Brooks, Sarah Jane (Noble) (June 14, 1853 - February 1, 1943)

Sarah Brooks, Pioneer of Douglas

Succumbs Monday Was Approaching 90th Birthday-Resident Here Since 1900

Douglas Budget - February 4, 1943

Death claimed another Converse county's pioneer citizens Monday in the death that afternoon about 2 o'clock of Mrs. Sara Brooks, 89. She passed away at the Cannon Convalescent Home. She had become quite feeble as the years advanced and it is thought her death was hastened by a fall several weeks ago resulting in an injury of her leg.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Hofmann Chapel, the Rev. W.W. Brandt of the Assembly of God church, being in charge. Interment was in Douglas Park cemetery by the side of her husband.

Sarah Jane Noble was born in England on June 14, 1853. With her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Noble, she came to the United States when rather young. The family settled for a time in Illinois and it was at Galva, that state, on February 1, 1872, that she became the bride of William Luther Brooks.

The Brooks came to Wyoming in 1886 and in 1900 settled at Douglas. Here had been Mrs. Brook's home since that time. Her husband, long in the employ of the city, passed away about 20 years ago.

Three sons survive, Frank, George, and William, all residents of Manville or vicinity. Of recent years she had made her home with her children. She had been at the Cannon home since last August. Her daughter-in-law, was at her bed-side when death came.

Mrs. Brooks was highly regarded by many friends. She took a prominent part in civic and social affairs of early-day Douglas. She was affiliated with Woodbine Chapter of the Eastern Star and was active in its labors when physically able to do so.

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