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Boultbee Brooks

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Boultbee Brooks (c1877-1952) of J. B. Brooks and Co

c1877 Born at Harborne as John Boultbee Brooks the son of John Boultbee Brooks and his wife Alice

1891 Living at 143 Pershore Road, Edgbaston: John B. Brooks (age 44 born Hinckley, Leics.), Manufacturer of leather Goods and an Employer. With his wife Alice J. Brooks (age 36 born Aston) and their five children; Alice A. Brooks (age 16 born Small Heath); John B. Brooks (age 14 born Harborne); Marie B. Brooks (age 13 born Harborne); May E. Brooks (age 10 born Birmingham); Kate E. Brooks (age 8 born Birmingham); and Wilfred M. Brooks (age 6 born Birmingham). Also his nephew Harry B. Brooks (age 13 born Birmingham).[1]

1900 A visitor in the home of Julia F. S. Kerr, Rossyln, Station Road, Sutton Coldfield: Boultbee Brooks (age 24 born Harborne), Director of Public Company. Single.[2]

1911 Living at Blackwell Court, near Bromsgrove: Boultbee Brooks (age 34 born Harborne), Managing Director - Cycle Saddle and Leather Goods Maker. With his wife Julia Frances Smith Brooks (age 35 born Warrington) and their two children; Julia Dorothy Tweedie Brooks (age 7 born Boldmere, Wks) and Alice Marjorie Brooks (age 1 born Bromsgrove). Also his sister-in-law Mary Ann Smith Tweedie Stafford (age 37 born Altrincham) and his niece Jean Tweedie Stafford (age 11 born St. Andrews). Five servants.[3]

1945 January 24th. Death of his wife Julia Frances.[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1891 Census
  2. 1901 Census
  3. 1911 Census
  4. Birmingham Daily Post - Thursday 25 January 1945