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Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ Eliza Brooks ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Eliza Brooks
MAIDEN NAME: Humiston AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
BORN: 8 Nov 1804 DIED: 11 Oct 1888 BURIED: 14 Oct 1888
BIRTH PLACE:  Wallingford, New Haven Co., Connecticut
DEATH PLACE: Mt. Tabor, Multnomah Co., Oregon
IOOF - Mrs. Elizabeth Brooks, age 83 y's 11 m's, died at Brooks of old age.
1870 OR CENSUS - Eliza Brooks, age 65, b. Connecticut, is enumerated with Linus, age 64, occupation farmer, b. Ohio.

BIOGRAPHICAL: Elizabeth was the wife of Linus Brooks. Her only daughter was Mrs. Maria Brooks Brainard, she had three sons: S. L. Brooks, The Dalles, Oregon, E. S. Brooks, Silverton, Oregon, and H. J. Brooks, Chehalis, Washington Territory. She immigrated to Western Reserve, Ohio, married Linus Brooks in Burton, Ohio on 19 Apr 1827 in the Congregational church. They moved to Beardstown, Illinois in 1837 and then came to Oregon in 1850.
BROOKS -- At the home of her daughter, Mrs. Brainerd, at Mount Tabor, on Thursday, October 11, 1888. Mrs. Eliza Brooks, aged 83 years and 11 months. The deceased was the wife of the late Linus Brooks, and the mother of E.S. Brooks, of this county. She was a pioneer, having come to Oregon in 1850. The funeral will take place in the Odd Fellows’ cemetery, Salem, from the Chemeketa hotel, at 10 this (Sunday) morning. Friends invited. 
Oregon Statesman, 15 Oct 1888. 

Eliza Humiston Brooks -- Funeral of Mrs. Brooks at Salem a few days ago --The close of long lives of usefulnees and honor. 
On Sunday morning there was a quiet funeral at Salem, when the mortal remains of Mrs. Linus Brooks were laid beside the grave of her pioneer husband, Linus Brooks, who was the founder of the town of Brooks, eight miles north of Salem. At that place they lived many years, and died highly respected at a good age, ripe in years and full of charity. 
In 1877 they celebrated their golden wedding, attended by a few old friends and all their own family. Mr. Brooks died not long afterwards, and for ten years Mrs. Brooks has lived with her son, S. L. Brooks, at The Dalles, but mostly with her daughter Maria, Mrs. Brainard, at East Portland, being most of the time a great sufferer. 
She was 84 years at the time of her death, and had lived to see the nation expand from the Atlantic to the Pacific. She was born in Wallingford, Connecticut, almost within the sound of the surf of the Atlantic; when 15 years old her parents removed to the Western Reserve, Ohio, when that state was a territory. There she met Linus Brooks and her name Eliza Humiston was changed to Eliza Brooks. 
Some 40 years ago Linus Brooks and his family again hitched up the horse team and started towards the setting sun. The journey ended on French Prairie and there they passed honored lives until old age came, and life waned in the socket became literally burned out. 
Mrs. Brooks was well known and her children, including S. L. Brooks at The Dalles, H. S. Brooks at Newaukum, Washington Territory, Mrs. Brainard at East Portland, and S. Brooks on Siuslaw Creek, one the pioneer bee-men of this valley, are also known and respected. 
Source - No publication cited but dated Oct. 11, 1888. 

On Thursday, Oct. 11th, 1888, at the house of her daughter, Mrs. Brainard in Mount Tabor, Mrs. Eliza Books. 
The deceased was an old pioneer of Oregon, the wife of the late Linius Brooks and the mother of E. S. Brooks of Marion county. With her husband she came to Oregon in 1850 and settled on the land where now the town of Brooks has been built up. Had she lived one more month her age would have been eighty-four. The funeral occurred at 10 a.m. from the Chemekete hotel and the remains were borne to their last resting place in the Odd Fellows' cemetery followed by a large cortege of mourning friends and relatives. 
Capital Journal 15 Oct. 1888 3:4
In Memory of 
Eliza Brooks 
Born Nov. 8, 1804 
Died Oct 11, 1888 
(South side of monument shared with Linus Brooks) 

Also: Mother
IOOF Register of Burials 
DAR pg 59
1870 OR CENSUS (Marion Co., Fairfield, FA #896)  
OS 14 Oct 1888, 3:3 
OS 15 Oct 1888 
PCA 8 Nov 1888  
CJ 15 Oct 1888 3:4 
OS 4 Jan 1889 (Necrology) 
Gilman, Geraldine, comp. The Long Trail To Paradise: Linus Brooks 1850 Journey, Vancouver, Washington: Clark Co. Washington Genealogical Society, 1986, pgs. 90, 108, 110.
LOT: 647 SPACE: 3 SW S½ LONGITUDE: N 44° 55.166' LATITUDE: W 123° 02.916'

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