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Biography of Hon. Charles P. Brooks

HON. CHARLES P. BROOKS. This well-known official is very favorably regarded all over Cleburne County, and fills the office of circuit clerk in an able and very acceptable manner. He was born in Murphy, Cherokee County, N. C., July 12, 1848, to Jesse B. and Nancy F. (Porter) Brooks, the former of whom was born in South Carolina and the latter in Tennessee. They were married in Claiborne County, of the last named State, and after residing there for a time moved to North Carolina. In 1868 the family located in Blount County, East Tennessee, and resided in that section for five years, then located at Ducktown Mines in Polk County, Tennessee, and afterward in Calhoun County, Ga. Prior to the war the father was engaged in the saddle, harness and mercantile business, but lost his property during the great struggle between the North and South, after which he turned his attention to farming and later opened a saddle and harness shop. During the war he served as commissary of the Thirty-ninth North Carolina Confederate Infantry for two years. He is now in his eighty-fourth year, is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and has for years been connected with the Masonic fraternity. Six children were born to himself and wife, two of whom are living, of whom the subject of this sketch is the younger. After the death of his first wife, Jesse B. Brooks took for his second wife Miss Frankie Billings, and by her had six children, all of whom are living. The subject of this sketch received his education in Mt. Pleasant Academy at...

Biography of Dumont D. Howell, M. D.

For sixteen years Dr. Dumont D. Howell was numbered among the capable, prominent and successful physicians of Nowata, where he passed away on the 6th of December, 1919. He was born in Murphy, North Carolina, January 14,1874, and was a son of D. M. and Margaret (Sudderth) Howell. The Howell family was long connected with the history of North Carolina and of Georgia and the Sudderths were also of an old family of the former state. In the acquirement of his education Dumont D. Howell supplemented his public school course by study at the Young Harris College of Georgia and afterward entered the University of Nashville as a medical student, completing his course in 1903, at which time the M. D. degree was conferred upon him. Later he pursued further study in the Chicago Postgraduate Medical School and throughout his professional career he kept in touch with the trend of medical research and investigation through his wide reading and study. Having completed his course he at once located in Nowata and it was not long before he had built up an extensive practice of an important character. He served for some time as a member of the board of health of the, city and his ability brought him prominently to the front in professional relations. In his later years he also became identified with the development of oil lands in the vicinity of Nowata. In 1905 Dr. Howell was united m marriage to Miss Lucile G. Harris of Nowata, and they became parents of five children : Sue Catherine, Alfred Dumont, Lucile Genevieve, Margaret Imogene and Charles Harris. The...

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