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J. B. Henry Brinks

Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, USA
Death 3 Aug 1917 (aged 40)
Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, USA
Burial Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 161000079 · View Source
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The Quincy Daily Whig, Saturday, August 4, 1917; page 10.


South Side Carpenter Dies
in St. Mary's Hospital
Friday Evening.


Is Second Death Caused By The
Hot Weather During the Last Week.

Quincy suffered its second heat victim at 8 o'clock Friday evening when J. B. Henry Brinks, 1112 Adams street, a carpenter, and well known on the South Side, died in St. Mary's hospital. Mr. Brinks became ill from the effect of the heat while working in his father's carpenter contracting shop, Sixteenth and Spring streets, Tuesday morning and was taken to his home.

The physician's diagnosis was heat prostration, and Mr. Brinks was taken to the hospital where his condition steadily grew worse until his death.

Mr. Brinks' death is the second caused by the intense heat in Quincy in the last week. James P. Huggins, 304 1/2 Spring street, a driver for the Lemp Brewing company, was overcome while loading a wagon at the Burlington freight house Monday.

Lived Here Entire Life.

Mr. Brinks was born in Quincy, Nov. 23, 1876, and was 40 years old. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brinks, the father being in the carpenter contracting business in Quincy for years. The young man made his home in this city all his life. He was married to Miss Katherine Michaels, a member of a well known family.

Mr. Brinks was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic church. He also belonged to the Carpenters' union, No. 189, St. Anthony branch, No. 30, W. C. U., and St. Joseph's Benevolent society.

Leaves Six Children.

He leaves his wife; six children, Edward, Raymond, William, Virgil, Aurelia, and Lillian; his parents; one brother, Bernard H.; and three sisters, Mrs. George Lieser; Sister M. Gerarda of the Poor Hand Maids of Christ, Gary, Ind.; and Mrs. William Meyer, Quincy.

The arrangements for the funeral have not been completed.


The Quincy Daily Whig, Wednesday, August 8, 1917; page 5.

J. B. Henry Brinks.

The funeral of J. B. Henry Brinks was conducted at 8:30 o'clock Tuesday morning in the home, 1112 Adams street, and at 9 o'clock in the St. Mary's Catholic church. A solemn requiem mass was said, Father Michaels, Carlinsville, as celebrant, Father Francis was deacon, and Father Klaes was sub-deacon. The attendance was large, and the floral offerings beautiful. Burial was in St. Boniface cemetery.

The out of town relatives and friends who attended the services were Henry G. Boesing, Mrs. George Kirchner, Miss Agnes Kirchner, and Mr. and Mrs. William Schaffer and daughter, all of St. Louis, John Ritchie of Chicago, Sister M. Gerarda and Miss Florence Deining of Gary, Ind.




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