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Adelbert D Brooks

Birthplace: Spring Creek, Warren, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: February 21, 1924 (54)
Carlton, Yamhill, Oregon, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Samuel Brooks and Delilah Brooks
Husband of Sarah Elizabeth Brooks
Father of Essie Verne McDaniel; Mabel McDaniel; Lyle Adelbert Brooks; Rita Lorraine Schlossor; Arden Lynn Brooks and 3 others
Brother of Rose Benedict; Jay Brooks; Alfred Leroy Brooks; Frank Brooks; Bert Brooks and 3 others

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About Adelbert D Brooks








ADELBERT BROOKS, who had made for himself a creditable position in business circles as a nurseryman in Carlton, was born on the 27th of February, 1869, in Pennsylvania, his parents being John and Delilah (Kelly) Brooks who were also natives of the Keystone state, where they were reared and married. They resided for some time Corry, Pennsylvania, but in 1884 came with their family to Oregon, settling first near Portland, where they lived for three years.

They afterward spent a similar period in this city at the end of which time the father purchased land near Carlton and embarked in the nursery business and in the raising of fruit in which he continued until his death in 1909. He is still survived by his wife, at the age of seventy and she now makes her home in Lafayette. At the time of his demise John Brooks was the owner of his home place of one hundred sixty acre-, an- I ,.t ninety j acres in Yamhill county and one hundred and seventy acres in Pennsylvania. Unto him and his wife were born eleven children of whom eight are still living: Rose, of Montavilla, Oregon; Jan and Allie, both of Lafayette; Adelbert and Frank who are partners in business Bert, of Lafayette; Edith, of Portland; and Minnie also of Lafayette.

The youthful days of Adelbert Brooks were quietly passed, that time being given to the attainment of an education in the public schools and to the tasks which were assigned him by his father in connection with the conduct of the nursery business. In 1891 he joined his father and brothers in with which he was connected until 1898,when he went to Pennsylvania where he conducted a lumber business until 1904. He then returned to Oregon and came into possession of what is now known as Carlton Nursery in partnership with his brother Frank. They are exclusive owners of the original nursery which was formerly carried on under the firm style of Brooks & Sons and which was established in 1891. In addition to this they own one hundred and twenty-seven acres of finely improved farming land near Carlton. Their nursery is also located in that vicinity, is the third in size in the Willamette valley and ranks with the best in the state.

On the 5th of March, 1898, occurred the marriage of Adelbert Brooks and Miss Elizabeth Bryan, who was born in Oregon and is a daughter of James and Sarah (Ramsey) Bryan, the father crossing the plains to the Pacific in the early ‘50s. He was then but three years old and his parents established family home in Lane county. He spent his remaining days in this state and always followed farming and stock-raising until his last years, when he retired from the farm, sold his property and took up his abode in Carlton where he enjoyed a well earned rest until called to his final home in September, 1911. His widow still survives at the of sixty-four years. In their family were nine children: Louise, residing in Dundee, Oregon; Lydia, who makes her home in Newberg, Oregon; Elizabeth, now Mrs. Brooks; Pleasant and Mary, who are also of Newberg; Minnie, living in Portland; Myron, of Carlton; Dot. of Aberdeen, Idaho; and Hugh W. of Carlton.

Unto Mr. and Mrs. Brooks have been born six children; Essie V., Born in 1899; Mabel D., in 1901; Lyle D., in 1902; , Reta E., in 1904; Lynn, in 1906; and Minnie, in 1908. The family residence is one of the finest in Carlton and is indicative of the active and successful business career of Mr. Brooks whose life has been well spent and whose energy and careful management in business have been the source of the substantial prosperity which has crowed his labors. Fraternally he is connected with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and he has many friends in this part of the state where much of his life has been passed.

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Adelbert D Brooks's Timeline

February 27, 1869
Spring Creek, Warren, Pennsylvania, United States
November 26, 1899
Age 30
Cory, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
March 20, 1901
Age 32
Cory, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
December 24, 1902
Age 33
Spring Creek, Warren, Pennsylvania, United States
December 7, 1904
Age 35
Carlton, Yamhill, Ohio, United States
June 19, 1906
Age 37
Carlton, Yamhill, Oregon, United States
March 9, 1908
Age 39
Carlton, Yamhill, Oregon, United States
April 21, 1913
Age 44
Carlton, Yamhill, Oregon, United States
March 31, 1914
Age 45
Carlton, Yamhill, Ohio, United States