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William Henry Brooks




William Henry Brooks was born November 27, 1825, in Richmond, VA, and died January 19, 1880, from suicide, due to internal injuries from a fall into a quarry, City of St. Louis, MO, at age 54. Buried in St. Peter's Cemetery, Normandy, St. Louis Co., MO. He is the son of Unknown Brooks, and Unknown.

Margaret Ann "Mary" Wade was born April 17, 1831, in North Carolina, and died August 20, 1902, at her home, 3106 Lucas Avenue, City of St. Louis, MO, at age 71. Buried in St. Peter's Cemetery, Normandy, St. Louis Co., MO. Cause of death was stomach cancer.

William Henry Brooks (age 26), a bachelor, and Margaret Ann "Mary" Wade (age 21), a maiden, were married May 4, 1852, in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO.

William Henry Brooks and Margaret Ann "Mary" (Wade) Brooks had seven children:

  1. Alice Lucy Brooks: Born May, 1853, in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO; Died January 24, 1929, at her home, 5661 Clemens Avenue, City of St. Louis, MO (age 75). Buried in St. Peter's Cemetery, Normandy, St. Louis Co., MO. Never married.
  2. Virginia "Jennie" Brooks: Born April 28, 1856, in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO; Died November 2, 1920, at St. Luke's Hospital, City of St. Louis, MO (age 64). Buried in St. Peter's Cemetery, Normandy, St. Louis Co., MO. Never married.
  3. Charles Brooks: Born February 25, 1859, in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO; Died July 9, 1908, at the Poor House, 1973 N. Broadway, City of St. Louis, MO (age 49). Buried in St. Peter's Cemetery, Normandy, St. Louis Co., MO. Cause of death was asthma. Never married.
  4. William H. Brooks: Born January 2, 1861, in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO; Died February 20, 1949, at home, 5661 Clemens, City of St. Louis, MO (age 88). Buried in Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum, City of St. Louis, MO. Never married.
  5. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Brooks: Born January 15, 1865, in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO; Died January 21, 1941, at her home, 5811 Cabanne, City of St. Louis, MO (age 76). Buried in Valhalla Cemetery, Bel-Nor, St. Louis Co., MO. Married about 1891 in the City of St. Louis, MO, to William C. Mueller: Born 1866 in Germany; Died October 14, 1919, at the St. Louis Sanitarium,  City of St. Louis Co., MO (about age 53). Buried in Valhalla Cemetery, Bel-Nor, St. Louis Co., MO. Howard Mueller was born May 28, 1892, in the City of St. Louis, MO; Died August 30, 1968, at Regency Nursing Home, City of St. Louis, MO (age 76). Buried in Valhalla Cemetery, Bel-Nor, St. Louis Co., MO. Hazel Mueller: Born August 15, 1893, in City of St. Louis, MO; Died August 21, 1959, at home, 5743 Cabanne Avenue, City of St. Louis, MO (age 66). Buried in Valhalla Cemetery, Bel-Nor, St. Louis Co., MO.
  6. May F. Brooks: Born October, 1868, in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO; Died October 16, 1951, at her home, 5661 Clemens Avenue, City of St. Louis, MO (about age 82). Buried in Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum, City of St. Louis, MO. Never married.
  7. Sarah M. "Sadie/Sallie" Brooks: Born May 31, 1870, in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO; Died September 17, 1926, at her home, 5024 Washington Boulevard, City of St. Louis, MO (age 56). Buried in Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum, City of St. Louis, MO. Married December 20, 1917, in City of St. Louis, MO, to Orphred Hamilton Brooks Jr.: Born March 7, 1875, in Montgomery City, Montgomery Co., MO; Died due to suicide, October 22, 1954, at Homer G. Phillips Hospital, City of St. Louis, MO (age 79). Buried in Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum, City of St. Louis, MO.

William Henry Brooks and Margaret Ann "Mary" (Wade) Brooks were divorced about 1870 in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO.

William Henry Brooks, a divorcee, then married Sarah/Susan Anne "Anna" Portis, a maiden.

Sarah/Susan Anne "Anna" Portis was born about 1852 in Tennessee, and died July 29, 1882, at the Female Hospital, City of St. Louis, MO, from post partum complications and peritonitis, at about age 30. Buried in The Evangelical Protestant Cemetery Association of the Church of the Holy Ghost, or Holy Ghost Cemetery, St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO. She is the daughter of Ricks B. Portis of Nash Co., NC, and Nancy Ann Unknown of Kentucky. Ricks B. Portis is the son of John Portis (1770 - May 10, 1849, in Nash Co., TN) of Franklin, NC, and Mary Ricks of Unknown.

William Henry Brooks (age 44), a divorcee, and Susan Anne "Annie" Portis (about age 18), a maiden, were married October 16, 1870, in Potosi, Washington Co., MO.

William Henry Brooks and Susan Anne "Annie" (Portis) Brooks had one child:

  1. Walter Hughes Brooks: Born November 25, 1876, in Potosi, Washington Co., MO; Died June 21, 1942, in Maxville, Granite Co., MT (age 65). Buried in Philipsburg Cemetery, Philipsburg, Granite Co., MT. Married (1) December 6, 1898, in Helena, Lewis and Clark Co., MT, to Mary Adelaide "Bertha" Swan: Born February 6, 1881, in Grant Twp., Tama Co., IA; Died February 26, 1955, in Oakland, Alameda Co., CA (age 74). Buried in Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, Hayward, Alameda Co., CA. She is the daughter of John Swan of Scotland, and Elizabeth McMath (1860 - 1890 near Gould, MT) of Scotland. Bertha Swan had at least two brothers: James Gerald Swan (born May 24, 1886, in Jamestown, Stutsman Co., ND) and John George Swan (born December 12, 1887, in Jamestown, Stutsman Co., ND). Married (2) May 23, 1910, in Helena, Lewis and Clark Co., MT, to Irma Frances Hostetter: Born May 25, 1893, in Spring Valley, Fillmore Co., MN; Died October 4, 1977, in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA (age 840. Buried in Philipsburg Cemetery, Philipsburg, Granite Co., MT. She is the daughter of Franklin "Frank" Hostetter of Green Co., WI, and Maud Anna "Annie" King of Macon, Bibb Co., GA.



