Brooks, Delos E., was born in October, 1845, educated in the district schools of Orwell, and finished his studies
in Pulaski Academy. After conducting a milk route in Pulaski nine years, he went with his family to California,
spent one year, returned and formed a partnership with D. C. Dodge in the general merchandise business in Pulaski.
On account of failing health he closed his business and bought a small farm north of the village, where he followed
general farming for several years, and then began buying and shipping butter and eggs. He now conducts a grocery
store in the village. February 23, 1870, in the town of Richland, he married Eliza M. Moody (born in Orleans, Jefferson
county, January 15, 1846, one of eleven children of H. C. N. Moody, who died in 1874). Their children are Edith
M., born January 15, 1871, died May 25, 1885; Charles H., born March 15, 1876; Ethel E., born August 23, 1880;
and Florence E., born September 3, 1883. Charles H. is at present engaged as clerk in his father's store. The ancestry
of the family is Scotch. The grandfather, William, died in the town of Orwell in 1820. The father, Charles J.,
was born in Deerfield, Herkimer county, in 1804, and died in Fulton, Oswego county, August 25, 1870; he was justice
of the peace eight years in Orwell. He married Fidelia Strong, born in Redfield in 1809, and died in Orwell in
1859. Their children were Charlotte M., Cordelia E., Adelaide A., Merribee C., Milfred C., Delos E., and Emma L.
Landmarks of Oswego County
Edited by: John C. Churchill, LL.D.
Assisted by: H, Perry Smith and W. Stanley Child
Syracuse, N. Y.
D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1895
Oswego County, NY
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