Harriet ( Hattie ) Victoria Munselle Brookman Wirt
She became a well known Nazarene and Church of God Preacher and was rumored to have given her last fire and brimstone sermon on her 80th birthday.
She acted as the Minster and performed the marriage of many of her nieces and nephews and other relatives.
Post card handed out at one of her sermons.( left) Thanks to Nancy West.
Photograph key this is Harriet picture with the Brookman family she is 3rd lady from left, 2nd from top row.
HARRIET Victoria (Hattie) MUNSELLE, b. 1867, Mt Vernon, Jefferson, Il. ; m. Rev. JOHN FRANKLIN BROOKMAN, Oct 29, 1884. She died 11 Septemeber 1948 in Winnebago Co., IL. She is buried in Willwood Burial Park in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL. OBIT
John Franklin Brookman was the son of Christopher Brookman and Rosetta J. Sledge.
They had children:
1. Ina Jane b. 21 September 1888 Mt Vernon, IL married Fred F. Marlow(e). She died 2 November 1983 in Altamonte Springs FL and is buried in Willwood Burial Park in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL. OBIT
2. Osa L. b. September 1893 Mt Vernon, IL m Henry H. Huff. She died 20 April 1943 buried in Willwood Burial Park in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL. OBIT
3. Clyde F. b. Sept 1885 Mt Vernon Jefferson Co., IL m. Lily Maxey Bluford d. Aberdeen, WA.
After the death of John F. Brookman, Harriet remarried William Wirt Irwin.
This is a postcard mailed to John R. Munsell from Hattie's daughter Ina Brookman Marlow in Jan 1907.
(Inscription reads~Hello Uncle John..... Mrs Fred Marlow.)
( photo right) Fredrick F. Marlowe son of Ina-thanks to Rita Marlow.
Thanks so much to Patricia Staley for most of this information !
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