The Lusk Herald
February 4, 1943
Sarah Jane Brooks Niobrara Pioneer Dies in Douglas
Mrs. Sarah Jane Brooks, pioneer Wyoming resident, passed away at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Cannon Home in Douglas, at the age of 89 years.
Mrs. Brooks was injured in a fall about two weeks ago and from that day on she has remained in bed and gradually failed.
Until about five months ago, Mrs. Brooks made her home with her son Frank in Douglas, and on the ranch near Manville.
Mrs. Brooks was born June 14, 1853 in England, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Noble. She came to America with her parents when quite young.
Fifty-four years ago, together with her husband, she came to Manville from Kansas. Later they moved to Douglas, where Mr. Brooks was in charge of streets and trees. Mr. Brooks preceded his wife in death in 1923.
Three children were born to the Brooks, Frank, George and Willie, all ranchers in the Manville area.
Mrs. Brooks was past matron of the Eastern Star and active in that lodge for many years.
Surviving are her three sons, and numerous other relatives.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon in Douglas at the Hofman chapel, with Rev. Brandt of the Assembly of God church in charge of the services. Burial was made in the Douglas Park cemetery.
Anne Elizabeth Brooks (January 11, 1914 - December 5, 1976)Betty Marie Brooks (June 4, 1934 - December 12, 2015)Edmond James Brooks (January 17, 1909 - August 1, 1945)Everette Warren Brooks (May 28, 1925 - January 4, 1943)Francis Everette Brooks (August 20, 1902 - August 12, 1984)Francis Elmer Brooks (March 6, 1874 - December 1, 1958)George Ernest Brooks (January 3, 1878 - April 5, 1951)Gertrude Brooks (September 21, 1920 - September 27, 1987)Hazel Edith Brooks (July 9, 1904 - June 8, 1951)Helena A. Brooks (December 23, 1895 - August 14, 1983)Nellie Mae Brooks (September 20, 1909 - December 14, 1929)Ralph Edward Brooks (November 24, 1934 - September 14, 1950)Ronald Brooks (April 21, 1929 - January 21, 2009)William Lester Brooks (July 14, 1916 - April 17, 1971)Julia Alta Burket (April 19, 1911 - May 6, 1992)Adelyn C. Brooks Johnson (August 25, 1913 - October 24, 1992)
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