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[p. 15] 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. The Brooks 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 of Boston, who survives him, together with a son, Gorham Brooks of Boston, A. B. (Harvard, 1905), and two daughters, Helen, wife of Robert Wales Emmons of Boston, 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, Boston, and his body was placed in the family tomb in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.

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