Alice May/9k Brooks

F, #16822, (20 April 1880 - 28 October 1968)
Father*Albert H/8k Brooks1 b. 29 Mar 1841, d. 8 Oct 1891
Mother*Sarah A. Jenness1 b. 27 Apr 1843, d. 19 Nov 1911
Last Edited:22 Aug 2017

Child with Arthur B. Ward:

Children with Edgar L. Giles:

Findagrave.com, memorial #55925482. Photo by Marguerite.
Alice May/9k Brooks, born 20 Apr 1880 at Eaton, New Hampshire2,3, was recorded there (a. "1") with her parents in that summer's census.4 She married (1), a. 13 (but rec. as 14), 22 Nov 1893 at Madison, Arthur B. Ward (a. 20 but rec. as 19) of Madison, son of Samuel Ward and Tabitha Shaw.5,6 They were divorced 22 Apr 18985, and she married (2), 13 Aug 1907, Edgar L. Giles.7
     Their 1910 census household at Porter, Maine,included Edgar L. (a. 34, farmer, married 7 y., owns farm), Alice M. (a. 31, 1 child, 1 living), and daughter Lillian A. (a. 2). (Alice evidently did not include the Ward son whom she bore in her teens and who died young.)8
     In 1920 their household included Edgar L. (44, owns farm, self-employed liveryman in stable); Alice M. (a. 40); children Lillian A. (a. 12), Howard A. (a. 8), and Erma E. (a. 6); servant Ruth Metcalf (a. 30, table girl in hotel); and boarders Franklin W. Edgerly (a. 71) and Elmar Emery (a. 40).9
     Alice's 1st husband Arthur Ward remarried, 1903, and died at Conway 17 Jul 1941, a. 68.10 Her 2nd husband Edgar died 31 Aug 1956, a. 8011, and she died 28 Oct 1968, a. 88.12 Alice and Edgar are buried with their daughter Erma in Riverside Cemetery, Kezar Falls, Maine.13

Census Detail:

20 Jun 1880Eaton, NH90 | 101 | Brooks Orren W. | W | M | 31 | Married | Farmer | NH | NH | NH
" Hannah S. | W | F | 30 | Wife | Marr | Keeping house | NH | NH | NH
" Abbie E. | W | F | 3 | Daughter | S | NH | NH | NH
" Ralph M. | W | M | 10/12 | July | Son | S | NH | NH | NH
" Abigail L. | W | F | 59 | Mother | Wid | Keeping house | NH | ME | ME

91 | 102 | Brooks Gardner | W | M | 49 | Marr | Farmer | NH | ME | ME
" Elizabeth A. | W | F | 49 | Wife | Marr | Keeping house | NH | ME | ME
" Lizzie J. | W | F | 18 | Daughter | S | School Teacher | MA | NH | NH
" John N. | W | M | 13 | Son | S | At school | NH | NH | NH

92 | 103 | Isaac Allard household

93 | 104 | Jenness Henry N. | W | M | 52 | Married | Farmer | Illiterate | NH | NH | NH
" Lydia A. | W | F | 52 | Wife | Marr | Keeping house | NH | NH | NH
" Phineas | W | M | 13 | Son | S | At school | NH | NH | NH

