Biography of Frank W. Brooks
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BROOKS, Frank Wilks, constructing engineer, railway official; born, Cherokee Co., Tex., 1864; son of Joseph Wilks and Frances Josephine Brooks; married at Buston, La., Mary Pauline Neilson. Entered railway service as assistant in engineering corps, Texas & Pacific Road, 1882, and was identified with various departments of Queen & Crescent and Illinois Central roads up to 1895; became associated in electric railway enterprises, in and around Detroit, 1895, and has been general manager Detroit United Railway since 1901. President Detroit, Jackson & Chicago Railway; vice president and general manager Rapid Railway System; vice president Detroit, Monroe & Toledo Short Line Railway. Member Board of Commerce. Mason. Clubs: Detroit, Country, Detroit Boat, Bloomfield Hills Country, Harmonie Society. Recreation: fishing. Office: 12 Woodward Ave. Residence: 1631 Jefferson Ave.

From:
The Book of Detroiters
A Biographical Dictionary
Of Leading Living Men
Of The City of Detroit

Second Edition 1914
Edited By: Albert Nelson Marquis
A. N. Marquis & Company
Chicago 1914.

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