Elbridge Streeter/7k Brooks

M, #23336, (14 April 1846 - 7 January 1902)
Father*Rev. Elbridge Gerry/6k Brooks1,2 b. 29 Jul 1816, d. 7 Apr 1878
Mother*Martha Fowle Munroe2 b. 25 Oct 1818, d. 8 Nov 1885
Appears on charts:Descendants of Pvt. William/4k Brooks
Descendants of Oliver/5k Brooks
Last Edited:25 Jun 2018

Children with Hannah Melissa Debaun:

Elbridge Streeter/7k Brooks was born 14 Apr 1846 at Lowell, Massachusetts.1,2 "Portions of Mr. Brooks' early boyhood were passed in Bath, Me., and Lynn, Mass., where his father had parishes, and when thirteen years of age he moved with his parents to New York city, when his father assumed charge of a parish in the metropolis.3
     "In 1861 Mr. Brooks entered the Free academy, now the college of the city of New York, taking excellent rank in literature, history, and the classics, but left in the middle of his junior year to enter the publishing house of D. Appleton & Co. as a salesman." He remained in the world of literature, as an editor and prolific author of morally instructive works for young people, until his death."3 He married, 1870, Hannah Melissa Debaun of New York.3,4
     In 1887 he removed to greater Boston, where he spent the rest of his life.3 He died 7 Jan 1902 at his home, 44 Walnut St., Somerville, a. 55. "He leaves a wife and two daughters, the Misses Geraldine and Christine Brooks, both of whom resided with their distinguished father. Miss Geraldine Brooks has already made a mark in historical literature, having published two volumes."3
     Elbridge's widow Hannah died in 1924.5 His remains were cremated and interred in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge. Hannah and their two daughters are buried with him.6,7
     For an extensive biographical remembrance, see http://bit.ly/hgykIN.3

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S308] Thomas W. Baldwin, Vital Records of Cambridge, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, 1:91, Elbridge Streeter Brooks b. (g.s.).
  2. [S358] Vital Records of Lowell, Massachusetts, To the end of the year 1849, 1:40, unnamed s. Rev. Elbridge G./Martha F. Brooks b. 14 Apr 1846.
  3. [S1691] Somerville (MA) Historical Society, "Elbridge Streeter Brooks, Biographical Sketch and Memorial Exercises," Historic Leaves, Vol. 1 (Apr 1902—Jan 1903): 7-20.
  4. [S1509] Wikipedia.
  5. [S148] FindAGrave.com, memorial #125736952.
  6. [S148] FindAGrave.com, memorials #125736952, #174659671.
  7. [S2361] Mount Auburn Cemetery, Elbridge S. Brooks, Hannah M. Brooks, Bellwort Path, Lot 2364.
  8. [S2361] Mount Auburn Cemetery, Child of E.S. Brooks, Bellwort Path, Lot 2364.