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.9 EXTENDED BROOKS FAMILY RETURNS TO CANADA – Saskatchewan

A9.2 SUMMER 1912: BROOKS FAMILY HOMESTEAD and PRE-EMPTION APPLICATIONS for LAFLECHE, SASKATCHEWAN

To encourage settlement in the west the Dominion Government of Canada offered a free homestead of 160 acres for a $10 registration fee. In order to receive the patent for the land the settler had to be a male 21 years of age or a woman who was the sole support of her family. Before being granted a patent the applicant had to be a British subject or a naturalized British subject, had to reside on the homestead for a period of time, usually six months of the year for three years, make improvements to the land by cultivating at least 30 acres of land, and erect a house worth at least $300.

The online Saskatchewan Homestead Index (and ENTER the name BROOKS) records the following entries for Hubert, Alfred and Aimé Brooks:
(Oscar Bolstad - husband to Nellie Brooks Bolstad - had a later homestead application entry dated 4-Jan-1916 -- discussed in the section on the Bolstads also there is an homestead application entry for Aurore Rousseau dated 29-Aug-1905 for NW-S36-T43-R22-W3 but not sure if he is related to the Rousseau's described in this story).

File Number Name Part Section TownshipRange Meridian TypeApplication DateAbandonment Date
2682779Brooks, HubertSE939W3 Homestead17-May-191227-July-1912
2689610Brooks, HubertSW939W3 Pre-Emption17-May-191227-July-1912
2682532Brooks, Alfred J.NE439W3 Homestead20-May-191224-July-1912
2689608Brooks, Alfred J.NW439W3 Pre-Emption20-May-191224-July-1912
2682522Brooks, Aime H.SW439W3 Homestead20-May-191224-July-1912
2689620Brooks, Aime H.SE439W3 Pre-Emption20-May-191224-July-1912

PRE-EMPTIONS. Any homesteader could at the same time as he makes his homestead entrv,should there be available land adjoining the homestead, enter an additional quarter section as a pre-emption on payment of an office fee of ten dollars. The pre-emption right entitled the homesteader to purchase the land so pre-emted on becoming entitled to his homestead patent; but should the homesteader fail to fulfil the homestead conditions he forfeited all claim to his pre-emption.

HUBERT BROOKS CANADA ENTRY/HOMESTEAD and PRE-EMPTION APPLICATIONS for LAFLECHE, SASKATCHEWAN

DOCUMENT - APPLICATION for ENTRY (into CANADA) for a HOMESTEAD
Hubert Brooks 17-May-1912 Application (Forms A & B) for ENTRY into CANADA and for a Homestead in Lafleche Saskatchewan File 2682779 for SE-9-3-9-W3

KEY ITEMS OF NOTE FROM DOCUMENT:
1) Hubert Brooks' Signature at Dominion Land Office in Moose Jaw SK
2) Country of Birth= CANADA
3) Entry Application is for entire family of 8; Males=3 (Hubert, Alfred, Aimé); Females=3 (Marie, Dora, Nellie); Children under 12 =2 (Joseph, Otto)
4) Last Residential Location listed as ND - North Dakota, still stated as "of" St. John N.D. at the time of application; profession as a "merchant",

Document Courtesy: Saskatchewan Archives Board, 91 Murray Building, 3 Campus Drive, Saskatoon Saskatchewan S7N 5A4

Form A Application for Entry to Canada and for a Homestead in Lafleche Saskatchewan - Hubert Brooks Form B Application for Entry to Canada and for a Homestead in Lafleche Saskatchewan - Hubert Brooks

 

DOCUMENT - ABANDONMENT of HOMESTEAD APPLICATION
Hubert Brooks 27-July-1912 FORM for ABANDONMEMENT of Homestead SE-9-3-9-W3 in Lafleche Saskatchewan (File 2682779)

KEY ITEMS OF NOTE FROM DOCUMENT:
1) Reason for Abandonment: Too Stoney ! -- a common complaint from all the Brooks properties
2) Intention to file for another Homestead (although no records can be found for such subsequent application)

Document Courtesy: Saskatchewan Archives Board, 91 Murray Building, 3 Campus Drive, Saskatoon Saskatchewan S7N 5A4

