Biography of Dr. Nelson O. Brooks
Madison County, NY Biographies





Brooks, Nelson O., M. D., who has practiced at Perryville since June, 1894, was born three miles southwest of Peterboro, June 13, 1868, a son of William and Mary (Griffiths) Brooks. His grandfather, Orrin Brooks, was one of the early settlers of the town of Smithfield, where he cleared large tracts of land and became a man of considerable prominence. His father was one of the representative farmers of Smithfield. Dr. Brooks gained his preliminary education at Cazenovia Seminary and prepared for his profession at the University of Buffalo, Medical Department, taking the M. D. degree from that institution in May. 1894. In June of the same year he began his practice in Perryville. In politics he is a Republican; he has served as health officer of the town of Fenner for five years. He is a member of Perryville Lodge of Odd Fellows. Mr. Brooks has been the architect of his own fortunes, and gained his professional education entirely by his own efforts. He married in October, 1894, Aileen M. Campbell, daughter or Ambrose Campbell of Oneida. One son has been born to them: LeRoy Eugene.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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