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In memory of Mary J Brooks, my Maternal 3rd Great-Grandmother on the HARVEY branch.


  • New York Death Certificate #14699, Groton, Tompkins County, New York, 1937.

  • 1910 U.S. Federal Census Newark Valley, Tioga, NY
  • 1930 U.S. Federal Census Groton, Tompkins, NY
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Mary J Brooks

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1858 Apr

New York


1875-1876 (est.)

New York



1937 Feb 7

Groton, Tompkins, New York

Willow Glen Cemetery

Dryden, Tompkins, NY



Mary J. Brooks was born in April of 1858. She married Royal J. Shirley between 1875 and 1876. Mary died at the age of 78, on the 7th of February, 1937, at the home of her eldest daughter, Gertrude, in Groton, Tompkins County, New York. Gertie died eight months later in October of 1937, at the age of 59.


Mary J Brooks & Royal John Shirley were the parents of my ancestor,

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