He had a house in Boston
and a beautiful estate in the western part of Medford
, where he indulged his tastes for rural life and raised extensive crops of the highest quality.
estate was one of the show places of Medford
, and was famed throughout the East
It possessed also much historic interest, and evidences of the old-time canal, the Indian
monument, and the slave wall could until recently be found there.
He was a leading citizen in the home town of his progenitors and one of its principal benefactors, and was identified with many of its institutions.
He married in Boston
, 10 December 1872, Clara Gardner
, daughter of George and Helen M. (Read) Gardner
, who survives him, together with a son, Gorham Brooks
, A. B. (Harvard, 1905), and two daughters, Helen, wife of Robert Wales Emmons
, A. B. (Harvard, 1895), and Rachel
, wife of James Jackson
of Westwood, Mass.
, A. B. (Harvard, 1904), who is at present Treasurer and Receiver-General
of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Funeral services for Mr. Brooks
were held in King's Chapel
, and his body was placed in the family tomb in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford