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Memorable Manitobans: Isaac Fraser Brooks (1869-1928)

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Born at Campbellford, Ontario on 13 February 1869, son of John Brooks and Anna Bella Stevenson, he came to Winnipeg as a youth, studied at Wesley College and graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1897. He taught school for a time at Elgin, Manitoba and near Selkirk. He studied law with the firm of Macdonald, Tupper, Phippen and Tupper. He was admitted to the Manitoba Bar in 1902.

For five years he practiced at Carman, Manitoba with William C. Sutherland. He returned to Winnipeg in 1907 and continued the partnership here. When Sutherland departed for Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Brooks carried on in private practice. He in 1920 he entered into partnership with Joseph T. Whittaker, with whom he remained associated at the time of his death.

He was a member of the St. Charles Country Club, Manitoba Club, Canadian Club of Winnipeg, Alpine Club of Canada, the Masons, and the Odd Fellows.

He died unmarried while on vacation at Hastings, Ontario on 28 August 1928.

Sources:

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

“Isaac F. Brooks dies after long illness” Manitoba Free Press, 30 August 1928.

Page revised: 29 December 2009

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