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.16.0 The Aimé Brooks Family Line

A.16.1   The Aimé Brooks Bluesky Homestead Applications

The online Alberta Homestead Records for 1870-1930 lists two properties for Aimé Hubert Brooks just south of Old Bluesky.

BROOKS, Aimé Hubert          This is the property where Aimé had his cabin.
Section 8 Township 80 Range 1 W Meridian 6
Film # 2475 in Accession # 1970.313 at Provincial Archives of Alberta
File # 3729136

and

BROOKS, Aimé Hubert          Aimé used this property for livestock.
Section 18 Township 80 Range 1 Meridian 6
Film # 2483 in Accession # 1970.313 at Provincial Archives of Alberta
File # 3924120

A16.1.1 Aimé's NE-8-80-1-W6 Homestead Property

This is the property that Aimé built his log cabin residence on.

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

DOCUMENT:   PROVINCE of ALBERTA HOMESTEAD APPLICATION (Soldier Loan) by Aimé Hubert Brooks of (Old) Bluesky, Alberta
                           File 3729136 Reel 2475         PRE-EMPTION application
                           Forms A & B dated 10-May-1916 application for property NE ¼ of Section 8 in Township 80 Range 1 West of 6th Meridian;
                           (Homestead located south of Old Bluesky, Alberta)
                           Form 300A dated 22-April-1922 for Military Record between 14-June-1918 and 25-June-1919
                           and Sworn Statement dated 7-August-1922 detailing activity on Homestead applying for SOLDIER HOMESTEAD LOAN

KEY ITEMS OF NOTE FROM DOCUMENTS:
1) Aimé Hubert Brooks' Signature at Peace River AB District Homestead Office
2) Current age at initial (10-May-1916) filing = 21 years of age and he was still single (family = 1)
3) Previous Residence was Peace River where his Occupation was a farmer
4) Makes statement that he was born in North Dakota, United States
5) Aimé's 1st World War military record: Enlistment date: 14-June-1918; (Army) Battalion: 1st Depot Bn. Alta. Regt.;
     Regimental No.: 3213189 rank was Private;
     Served in England with 21st General Reserve Battalion Class A , #20159;
     Demobilization date: 25-June-1919
6) Homestead was actually built May of 1921 and Aimé started residence on Homestead 14-May-1921
7) TIMELINE OVERVIEW:

10-May-1916     Initial Filing for Homestead NE8-80-1-W.6th Meridian - same day as older brother Alfred
14-August-1917     Recieved Certificate of Naturalization as a Canadian Citizen
14-June-1918 to 25-June-1919     Active Service with Army during WW I
1919     Had livestock on property from grazing lease
1920     Broke 30 acres on homestead; had livestock on property from grazing lease
1-May-1921 to 1-Nov-1921     Built 18 ft by 20 ft Log Cabin and a stable and dug a well & Resided on Homestead & cropped 30 acres; (Aimé was married 21-Sept-1921)
21-May-1922 to 24-July-1922     Broke 2 additional acres and cropped 30 acres (1st child Wendal was born 12-June-1922);
31-May-1926     Title to NE8-80-1-W.6th Meridian vested to Aimé by Department of Interior Soldier Settlement Board
22-July-1926     Land patent issued to Aimé by Land Patents Branch Department of Interior

8) When not at Homestead "living with father" at SE ¼ Section 25 Township 80 Range 2 West of 6th Meridian

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

Provincial Archives of Alberta File 3729136 - Aime Brooks -3729136 Header Provincial Archives of Alberta File 3729136 - Aime Brooks - Archives Stamp  Header
Provincial Archives of Alberta File 3729136 - Aime Brooks - Alberta Header
Provincial Archives of Alberta File 3729136 - Aime Brooks -Form A
Provincial Archives of Alberta File 3729136 - Aime Brooks -Form B
Provincial Archives of Alberta File 3729136 - Aime Brooks -Form 300A
Provincial Archives of Alberta File 3729136 - Aime Brooks -Statement 1 of 3
Provincial Archives of Alberta File 3729136 - Aime Brooks -Statement 2 of 3
Provincial Archives of Alberta File 3729136 - Aime Brooks -Statement 3 of 3
Provincial Archives of Alberta File 3729136 - Aime Brooks -Statement 4 of 4

 

DOCUMENT:   SPONSORING AFFIDAVIDTS for PROVINCE of ALBERTA HOMESTEAD APPLICATION (Soldier Loan) by Aimé Hubert Brooks
                           from Neighbors John Langell & Orval E. Robinson

                           File 3729136 Reel 2475 for property NE ¼ of Section 8 in Township 80 Range 1 West of 6th Meridian
                           Sworn Statement by Neighbors: John Langell & Orval E. Robinson dated 25-July-1922 for Aimé's application ;

KEY ITEMS OF NOTE FROM DOCUMENTS:
1)     As of 25-July-1922, John Langell had known Aimé for 4 ½ years
2)     As of 25-July-1922, Orval E. Robinson had known Aimé for 4 years
3)     Information, in places, is printed clearer on these supporting documents than on Aimé''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 3729136 - Aime Brooks -John Langell Supporting Statement 1 of 2
Provincial Archives of Alberta File 3729136 - Aime Brooks -John Langell Supporting Statement 2 of 2

 

Provincial Archives of Alberta File 3729136 - Aime Brooks -Orval E Robinson Supporting Statement 1 of 2
Provincial Archives of Alberta File 3729136 - Aime Brooks -Orval E Robinson  Supporting Statement 2 of 2

 

DOCUMENT:   DEPARTMENT of INTERIOR SOLDIER SETTLEMENT BOARD VESTING & ISSUING
                           a HOMESTEAD LAND PATENT
to Aimé Hubert Brooks
                           File 3729136 Reel 2475 for property NE ¼ of Section 8 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 3729136 - Aime Brooks -Soldier Settlement Board Memo
Provincial Archives of Alberta File 3729136 - Aime Brooks -Dept of Interior Letter
Provincial Archives of Alberta File 3729136 - Aime Brooks -Lands Patent Branch grant

The next SECTION describes Aimé's Aimé's NE-18-80-1-W6 Homestead Property that he used mostly for agricultural purposes. ---->







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