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St. Louis became separated from St. Louis Co., MO, on August 22, 1876, and became an Independent City.


   

William Henry Brooks and Margaret Ann "Mary" (Wade) Brooks are buried in St. Peter's Cemetery, Normandy, St. Louis Co., MO. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making these images available.


Charles Brooks is buried in St. Peter's Cemetery, Normandy, St. Louis Co., MO. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


       

Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Brooks) Mueller, Howard Mueller and Hazel Mueller are buried in St. Peter's Cemetery, Normandy, St. Louis Co., MO. William C. Mueller may also be buried there. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making these images available.


William Henry Brooks was born November 27, 1825, in Richmond, VA.

Mary Ann M. Wade was born April 17, 1831, in North Carolina.

Clinton D. Portis and Sarah A. Portis were married October 20, 1849, in Gibson Co., TN.


Clinton D. Portis and Sarah A. Portis Marriage Record.


The 1850 U. S. Census taken on September 5, 1850, shows Copina Moss (age 45) born in North Carolina, is the Head of Household, and is living in the 6th Ward, St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO. Among others living at this address are: William Brooks (age 25) born in Virginia, a Carpenter; and Matilda Gilligan (age 50) born in North Carolina.

The 1850 U. S. Census taken on September 4, 1850, shows James Gordon (age 45) born in Kentucky, is a Miller, and is living in the 6th Ward, St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO. Living with him are: Sarah Gordon (age 34) born in Kentucky; Margaret Gordon (age 12) born in Missouri; Elizabeth Gordon (age 10) born in Missouri; Mary Gordon (age 2) born in Missouri; Jacob Gilligan (age 12) born in Indiana; Andrew Bears (age 22) born in New York, a Laborer; Andrew Wolker (age 22) born in Indiana; Jane Wolker (age 24) born in North Carolina; Benjamin Wolker (age 5) born in Indiana; Robert Teves (age 25) born in New York, a Carpenter; Margaret Wade (age 19) born in North Carolina, a Seamstress; as well as five others.

The 1850 U. S. Census taken on December 16, 1850, shows Ricks Portis (age 50) born in born North Carolina, and with Real Estate of $300 is a Shoe Maker, and is living in the 10th Civil District, Henry Co., TN. Living with him are: Mary Portis (age 29) born in Alabama; Lucy Portis (age 18) born in North Carolina; Marion Portis (age 11) born in Tennessee; and Sidney Portis (age 5) born in Tennessee.

The 1850 U. S. Census taken on July 25, 1850, shows John Deane (age 42) born in Massachusetts, with No Occupation Listed, is living in New Rochelle Twp., Westchester Co., NY. Living with him are: Otelia Deane (age 28) born  in England; Ann Bolger (age 36) born in England; Margaret Bolger (age 30) born in England; Margaret B. Deane (age 4) born in New York; Ann G. Deane (age 2) born in New York; and Mary McCafrey (age 40) born in Ireland.

William Henry Brooks (age 26), a bachelor, and Margaret Ann "Mary" Wade (age 21), a maiden, were married May 4, 1852, in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO.


William Henry Brooks and Margaret Ann "Mary" Wade Marriage Record.


Alice Lucy Brooks was born May, 1853, in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO.

Virginia "Jennie" Brooks was born April 28, 1856, in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO.

Charles Brooks was born February 25, 1859, in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO.

The 1860 U. S. Census taken on June 8, 1860, shows Ricks B. Portis (age 59) born in North Carolina is a Shoe Maker, and is living in Breton Twp., Washington Co., MO, with Post Office at Potosi, MO. Living with him are: Nancy Portis (age 36) born in Kentucky; Susan Portis (age 8) born in Tennessee; Ellen Portis (age 5) born in Missouri; Stephen P. Portis (age 2) born in Missouri; and John Connell (age 40) born in Ireland.

The 1860 U. S. Census taken on August 19, 1860, shows John Deane (age 42) born in Massachusetts and with Real Estate of $200,000 and Personal Estate of $40,000 is a Farmer, and is living in Potosi and Breton Twp., Washington Co., MO, with Post Office at Potosi, MO. Living with him are: Otelia Deane (age 33) born  in England; Margaret Deane (age 13) born in New York; Anna Deane (age 11) born in New York; Fanny Deane (age 9) born in New York; John Deane (age 7) born in Blank; Thos. McEvany (age 50) born in Ireland, a Laborer; James Jones (age 30) born in Ohio, a Laborer; Patrick Doyle (age 30) born in Ireland, a Laborer; and John C. Matthews (age 30) born in Tennessee, a Laborer.

The 1860 U. S. Census taken on June 11, 1860, shows Fred Hattenhash (age 29) born in Prussia, and with Real Estate of $5,000 and Personal Estate of $2,000 is a Grocer, and is living in the 10th Ward, St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO. Living with him are: William H. Brooks (age 32) born in Virginia, a Ship Carpenter, Mary Brooks (age 39) born in North Carolina; Alice Brooks (age 7) born in Missouri; Virginia Brooks (age 4) born in Missouri; Charles Brooks (age 1) born in Missouri; Mitty Gillikins (age 65) born in North Carolina, a Mid Wife; and Sarah Brown (age 5) born in North Carolina.

William H. Brooks was born January 2, 1861, in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO.

Odelia (Boulger) Deane died March 31, 1862, in Potosi, Washington Co., MO. Buried in Saint James Cemetery, Potosi, Washington Co., MO.

Elizabeth Brooks was born January 15, 1865, in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO.

William C. Mueller was born 1866 in Germany.

John Deane died August 12, 1866, in Potosi, Washington Co., MO. Buried in Saint James Cemetery, Potosi, Washington Co., MO.

May F. Brooks was born October, 1868, in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO.

Sarah M. "Sadie/Sallie" Brooks: Born May 31, 1870, in St. Louis, St. Lois Co., MO.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on July 27, 1870, shows Wm. H. Brooks (age 43) born in Virginia, is a Ship Carpenter, and is living in the 10th Ward, St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO. Living with him are: Margrt. Brooks (age 39) born in North Carolina, who is Keeping House; Alice Brooks (age 17) born in Missouri; Virginia Brooks (age 14) born in Missouri; Chas. Brooks (age 11) born in Missouri;  to Virginia; Wm. H. Brooks (age 8) born in Missouri; Elizabeth Brooks (age 5) born in Missouri; Mary Brooks (age 2) born in Missouri to Virginia and North Carolina-born parents; Sarah Brooks (age 1 1/2 May) born in Missouri; and Meta Gillilen (age 73) born in North Carolina.

