Dr. George T. "Shorty" Brooks

Gravestone photos courtesy of Betty Alberts, findagrave.com
Gravestone photos courtesy of Betty Alberts, findagrave.com

(June 10, 1897 - January 13, 1980)

The Douglas Budget
January 24, 1980

George T. Brooks was born June 10, 1897 at Aberdeen, South Dakota and moved to Montana where he was raised. He served in the World War I Medical Corps and later moved to Lusk and worked as a carpenter and cowboy.

He married Melissa Saffell on March 22, 1919 at Lusk and moved to Douglas in 1926 and took employment in a clothing store. He later owned his own clothing establishment and after studying Podiatry served as a foot doctor for the Douglas area.

He was a member of the National Podiatrist Association and the Wyoming Podiatrist Association.

He died January 13 at the Natrona County Memorial Hospital of injuries received after he was struck by a vehicle.

Survivors include daughters Norma and Lois Jean Brooks of Douglas; a sister, Mrs. Harold Saffell of Sheridan and nephew, Brad Saffell of Yakima, Washington.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary and a son who was still born.

Information was obtained from his obituary in the Douglas Budget January 24, 1980.

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