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William E. Brooks

Clergyman

William E. Brooks, American clergyman. Fellow Society of American Historians; member Newcomen Society of England, Phi Beta Kappa. Recommended for Distinguished Service Medal.

Background

Brooks, William E. was born on August 9, 1875 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John and Sarah Jane (McDevitt) Brooks.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, 1900, Doctor of Letters, 1935. A.M., Princeton, 1904. Graduate Princeton Theological Seminary, 1904.

Doctor of Divinity, Lafayette, 1916, University of Dubuque, 1916. Doctor of Laws, Waynesburg (Pennsylvania) College, 1938.

Career

Ordained Presbyterian ministry, 1904. Pastor East Kishacoquillas Church, Reedsville, Pennsylvania, 1904-1909, 1st Church, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1909-1924, 1st Church, Morgantown, 1924, West Virginia, 1924-1948, pastor emeritus since 1948. Director Army Young Men’s Christian Association and acting chaplain, Camp Crane, 23 months, 1917-1919.

Nat. chaplain United States Army Ambulance Service Association. Member General Council Presbyterian Church, United States of America, 1929-1935. President West Virginia Council of Social Welfare, 1931-1932.

Vice-president Upper Monongahela Valley Association, 1935-1948.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Lee of Virginia. Grant of Appomattox. Contributing editor The Presbyterian Banner, 1927-1935. Contributor poems and articles to leading mags.

Membership

Fellow Society of American Historians. Member Newcomen Society of England, Phi Beta Kappa. Recommended for Distinguished Service Medal.

Connections

Married Jeanette Steele Stewart, October 12, 1904. Children: S. Stewart, Jeanette Steele (Mistress Frederick H. Thompson), Margaret Hamilton (Mistress Walter E. Wright).

father:
John Brooks

mother:
Sarah Jane (McDevitt) Brooks

spouse:
Jeanette Steele Stewart

child:
S. Stewart Brooks

child:
Jeanette Steele Brooks (Mistress Frederick H. Thompson)

child:
Margaret Hamilton Brooks (Mistress Walter E. Wright)