William Henry Brooks and Margaret Ann "Mary" (Wade) Brooks were divorced about 1870 in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO.

William Henry Brooks (age 44), a divorcee, and Susan Anne "Annie" Portis (about age 18), a maiden, were married October 16, 1870, in Potosi, Washington Co., MO.


William Henry Brooks and Susan Anne "Anna" Portis Marriage Record.


Orphred Hamilton Brooks Jr. was born March 7, 1875, in Montgomery City, Montgomery Co., MO.

Walter Hughes "Huey" Brooks was born November 25, 1876, in Potosi, Washington Co., MO.

John B. Deane (born about 1853 in New York) and Nancy Ann Portis were married January 5, 1879, in Washington Co., MO.

William Henry Brooks died January 19, 1880, from suicide, due to internal injuries from a fall into a quarry, City of St. Louis, MO, at age 54. Buried in St. Peter's Cemetery, Normandy, St. Louis Co., MO.


William Henry Brooks Death Record.


The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, City of St. Louis, MO, Thursday, December 30, 1880

Suicides.

January 19 - William Brooks dashed his brains out in a quarry, corner of Main and Madison.


The St. Louis Globe-Democrat, City of St. Louis, MO, Friday, December 31, 1880

Death in Diverse Shapes.

January 19. Wm. Henry Brooks fell fifty feet into a quarry at Main and Madison.


The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 9, 1880, shows James O. Eaton (age 56) born in Missouri to North Carolina-born parents, is a married Farmer, and is living in Concord Twp., Washington Co., MO. Living with him are: his wife, Lee Jane Eaton (age 43) born in Missouri to Missouri-born parents, who is Keeping House; his daughter, Ida C. Eaton (age 10) born in Missouri to Missouri-born parents; his son, Al. Roe Eaton (age 4) born in Missouri to Missouri-born parents; his Hired Help, Susan Brooks (age 28) born in Missouri to Missouri-born parents, a widowed or divorced Hired Help, who Helps Keeping House; and the son of Hired Help; Walter Brooks (age 3) born in Missouri to Missouri-born parents.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 21, 1880, shows John Swan (age 22) born in Scotland to Scottish-born parents is a Farmer who is disabled with water in the chest and is living in Grant Twp., Tama Co., IA. Living with him is his wife, Elisabeth Swan (age 20) born in Scotland to Scottish-born parents, who is Keeping House. Also living there is his unmarried half-brother, George McDonald (age 25) born in Scotland to Scottish-born parents, a Farmer.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 17, 1880, shows James D. Boyes (age 32) born in Illinois to Canadian-born parents is a Coal Dialer and is living in Beloit, Mitchell Co., KS. Living with him is his wife, Clarinda E. Boyes (age 27) born in Canada to English and Canadian-born parents, who is Keeping House. Also living there are his two children, both born in Canada to Illinois and Canadian-born parents: Anna Boyes (age 2); and James E. Boyes (age 1).

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 11, 1880, shows Mary Ann Brooks (age 48) born in North Carolina to North Carolina-born parents, is a widowed Head of Household, and is living at 2813 12th Street,  Montgomery Street, City of St. Louis, MO, who is Keeping House. Living with her are: her unmarried daughter, Lucy A. Brooks (age 25) born in Missouri to Virginia and North Carolina-born parents, at Home; her unmarried daughter, Jennie Brooks (age 22) born in Missouri to Virginia and North Carolina-born parents, at Home; her unmarried son, Charles Brooks (age 20) born in Missouri to Virginia and North Carolina-born parents, a Cooper; her unmarried son, William Brooks (age 18) born in Missouri to Virginia and North Carolina-born parents, an Office Boy; her daughter, Elizabeth Brooks (age 15) born in Missouri to Virginia and North Carolina-born parents; her daughter, Mary Brooks (age 12) born in Missouri to Virginia and North Carolina-born parents; and her daughter, Salley Brooks (age 9) born in Missouri to Virginia and North Carolina-born parents. Leigh Larson note: Please note that there are two entries for Mary Brooks in 1880.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on November 8, 1880, shows Mary Brooks (age 49) born in North Carolina to North Carolina-born parents, is a widowed Head of Household, and is living at 923 Montgomery Street, City of St. Louis, MO, who is Keeping House. Living with her are: her unmarried daughter, Alice Brooks (age 24) born in Missouri to Virginia and North Carolina-born parents, a Seamstress; her unmarried daughter, Jennie Brooks (age 22) born in Missouri to Virginia and North Carolina-born parents, a Seamstress; her unmarried son, Charles Brooks (age 20) born in Missouri to Virginia and North Carolina-born parents, who Works for Cooper; her unmarried son, Willie Brooks (age 18) born in Missouri to Virginia and North Carolina-born parents, a Laborer; her daughter, Lizzie Brooks (age 15) born in Missouri to Virginia and North Carolina-born parents; her daughter, Mary Brooks (age 12) born in Missouri to Virginia and North Carolina-born parents; her daughter, Sallie Brooks (age 10) born in Missouri to Virginia and North Carolina-born parents; and her married husband, Wm H. Brooks (age 54) born in Virginia to Virginia-born parents, who Works for Ship Carpenter. Leigh Larson note: Please note that there are two entries for Mary Brooks in 1880.

Mary Adelaide "Bertha" Swan was born February 6, 1881, in Grant Twp., Tama Co., IA.

The 1882 City of St. Louis, MO, City Directory shows Brooks Annie, wid. William, r. 910 Jefferson av.

Susan Anne "Annie" (Portis) Brooks died July 29, 1882, at the Female Hospital, City of St. Louis, Mo, due to post partum complications and peritonitis, at about age 30. Buried in The Evangelical Protestant Cemetery Association of the Church of the Holy Ghost, or Holy Ghost Cemetery, City of St. Louis, MO.


Susan Anne "Annie" (Portis) Brooks Death Record.


