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 Donald Mortimer Brooks

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Donald Mortimer Brooks

Birth
Forman, Sargent County, North Dakota, USA
Death 12 May 1969 (aged 69)
Valley City, Barnes County, North Dakota, USA
Burial Valley City, Barnes County, North Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 119683986 View Source
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Donald, the son of Andy and Mary (Stein) Brooks, was born at Brookland, his parents' farm and a railway station, in Forman Township several miles south of Cogswell in Sargent County, North Dakota.

Around 1932, he married a schoolteacher named Margaret Elizabeth Hickey. Margaret was born Margaret Elizabeth ("Bessie") O'Shea in 1889 in Oregon. Her parents were John O'Shea and Anne Keating. After they died in North Dakota during the 1890s, Bessie was adopted by her uncle and aunt, James Felix Hickey and Maggie (Keating) Hickey.

Margaret had a child, Anne Elizabeth, by John Robinson Herring in 1921.Donald adopted Anne after marrying her mother, and Donald and Margaret then had one daughter of their own, named Mary Ellen, the year after their wedding.

Donald and Margaret farmed outside Valley City, where he died on May 12, 1969, at the age of 69. Margaret later moved to Fargo, where she died at the age of 96 on January 2, 1986.


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