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Lydia (Card) Brooks (1838 - 1908)

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Lydia Brooks formerly Card
Born in Charlotte, Eaton, Michiganmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Otter Tail County, Minnesotamap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Oct 2017
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Genealogically Defined



Early Life

Lydia Card was born in October 1838[1] in Charlotte, Michigan. She was the daughter of Eber Card and Eliza Matteson.


She married William Henry Brooks on December 25, 1861.[2] They had four children during their marriage.

  1. David[3]
  2. Cora[3]
  3. Charles[3]
  4. Ernest [3]

Home Life

In 1840 she was living in Bellvue, Eaton, Michigan at the age of 2. [4]

  • She was living with one male between ages 20 and 29.
  • There were two girls under the age of 5.
  • 2 Females - 5 thru 9.
  • One Female - 20 thru 29.
  • One Person Employed in Agriculture.

September 24, 1850 lists 9 year old Lidia Card who was living in Assyria, Barry, Michigan. She was living with her parents Ebor and Abigail Card. He was a farmer who owned land valued at 300 dollars. Was also living with her eight siblings Her first to sisters Julia A age 18 and Betsy age 17 were born in New york all the others were born in Michigan. Jane age 13, Marertta age 12, Sherman age 8, Perry age 4 and then the twins Joseph and Josephine age 1.[5]

July 2, 1860 lists Lydia Card age 19. She was born abt 1841 in Michigan and was attending school. her father was living on a farm he was farming that was valued at $1000. All her siblings living in the home were born in Michigan. Eber S age 18,William P age 13, Joseph and Josephine age 11, Samuel M age 8 and Alonzo age 6.[6]

At the time of the 1880 Census, William Brooks family was living in Alden, Polk, Wisconsin. the household members included W. H., farmer age 43, wife Lydia, age 38, son, Davis age 13 daughter, Cora age 19, Sons Charly age 9 and Earnest age 5.[3]

1895 lists 53 year old Lydia Brooks was living in Dora, Otter Tail, Minnesota. She was living there with her husband William 59 and two of there sons.Charles 24 and Ernest 20.[7]

June 6,1900, lists 61 year old Lydia Brooks who was living in Dora, Ottertail, Minnesota on a farm that they owned in full.Was living there with her husband, William, age 67. [2]

Death and Burial

She died on February 28, 1908,[1] in Otter Tail, Minnesota, at the age of 69, and was buried in Pelican Rapids, Minnesota in the West Dora Cemetery.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 9 March 2018), memorial page for Lydia “Liddie” Card Brooks (Oct 1838–28 Feb 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38679669, citing West Dora Cemetery, Pelican Rapids, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Steven C. Guy (contributor 48060522) .
  2. 2.0 2.1 "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 6 October 2017), Lydia Brooks in household of William Brooks, Dora Township, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 156, sheet 3B, family 45, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,779.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 August 2017), Lydia Broocks in household of W H Broocks, Alden, Polk, Wisconsin, United States; citing enumeration district ED 208, sheet 360A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1442; FHL microfilm 1,255,442.
  4. Year: 1840; Census Place: Bellvue, Eaton, Michigan; Roll: 204; Page: 264; Family History Library Film: 0014795
  5. Year: 1850; Census Place: Assyria, Barry, Michigan; Roll: M432_346; Page: 128A; Image: 253
  6. Year: 1860; Census Place: Assyria, Barry, Michigan; Roll: M653_536; Page: 726; Family History Library Film: 803536
  7. "Minnesota State Census, 1895," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 3 April 2016), Lydia Brooks in household of William Brooks, Dora, Otter Tail, Minnesota; citing p. 4, line 12, State Library and Records Service, St.Paul; FHL microfilm 565,794.

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