Name of father John H. Brooks
Maiden name of mother Mildred Robertson
1900 OR CENSUS - Russell M. Brooks, age 9, b. Aug 1890 in Oregon, is enumerated with John H., age 37, occupation druggist, b. Apr 1863 in Missouri and his wife of 12 years, Mildred, age 33, b. May 1867, mother of 2 children, b. Oregon, along with Robertson J., age 11 months, b. June 1899 in Oregon.
1930 US (Foreign Service) CENSUS - Russell M. Brooks, age 39 (married at age 29), American Consul, b. Oregon, is enumerated with his wife Marguerite J., age 30 (married at age 20), b. France.
1930 OR CENSUS - Russell M. Brooks, age 39, occupation London Consul, b. Oregon is enumerated with his wife Colette, age 31, b. France
NOTE - 2 separate census records showing the same individual, Russell M. Brooks, although the wife is given a different name in each
Mrs. Russell M. Brooks, wife of the American consul to London, who is a former Salem boy, has been invited to a presentation at the court of St. James in the near future. Mrs. Brooks is a French girl whom Mr. Brooks met during his consular service.
Russell Brooks is a son of Mrs. Mildred Robertson Brooks, Marion county recorder.
Oregon Statesman 1 May 1932 2:7
Russell M. Brooks Goes to New Post
Washington, Dec. 14, (AP) – The state department announced today that Russell M. Brooks, Salem, Ore., consul at Curacao, Netherland West Indies, has been assigned to Johannesburg, Union of Sough Africa, as consul.
Daily Capital Journal 14 Dec 1936 1:6
Two Salem Diplomats Promoted
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 (AP) – Two Salem men, Russsell M. Brooks and Ivan B. White, were among more than 200 foreign service officials advanced by President Roosevelt Friday.
Such advancements in class are made periodically on the basis of length of service, efficiency ratings and other factors, class I being the highest grade attainable by a career diplomat.
Brooks was advanced from Class V to Class IV; White from VII to VI.
Others on the list made pucli by the state department Friday night were William K. Ailshie of Coeur D’Alene, Ida., from VII to VI; and William Belton and Robert P. Hale of Portland, from unclassified to VIII.
Russell M. Brooks, son of Mrs. Mildred Robertson Brooks, long Marion county recorder and now retired, attended Salem schools, one of the state colleges and Willamette law school before entering the consular service. He was consul at Casablanca at the time of the allied invasion there.
Ivan B. White, son of Mrs. B. H. White and the late Dr. White, is a Salem High school and Willamette university graduate.
Oregon Statesman 7 Aug 1943 2:4
From US Passport Application (page 2): Age 32, 5'11''; Forehead - high; eyes - blue; nose - normal-straight; mouth - medium; chin - regular; hair - brown; complection - light; face - oval. The Photograph of Russell Brooks shown is taken from this document.