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Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Friday, April 07, 2006 at 06:53:07 :

Independent Journal
Tuesday, Feb. 8, 1966
Page 4


George W. Brooks, mayor of Ross from 1920 to 1924, died yesterday in a local hospital after a long illness. He was 92.

A native of San Francisco, he was part owner of the Rainier Brewing Co. there, but retired from business in 1918, with the passage of the prohibition amendment to the United States Constitution. He moved to Ross in 1913 and lived there ever since, at 47 Lagunitas Road.

He was a member of the Marin Art and Garden Center, the Marin County Humane Society, the Marin Conservation League, and the San Francisco Commercial Club.

Brooks is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Joseph W. Crawford of Ross; a sister, Mrs. Elfrieda Hole of Santa Barbara; four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Funeral will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Johnís Episcopal Church, Ross. Burial will be private. Friends may call today at the Harry M. Williams Mortuary, San Rafael, until 9 p.m.
A Death Notice in the same paper adds information: he was the husband of the late Marie Louise Brooks, and brother of the late Mrs. Violet Radke; he was the grandfather of Dr. Brooks Crawford of Bethesda, Md., William Francis Crawford of San Francisco, Robert David and Elizabeth Jean Crawford of Ross, and he was the great-grandfather of Catherine Helene Crawford.

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