Document for ABANDONMENT of Homestead application in Lafleche Saskatchewan - Hubert Brooks

 

DOCUMENT - APPLICATION for PRE-EMPTION PROPERTY in conjunction with HOMESTEAD HOMESTEAD SUBMISSION

Hubert Brooks 17-May-1912 Application (Forms A & B) for a Pre-Emption Property in Lafleche Saskatchewan File 2689610 for SW-9-3-9-W3

Document Courtesy: Saskatchewan Archives Board, 91 Murray Building, 3 Campus Drive, Saskatoon Saskatchewan S7N 5A4

DOCUMENT - ABANDONMENT of PRE-EMPTION APPLICATION

Hubert Brooks 27-July-1912 FORM for ABANDONMEMENT of Pre-Emption Application SW-9-3-9-W3 in Lafleche Saskatchewan (File 2689610)

KEY ITEMS OF NOTE FROM DOCUMENT:
1) Reason for Abandonment: Too Stoney ! (just like his Homestead property)

Document Courtesy: Saskatchewan Archives Board, 91 Murray Building, 3 Campus Drive, Saskatoon Saskatchewan S7N 5A4

Form A Application for Pre-Emption property in Lafleche Saskatchewan - Hubert Brooks Form B Application for Pre-Emption property in Lafleche Saskatchewan - Hubert Brooks Document for ABANDONMENT of Pre-Emption application in Lafleche Saskatchewan - Hubert Brooks

ALFRED BROOKS CANADA ENTRY/HOMESTEAD and PRE-EMPTION APPLICATIONS for LAFLECHE, SASKATCHEWAN

DOCUMENT - APPLICATION for ENTRY (into CANADA) for a HOMESTEAD
Alfred Brooks 20-May-1912 Application (Forms A & B) for ENTRY into CANADA and for a Homestead in Lafleche Saskatchewan File 2682532 for NE-4-3-9-W3

KEY ITEMS OF NOTE FROM DOCUMENT:
1) Alfred Brooks' Signature at Dominion Land Office in Moose Jaw SK
2) Country of Birth= USA, but he intends to become a British subject
3) Entry Application is for self even though father Hubert had included him on his application form a few days earlier
4) Last Residential Location listed as ND - North Dakota, still stated as "of" St. John N.D. at the time of application; profession as a "clerk" - perhaps implying that Alfred had returned to St. John after dropping out of law school in St. Boniface -presumably in his father's store

Document Courtesy: Saskatchewan Archives Board, 91 Murray Building, 3 Campus Drive, Saskatoon Saskatchewan S7N 5A4

Form A Application for Entry to Canada and for a Homestead in Lafleche Saskatchewan - Alfred  Brooks Form B Application for Entry to Canada and for a Homestead in Lafleche Saskatchewan - Alfred  Brooks

 

DOCUMENT - ABANDONMENT of HOMESTEAD APPLICATION
Alfred Brooks 24-July-1912 FORM for ABANDONMEMENT of Homestead NE-4-3-9-W3 in Lafleche Saskatchewan (File 2682532)

KEY ITEMS OF NOTE FROM DOCUMENT:
1) Reason for Abandonment: Too Rough ! -- similar to his gfather's comment of too stoney
2) Intention to file for another Homestead (although no records can be found for such subsequent application)

Document Courtesy: Saskatchewan Archives Board, 91 Murray Building, 3 Campus Drive, Saskatoon Saskatchewan S7N 5A4

Document for ABANDONMENT of Homestead application in Lafleche Saskatchewan - Alfred  Brooks

 

DOCUMENT - APPLICATION for PRE-EMPTION PROPERTY in conjunction with HOMESTEAD HOMESTEAD SUBMISSION

Alfred Brooks 20-May-1912 Application (Forms A & B) for a Pre-Emption Property in Lafleche Saskatchewan File 2689608 for NW-4-3-9-W3

Document Courtesy: Saskatchewan Archives Board, 91 Murray Building, 3 Campus Drive, Saskatoon Saskatchewan S7N 5A4

DOCUMENT - ABANDONMENT of PRE-EMPTION APPLICATION

Alfred Brooks 24-July-1912 FORM for ABANDONMEMENT of Pre-Emption Application NW-4-3-9-W3 in Lafleche Saskatchewan (File 2689608)

