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From: "Terri Allshouse" <>
Subject: RE: Brooks
Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2005 16:09:08 -0800
I can. They were my great grandparents.
What would you like to know? Just the kids?
William, Lucy, Jackie Lee, Raymond, Maxine & Evelyn are the
only children we know of.
We aren't even sure about the Jackie Lee, only that she's
buried near Johnny Brooks, and Raymond Brooks Jr. in
Campbell Cemetery, so we are assuming she is her daughter.
It could be the "Mary Lee" that I have seen on some other
I have some letters written by Nora to her sister, that
indicate that she goes to visit her babies in TWO
One being Campbell I'm sure, but not sure if the other would
be No Bottom, or the old Guion cemetery. In any case, the
have not been found to my knowledge. Lucy is buried in
Campbell cemetery too as Lucy Smith (she married Everett
Smith, who is part of Bernie's Smith clan).
In any case, none of us, OR none of Nora's sisters kin knew
of Nora having more than 4 children. William is proven in
the census of course, and Jackie is assumed.
When Lucy died, that left granny and grandpa Brooks (Johnny
and Nora) to care for both of her children (Everett had
also died). That's the Earl and Catherine (actual spelling
Katherine) you see on the census living in their household.
When Johnny died in 1939, she took both kids about 1940 and
headed for Kansas where her sister and brother lived hoping
to make her home there. Unfortunately, for reasons unknown
to us, she was turned out, and she kept heading west to live
with her son Ray and his new Bride and young baby.
It was very difficult for them to give up their newleywed
and young parenthood years, however they did, and my
grandmother not only raised her own daughter, but also her
neice and nephew, and mother in law. Whew the stories I
could tell! Anyhow, when grandpa died in 1956, granny went
to live with her last living child, Maxine, in Colorado.
(she was married to the son of Lucien Richardson and Viola
Wallace, Edward "Ted" Richardson.....not the Ewell that some
think she was married to, that's a different Maxine)
Nora died of a stroke in 1959 in Pueblo, Colorado and is
The other kids are noted below, however are unproven.
Descendants of Johnnie William Brooks & Nora Francis Lewis
1 Johnnie William Brooksb: April 20, 1884
d: May 13, 1939
..+Nora Francis Lewisb: January 18, 1884
d: December 1959
.....2 Lucy Ellen Brooksb: Bet. 1905 - 1906
d: April 23, 1931
.........+Everett Smithb: February 1899
d: April 1926
.....2 William L. Brooksb: 1909d: Bet. 1910
.....2 Harlin Woodrow Brooksb: Bef. 1910
.....2 Hubert Norman Brooksb: Bef. 1910
.....2 Lonnie Thomas Brooksb: Bef. 1910
.....2 Jackie Lee Brooksb: Bef. 1910
unproven, but assumed as she's buried near Johnny
.....2 Vernon Brooksb: Bef. 1910
.....2 Raymond Edward Brooksb: January 23, 1911
d: January 05, 1956
.........+Seddie Gertrude Grimesb: March 20,
1916d: September 14, 1996
.....2 Maxine Elnora Brooksb: January 31, 1920
d: January 21, 1999
.........+Edward "Ted" L. Richardsonb:
December 26, 1913d: January 27, 1981
.....2 Evelyn J Brooksb: 1924d: May 24, 1934
Anything else ya want to know, just holler. I haven't
included the extended family tree here but will be happy to
off the list if you are interested.
From: Don Ott [mailto:]
Sent: Friday, December 30, 2005 10:13 AM
Maybe you can tell me about the John W. Brooks and
Nora family #42 in the Guion, Izard, AR. 1930 Census. The
computer transcribes it John M. Brooks if you search for it
that way. I have never been able to figure out just who
their children were.
At 11:53 AM 30-12-05, you wrote:
>Thanks for posting the obit, Vera, I didn't have that.
>I have sent a chart off list of Morris' ancestors. His
>parents were Charles Bryan Brooks Aug 8, 1894-Jun 18, 1948
>Josephine Jones born circa 1898.
>Charles Brooks' parents were John Huston Brooks Mar
>Josephine Walker Aug 3, 1864-Dec 28, 1928.
>John Huston was the son of John W Brooks and Sophia Ann
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