Biographical/Historical Note-Ms. Brooks died at the Female Hospital in 1882 of post partum complications and peritonitis. The Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives/Washington University School of Medicine has in its collection: Title: Female Hospital of Saint Louis Records, 1876-1886 The Female Hospital of St. Louis records include a patient register (volume 20 x 15.6 inches) containing names of patients admitted to the hospital, 1876-1886, and a booklet, "Rules and regulations for the government of the Female Hospital submitted by the health commissioner to the board of health, John D. Stevenson, health commissioner" 1884 Volume 1: Patient register containing names of patients admitted to the hospital, 1876 - 1886. The patient register has a running title: Patients treated in the Female Hospital of St Louis. The patient register contains the following information on patients: name; number of days; age years; white: male/female; colored: male/female; nativity; social condition (marital status); occupation; how long in city; date of admission; assigned to: ward bed; diagnosis; cured, red, not red; discharged, died or transfer; date of discharge, death or transfer; residence; birth: white: male/female; birth: colored: male/female; stillborn; by whom attended; remarks. This volume is 20 by 15.5 inches. The Female Hospital of St. Louis, 1875≠1905, was "a female hospital exclusively, for the treatment of all the indigent and poor female sick of the city, from whatever disease or accident they may suffer.Ē The original buildings for the Female Hospital were constructed in 1873 at the intersection of the Arsenal and Sublette as the Social Evil Hospital for the regulation of prostitution. In 1875, the building was made into a general hospital for female patients in the city, except emergency and night patients who might not be carried to such a distance. It continued to treat unwed mothers and patients with venereal diseases. In 1896, there was capacity for 276 patients.

THE FEMALE HOSPITAL (aka, Social Evil Hospital)

In "Pictorial St. Louis ... 1875" is written:

"This institution was for many years known as the Social Evil Hospital, and was erected in 1873, under the mayoralty of Hon. Joseph Brown, from a fund gathered under the provisions of the, now repealed, Social Evil Law. It is a handsome brick structure, costing over $100,000, and situated outside the city limits, at the intersection of the Manchester and Arsenal Roads. It was first used exclusively for the care and treatment of social outcasts, who, under the social evil law, were taxed for its support. Since the repeal of this law, which proved obnoxious to many of our citizens, it has been used as a female hospital exclusively, for the treatment of all the indigent and poor female sick of the city, from whatever disease or accident they may suffer. Dr. P. V. Schenck is the resident physician.


William C. Mueller (about age 25), a bachelor, and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Brooks (about age 26), a maiden, were married about 1891 in the City of St. Louis, MO.

Howard Mueller was born May 28, 1892, in the City of St. Louis, MO.

Hazel Mueller was born August 15, 1893, in the City of St. Louis, MO.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 5, 1900, shows Alice Brooks (age 47) born May, 1853, in Missouri to Virginia and North Carolina-born parents, is an unmarried Head of Household who Keeps Boarders, and is living at 3106 Lucas Avenue, 22nd Ward, City of St. Louis, MO. Living with her are: her unmarried brother, William H. Brooks (age 36) born November, 1863, in Missouri to Virginia and North Carolina-born parents, who does Welding of Iron; her unmarried sister, May F. Brooks (age 29) born November, 1870, in Missouri to Virginia and North Carolina-born parents, a School Teacher; her unmarried sister, Sadie M. Brooks (age 27) born May, 1873, in Missouri to Virginia and North Carolina-born parents, a Music Teacher; her unmarried sister, Virginia Brooks (age 44) born April, 1856, in Missouri to Virginia and North Carolina-born parents, a Dress Maker; and also five unmarried Boarders.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 12, 1900, shows William C. Mueller (age 33) born 1867 in the United States, is a married Inmate Watch Maker, and is living at the St. Louis Insane Asylum, Arsenal Street, 24th Ward, City of St. Louis, MO.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 7, 1900, shows Elizabeth Mueller (age 35) born January, 1865, in Missouri to Virginia and North Carolina-born parents, and married for 9 years, and with none of the two children born to her still alive, is a married School Teacher, and who rents her home, and is living at 4108 North Grand Avenue, 19th Ward, City of St. Louis, MO. Living with her are: her son, Howard Mueller (age 8) born May, 1892, in Missouri to Missouri-born parents; her daughter, Hazel Mueller (age 6) born August, 1893, in Missouri to Missouri-born parents; her unmarried brother-in-law, Albert F. Mueller (age 29) born July, 1870, in Missouri to Virginia and North Carolina-born parents, a Hardware Salesman; an unmarried Boarder, May McCabe (age 22) born in Iowa to Iowa-born parents, a Stenographer; a House Keeper, Mary M. Brooks (age 69) born April, 1831, in North Carolina to North Carolina-born parents, and with all 7 of the children born to her still alive.

Margaret Ann "Mary" (Wade) Brooks died August 20, 1902, at her home, 3106 Lucas Avenue, City of St. Louis, MO, at age 71. Buried in Buried in St. Peter's Cemetery, Normandy, St. Louis Co., MO. Cause of death was stomach cancer.


   

Margaret Ann "Mary" (Wade) Brooks Death Record.


The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, City of St. Louis, MO, Wednesday, August 20, 1902

DEATHS.

BROOKS - On the 20th inst., at 9:30 a. m., Mary M. Brooks, relict of the late William H. Brooks. Funeral will take place from the family residence, 3106 Lucas avenue, on Friday, the 22d inst., at 2 p. m.


Charles Brooks died July 9, 1908, at the Poor House, 1973 N. Broadway, City of St. Louis, MO, at age 49. Buried in St. Peter's Cemetery, Normandy, St. Louis Co., MO. Never married. Cause of death was asthma.


Charles Brooks Death Record.


The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, City of St. Louis, MO, Saturday, July 11, 1908

BURIAL PERMITS.

Charles Brooks, 46, 1973 N. Broadway; asthma.