KEY ITEMS OF NOTE FROM DOCUMENT:
1) Reason for Abandonment: Too Stoney ! (just like his Homestead property)

Document Courtesy: Saskatchewan Archives Board, 91 Murray Building, 3 Campus Drive, Saskatoon Saskatchewan S7N 5A4

Form A Application for Pre-Emption property in Lafleche Saskatchewan - Alfred  Brooks Form B Application for Pre-Emption property in Lafleche Saskatchewan - Alfred  Brooks Document for ABANDONMENT of Pre-Emption application in Lafleche Saskatchewan - Alfred  Brooks

AIMÉ BROOKS CANADA ENTRY/HOMESTEAD and PRE-EMPTION APPLICATIONS for LAFLECHE, SASKATCHEWAN

DOCUMENT - APPLICATION for ENTRY (into CANADA) for a HOMESTEAD
Aimé Brooks 20-May-1912 Application (Forms A & B) for ENTRY into CANADA and for a Homestead in Lafleche Saskatchewan File 2682522 for SW-4-3-9-W3

KEY ITEMS OF NOTE FROM DOCUMENT:
1) Aimé Brooks' Signature at Dominion Land Office in Moose Jaw SK
2) Country of Birth= USA, but he intends to become a British subject
3) Entry Application is for self even though father Hubert had included him on his application form a few days earlier
4) Last Residential Location listed as ND - North Dakota, still stated as "of" St. John N.D. at the time of application; profession as a "student" - supporting notion that Aimé also went to St. Boniface
5) Same applicationa and abandonment dates as older brother Alfred -- so obviously the two travelled together. Why they did not accompany their father on the earlier date of application is a mystery.

Document Courtesy: Saskatchewan Archives Board, 91 Murray Building, 3 Campus Drive, Saskatoon Saskatchewan S7N 5A4

Form A Application for Entry to Canada and for a Homestead in Lafleche Saskatchewan - Aimé  Brooks Form B Application for Entry to Canada and for a Homestead in Lafleche Saskatchewan - Aimé  Brooks

 

DOCUMENT - ABANDONMENT of HOMESTEAD APPLICATION
Aimé Brooks 24-July-1912 FORM for ABANDONMEMENT of Homestead SW-4-3-9-W3 in Lafleche Saskatchewan (File 2682522)

KEY ITEMS OF NOTE FROM DOCUMENT:
1) Reason for Abandonment: Too Rough ! -- identical to older brother Alfred's comments and similar to his father's comment of "too stoney"
2) Intention to file for another Homestead (although no records can be found for such subsequent application)

Document Courtesy: Saskatchewan Archives Board, 91 Murray Building, 3 Campus Drive, Saskatoon Saskatchewan S7N 5A4

Document for ABANDONMENT of Homestead application in Lafleche Saskatchewan - Aimé  Brooks

 

DOCUMENT - APPLICATION for PRE-EMPTION PROPERTY in conjunction with HOMESTEAD HOMESTEAD SUBMISSION

Aimé Brooks 20-May-1912 Application (Forms A & B) for a Pre-Emption Property in Lafleche Saskatchewan File 2689620 for SE-4-3-9-W3

Document Courtesy: Saskatchewan Archives Board, 91 Murray Building, 3 Campus Drive, Saskatoon Saskatchewan S7N 5A4

DOCUMENT - ABANDONMENT of PRE-EMPTION APPLICATION

Aimé Brooks 24-July-1912 FORM for ABANDONMEMENT of Pre-Emption Application SE-4-3-9-W3 in Lafleche Saskatchewan (File 2689620)

KEY ITEMS OF NOTE FROM DOCUMENT:
1) Reason for Abandonment: Too Stoney ! (just like his Homestead property)

Document Courtesy: Saskatchewan Archives Board, 91 Murray Building, 3 Campus Drive, Saskatoon Saskatchewan S7N 5A4

Form A Application for Pre-Emption property in Lafleche Saskatchewan - Aimé  Brooks Form B Application for Pre-Emption property in Lafleche Saskatchewan - Aimé  Brooks Document for ABANDONMENT of Pre-Emption application in Lafleche Saskatchewan - Aimé  Brooks



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