Less We Forget Poppy


The Life and Times of Hubert Brooks M.C. C.D.
A Canadian Hero

Less We Forget Poppy


APPENDIX A – EXTENDED BROOKS FAMILY GENEALOGY

A.15.0   The Joe Brooks Family Line

A15.1   Joe Brooks HOMESTEAD PROPERTY in Bluesky

The online Alberta Homestead Records for 1870-1930 lists one property for Joseph Brooks just south of Old Bluesky.

BROOKS, Joseph         
Section   30 Township   80 Range   1 W Meridian   6
Film # 2452 in Accession # 1970.313 at Provincial Archives of Alberta
File # 3168678

This HOMESTEAD property is located "right across the street" from father Hubert Brooks' HOMESTEAD of SE 25-80-2W-6.

As a comment, this file 3168678 is also linked with Joe's father Hubert Brooks, as Hubert had to make a supporting affidavit stating that he also had resided on the HOMESTEAD property continuously since March of 1920 AND on 7-Nov-1924 Hubert "produced evidence showing ownership of the HOMESTEAD from 10-Oct-1922 to the current date, that all payments had been made to date, and at least one-third of the total purchase price had been made."

As a further comment, this HOMESTEAD was originally settled and then abandoned by first Martin Quinn in April 1914 and then by Kenneth Colin MacKenzie in Sept. of 1919.

As a reminder, the terms under the Dominion Lands Act, the federal government's plan for settling the North-West, was that the homesteader gained (final) title to the quarter section if and only if after three years he had cultivated 30 acres and had built a house on the land.

The purpose of these SECTIONS is not only to present original homestead documents related to Hubert's property but also to get some insight into Joseph BROOKS family life at the time from responses presented in his own words to questions asked on the various forms.

A.10.1.1 Joseph Brooks Homestead NW ¼ of Section 30 in Township 80 Range 1 West of 6th Meridian

DOCUMENT:   PROVINCE of ALBERTA HOMESTEAD APPLICATION by Joseph Brooks of (Old) Bluesky, Alberta
                           File 3168678    Reel 2452

  1. Forms A & B dated 27-June-1921 application for property NW ¼ of Section 30 in Township 80 Range 1 West of 6th Meridian;
    (Homestead located south of Old Bluesky, Alberta)
  2. and Sworn Statement (2 pages) dated 31-July-1924 detailing activity on Homestead applying for a HOMESTEAD
  3. and Supporting Affidavit dated 29-Nov-1924 from father Hubert Brooks stating that he had also resided continuously on the property since March 1920
  4. and Affidavit dated 5-January-1925 from Joseph stating that he was a resident of Canada when his father was naturalized as a British subject in July 1917

KEY ITEMS OF NOTE FROM DOCUMENTS:
1) Joseph Brooks' Signatures at Peace River AB District Homestead Office
2) Current age at initial (27-June-1921) filing = 19 years of age. and he was still SINGLE at this time.
3) Previous Residence was (Old) Bluesky AB where his Occupation was a Store Clerk (presumably in his father's store)
4) Makes statement that he was born in North Dakota U.S.A.
5) In his SWORN STATEMENT document, Hubert states that he:

ActivityDATE
PRIOR to HOMESTEAD ENTRY onResided at father's residence of SE-25-80-2W Meridian
Made His HOMESTEAD ENTRY on24-June-1921
Built His Residence Joe comments "House already built - purchased"
Commenced Residence on HOMESTEAD28-June-1921

6)   TIMELINE OVERVIEW:

31-July-1917     Date of Certificate of NATURALIZATION (as a Canadian citizen) for father
27-June-1921     Initial Filing for Homestead NW-30-80-1W on 6th Meridian
10-June-1921     Joe's SWORN STATEMENT summarized the House & Other Constructed Structures on his HOMESTEAD as of 31-July-1924:
ITEMSIZE (ft. by ft.)Est. $ VALUE
Log Cabin HOUSE20 by 16$450
Log Barn16 by 16$100
31-July-1924     Joe's SWORN STATEMENT summarized the Land Development Activity on the HOMESTEAD between 1921 and 1924:
    (Joe states "Continuous residence" and (With) father from 28-June-1921 to 31-July-1924
DATES Living on HOMESTEADAcres of Land BROKENAcres of Land CROPPED
19212510
1922 025
1923025
19242530
10-June-1921     Joe's SWORN STATEMENT summarized the Livestock on the HOMESTEAD between 1921 and 1924:
    (Joe notes that Livestock had been kept on HOMESTEAD during winter months.)
DATES Living on HOMESTEADCattleHorsesSheepHogs
192120400
192220400
192320400
192420400
31-July-1924
    Supporting Sworn Statements for Joe's Application for Land Patent for HOMESTEAD
    NW ¼ of Section 30 in Township 80 Range 1 West of 6th Meridian by Neighbours Paul Salmond and Wilfred Kerr
22-January-1925     Land patent issued to Joseph Brooks by Land Patents Branch Department of Interior CANADA

Documents Courtesy: Provincial Archives of Alberta, 8555 Roper Road, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 5W1; www.culture.alberta.ca/archives

Provincial Archives of Alberta File 3168678 - Joseph Brooks -3168678 Header Provincial Archives of Alberta File 3168678 - Joseph Brooks- Archives Stamp  Header
Provincial Archives of Alberta File 3168678 - Joseph Brooks - Alberta Header
Provincial Archives of Alberta File 3168678 - Joseph Brooks -Form A
Provincial Archives of Alberta File 3168678 - Joseph Brooks -Form B

 

Provincial Archives of Alberta File 3168678 - Joseph Brooks -Statement 1 of 2
Provincial Archives of Alberta File 3168678 - Joseph Brooks -Statement 2 of 2

 

Provincial Archives of Alberta File 3168678 - Joseph Brooks -Hubert Ltr of Support

 

Provincial Archives of Alberta File 3168678 - Joseph Brooks -Joe Citzen Ltr

 

DOCUMENT:   SPONSORING AFFIDAVIDTS for PROVINCE of ALBERTA HOMESTEAD APPLICATION by Joseph Brooks
                           from Neighbors Paul Salmond & Wilford Kerr

                           File 3168678 Reel 2452 for property NW ¼ of Section 30 in Township 80 Range 1 West of 6th Meridian
                           Sworn Statement by Neighbors: Paul Salmond & Wilford Kerr dated 31-July-1924 for Joe's application ;

KEY ITEMS OF NOTE FROM DOCUMENTS:
1)     As of 31-July-1924, Paul Salmond had known Joe for 8 years
2)     As of 31-July-1924, Wilford Kerr had known Joe for 6 years
3)     Information, in places, in both the Salmond and Kerr affidavidts is printed clearer than on Joe's original documents

Documents Courtesy: Provincial Archives of Alberta, 8555 Roper Road, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 5W1; www.culture.alberta.ca/archives

Provincial Archives of Alberta File 3168678 - Joseph Brooks  -Paul Salmond Supporting Statement

 

Provincial Archives of Alberta File 3168678 - Joseph Brooks  -Wilford Kerr Supporting Statement

 

DOCUMENT:   DEPARTMENT of INTERIOR CANADA VESTING & ISSUING
                           a HOMESTEAD LAND PATENT
to Joseph Brooks
                           File 3168678 Reel 2452 for property NW ¼ of Section 30 in Township 80 Range 1 West of 6th Meridian

Documents Courtesy: Provincial Archives of Alberta, 8555 Roper Road, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 5W1

Provincial Archives of Alberta File 3168678 - Joseph Brooks -Dept of Interior Land Patent




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