The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 21, 1910, shows Virginia Brooks (50) born in Missouri to Virginia and North Carolina-born parents, is an unmarried Keeper of a Boarding House, and is living at 3518 Morgan Street, 20th Ward, City of St. Louis, MO. Living with her are: her unmarried sister, Alice Brooks (age 53) Missouri to Virginia and North Carolina-born parents, a Cook at a Boarding House; her unmarried brother, William Brooks (46) born in Missouri to Virginia and North Carolina-born parents; a Molder at a Steel Works; her unmarried sister, Mary Brooks (35) born in Missouri to Virginia and North Carolina-born parents, a Teacher at a School; her unmarried sister, Sarah Mueller (32) Missouri to Virginia and North Carolina-born parents, a Music Teacher; and four other Boarders.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 20, 1910, shows John C. Eisenberg (age 44) born in Missouri to Germany-born parents, and in his 1st marriage, is a Music Teacher at a Conservatory, and who rents his home, and is living at 2108 Lafayette Avenue, 15th Ward, City of St. Louis, MO. Living with him are: his wife of 8 years, Frances V. Isenberg (age 38) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents, and in her 1st marriage, and with both of the children born to her still alive; his daughter, Emma L. Eisenberg (age 7) born in Missouri to Missouri-born parents; his son, John G. Eisenberg (age 3) born in Missouri to Missouri-born parents; an unmarried Boarder, Millie A. Pope (age 26) born in Missouri to Missouri and Kentucky-born parents, an Automobile Industry Stenographer; a married and childless Boarder, Charlott Rhodes (age 40) born in Missouri to Missouri-born parents, and in her 1st marriage, a Public Stenographer; an unmarried Boarder, Sally Rose(age 26) born in France to France-born parents, and having immigrated in 1879, a School Teacher; and an unmarried House Man, William Mueller (age 45) born in Germany to Germany-born parents, and having immigrated in 1885, and a Naturalized citizen, a Servant for a Private Family.

Orphred Hamilton Brooks Jr. (age 42), a bachelor, and Sarah M. "Sadie/Sallie" Brooks (age 47), a maiden, were married December 20, 1917, in the City of St. Louis, MO.

William C. Mueller died October 14, 1919, at the St. Louis Sanitarium, City of St. Louis Co., MO, at about age 53. Buried in Valhalla Cemetery, Bel-Nor, St. Louis Co., MO.


William C. Mueller Death Record.


The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 6, 1920, shows Alice Brooks (age 60) born in Missouri to Virginia-born parents, is an unmarried Head of Household, and who owns her home with a mortgage, and is living at 5661 Clemens Avenue, 28th Ward, City of St. Louis, MO. Living with her are: her unmarried sister, Virginia Brooks (58) born in Missouri to Virginia-born parents; her unmarried brother, William Brooks (56) born in Missouri to Virginia-born parents; a Molder at an Iron Works; her unmarried sister, May Brooks (50) born in Missouri to Virginia-born parents, a Teacher at a School; her married sister, Elizabeth Mueller (52) born in Missouri to Virginia-born parents, a Teacher at a School; her unmarried niece, Hazel Mueller (26) born in Missouri to Virginia-born parents, a Stenographer at a Bank; her unmarried nephew, Howard Mueller (27) born in Missouri to Virginia-born parents, an Electrician; as well as several more Boarders and Roomers.


The St. Louis Globe-Democrat, City of St. Louis, MO, Tuesday, March 16, 1920

WOMAN OF 60 HURT IN AUTO ACCIDENT

Miss Virginia Brooks Suffers Concussion of Brain and Contusions.

Miss Virginia Brooks, 60 years old, 5661 Clemens avenue, suffered a concussion of the brain, fractured nose and contusions of the head yesterday when she was struck at Delmar boulevard and De Bahviere avenue by an automobile driven by Edwin H. Quest, 32, a salesman living at 4470A Clarence avenue. Miss Brooks refused to go to a hospital and was taken to the office of Dr. U. B. Yost, 1119 Union avenue. She was later removed to her home. Quest was arrested, charged with careless driving. He was later released on bond.


Virginia "Jennie" Brooks died November 2, 1920, at St. Luke's Hospital, City of St. Louis, MO, at age 64. Buried in St. Peter's Cemetery, Normandy, St. Louis Co., MO. Never married.


Virginia "Jennie" Brooks Death Record.


The St. Louis Star and Times, City of St. Louis, MO, Wednesday, November 3, 1920

DEATH NOTICES

BROOKS - Entered into rest on Tuesday, November 2, 1920, Virginia Brooks of 5661 Clemens avenue. Funeral private, Thursday, November 4, at 2:30 p. m., from Shepard's chapel, 5921 Easton avenue.


Collection: Stevens, Walter B. Centennial History of Missouri (The Center State) One Hundred Years In The Union 1820-1921 Vol 2. St. Louis-Chicago: The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. 1921.

Biography of Orphred H. Brooks, Jr.

Orphred H. Brooks, Jr., the president of the O. H. Brooks Realty Company, was born in Montgomery City, Missouri, March 7, 1875. His father, Orphred H. Brooks, Sr., who is engaged in the contracting and building business in St. Louis, is a native of the state of New York and in 1867 came from Niagara Falls to Missouri, settling in Montgomery City. There he conducted a farm machinery agency and also handled real estate. He likewise engaged in vehicle manufacturing and maintained a retail business at Montgomery City for thirty years before removing to St. Louis in 1901. Since taking up his abode in Missouriís metropolis he has been engaged in contracting. He was married in Montgomery City to Miss Rosa McCabe, a native of Livingston county, Michigan and at a recent date they celebrated their golden wedding, having traveled lifeís journey together for a half century. Mrs. Brooks had come with her parents from Livingston county, Michigan, to Missouri about 1861, the family home being established in Audrain county. Her father died in Montgomery City at the notable age of ninety-four years, after long connection with the development of the middie west, for he had been a pioneer in the timber industry of Michigan and was widely and favorably known in that state as well as in Missouri. Her brother, Captain Alexander McCabe was a stanch supporter of the Union cause during the Civil war. In 1863 he recruited a company in Audraln county, Missouri, and he did everything in his power to uphold the interests of the Union, following the nationís starry banner on various southern battle fields. The rank of captain was conferred upon him by a commission after the war and when death claimed him he was buried with military honors in the National cemetery at Vicksburg. To Mr. and Mrs. Orphred Ii. Brooks, Sr., were born eight children: Edgar F.; Margaret L.; Orphred H., Jr.; Michael W.; Oscar A., who passed away at the age of twenty-one; Sylvester G.; and Clarence H. and Clarena, twins. Clarence H. died in infancy. Those still living are all residents of St. Louis. 

