as a Major & Quartermaster of United States Volunteers on January 3rd, 1901; accepted the appointment on January 15th, 1901; honorably discharged from volunteer service on May 1st, 1901. Promoted to Captain of Cavalry with the 3rd Cavalry Regiment on February 2nd, 1901; transferred to the 11th Cavalry Regiment on March 26th, 1901; commanding the troop at Fort Myer, Virginia, from May 7th, 1901, to January 21st, 1902; en route to the Philippine Islands, via the Suez Canal, from January 21st to March 21st, 1902; commanding the troop at Vigan, Philippine Islands, to October of 1902; at Salamogue, Philippine Islands, to February of 1903; at Camp Morrison, Philippine Islands, to November of 1903; at San Mateo, Philippine Islands, to March of 1904; en route to the United States from March 15th to April 15th, 1904; at Fort Sheridan, Illinois, commanding the Troop, to December 30th, 1904; on a leave of absence from December 31st, 1904; resigned his commission on May 2nd, 1905. Appointed as a Colonel of Infantry in the United States Army on October 11th, 1918; on duty at Camp Pike, Arkansas, commanding the 2nd Brigade, Infantry Replacement troops, to December 3rd, 1918; honorably discharged from the service on December 3rd, 1918. Appointed as a Colonel in the Infantry Section of the Officers Reserve Corps in 1918.
Born on November 2nd, 1860, in Portland, Oregon, the son of Major Quinct Adams and Elizabeth Cranston Brooks; attended the University of Oregon at Eugene, Oregon, to 1882; married Miss Margaret Gray of Chicago, Illinois, no date; employed with the American Bank Note Company of New York City, New York, from 1905 to January 14th, 1922; resided in and near Guayaquil, Ecuador, from May of 1905 to May of 1908, at Quito, Ecuador, to September of 1913, and in New York City, New York, from 1913; died on January 14th, 1922, at New York City, New York, at the age of 61; buried at the National Cemetery in Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia.
Quincy Adams Brooks (1827 - 1908)
Margaret Anna Gray Brooks (1868 - 1927)
Margaret Crosby Cranston Brooks Johnson (1889 - 1962)*
Dorothy Gray Brooks Holcombe (1892 - 1976)*
Edwards Cranston Brooks (1894 - 1894)*
Note: COLONEL US INF
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Sec: 3, Site: 4579-WS
Created by: John C. Anderson
Record added: Mar 05, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49220220