LOUIS BROOKS, proprietor of a wholesale confectionery business in The Bronx, has been a resident of that borough
for the past twenty years. He is a son of Israel and Rebecca Brooks, the father, who came to the United States
from Austria as a young man, having died about 1916, the mother about 1920.
Louis Brooks was born in New York City, September 16, 1891, and attended Public School No. 62, Manhattan. He was
employed in the confectionery business for eight years, after which he launched out into the business for himself,
starting a factory and wholesale house in 1913 and moving to his present location about 1921. His enterprise has
been very successful, due to his sound business management and untiring effort. Mr. Brooks is a staunch Democrat
politically, and has served as vice president of the Central Democratic Club as well as being an active member
of the Tackamuck Democratic Club. He is also a member of The New York Candy Club, the Westchester Candy Jobbers'
Association, and the Metropolitan Confectionery Agency. His religious affiliations are with the Jacob Schiff Center.
He married, in Brooklyn, June 19, 1919, Emma Katz, a daughter of Louis B. and Mary Katz, the father retired. Mr.
and Mrs. Brooks have two children: Ezra, born July 29, 1920, and Bernard, born November 11, 1923.
The Bronx and its people
A History 1609-1927
Board of Editors: James L. Wells,
Louis F. Haffen
Josiah A. Briggs.
Historian: Benedict Fitspatrick
Publisher: The Lewis Historical Publishing Co., Inc.
New York 1927
Bronx County, NY
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