Petersburg Observer, Nov. 28, 1913
OBITUARY OF HARRY BROOKS
Who Died at Fellsmore, Florida, on Thursday, Nov. 20. Burial Here on Tuesday.
Harry Antle Brooks, son of John T. and Nannie Brooks, was born in Petersburg, Illinois, Nov. 28, 1869. He was united in marriage with Miss Mary Kinner on Sept. 16, 1894, and to this union was born one child, a daughter, Mary M. the wife died on July 3, 1896. He left Petersburg when a young man, and made his home for a short time in Jacksonville, then removing to Galesburg, and after a short residence there removed to streator, where he resided for several years, and then removed to Ottawa which was his home at the time of his death, and had been for about five years.
In the spring of 1898 he was united in marriage with Miss Helen Bales of Louisville, Illinois, and to them were born four children, Berdine, John and Earnest. Luther died when but a young child.
The decedent confessed his Savior and united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church in Petersburg when quite young. He was earnest and sincere in his Christian life and in this hope of life eternal and a crown of glory he passed away at Fellsmore, Florida, on Thursday, November 30, 1913, at the age of 43 years, 11 months and 22 days.
He leaves to mourn his early departure, a faithful wife, two sons, two daughters, a loving mother, two sisters, Mrs. A. K. Armstrong of South Bend, Indiana, and Miss Helen at home; two brothers, Ira C. of this city and Hyatt of Joliett, Ill., and many friends.
The funeral was held at the home of his mother in this city on Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Eld. W. M. Groves, assisted by Rev. W. F. Gillmore. Interment at Rose Hill under the auspices of Salem Lodge, No. 123, I.O.O.F.