KEOKUK COUNTY, IOWA.
HON. JOHN TINLEY BROOKS.
This is a utilitarian age, within which attempt needs to give a contribution to a few hue ol usefuhiess wherein will be promoted the welfare of the person or the general public. The marvellous power and company of the west has led to an outstanding switch within the towns there. this modification is the results of the combination attempt of millions of enterprising, wide-awake, and industrious voters, of which category the gentleman named above is a consultant. He entered upon his enterprise profession with little capital, yet he possessed choice 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 really appropriate investments, that have classed him one of the large citizens of his communit)^ His company tools are revolutionary. he's systematic in all that he does, and because the architect of his personal fortunes he has equipped properly and good. As time has handed, the lifetime of Mr. Brooks appealed to his associates as one that was once beneficial of honor, and he's accordingly the venerated consultant of
his district within the nation senate. Mr. Broooks is actively engaged within the company Hfe of the stirring little urban of Hedrick, being this day vice-president and cashier of the 1st nationwide financial institution and cashier of the Hedrick nation reductions 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 positioned in Benton township, the place he handed the lifetime of a hugely revered citizen engaged in farming, his loss of life taking place in 1880 on the age of sixty-two years. until eventually the breaking out of the Civil battle he gave allegiance to the rules of the Democratic occasion, yet at the matters which brought on that fab fight he Abraham Lincoln's rules, for whom he voted in i860, and thereafter supported the Republican occasion. ?Ie stuffed a few 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 used to be in younger manhood. She died in 1853, elderly approximately thirty-three years. She bore her husband six young ones, 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 childrens, served within the Civil conflict. the previous enlisted as deepest in corporation F, of the 7th Iowa Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, and was once later on transferred to the Thirty-third Missouri Infantry, as first lieutenant, and as such used to be answerable for 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 used to be killed in motion at Sterling farm, Louisiana, in the summertime of 1864.
Mr. Brooks used to be reared in Benton township, and the previous abode used to be 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 university. This was once later supplemented by means of extra complicated paintings within the colleges at Sigourney, and on the Iowa Wesleyan college, at Mount.Pleasant, the place he graduated in 1875. determining the legislations as a occupation, Mr. Brooks then entei^ed the workplace of Woolson & Babb, at Mount friendly, and after completing the necessary 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 endured in organization for 5 years.
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