Niagara County

1897 Biography - Frederick Brooks

Brooks, Frederick, was born at La Salle, N. Y., July 5, 1858, a son of the late George Brooks. He attended the public schools of his native town until thirteen years of age, when he went to work for Jackson Angevine, and in 1881 he entered the employ of Daniel Dietrich, a carpenter and builder at La Salle, where he learned the trade which he has followed ever since. For some time after serving his apprenticeship he did journeyman work. In 1892 he formed a partnership with Robert Greenwaldt of La Salle, and under the firm name of Brooks & Greenwaldt they have erected a number of fine buildings in Niagara Falls and vicinity and have been successful in all of their operations. April 15, 1884, he married Sophia'A. Ortt of La Salle, and they have one child, Serena A. Mr. Brooks has served the town of La Salle for a number of years as trustee and highway commissioner.

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