Orphred H. Brooks, Jr., pursued his education in the public schools of Montgomery City until he completed the high school course and then entered the State University of Missouri at Columbia. His first step in the business world was made in connection with his fatherís business interests and later he started out for himself in 1892, but continued along the same line. From 1894 until 1900 he conducted a book and stationery store and was also at one time a teacher in the schools of his native city. In 1901 he turned his attention to life insurance work in St. Joseph, Missouri, and in 1902 became a resident of St. Louis, where he was connected with hotel and club service, first at the Planterís Hotel and afterward at the University Club. He entered the real estate field in 1903, not only handling property but also engaging in building. He has since been active in that business, covering a period of seventeen years, and that he is splendidly fitted and qualified for activity of that character is indicated in the success which is attending his efforts. He has from childhood been more or less familiar with this line and the firm of which he is now the senior partner, is conducting an extensive and profitable business. The firm was organized in 1911 and has recently secured quarters on the ground floor of the Wainwright building, where they have spacious offices, splendidly equipped. This location is proving of particular advantage to the firm. Mr. Brooks is a most progressive business man, alert to every situation and opportunity offered in the real estate and building line, is thoroughly informed on values and has promoted and assisted in the building of about four hundred of the better class residences in the West End district of St. Louis. His labors have thus been an important factor in transforming unsightly vacancies into fine residential sections and the city has greatly benefited by his efforts. He is thoroughly wide-awake, active and energetic and his labors are proving substantially resultant. 

Mr. Brooks was married to Miss Sarah Brooks, who though of the same name was not a relative, the wedding being celebrated on the 20th of December, 1917. Her parents, William Henry and Margaret (Wade) Brooks, were pioneer people here, her father coming from Virginia to St. Louis about sixty years ago, while her mother, a native of North Carolina, came to St. Louis about 1860. William Henry Brooks was a soldier of the Civil war, who at the age of twelve years became water boy and drummer boy with the Confederate army. Both he and his wife are buried in St. Louis. 

Orphred H. Brooks, Jr., is a member of the West End Business Menís Association. He belongs to the Knights of Columbus. He is a democrat and was very helpful in connection with all war activities, including bond sales and various war drives. Everything that pertains to the welfare and progress of St. Louis and Missouri is of interest to him and he stands as a stalwart champion and supporter of every movement that is looking to the benefit, upbuilding and welfare of city and state.


Sarah M. "Sadie/Sallie" Brooks died September 17, 1926, at her home, 5024 Washington Boulevard, City of St. Louis, MO, at age 56. Buried in Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum, City of St. Louis, MO.


Sarah M. "Sadie/Sallie" (Brooks) Brooks Death Record.


The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, City of St. Louis, MO, Friday, September 17, 1926

DEATHS

BROOKS - Entered into rest on Friday, Sept. 17, 1926, at 3 a. m., Sarah B. Brooks (nee Brooks), beloved wife of Orphred H. Brooks Jr., dear sister of William H., Alice and May F. Brooks and Mrs. Elizabeth B. Mueller. Funeral will take place from the family residence, 5024 Washington boulevard, Monday, Sept. 20, at 8:30 a. m., to Calvary Cemetery. Mullen service. Virginia Brooks, 60 years old, 5661 Clemens avenue, suffered a concussion of the brain, fractured nose and contusions of the head yesterday when she was struck at Delmar boulevard and De Bahviere avenue by an automobile driven by Edwin H. Quest, 32, a salesman living at 4470A Clarence avenue. Miss Brooks refused to go to a hospital and was taken to the office of Dr. U. B. Yost, 1119 Union avenue. She was later removed to her home. Quest was arrested, charged with careless driving. He was later released on bond.


Alice Lucy Brooks died January 24, 1929, at her home, 5661 Clemens Avenue, City of St. Louis, MO, at age 75. Buried in St. Peter's Cemetery, Normandy, St. Louis Co., MO. Sister of May Brooks, Mrs. Elizabeth B. (Brooks) Mueller, and William H. Brooks.


Alice L. Brooks Death Record.


The St. Louis Globe-Democrat, City of St. Louis, MO, Monday, January 28, 1929

DEATHS.

BROOKS, ALICE L. - Entered into rest at her residence, 5661 Clemens avenue, on Thursday, Jaan.24, 1929, dear sister of May Brooks, Mrs. Elizabeth B. Mueller (nee Brooks), and William H. Brooks. Funeral from Alexander & Sons chapel, 6175 Delmar, on Monday at 2 p. m. Interment in St. Peter Cemetery.


Elizabeth (Brooks) Mueller died January 21, 1941, at her home, 5811 Cabanne, City of St. Louis, MO, at age 76. Buried in Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum, City of St. Louis, MO.


Elizabeth (Brooks) Mueller Death Record.


William H. Brooks died February 20, 1949, at home, 5661 Clemens, City of St. Louis, MO, at age 88. Buried in Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum, City of St. Louis, MO.


William H. Brooks Death Record.


The St. Louis Star and Times, City of St. Louis, MO, Monday, February 21, 1949

Death Notices

BROOKS, WILLIAM H. - Of 5661 Clemens, on Sunday, Feb. 20, 1949, at 2:30 p. m., dear brother of Mae Brooks, dear brother-in-law. Funeral from STUART & SONS'S CHAPEL, Union and Page blvd., on Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 2 p. m. Interment Calvary.


May F. Brooks died October 16, 1951, at her home, 5661 Clemens Avenue, City of St. Louis, MO, at about age 82. Buried in Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum, City of St. Louis, MO.


May F. Brooks Death Record.


Orphred Hamilton Brooks Jr. died October 22, 1954, due to suicide, at Homer G. Phillips Hospital, City of St. Louis, MO, at age 79. Buried in Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum, City of St. Louis, MO.


Orphred Hamilton Brooks Jr. Death Record.


