Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Brooks, Renee Iola Jackson 1860-1904

Pictured with her gravestone  are her gr gr grandchildren:
Paul and Susan,
children of Donna

  Renee Iola Jackson 1860-1904

  Mrs. Renee Iola Jackson Brooks

Mrs. Renee Jackson Brooks died last Tuesday morning at the home of Andrew Telfer, after a long and painful illness, of cancer. The had experienced much trouble and sorrow during her life and last years has been full of suffering, when quite young she was married to Charles Brooks, of New Lisbon, where they lived several years.
Three children were born to them, two dying in infancy. Mr. and Mrs. Brooks separated several years ago. The one daughter, Ona, going with her mother. Besides the daughter, one sister and four brothers are left to mourn her departure. They are Mrs. Andrew Telfer, of the town of Hartwick, Amasa Jackson of Garrattsville, Charles and Lyman of Welcome and Arthur of Cooperstown.
The funeral was held of Thursday at Andrew Telfer's. Rev. Mr. Tinker of Welcome officiating. Interment at Morris.

Renee Jackson Brooks

Mrs. Renee Brooks died the forepart of last week at her sister's Mrs. Andrew Telfer. She had been sick a long time. She was buried in Hillington Cemetery at Morris. She leaves three brothers, one sister and one daughter Leona Elizabeth Brooks, to mourn her loss, namely Amasa A. Jackson, Lyman Jackson, Arthur Jackson, Mrs. Andrew Telfer and daughter Miss Leona Brooks.


Mrs. Rena Brooks, who has been a sufferer for a long time from a complications of diseases, died one day last week at the home of her sister, Mrs. Andrew Telfer. Interment was at Morris.

The above three articles were typed, and apparently transcribed from newspaper clippings. Renee was my great grandmother. She was born May 13, 1860 at New Lisbon to James J. and Elizabeth Ann Duroe Jackson, one of 8 children. She died Nov. 8, 1904 of cancer at New Lisbon, Otsego Co, NY. She was married to Charles Melvin Brooks Aug. 1, 1883 and later divorced. She is buried at Harmony Cemetery, not Hillington. She is listed on Ancestry.com and there is a Find a Grave Memorial for her with a photos at Harmony Cemetery, Otsego County, NY.

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