The services were conducted by the Rev. William H. Pierson, pastor of the First Unitarian church, and included reading from the Scriptures, the reading of extracts from Mr. Brooks' works, and prayer.
Among the floral tributes were those from the Somerville Historical Society, and a wreath of violets and roses from a few of the many Somerville boys who loved his books.
After the services the remains were taken to Mount Auburn for cremation.
The pall-bearers were Irving Bacheller, Frank Hoyt, Henry Morill, the last two representing the Lothrop company, and Arthur T. Kidder, of Somerville.
The following is from the tribute of Sam Walter Foss.
It appeared in the Somerville Journal for January 10, and our biographical sketch of Mr. Brooks is also quoted from that paper:—
Elbridge Streeter Brooks as a writer and friend
The death of Elbridge S. Brooks will be lamented throughout the English-reading world; for he was an author of established fame, at the height of his pr
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