The St. Louis Globe-Democrat, City of St. Louis, MO, Saturday, October 23, 1954

O. Harry Brooks Burned to Death in His Home

O. Harry Brooks, 79-year-old retired real estate dealer and one-time candidate for Mayor, was fatally burned yesterday afternoon in his locked home at 5661 Clemens ave., where he lived alone. Police said four separate fires, a jar filled with fuel oil, a gas stove with unlighted burners opened and an unsigned note indicating suicide were found in the three-story brick house. Brooks, taken from a rear bedroom by firemen, died a short time later of burns at Homer G. Phillips Hospital. Neighbors observed smoke coming from the windows of the home shortly after noon and turned in a fire alarm. Firemen broke into the house and found Brooks lying in the bedroom, badly burned. On a front hall radiator was a note which warned to "look out for gas fumes and explosives if you enter. I do not want anyone killed or injured. One is enough. That s me." Police, after making comparisons, said the note was in Brooks' handwriting. Brooks, a widower with no children, retired about 20 years ago after having been in the real estate here more than a quarter of a century. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for Mayor in 1933.


The St. Louis Globe-Democrat, City of St. Louis, MO, Sunday, October 24, 1954

DEATHS

BROOKS, O. H. (Harry), of 5661 Clemens ave., suddenly on Fri., Oct. 22, 1954, brother of Edgar and Michael Brooks and Clarena Davis, brother-in-law and uncle. Funeral from ALEXANDER & SONS Chapel, 6175 Delmar bl., Mon. at 2 p. m. to Calvary, Montgomery City, Mo., papers please copy.


Hazel Mueller died August 21, 1959, at home, 5743 Cabanne Avenue, City of St. Louis, MO, at age 66. Buried in Valhalla Cemetery, Bel-Nor, St. Louis Co., MO.


Hazel Mueller Death Record.


Howard Mueller died August 30, 1968, at Regency Nursing Home, City of St. Louis, MO, at age 76. Buried in Valhalla Cemetery, Bel-Nor, St. Louis Co., MO.


Howard Mueller Death Record.


 

 

 

Dear Sir:

While doing research on Walter Hughy Brooks, I came upon your research on the Abbey family. Samuel's daughter Katheryn was my Aunt Kay. She was married to my uncle Chick Brooks, son of Walter Hughy Brooks of Potosi, MO. I was wondering if you had any more information on the Brooks line. I know Walter moved to Montana with his Aunt and Uncle, Daniel. L. and Ella Miles where he met and married my grandmother Irma Hostetter. He later died, in 1941, and is buried at my hometown of Philipsburg, MT. Since he was only 7 at the time of coming to Montana, no one seems to know who his parents were, so it is hard to trace back. I admire those of you who so patiently persist in genealogy research, sorting out the facts and then sharing them.

I would appreciate any information or tips you can offer to help my further my research as this is one of 5 family lines in my family I am attempting. The others are WILLIAM BOWEN of Wales, THOMAS HUFFMAN of Virginia, GEORGE HICKAM of Illinois, AND EDWARD GADDIS of Illinois.

Thanks in advance.

Janet Bowen Gaddis


 

September 4, 2011

Hi, Jan.

Thanks for discovering my Web site.

As you may have discovered by now, I have spent considerable time searching for additional information about Walter Brooks. What I found was that Hugheyís father, Walter H. Brooks, was married once before Irma. This marriage was a troubled one, and there was a killing in 1903 in which Walter was implicated, although he claimed is was accidental. He eventually got a divorce from Bertha, and married Irma in 1910. The Coronerís inquest and subsequent trial was one of the most sensational in Montana around that time. There are numerous articles available in the Newspaper Archive paid subscription, including some courtroom sketches that were on the newspaper front page. It is a useful service to subscribe to for genealogy buffs.

I donít know how much more time I want to devote to such a remote genealogical lineage connection for me, but I hope you find it interesting.


 

 

 

 

 

http://beckerarchives.wustl.edu/?p=collections/findingaid&id=8704&q=&rootcontentid=60910#scopecontent

 

Among the many cemeteries opened and closed in this city, three of the more interesting were opened by Pastor Frederick Picker and the members of his two congregations.
The first cemetery, whose proper name was The Evangelical Protestant Cemetery Association of the Church of the Holy Ghost, or Holy Ghost Cemetery, was located on twenty acres bound by Compton Ave, Louisiana Ave, Wyoming and Arsenal Street in South St. Louis. The first burial took place in 1846. By 1884, there had been over 24,000 burials. As Pastor Picker founded the Holy Ghost cemetery and conducted many burials during the 1849 & 1854 cholera epidemics, the grounds were commonly refered to as Picker's Cemetery. Again, more confusion was caused because some death records called the grounds Picker's Cemetery and some Holy Ghost Cemetery. It's difficult to date the closing of Holy Ghost cemetery as some records indicate that the City had forbidden further burials in 1893, and in 1902 there was a petition by the Tenth Ward Alderman to order the discontinuial of burials. However, burial record shows large numbers of burials in 1889 and more in 1905. Some of the bodies were removed from Holy Ghost while the cemetery was deteriorating; others were moved in mass, in 1916 and possibly earlier. What is in evidence is that the property was still owned by the Holy Ghost congregation in 1916 by a building permit dated October 19, 1916. As far as possible, all lot owners were notified and given a deadline. Many bodies were moved to Zion, New St. Marcus, Bellefontaine, St. Peter's Evangelical, and Independent German Evangelical Protestant (now Gatewood Gardens) cemeteries. When the Holy Ghost Cemetery property was sold to developer Richard C. Spackler in Jan. 1917, all remaining bodies were moved to Zion cemetery, 7401 St. Charles Rock Rd. Another permit dated April 10, 1922 permits a 3 story school to be constructed on the site. Though large numbers of remains were removed, it is unlikely that all were, and there are probably some remains left under the grounds of the high school and residences now located on the property. There have been no records of these removals known to exist.

Pastor Picker left the Holy Ghost Church in 1856 with about seventy families and established the Independent Evangelical Protestant Congregation. Shortly after Pastor Picker founded his new congregation, it was decided that they needed their own cemetery. This second cemetery was on the south side of Gravois near River Des Peres. The cemetery, which opened on April 25, 1856, was New Picker Cemetery. After Pastor Picker's death, the third cemetery was opened by the congregation in 1881, across the street on the north side of Gravois. The cemetery on the South side of Gravois was then well established, the cemetery on the North side of Gravois was called "New" Picker Cemetery, the first one having been the "Old".

This has caused a great deal of confusion over the years. Thus there are two "Olds" and two "News" but only three cemeteries. The two cemeteries on Gravois located across from each other were sold by the Independent Congregation and went through several owners. The cemetery suffered from neglect. In 1986 the State Attorney General's office filed suit against three prior owners, accusing them of depleting the perpetual card fund. The case was settled in 1988, but the cemetery was still uncared for. In 1996, it became necessary for the City of St. Louis to assume ownership because of unpaid taxes, and the City's forestry division now keeps the grounds maintained.

