Mrs. Brooks, Former County Recorder, Dies.
Mildred Roberson Brooks, for 25 years Marion county recorder, died Thursday morning at a Salem convalescent home at the age of 83 years. She had been in ailing health for several years. Mrs. Brooks became country [sic] recorder in January, 1915, and served in that position until 1940 when she declined to run for election again. She retired to her Salem Heights home and lived there until a few months ago when she moved to the convalescent home.
Born in Iowa in 1867, Mildred Robertson was the daughter of John P. and Henrietta Robertson. The family moved to Salem in 1870 and her father practiced law here. In 1889 she was married to John H. Brooks who preceded her in death by several years. Mrs. Brooks was a life-long member of the Eastern Star. Surviving are a son, Russell Brooks, Bordeaux, France; sister, Mabel Robertson, Salem; sister-in-law, Mrs. C. H. Robertson, Salem; grandchildren, Mrs. Robert Brownell, Salem, Rex Brooks, San Francisco, and Lt. Robert Rinard, U.S. Army; and three great grand-children.
Funeral services will be held today at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist church with the Rev. Lloyd T. Anderson officiating. The casket will be open to friends at the W. T. Rigdon chapel until 1 p.m. today. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.
Oregon Statesman 18 August 1950 6:1