Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home Resident

William S. Brooks

Admission Date: April 7, 1887 - age 77

Residence: Weldon, DeWitt County, Illinois

Birth: (no date) Franklin County, Virginia

Service: Civil War, 2nd Illinois Cavalry, Co I, Private

Disability: Injury to spine and paralysis of the lower extremities. No means of support.

Pension: None

Death: Date unknown (His wife applied for a widow's pension May 10, 1890.)

Family Members: Caroline Brooks - wife

Doctor: W. H. Taylor, Surgeon

Occupation: Farmer

Notes: He listed himself as married but separated from his family for the last ten years.  He left the home on furlough July 19, 1887, and requested a discharge August 4, 1887, writing from Webster County, Nebraska.  He was discharged September 6, 1887.

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