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 Bertie <I>Ritchie</I> Brooks

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Bertie Ritchie Brooks

  • Birth 30 Aug 1891 Lott, Falls County, Texas, USA
  • Death 10 Feb 1975 San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Breckenridge, Stephens County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 80714268

Mrs. Ewell (Bertie) Brooks, 83 of San Antonio and formerly of Breckenridge, died at 10:15 a.m. Monday, in Southeast Baptist Hospital in San Antonio after a brief illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, in Melton's Chapel of Memories in Breckenridge, TX. The Rev. Perry Grantz, pastor of First Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will follow in Breckenridge Cemetery. Bertie was born Aug. 30, 1891 in Lott, TX. Bertie's father worked for the Santa Fe Railroad in Cleburne, TX. and he was transferred to El Paso, in 1905; where Bertie's parents set up a boarding house. In October of 1907, Bertie's future husband, Ewell Brooks, a machinist; accepted an offer to go to work for the Santa Fe Railroad in El Paso, where he found room and board at the Ritchie's boarding house. A year later, Bertie became engaged to Ewell Brooks and on April 15, 1912, they were married in Corsicana, TX. They moved to Breckenridge from Ranger, TX. in 1920. Mr. Brooks died on Aug. 25, 1973, and Mrs. Brooks moved to San Antonio, in October, 1974, so she would be close to her daughter and son in law. She was a member of the First Baptist Church where she was also a member of the Althan Sunday School Class. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Allen G. Bode of San Antonio; a son, Jack E. of Oklahoma City; two brothers, W. C. Ritchie of Cleburne and I. J. Ritchie of Bakersfield, CA; four grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.


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  • Maintained by: Randy Brooks
  • Originally Created by: Searchers of our Past
  • Added: 19 Nov 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 80714268
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bertie Ritchie Brooks (30 Aug 1891–10 Feb 1975), Find A Grave Memorial no. 80714268, citing Breckenridge Cemetery, Breckenridge, Stephens County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Randy Brooks (contributor 47498902) .