94 | 105 | Jenness Phineas | W | M | 74 | Wid | Farmer | NH | NH | NH

-- | 106 | Brooks, Albert H. | W | M | 39 | Marr | Farmer | NH | NH | NH
" Sarah A. | W | F | 37 | Wife | Marr | Keeping house | NH | NH | NH
" Rocksna | W | F | 17 | Daughter | S | Keeping house | NH | NH | NH
" Laura A. | W | F | 11 | Daughter | S | At school | NH | NH | NH
" Alice M. | W | F | 1 | Daughter | S | NH | NH | NH4
15 Apr 1910Porter, ME13 | 13 | Giles, Edgar L. | Head | M | W | 34 | Marr 7y | NH | NH | NH | English | Farmer | Gen Farm | Literate | Owns farm
" Alice M | Wife | F | W | 31 | Marr 7y | 1 ch, 1 living | NH | NH | NH | Literate
" Lillian A. | Daughter | F | W | 2 | S | NH | NH | NH8
20 Feb 1920Porter, ME81 | 84 | Giles Edgar L | Head | Owns farm | M | W | 44 | Marr | Literate | NH | NH | NH | Liveryman | Stable | Works on own account
" Alice M | Wife | F | W | 40 | Marr | Literate | NH | NH | NH
" Lillian A. | Daughter | F | W | 12 | S | Literate | NH | NH | NH
" Howard A. | Son | M | W | 8 | S | ME | NH | NH
" Erma E | Daughter | F | W | 6 | S | ME | NH | NH
Metcalf Ruth M | Servant | F | W | 30 | S | Literate | Table girl | Hotel
Edgerly Franklin W | Boarder | W | W | 71 | Wid | ME | ME | ME | [Painter?] | Houses | Owns house
Emery, Elmar | Boarder | M | W | 40 | S | ME | ME | ME | illeg. occupation in ---- mill9

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S76] NH Vital Records, state copy, Alice M. Brooks b.
  2. [S1419] Conway (NH) Public Library, Henney Room Card File, Allice M. Brooks b.
  3. [S2057] FamilySearch.org, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," state copy, batch 004243709, image 2477, Allice M. Brooks.
  4. [S1880] 1880 U.S. Census, Eaton, Carroll, NH, T9/760/241A, Albert H. Brooks.
  5. [S1419] Henney Room Card File, Alice M. Brooks/Arthur B. Ward m., div.
  6. [S2059] FamilySearch.org, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947," state copy, batch 004243237, image 2953, Arthur B. Ward/Alice M. Brooks.
  7. [S1419] Henney Room Card File, Albert H. Brooks family.
  8. [S1910] 1910 U.S. Census, Porter, Oxford, ME, T624/543/96A, Edgar L. Giles.
  9. [S1920] 1920 U.S. Census, Porter, Oxford, ME, T625/648/43A, Edgar L. Giles.
  10. [S2058] FamilySearch.org, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947," state copy, batch 004243094, image 2108, Arthur Ward.
  11. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #55925481.
  12. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #55925482.
  13. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorials #55925481, #55925482, #55925483.
  14. [S2058] FamilySearch.org, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947," state copy, batch 004244248, image 3029, Fred R. Ward.

George Washington/7k Brooks

M, #16828, (circa 1835 - )
Father*Jeremiah/6k Brooks1 b. c 1797, d. 15 Nov 1880
Mother*Lucy Scriggins1 b. c 1797, d. 6 Sep 1878
Appears on charts:Descendants of Sgt. Samuel/4k Brooks
Descendants of Daniel/5k Brooks
Last Edited:13 Jan 2016
George Washington/7k Brooks, born in Maine circa 1835, probably at Eliot2, was recorded there (a. 15) in his parents' household at Eliot in the 1850 census1, and again (as Washington, a. 25, farmer) with his father and housekeeper Elizabeth Brooks, a relative by marriage, in 1860.3

Census Detail:

18 Sep 1850Eliot, ME16 | 18 | Jeremiah Brooks | 52 | M | Fisherman | 100 | ME
Lucy " | 53 | F | ME
Francis " | 17 | F | ME
George " | 15 | M | ME | attended school
Horace " | 13 | M | ME | attended school1
23 Jun 1860Eliot, ME186 | 189 | Jeremiah Brooks | 63 | M | W | Fisherman | 100 | 25 | ME
Elizabeth " | 62 | F | W | Domestic | ME
Washington " | 25 | M | W | Farmer | ME3

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1850] 1850 U.S. Census, Eliot, York, ME, M432/274/236, Jeremiah Brooks.
  2. [S76] NH Vital Records, state copy, Adelade F. Brooks b.
  3. [S1860] 1860 U.S. Census, Eliot, York, ME, M653/450/22, Jeremiah Brooks.