Male James Raymond Brooks

James was born on December 4th, 1900.
His birth was registered between Jan-Mar 1900 in Prestwich Registration District. 

General Notes

Birth was registered between Jan-Mar 1900 in Prestwich Registration District. He is the son of William Raymond Brooks and Mary Ann Pritchett who were married between Oct-Dec 1896 in Manchester Registration District. 1901 Census shows that he was 3 months of age and residing at 56 Bank Street, Broughton, Lancashire with his mother. The head of the household was George H Mallett who was his uncle. His mother is shown as Mary A Brooks, 29 years of age and born in Manchester, Lancashire. 1911 Census shows that he was 11 years of age, born in Manchester, Lancashire and living in Chorlton, Lancashire. His name is shown as RAYMOND BROOKS in this census. This census shows that he had one brother, Leslie Brooks who was 3 years of age and born in Oldham, Lancashire and one sister, Winnie Brooks who was 6 years of age and born in West Didsbury, Lancashire. His father was 34 years of age and born in Stone, Staffordshire. His mother was 38 years of age and born in Aldershot, Hampshire.

Occupation Details

During the 1920s he drove the first Scammell lowloader truck in Scotland delivering heating equipment to hotels etc around Scotland.  He had to have a man walking in front of the lorry when they went through a village or town.
His wife and he also at one time owned a bus and apparently on a Saturday night they would drive the bus to Helensburgh to collect people and take them to the dance halls in Glasgow.  No standing was allowed so everyone had to duck when Mary spotted a policeman.

Death Notes

He died in Ruchill Hospital, Glasgow in November 1964 about two years after suffering a brain haemorrhage.
Died at the age of 64 in 1964.

James' family with Mary Jane Webster

         Wife's Pictures
James and Mary were married in 1921.  They had three daughters named Helen, Marion and Winifred.
Married in Perth during 1921.


Female Helen Brenda Brooks
Helen was born in 1922.

Female Marion Russell Clement Brooks
Marion was born on June 30th, 1923.

Female Winifred Brooks
Winifred was born on October 16th, 1934.