Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Brooks, Leona Foote 1859-1923 Undadilla, NY

Brooks, Leona Foote 1859-1923 Unadilla, NY

Mrs. George Benjamin Brooks

Leona Foote, wife of George B. Brooks died at their home on Martin Brook street, Thursday, December 13, having been in poor health for nearly a year.
Mrs. Brooks was born on July 27, 1859 in the town of New Lisbon,
N. Y. and married on January 1, 1877 living most of her life in this county except for 17 years spent in Tennessee.
She is survived by her husband and five children Leon R. Brooks, Lenox, Iowa, George M. Brooks, Bells, Tenn. and Mrs. F. J. VanCott, Mrs. Stanley L. Root and Fay F. Brooks of Unadilla.
All were in attendance at the funeral and the two sons were attempting to reach her bedside but she was taken suddenly with neuraligia of the heart, the son from Tennessee not learning of her death until reaching here.
The funeral services were held from the late home on Monday, Rev. W. C. Dodge of Oneonta, N. Y., and Rev. W. E. Elwood officiating. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery.
Mrs. Brooks was an exemplary woman and dearly loved by neighbors and friends and the expressions made by those who knew her, were comforting to the bereaved family. She had been a member of the Methodist church for forty-seven years and had been a faithful Christian woman and the loss from the church is deeply felt.

Published in the Unadilla newspaper.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The older citizens of Bells, who remember her so kindly, were grieved to hear of the death of Mrs. Geo. B. Brooks, at her home in Unadilla, New York, last Thursday. Her son George, left Thursday night but did not get there before her death. Mrs. Brooks was a most lovable, Christian character, and irreparable is the loss to her husband, children and grand-children. Dear heart-stricken friends, the Sentinel bears to you the tears of genuine sympathy from your Southern friends who learned to love your devoted wife and mother during your residence in Bells. To her noble son, our enterprising fellow-citizen, George M. Brooks, we especially extend the community's sympathy.

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