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 Henry Sands Brooks

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Henry Sands Brooks

  • Birth 8 Sep 1772
  • Death 21 Dec 1833
  • Burial Sands Point, Nassau County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 53078627

Clothier, founder of Brooks Brothers. The company began in 1818, when Henry Sands Brooks bought a building and set up shop at Cherry and Catherine Streets in downtown New York City. His son Henry continued the business and eventually brought in his younger brother Daniel H. The company then became known as H. and D.H. Brooks. When the younger Henry died in 1850, Daniel brought in 3 other brothers: John, Elisha, and Edward, and the name became Brooks Brothers. Customers of the 4 surviving brothers included Civil War Generals Hooker, Sherman, and Sheridan, and Presidents Lincoln, Grant, and Theodore Roosevelt. The company stayed in the family until 1946. Although the 5 sons of Henry, the "Brooks Brothers," rest in Green-Wood Cemetery as does his wife, the founder himself lies with his ancestors in Sands Point Cemetery.

The inscription on his stone, according to a source at the Port Washington library is:
"Sacred to the memory of Henry S. Brooks who departed this life December 21 1833 aged 61 years 3 months and 13 days."


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  • Created by: Bob Collins
  • Added: 31 May 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 53078627
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Sands Brooks (8 Sep 1772–21 Dec 1833), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53078627, citing Sands Point Cemetery, Sands Point, Nassau County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Bob Collins (contributor 46530203) .