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BROOKS, Fred Clyde 1

  • Born: Jan 1874, Bangor, La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States 1
  • Marriage: CAREY, Junietta on 22 May 1906 in Emerson, Pembina Valley, Manitoba, Canada 1 2
  • Died: 1944, Sturgis, Division 9, Saskatchewan, Canada aged 70 1

bullet  Facts and details for Fred Clyde Brooks:

His obituary was published in 1944. It read as follows:

BROOKS '96 Fred Clyde Brooks was born in Bangor, Wisconsin, in January 1874. He is the son of James Albert and Lida (Hanton) Brooks. He was one of four children: Frank Eugene, Fred Clyde, Jesse James and Gertrude. Fred's parents and family moved to Florence, South Dakota in 1881, when he was seven years old. In 1905 Fred came to Canada. He worked for the Balls for a while in livery work with his team, taking land seekers around the area. On one of these trips he found the quarter of land he wanted to homestead. It was near the area where Sturgis now stands. In 1906 he bought a log building and with help reset the building on this land. Early in 1907, he sent for Junietta Carey and they were married in Emerson, Manitoba. They started a country store on their homestead and did considerable business with the native people. He also got into the machinery business while still on the farm. He was agent for J.O. Case and actually sold a couple of steam engines. In 1908 the Postal Department established a post office in his store and the name Sturgis (after Sturgis, South Dakota) was selected by Fred for the Post Office. Their first child was born January 31, 1908, and named Clyde Brooks. On June 18, 1910 a daughter Hazel was born. They sold the store later that year. Fred started a meat market and machine business in September 1911 in the town of Sturgis. Junietta died on January 12th leaving Fred with two small children. The children were sent to the States to live with their grandparents for over a year. On May 12, 1913 Fred married Jennie Mary Phillips at Portage La Prairie, Manitoba. And in the spring of 1913, the two children were brought back to Sturgis to live with Fred and Jennie.
From 1912 to 1944 Fred and Jennie worked hard to raise their growing family. They were involved in many activities in the town. The children in addition to Clyde and Hazel were Florence born 1913, Arthur (1915), Frederick (1917), Lloyd (1919), Wesley (1922), Bernice (1925), Alice (1928) and Genevieve (1930). Fred passed away in 1944 and is buried in the Sturgis Cemetery. 1


Fred married Junietta CAREY, daughter of John Arlington CAREY and Katherine Elizabeth CUTTING, on 22 May 1906 in Emerson, Pembina Valley, Manitoba, Canada.1 2 (Junietta CAREY was born on 7 Jan 1886 in , Codington County, South Dakota, United States 3 and died on 6 Jan 1912 in Sturgis, Division 9, Saskatchewan, Canada 3.)



1 "Find A Grave," database (www.findagrave.com : accessed 12 Oct 2015), Fred Clyde Brooks - Memorial# 112758670.

2 Province of Manitoba, "Manitoba Vital Statistics - Marriages," database(accessed 12 Oct 2015), Fred C Brooks and Juniata Carey; REGISTRATION NUMBER: 1906-004405.

3 "Find A Grave," database (www.findagrave.com : accessed 12 Oct 2015), Junietta Carey Brooks - Memorial# 115713992.