Dr. Thomas C. Brooks


Dr. Thomas C. Brooks



Dr. Thomas C. Brooks

c1860 - 1933

1910 Matagorda County Census - Precinct 3 - 6th Street
Thomas C. Brooks, age 39, b IN, married 14 yrs, Physician
Mary H. Brooks, age 36, b IN
Cottrell Brooks, age 12?, b IN
Dorothy Brooks, age 8, b IL
Thomas Brooks, age 3, b IL
Katheryne Brooks, age 5/12, b TX

1930 - Los Angeles, CA Census
Thomas C. Brooks, age 54, b IN, occ proprietor - Surgeon Supplies store
Mary H., age 52, b IN

1940 - Los Angeles, CA Census, 1921 6th Avenue
Mary H. Brooks, age 67, head, widow, b IN
Dorothy Brooks, age 36, daughter, b CA, metal work demonstrator, city playground department
James Britton, age 13, [grand]son, single, CA
lived in same place in 1935

Texas Medicine, Volume 5 - 1910, p. 423
De Witt District - No. 8.
Dr. S. A. Foote, Bay City, Councilor.
County Societies, Secretary and Date of Meeting
Matagorda-Dr. Thomas C. Brooks, Bay City; 18th bimonthly

Dr. T. C. Brooks came to Matagorda from Bay City professionally Friday afternoon and had as passenger in his touring car his brother-in-law, M. E. Barrett of Indianapolis, Ind., Ed. Phillips of Caney and Henry Eidlebach of Bay City. Mrs. Eidlebach remained for the usual Friday night dance at the pavilion and Mrs. Willie I. Wallace and son who had been visiting pleasantly among relatives and friends here, were guests of Dr. Brooks on his return that evening. --Matagorda County Tribune, August 5, 1910


Matagorda County Sends Ten Officers Instead of Six to Army

      In referring to the honors that have been conferred upon Matagorda County boys by the army department, The Tribune yesterday overlooked four very important appointments. One was that of Dr. T. C. Brooks, who is now captain of the Base Hospital at Deming, N. M.; another is Mark Fowler, now a lieutenant in the Quartermaster’s Department; Warner Stewart of Matagorda is first lieutenant in the Coast Artillery and V. C. Porter, first lieutenant in an infantry company, formerly of the Texas National Guards, but now federalized, making in all ten officers selected from the boys of our county.                          

The Matagorda County Tribune
, Friday, August 24, 1917



1220 6th Street

Dr. T. C. Brooks has had work commenced upon his new residence on the site opposite his present home, which he has disposed of to a purchaser who recently moved to Bay City.--San Antonio Daily Express, October 24, 1910

Dr. T. C. Brooks has completed his handsome new home and is now occupying it.--The Houston Post, April 17,1911

Houston Post, June 5, 1922

Dr. Thomas C. Brooks

Brooks, Dr. Thomas C. Brooks, beloved husband of Mrs. Mary H. Brooks of 4619 1/2 South Western avenue; father of Sister Mary Thomasina and Tom Brooks of Los Angeles and Mrs. Dorothy Britton of Bay City, Tex.

Funeral services today at 9 a. m. from the Church of the Transfiguration, corner Santa Barbara and Van Ness avenues. Interment, Calvary Cemetery. W. A. Brown, funeral director.

Los Angeles Times, January 11, 1933

Mary Honora Barrett Brooks
March 22, 1872 Indiana - January 18, 1961 Los Angeles, California

Parents: Harry Barrett & Ann V. Shiel Barrett

Bay City Youth Employed In Detroit Is Missing

Houston Post Special

Bay City, Texas, Aug. 11.—Cottrell Brooks, son of Dr. and Mrs. T. C. Brooks of Bay City, who is employed at the Garrett motor boat plant in Detroit, Mich., is reported missing. Young Brooks, in company with William Luckwell, left the plant in a power boat on Lake Michigan and all efforts have been made to find some trace of them, but were unsuccessful.

Dr. Books received a wire Tuesday afternoon which stated that all hopes of finding the young men had been given up.

Cottrell Brooks went to Detroit about a year ago and had been employed there since that time.

Houston Post, August 12, 1921

Cottrell Brooks’ Funeral Today
Bay City Boy Drowned In Michigan Laid To Rest Here

The body of Cottrell Brooks, who was drowned in Lake St. Clair, Michigan, yesterday a week ago, arrived in Bay City today over the
St. Louis, Brownsville & Mexico and was laid to rest in Cedarvale Cemetery immediately after the arrival of the train.

Cottrell, son of Dr. and Mrs. T. C. Brooks of this city, was 23 years of age and was reared in Bay City. He attended the Bay City high school and was very popular with his school mates and all others who knew him. He attended A. and M. and when war broke out volunteered his services to his country. During the war he did service on the border.

About a year ago he went to Michigan, making his headquarters at Detroit. Detroit papers recently received here spoke highly of him and regretted the tragedy very much. They kept the information of the accident and search for the body well before the public until the searchers were rewarded last Friday.

The body was met at the train today by a large concourse of sorrowing friends of the family and former companions and schoolmates of the splendid young man.

The pall bearers were, active: Jim Fitzmaurice, Percy Hamill, Pierce Hamilton, Fred Law, Austin Castleton, Bobbie Johnson. Honorary: Esker McDonald, Randolph Cox, Frank Garrett, John Hill, Weldon Smith, Doolie Franz.

In the course of a newspaper’s career it frequently becomes necessary to record events of sadness and sorrow along with the other contemporaneous topics of the day. And it is such as this one when words fail to express the sorrow we feel or to convey to the bereaved ones an adequate measure of sympathy.

Daily Tribune, Sunday, August 15, 1921

Dorothy Brooks Britton
December 6, 1901 - September 27, 1942 Los Angeles, California