Brooks Robertson

(1899 – 1976)

Brooks Ross Robertson was born 22 May 1899. At this time, his family is listed as living in Mt. Vernon.  When Brooks filled out his WWII draft card, he listed his birth place as Princess Anne, Maryland. Both of these are in Somerset County.

Significant dates and places

1918 – Registered for the draft

Brooks Ross Robertson – living in Princess Anne, Somerset County, MD

At the time of this registration, he is farming on his Dad’s farm and he lists his Mom, Rosa, as contact person. He is tall, slender and has blue eyes and dark hair.

1920 Census

Still living with Winnie and Rosa and siblings Emil and Martha May, in the Mt. Vernon District of Somerset County. But Brooks is now recorded as a carpenter for a shipyard – maybe the Whitehaven Shipyard.

1940 Census

Brooks has moved to Chester City, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. He is a roomer at a public hotel and works as an electrician. This information is further clarified on his WWII draft card. Brooks is living at 218 East 4th Street in Chester City. He is working for Belmont Iron Works in Eddystone PA. He lists “someone who will always know your address” as Mrs. Ella Eshleman. No idea who this is!

Brooks Robertson’s grave at the Robertson Cemetery

We lose sight of Brooks, until his death in December, 1976 in Chester, PA at the age of 77.

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