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Joseph Brook, son of Richard Brook and Martha Thompson
Born: 16 Apr 1842 in County of York, England
Married: Selina Barber, 14 Apr 1864 in Auburn, New York (age 21)
Died: 26 Oct 1906 in Simcoe, Norfolk County (age 64) 
Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Simcoe
Selina Barber, daughter of Amos Barber and Elizabeth Graham
Born: 25 Aug 1844 in County of York, England
Married: Joseph Brook, 14 Apr 1864 in Auburn, New York (age 19)
Died: 30 Apr 1913 in Simcoe, Norfolk County (age 68) 
Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Simcoe
Their Children:
Martha Ella Brook (1865-1867)
Eva Maria Brook married A. William Donly
Emma Elizabeth Brook married Hal B. Donly
Frederick Thompson Brook married Lillie Estella Johnson
Harry Joseph Brook married Martha Isobel Lea
Joseph was seven years old when his birth family migrated to U.S. 
As a lad he found work at Auburn State Prison where his father worked. 
The mill manager there tutored Joseph who subsequently delighted in telling others he was educated at Auburn State Prison. 
Joseph came to Norfolk with his birth family when his father worked at the newly created Norfolk Woolen Mills in Port Dover. Joseph subsequently founded the 
Brook Woolen Mill in Simcoe, a major local firm for many years. 
Source: John Cardiff of Simcoe, Norfolk County. Last updated: 08 Aug 2014
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