KEOKUK COUNTY, IOWA.
HON. JOHN TINLEY BROOKS.
This is a utilitarian age, during which attempt needs to give a contribution to a couple hue ol usefuhiess wherein can be promoted the welfare of the person or the general public. The marvellous strength and company of the west has led to a very good swap within the towns there. this alteration is the results of the combination attempt of hundreds of thousands of enterprising, wide-awake, and industrious electorate, of which type the gentleman named above is a consultant. He entered upon his enterprise profession with little capital, yet he possessed selection and a willingness to paintings. Indolence and idleness constituted no a part of his nature, and as his monetary assets have elevated, he has made sensible investments, that have classed him one of the large citizens of his communit)^ His company equipment are revolutionary. he's systematic in all that he does, and because the architect of his personal fortunes he has outfitted correctly and good. As time has handed, the lifetime of Mr. Brooks appealed to his acquaintances as one that was once necessary of honor, and he's for that reason the commemorated consultant of
his district within the nation senate. Mr. Broooks is actively engaged within the enterprise Hfe of the stirring little urban of Hedrick, being this present day vice-president and cashier of the 1st nationwide financial institution and cashier of the Hedrick nation mark downs financial institution, either in Hedrick.
Mr. Brooks was once born October 17, 1850, where of his beginning having been Benton tovvrnship, Keokuk county, Iowa. he's the son of John G. and Mary (Kyger) Brooks. John G. Brooks was once a local of Butler county, Ohio, the place he was once reared to manhood, and got here to Keokuk county in 1842. years later he completely situated in Benton township, the place he handed the lifetime of a hugely revered citizen engaged in farming, his dying taking place in 1880 on the age of sixty-two years. till the breaking out of the Civil warfare he gave allegiance to the foundations of the Democratic get together, yet at the matters which brought on that fab fight he Abraham Lincoln's ideas, for whom he voted in i860, and thereafter supported the Republican get together. ?Ie crammed a number of the minor places of work of the township,,having been a justice of the peace for a interval of years. He was once an energetic member of the Methodist church from boyhood. His marriage to Mary Kyger happened in Butler county while he was once in younger manhood. She died in 1853, elderly approximately thirty-three years. She bore her husband six youngsters, viz: Joseph Walker, deceased; Daniel Bigelow, deceased; Elizabeth, deceased; Samuel K., of Hedrick; John Tinley, topic; and Mary Frances. Joseph Walker Brooks and Daniel Bigelow Brooks, of those kids, served within the Civil battle. the previous enlisted as inner most in corporation F, of the 7th Iowa Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, and was once in a while transferred to the Thirty-third Missouri Infantry, as first lieutenant, and as such was once in charge of his corporation at Helena, Arkansas, the place in conflict he used to be killed July four, 1863. The latter
served as a personal within the 19th Iowa Volunteer Infantry from tlie summer season of 1862 till he was once killed in motion at Sterling farm, Louisiana, in the summertime of 1864.
Mr. Brooks used to be reared in Benton township, and the outdated domicile was once the scene of the boyhood labors and pleasures during which he indulged, he meanwhile changing into accustomed to the branches of research taught within the district tuition. This was once later supplemented through extra complex paintings within the faculties at Sigourney, and on the Iowa Wesleyan college, at Mount.Pleasant, the place he graduated in 1875. choosing the legislations as a occupation, Mr. Brooks then entei^ed the place of work of Woolson & Babb, at Mount friendly, and after completing the mandatory process examining handed an exam ahead of the courtroom and was once admitted to the bar at Sigourney in 1876. He instantly shaped a partnership with Hon. John A. Donnell, with whom he persevered in organization for 5 years.
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