Lela <I>Holmes</I> Brookins

Lela Holmes Brookins

Texas, USA
Death 7 Sep 1951 (aged 80)
Athens, Henderson County, Texas, USA
Burial Stockard, Henderson County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 164019333 · View Source
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Lela Holmes was born on February 11, 1871, in Texas, the child of Milo Holmes and Rhoda Johnson. She married Nelse D Brookins on June 12, 1889, in Van Zandt County, Texas. They had 15 children in 29 years. She died on September 7, 1951, in Athens, Texas, at the age of 80.

The informant on her death certificate was Cora Mitchell. Cora Mitchell is most likely the daughter of Nelse Brookins and Leila Holmes. A marriage record was found for Cora Brookins to Sam Mitchell dated 26 May 1918 in Henderson County. The parents of Lela Holmes Brookins were given as Milo Holmes and Rhoda Johnson. Lela Brookins was buried in Stockard Cemetery in Henderson County. Several more Brookins family members are also buried there. Lela Brookins died in the Memorial Hospital in Athens. Her residence was on a farm on Route 4, Athens. She was a resident of Henderson County for 60 years which means that she came to Henderson County in 1891.

There is a USGenWeb page for the Stockard Cemetery which shows that Lela Brookins is buried there so presumably there is a grave marker which has not yet been photographed.


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  • Created by: Nick Cimino
  • Added: 6 Jun 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 164019333
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lela Holmes Brookins (11 Feb 1871–7 Sep 1951), Find A Grave Memorial no. 164019333, citing Stockard Cemetery, Stockard, Henderson County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Nick Cimino (contributor 47008007) .