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Eighth Generation

505. Mary Fry GORE was born on 11 June 1860 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas.122 She died on 7 September 1926 at the age of 66.

1900 Census. Justice Precinct 4, Ladonia, Fannin Co, TX, Hh 366
Leonard J. J. Brooks, b. May 1854, age 46, married 6 years, b. GA as were his parents, carpenter
Mary, wife, b. Jun 1860, age 39, 4 children, b. TX, parents b. MO
Charlie A., son, b. Oct 1894, age 5
William E., son, b. May 1896, age 4
John L, son, b. Nov 1897, age 2
James G., b. Jul 1899, hard to read - some months

1910 Census. Justice Prec. 4, Fannin Co, TX, Hh 126
L.J.J. Brooks, age 55, married 1 time for 17 yr, b. GA, father b. TN, mother b. GA, farmer
Mary, wife, age 49, has had 5 children - 4 are living
Children all born in TX: Charlie A., son, age 15. William E., son, age 13. John L, son, age 12. James G., son, age 10.
Note: There appears to have been an unknown child that died between the 1900 and 1910 censuses.
I found in Bourland Cemetery what is likely the 5th child of Mary Fry Gore Brooks
Brooks, Little Murray, son of L.J.J & M. 12 May 1901-9 Jun.1902 I doubt that "Little" was part of his name…probably just an adjective.]

1920 Census. Justice Precinct 4, Fannin Co TX
Leonard J. J. Brooks, 65, b. GA, father b. GA, mother b. SC, farmer
Mary, wife, age 59, b. TX, father b. IL, mother b. MO
William E., son, age 23, b. TX
James G., son, age 20, b. TX
Jessie, dau-in-law, age 21, b. TX
Eddie, female, grandchild, age 7 months
Birth: Jun. 11, 1860
Death: Sep. 7, 1926
Mary Gore was the daughter of James and Elizabeth Fry Gore and husband of L. J. J. Brooks.
Burial: Bourland Cemetery, Ladonia

Mary Fry GORE and Leonard John Jefferson BROOKS were married circa 1893. Leonard John Jefferson BROOKS122 was born on 11 May 1854 in Georgia. He died on 9 January 1931 at the age of 76 in Sherman, Grayson County, Texas.185

All children born, lived, died near Ladonia.

Texas Death Certificate# 2615 gives his full name. He lived at 317 S. Willow in Sherman and had been there only a year. He was a retired farmer and widowed at the time of his death. He died of pneumonia aggravated by asthma and the flu. The informant was J. L. Brooks of Sherman. No infomation given about his parents. His body was removed to Ladonia for burial.

He is buried Bourland Cemetery, Ladonia.

Mary Fry GORE and Leonard John Jefferson BROOKS had the following children:



Charlie A. BROOKS122 was born in October 1894 in Texas.



William Edwin BROOKS122 was born on 6 May 1896 in Fannin County, Texas. He served in the military in 1917 at Pvt, Machine Gun Company, 39th Infantry in World War I. He died on 19 November 1959 at the age of 63 in Sherman, Grayson County, Texas.185

Texas Death Certificate #61785. William lived at 427 W. Pecan St in Sherman. He was never married and was retired from the Southern Ice Company. Parents are given as L. J. J. Brooks and Mary Gore. H. Hub Barrett was the informant. Born 6 May 1896, he was age 63 when he died on 19 Nov 1959 of a virus infection. Body was removed to Ladonia for burial.

Buried Bourland Cemetery, Ladonia.
Birth: 1896
Death: 1959
William E. Brooks was the son of L. J. and Mary Gore Brooks. He served in WW1 as Private in the Machine Gun Company, 39th Infantry.



John L. BROOKS was born in November 1897 in Texas.



James Gore "Jim" BROOKS122 was born on 8 July 1899 in Fannin County, Texas. He died on 21 January 1967 at the age of 67 in Paris, Lamar County, Texas.185

I suspect James was actually born in 1899 as stated in the 1900 census. His death certificate says 1898 and his grave marker say 1897. Since he was a babe in 1900, I figure his mother knew how old he was.

Texas Death Certificate #04295. James died at McCuistion Hospital in Paris, Lamar Co, where he had been for three days. His residence was McFarland St. in Ladonia. He was born 8 Jul 1898 in Fannin Co to L. J. J. Brooks and Mary Gore. He was age 68 when he died of a myocardial infarction, 21 Jan 1967. His widow Mrs. Jessie Brooks was the informant. He was buried Bourland Cemetery in Ladonia.

James's wife found on
Birth: Oct. 7, 1897
Death: Mar. 11, 1971
Jessie Ann Lyday is the wife of James G. Brooks and daughter of C. A. Lyday.
Burial: Bourland Cemetery