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Brooks, Robert Lee

Brooks, Robert Lee

Male 1909 - 1995  (85 years)

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  • Name Brooks, Robert Lee  [1
    Birth 3 Oct 1909  New London, Stanly County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 25216 
    Death 23 Jun 1995  Stanly County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I24735  Caswell County
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2024 

    Father Brooks, Charles Calvin,   b. 8 Dec 1887   d. 25 Dec 1975 (Age 88 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Living 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F10469  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Shankle, Sudie Harris,   b. 18 Sep 1909, Albemarle, Stanly County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 24 Dec 1995, Stanly County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 86 years) 
    Marriage 29 Jul 1931 
    Reference Number 412707 
    Children 
     1. Brooks, Donald L.,   b. 20 Jun 1932   d. 3 Jun 1995 (Age 62 years)  [Father: natural]  [Mother: natural]
    +2. Living
     3. Living
    Family ID F10468  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2024 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 3 Oct 1909 - New London, Stanly County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 23 Jun 1995 - Stanly County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Johnny O. Gunn, Henry W. Hooper, and Robert Lee Brooks
    Johnny O. Gunn, Henry W. Hooper, and Robert Lee Brooks
    Yanceyville Volunteer Fire Department 1949

  • Notes 
    • Robert Lee Brooks (1909-

      #12 Sanitary District Board Members

      Yanceyville Volunteer Fire Department (June 1949)

      (click on photograph for larger image)
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      Fire Department Photograph (from left to right): Robert Ham; Bill Murphy; Dorsey Bradner; Dallas Briggs; Wallace Burke; Tom Poteat; Earl Watlington; Billy Oakley; Rigby Green; Robert Brooks; and Johnny Harwood.
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      For more photographs go to Yanceyville Water Plant 1953.
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      At one time Robert Brooks managed the Caswell Knitting Mill on Wall Street in Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina. The first operator was A. Glenn Holt of the Burlington, North Carolina, Holt textile family. This mill came about through the efforts of the Caswell Development Company and employed around 150 people. Clyde Caviness Cole was President of the Caswell Development Company, Thomas Edward Steed Vice-President, and Hubert Hodnett Page Secretary-Treasurer.

      Had twin daughters (Claudine and Geraldine) and a son (Donald).
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      For a mini-biography published by the Rotary Club of Yanceyville in 1943 see Wheel Tracks
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      I am thinking my Dad may have been chief for a while - When I was very young, Robert Brooks lived beside the mill that he managed, Johnny Harwood lived beside him and we lived in the house on the corner beside of Johnny. Ray McGuire's family lived across the street from us. When the fire alarm sounded in the middle of the night, all the families would gather outside to determine the direction of the fire truck - Great childhood memories:)

      Source: Edna Ruth Poteat Shumaker Facebook Post 1 March 2021.
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      North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000
      Name: Robert Lee Brooks
      Date of Birth: 1909
      Birth County: Stanly
      Parent1 Name: Charlie Calvin
      Roll Number: B_C089_66001
      Volume: D-4
      Page: 107

      North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-2004
      Name: Robert Lee Brooks
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Marital Status: Married
      Social Security Number: 244018990
      Father's Last Name: Brooks
      Age: 85
      Date of Birth: 3 Oct 1909
      Residence County: Stanly
      Residence State: North Carolina
      Date of Death: 23 Jun 1995
      Death County: Stanly
      Death State: North Carolina
      institution: Nursing and Rest Homes
      Attendant: Physician
      Burial Location: Burial in state
      Source Vendor: NC Department of Health. North Carolina Deaths, 1993-96

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Wheel Tracks: Biographical Sketches (1942-1943), Service Publication of the Yanceyville North Carolina Rotary Club (1943).