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Shafter in Presidio County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Brooks Cemetery

 
 
Brooks Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 22, 2012
1. Brooks Cemetery Marker
Inscription. George H. Brooks (1833-1911) served in a California volunteer unit during the Civil War before settling in Presidio County in the 1860s. In 1878 he married Mexican native Ygnacia Reza. This cemetery began with the burial of their son, Albion E. Brooks, in 1904. George and Ygnacia Brooks (d. 1948) and other members of the Brooks family, including former Texas Ranger and deputy sheriff Robert Speed (1878-1940), are buried here. Also interred here are friends and relatives of the Brookses in the Fuentes and Gonzales families. The cemetery remains active and is maintained by the Shafter community.
Sesquicentennial of Texas Statehood 1845-1995

 
Erected 1995 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 521.)
 
Location. 29° 48.67′ N, 104° 18.35′ W. Marker is in Shafter, Texas, in Presidio County. Marker can be reached from Cibolo Creek Road 0.6 miles east of U.S. 67, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marfa TX 79843, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Milton Faver (approx. 0.3 miles away); Milton Faver Ranches
Brooks Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 22, 2012
2. Brooks Cemetery Marker
(approx. 5.2 miles away); a different marker also named Milton Faver (approx. 5.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
George H. Brooks grave image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 22, 2012
3. George H. Brooks grave
Albion E. Brooks grave image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 22, 2012
4. Albion E. Brooks grave
Ygnacia Brooks grave image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 22, 2012
5. Ygnacia Brooks grave
Robert Speed grave image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 22, 2012
6. Robert Speed grave
Brooks Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 22, 2012
7. Brooks Cemetery
This Mine Worker Cemetery is immediately beside the Brooks Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, circa June 15, 2009
8. This Mine Worker Cemetery is immediately beside the Brooks Cemetery
Click on the image for a full size view of the many grave markers. Note the thin white and black crosses.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 275 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   8. submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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