 

 

Old Picker Cemetery

See Guide to German Evangelical cemeteries in St. Louis City and County

Location: 7133 Gravois

Was Holy Ghost Cemetery

Inscription Source: Microfilm 74 - SLCL.

Inscription Source: OC-Mo SLGS Vols. 3 and 4. StLMO:, 1982.

Inscription Source: HEADSTONES AT OLD & NEW PICKER'S CEMETERIES - 1997

NOTE: Many bodies were re-interred to Zion, New St. Marcus, Bellefontaine, St. Peterís Evangelical, and Independent German Evangelical Protestant ( now Gatewood Gardens) cemeteries.

NOTE: From Greg Myers: "OLD " Picker Cemetery also called Picott Cemetery is long gone (operated from 1845 to 1898), it use to be where now Roosevelt High School is (Gravois & Compton & Wyoming up to about Arsenal & Compton over to Louisana & Arsenal and down to Louisana and Wyoming). Some bodies were moved to " NEW " Picker, others to other places, and some left. (I went to Roosevelt High School and once in awhile a human bone would surface in the football field over the years and also in some of the backyards of houses along Arsenal, I guess from the pressure of the activity and games above the remains .... worked them upward over the years). Most headstones were destroyed and used for the foundation, etc. "NEW" Picker now called GATEWOOD GARDENS is located right next to Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery (Catholic) at Gravois and Hampton. The records are hard to find, and care taker after care taker have been in trouble for not keeping to cotracts and upkeeping this cemetery. hope this helps .

NOTE: The following is a quote from St. Louis Post-Dispatch South Section by Joan Little, Reporter for the Post-Dispatch, February 3, 2000 "St. Louis officials would like to hear from people with family members buried at the Gatewood Gardens Cemetery on Gravois Avenue. And those who know they have relatives buried there but don't know the location may be able to find out. The cemetery is at 7135 Gravois. City officials are trying to account for all of the graves in Gatewood Gardens, which has had a troubled past. The authority is concentrating on trying to improve and update the cemetery's grave records, which were in some disarray, officials say. The task is somewhat daunting since the cemetery dates to at least 1877 and there are 20,000 graves in the city's records, says, Clay. People seeking information or those who have information about a grave at the cemetery may call the city at 622-3400 extension 244, says Clay". (This article was post on the Metro Maillist by Don Gastorf)

NOTE: Many bodies were re-interred to Zion, New St. Marcus, Bellefontaine, St. Peterís Evangelical, and Independent German Evangelical Protestant ( now Gatewood Gardens) cemeteries.

NOTE: From Greg Myers: "OLD " Picker Cemetery also called Picott Cemetery is long gone (operated from 1845 to 1898), it use to be where now Roosevelt High School is (Gravois & Compton & Wyoming up to about Arsenal & Compton over to Louisana & Arsenal and down to Louisana and Wyoming). Some bodies were moved to " NEW " Picker, others to other places, and some left. (I went to Roosevelt High School and once in awhile a human bone would surface in the football field over the years and also in some of the backyards of houses along Arsenal, I guess from the pressure of the activity and games above the remains .... worked them upward over the years). Most headstones were destroyed and used for the foundation, etc. "NEW" Picker now called GATEWOOD GARDENS is located right next to Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery (Catholic) at Gravois and Hampton. The records are hard to find, and care taker after care taker have been in trouble for not keeping to cotracts and upkeeping this cemetery. hope this helps .

NOTE: The following is a quote from St. Louis Post-Dispatch South Section by Joan Little, Reporter for the Post-Dispatch, February 3, 2000 "St. Louis officials would like to hear from people with family members buried at the Gatewood Gardens Cemetery on Gravois Avenue. And those who know they have relatives buried there but don't know the location may be able to find out. The cemetery is at 7135 Gravois. City officials are trying to account for all of the graves in Gatewood Gardens, which has had a troubled past. The authority is concentrating on trying to improve and update the cemetery's grave records, which were in some disarray, officials say. The task is somewhat daunting since the cemetery dates to at least 1877 and there are 20,000 graves in the city's records, says, Clay. People seeking information or those who have information about a grave at the cemetery may call the city at 622-3400 extension 244, says Clay". (This article was post on the Metro Maillist by Don Gastorf)

 

 

 

The stones were read in 1997 by Carmella Kranz and her friend Penny Lemon. The cemetery is now known as Gateway Gardens. Carmella says it took them 10 days to read the stones in both Old and New Picker's cemeteries. They started this because when they wanted records for Old Pickers, no one knew who had them. If Carmella comes up with an obituary thay says the deceased was buried in Old Pickers or New Pickers, she adds them to the list.


The following is taken from "OLD CEMETERIES St. Louis County, MO. Volume III" by the St. Louis Genealogical Society, 1984.

"The original "Old Picker's" -- named for the minister who founded the cemetery (Holy Ghost E & R) was located in the Kansas-Wyoming-Louisiana-Arsenal area in south St. Louis. A 20-acre plot, it was opened in 1845 and many victims of the great cholera epidemic of 1849 were interred there. The last burial there was in 1901, but it was not until 1916 that the last bodies were moved.

"New Picker" (actually our present Old Picker) was opened in 1862. It was sometimes called The Independent Evangelical Protestant Cemetery but was always more familiarly known by its nickname.

Subsequently another cemetery was opened on Gravois, across the road from "New Picker," which then, inevitably became "Old Picker." This cemetery is still in existence but was not in very good condition in the early part of 1983."

 

John Deane died on 12 August 1866, and is buried in St. James Catholic Cemetery in Potosi.

 

Isaac Portis: Born 1790 in North Carolina; Died 1850 in North Carolina (about age 60).

Rhoda Portis: Born 1791 in Nash Co., NC; Died Unknown.

Elijah Goodwin Portis: Born June 28, 1803, in Nash Co., NC; Died May 18, 1885, in Union, Newton Co., MS (age 81).

William Norphlet Portis: Born 1804 in Nash Co., NC; Died February 7, 1853, in Hardeman Co., TN (about age 48).