Chase Jackson Brooke


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Born: 16 June 1882  Henry Co., VA
passport photo of
Chase Jackson Brooke
Chase J. Brooke
Married: 21 Mar 1914 Clifton, Greenlee Co., AZ


Marriage License
Died: 03 April 1978 San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX    
C. J. Brooke was an accountant for ASARCO in Rosita, Mexico in the early 1920's.
C J Brooke is in the center in a white shire.
The photo with the car is of Anne Young and Chase Brooke with their two sons taken around 1930.






Anne Young 


1. Chase Jackson Brooke b. 11 Jan 1915

2. Richard Coorpender Brooke b. 1919

Biography of Chase Jackson Brooke

by Chase and Susan Brooke

Aug 2020

Biography: Chase Jackson Brooke told his children and grandchildren that he was born in Henry Co., VA and that his parents were Chase J Brooke and Anne Gwynne.  He said that he was orphaned at the age of 14. However, the first time Chase Jackson Brooke shows up in any record is in 1911 when he is returning from Cuba.  According to his passport application forms, he went to Cuba in 1907 .  There are no records of any military involvement.  He was probably in Cuba as part of the Provisional Government Support issued by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906.  In the Feb 23, 1911 passenger log as he is returning from Cuba, he states that his last place of residence was Richmond, VA and his arrival destination is also Richmond.  However, he is not found in Richmond. Instead he is a resident of Las Palomas, Chihuahua by Oct 8, 1911 staying at the Zeiger Hotel in El Paso. His passport application says he was a resident of Mexico from March 1911 to June 1912. By 1913 he was working for the El Paso Milling Co and can be found in the El Paso City Directory of 1913 listed as a timekeeper, residence at 608 N Stanton.
The next year he was in Clifton, AZ employed as a bookkeeper for the Clifton Lumber and Imp. Co.  He met Ann Young there and married her on March 21, 1914. By 1917 he was working for the Arizona Copper Mine and getting involved in labor issues.

  "C. J. Brooke was a member of four people chosen to represent the union, the ILGWU, at a commission hearing in Phoenix in 1917.  President Wilson formed the commission to investigate unrest among the unions in the copper mining region of Arizona.  The two principal commissioners were _____Wilson, Secretary of Labor and Felix Frankfurter, Assistant to President Wilson and future Supreme Court Justice.  The fact that such important people were appointed to the commission shows how worried President Wilson was about labor unrest occurring during wartime.
C. J. worked for the Arizona Copper Mine in the spare parts department which had recently unionized.  One of the major concerns of the union was that wages had not kept up with cost of living increases.  C.J.'s main job during the commission hearing was to review with the commission a set of figures which he had put together to demonstrate that cost of living increases had outstripped wage increases.  C.J. was the main speaker, and judging from the record he did pretty well under strong questions from both Secretary Wilson and Frankfurter."

After Clifton, Arizona he moved with his family to Nueva Rosita, Coahuila, Mexico sometime in the 1920's where he worked as an accountant for ASARCO, an American mining company, until he retired in the early 1950's. He started his own business in Mexico but soon after he moved to San Antonio, Texas where his wife went into a nursing home.  He was a very intelligent and energetic man who loved to talk and spin a yarn.  He worked as a tax preparer for H&R Block well into his seventies. At the time of his death at the age of 95 he was living with his youngest son, Richard, surrounded by numerous grandchildren.

Letter written to Susan White Brooke about 1970
Photo taken in 1933 with son Jack
World War I Registration Card
Photo taken in 1970 Back Row: C.J., Chuck, Jack - Front Row: Tim and John


Passenger Ship returning from Cuba 1911
Alien Passengers going to the US
onboard SS Chalmatte
from Havana, Cuba 21 Feb 1911  
C J Brooke, clerk, age 29 

      1941 passport application

1941 Passport application
names parents
Gives times spent in Mexico and Cuba

C J Brooke and Ann 1968

1968 San Antonio, Texas.  Anne and C J Brooke

1940 passport photo

1940 Passport Photo