Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sunday's Obituary - Lucy Brooks Cabot

April 5, 1912
     Mrs. Lucy Brooks Cabot, 86, wife of Norman F. Cabot, died in her home on Terrace Street this morning about 1.45 o'clock after an illness of about six weeks. She was born in Chesterfield, Factory Village, Dec. 13, 1825, and was a daughter of Capt. William S. and Elinor Forman Brooks. Her father was a native of Medford, Mass., and her mother came from Freehold, N.Y. In 1821 her father went to Chesterfield and in 1839 the family came to this town. Following the death of her mother she went south and there met Norman F. Cabot and they were married in Wetumpha [sic, should be Wetumpka], Ala., Dec. 13, 1853. Previous to the Civil war they came to Brattleboro and had since lived here, Mr. Cabot being for many years treasurer of the Vermont Savings Bank.
   She had two brothers and two sisters, all of whom were prominent in the town during their lives. George J. Brooks was the builder of the Brooks House and gave the Brooks library building to the town. The other brother was Francis W. Brooks and the sisters were Mrs. Francis Goodhue and Miss Malvina Brooks. Besides her husband she leaves two daughters, Miss Mary R. Cabot of this town, and Mrs. Frederick Holbrook of Boston, and one son, William Brooks Cabot of Boston.
     The funeral will be held in the home Monday afternoon at 2.30 o'clock. Rev. R.M. Houghton will officiate and the burial will take place in Prospect Hill cemetery. Friends are kindly requested not to send flowers. 

Source: Newspaper clipping, newspaper title and location not included.

© 2011, copyright William C. Haskell

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