George E. BROCKMAN

Male 1865 - 1927  (61 years)


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  • Name George E. BROCKMAN 
    Born 01 Jun 1865  Stanton, Goodhue, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Anecdote 1868  Lake Charlotte, Martin Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Fairmont Sentinel
    Fairmont Sentinel


    Five Children Spent Winter In Lone Dugout
    Cen-Head 02 Jun 1900  Fairmont, Martin, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 1900 census at Fairmont, Martin, MN shows George Brockman, b. Jun 1865, 34, married 8 years, b. MN, parents b. ENGLAND, state inspector; Josephine, b. Sep 1868, 31, 1 child born / 1 living; b. NV, parents b. FRANCE/GERMANY, dressmaker; Paul G., b. Apr 1893, 7, b. MN.
    Cen-Head 15 Apr 1910  Triumph, Martin, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • 1910 census at Triumph, Martin, MN shows George E. Brockman, 43, married 18 years, b. MN, parents b. ENGLAND, Postmaster, Triumph; Josephine, 40, 2 children born / 2 living, b. NV, parents b. FRANCE/GERMANY, assistant Postmaster; children b. MN: Paul S., 16, laborer odd jobs; William F., 8.
    Cen-Head 02 Jan 1920  Triumph, Martin, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • 1920 census at Triumph, Martin, MN shows George E. Brockman (indexed as Geo. E. Brookman), 52, b. MN, parents b. ENGLAND, Postmaster; Josephine, 50, b. NV, parents b. FRANCE/GERMANY, Postmistress; Fredric, 17, b. MN, salesman Peters furniture.
    Died 10 Feb 1927  Triumph, Martin, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7
    • List of Postmasters lists George Brockman as the Postmaster of Triumph from 8/10/1903 and Josephine Brockman from 2/15/1927 to 7/1/1927.
    Obituary 12 Feb 1927  [8
    • G. E. Brockman Dies Suddenly

      Death Came Thursday Morning After Brief Illness - Funeral Services Sunday

      One of the Pioneers of Martin County - Postmaster Here for 23 Years

      Deat is no respector of circumstance and though ever present among us we give but little heed to its encircling shadows until suddenly the grim messenger calls, and life-long associations are severed, the family hearthstone is shrouded in grief, and friens and neighbors mourn the passing of one who has given his best endeavers and unstinted attentions to the duties of home and the obligations of citizenship.
      Seldom does it become our painful duty to chronicle the death of one whose home ties, business associations and every day life were more closely entwined with the affairs of his home people than of George E. Brockman. With us so short a time ago, it is hard to realize that he has passed between the portals of that unknown here-after, and his death drew a mantle of gloom about the entire community, for all knew and respected him. And there is little that can be said to assuage the grief of the loved ones who mourn his demise.
      Deceased was taken suddenly ill about 10 o'clock Wednesday morning with a severe attack of bowel trouble and the shock was so great that he never survived and passed away at 1:30 Thursday morning, which occurred on the 35th anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Brockman's wedding.
      Funeral services were conducted from the Swedish Mission church Sunday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. H. Hugh Gower, pastor of the M. E. church officiating. The services were in charge of the local Masonic lodge, of which the deceased was a charter member. Interment was made in Elm Creek cemetery.
      The many and beautiful floral offerings and large attendance at the funeral showed the esteem in which Mr. Brockman was held by the people of this community.
      The passing of Mr. Brockman takes away one of the most popular characters of the county who has played a part of all its life and development, and marks the passing of another of the early pioneers of the county.
      George E. Brockman was born June 1, 1865 at Stanton, Minn., one of a large family, and came to martin county when a small boy, where he lived with his parents on a farm in Rutland township in the early 60's and frew up in that community, and has lived in this county most of his life.
      On Feb. 10th, 1892 he was united in marriage to Miss Josie Swearingen and to this union was born two sons, Paul and Frederick. On Aug. 1, 1902 they moved to Triumph where Mr. Brockman secured employment on the Triumph Progress, which position he held until he was appointed Postmaster on Dec. 2, 1903, and faithfully served in that capacity until the time of his death.
      Deceased was a charter member of the K. P. Workman and Woodman lodges of Fairmont and of Tri-Mont Masonic lodge No. 315 of Triumph. During the World War he was very active in all phases of the work and was a member of the Martin County War Board. He took an active part in the sale of Liberty Bonds, War Saving Stamps and Red Cross work.
      Mr. Brockman is survived by his devoted wife; two sons, Paul of Windom and Frederick of St. Paul; a daughter-in-law, Mrs Paul Brockman; two grandchildren, Marion and Paul Brockman; three half-brothers, F. F. Fritz of New Blaine, Ark., C. E. Brockman of Welcome amd W. D. Brockman of California, also a half sister, Mrs. Eliza Boler of California.
      Out-of-town relatives that attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Brockman and son Carroll and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Brockman of Welcome, Mr. and Mrs. Winfred Brockman of Fox Lake, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Brockman of Winnebago, Mr. and Mrs. Hans Anderson of East Chain, Sidney Brockman of Fairmont and Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Schultz of Fairfax.
    Reference Number S 14.5 
    Buried 13 Feb 1927  Elm Creek Cemetery, Martin Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I20940  mm
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2014 

    Father George M. BROCKMAN,   b. 27 Sep 1831, Little Brooks End, Birchington, Kent, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1921, Corona, Riverside, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Celestia FULTON,   b. Abt 1841, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1869, Wilton, Waseca, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years) 
    Married 1864 
    Family ID F4666  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Josephine Gasson SWEARINGEN,   b. Sep 1868, NV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Oct 1939, St. Peter State Hospital, St. Peter, Nicollet, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Married 10 Feb 1892  [2, 8
    Children 
     1. George Paul BROCKMAN,   b. 21 Apr 1893, Fairmont, Martin, MN Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. William Fredrick BROCKMAN,   b. Abt 1902, MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Dec 1952, Martin Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)
    Last Modified 6 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F7513  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 01 Jun 1865 - Stanton, Goodhue, MN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAnecdote - 1868 - Lake Charlotte, Martin Co., MN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCen-Head - 02 Jun 1900 - Fairmont, Martin, MN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 13 Feb 1927 - Elm Creek Cemetery, Martin Co., MN Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S602] Dawes Family File, Compiler: Dawes, Dawn K., (2006).

    2. [S90] 1900 United States Federal Census, (National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D. C., 1900, Ancestry Date, 2004).

    3. [S149] Minn Death Certificate, 1927-MN-007755, George E. Brockman, informant Fred Brockman, Triumph, MN.

    4. [S783] The First Settlers, Charles Brockman, (1927).

    5. [S91] 1910 United States Federal Census, (National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D. C., 1910, Ancestry Date, 2006).

    6. [S92] 1920 United States Federal Census, (National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D. C., 1920, Ancestry Date, 2010).

    7. [S603] Postmaster Finder.

    8. [S990] Triumph-Monterey Progress, (Feb 17 1927).