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Title: A Photo Album of Winnifred (Bryant) Brookman's Life and Family!


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A Photo Album of Winnifred (Bryant) Brookman's
Life and Family!
Prepared and Authored By Lyle V. Johnson January
24, 2015
2
Winnifred Bryant Brookman Celebrates Her 90th
Birthday on January 25, 2015!

Born January 24, 1925, in the north woods of
Wisconsin, and grew up in and around places with
names like Antigo, Bryant, Lily, Pearson,
Pickerill, and White Lake!
3
The Parents of Winnie Brookman Mother
Cordelia (Baker) Bryant, Age 16. (1906
1994) Father Robert O. Bryant, Age 21. (1901
1953) Couple Married on December 15, 1922, in
Antigo, Wisconsin.
4
The Parents of Winnie's Mother! Benjamin
Harrison (Ben) Baker (1880 1970) and his
wife Martha Ann Conn Baker (1889 1943)
5
Winnie's Great Grandfather! Dr. John Henry
Baker, Sr. (1854 1926) He had two
Spouses America Strong Baker (1853 1912)
Minerva Peters Baker (1860 - 1943)
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Winnie's Bryant Grandparents Eva and William A.
Bryant!
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Winnie's Grandparents William and Eva Bryant
outside their home!
8
The Early Years of Winnie Bryant Brookman!
Robert and Cordelia (Baker) Bryant with their
two children Winnie and Bobby!
9
Winnie's Father, Robert Bryant, farmed and also
worked for the Yackey-Bissell Lumber Company in
White Lake, Wisconsin!
10
Winnie (second from left) and her older brother
Bobby (far right).
11
Winnie and brother Bobby on a cold winter day
outdoors for a quick photo take!
12
Life in rural Wisconsin with chickens at your
feet!
13
Winnie and brother Bobby with their Mother,
Cordelia Baker Bryant in a winter photo take.
14
Brother Bobby Bryant with sister Winnie and a
friend.
15
A Family gathering with Winnie's Father Robert
and Mother Cordelia Bryant at the far right with
children Bobby and Winnie in front of them.
16
Winnie with her brother Bobby!
17
Winnie in 1929, at Age 4, spending some time
with Santa Claus!
18
Winnie with her Brother Bobby Bryant in 1929!
19
In 1938, Winnie graduated from the 8th grade at
the Cloverdale School in Pearson, Wisconsin
20
Winnie standing in front of her high school in
Antigo, Wisconsin!
21
Winnie with brother Bobby Bryant and their dogs!
22
The Marriage of Winnifred E. Bryant and
Howard J. Brookman Married February 21,
1942, In Missouri, with vows confirmed at their
home church, St. Peters Lutheran Church, on March
1, 1942, in Joliet, Illinois!
23
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Brookman with Their Wedding
Attendants Lois Connell and LaVerne
Coldwater Wedding Date February 21, 1942
24
Proof of Marriage! Marriage Certificate dated
February 21, 1942, by Justice of Peace in
Missouri, and a Certificate of a Religious
Ceremony held March 1, 1942, by Rev.
Erdmann Frank of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in
Joliet, confirming Howard and Winnie's marriage!
25
The St. Peters Lutheran Church, of Joliet,
Illinois, where Howard and Winnie Brookman
confirmed their marriage vows In their home
church on March 1, 1942!
26
The Marriage of Winnie and Howard Brookman Really
Hit the Joliet News!
27
The Newly Married Couple! Mr. and Mrs. Howard
Brookman
28
Now Just Imagine! These Four-Year Old Kids
became Mr. and Mrs. Howard J. Brookman!
Winnifred E. Bryant
Howard J. Brookman
29
The Parents of Howard J. Brookman! Amelia Fritz
Brookman (1898 1955) and Edward H.
Brookman (1896 1963) Married November 3, 1919.
30
A Four Generation Photo Winnie behind her
Father Robert Bryant holding Winnie's first
daughter Judith Brookman, along with
great-grandfather William Bryant standing at the
right.
31
Winnie's Parents in 1942! Robert Bryant (Age 40)
and Cordelia Bryant (Age 36)
32
Winnie with her Daughters Judie and Roberta
33
Winnie with her brother Bobby when he was last
home on leave from the U. S. Navy in the early
1940s!
34
Clayton Robert Bryant! Winnie's only sibling and
brother, known in the family as Bobby was lost
at sea on April 14, 1945, when his ship, the USS
Sigsbee, was struck in WWII by a Japanese
Kamakazie Suicide Plane in The Pacific near
Okinawa!
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Winnie and Howard Brookman with their two
daughters Roberta and Judie!
37
Winnie's Daughters! Judith and Roberta
38
Winnie's Cute Daughters Again! Judie (Age 4)
and Roberta (Age 3)!
39
Winnie and Howard in 1949 on a Wisconsin Vacation
with their two daughters Judie and
Roberta! Pst! They only had one camera so
they took both of these two photos themselves.
40
Photo of Winnie with her Mother Cordelia Bryant!
41
Winnie's Mom Cordelia with Second Husband Enar
Nelson!
42
Winnie served many delicious holiday dinners for
her family! In the foreground is Winnie's
Mother Cordelia and her husband Enar Nelson at
the right.
43
Winnie and Howard Brookman Celebrated their 25th
Wedding Anniversary in 1967!
44
The years continued to fly by, and a 35th wedding
anniverary came in 1977
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The 1992 Brookman Family Judie (49), Winnie
(67), Howard (71), and Roberta (48).
47
Winnie and Howard Brookman also celebrated their
50th wedding anniversary in Florida!
48
Mr. and Mrs. Howard J. Brookman Celebrating their
50th Wedding Anniversary!
49
One-Time in Florida Lyle and Roberta Johnson
Howard and Winnie Brookman And Judie and Ed
Stapleton!
50
Time kept flying by and in 1997, Howard and
Winnie Brookman Celebrated their 55th Wedding
Anniversary with family at Peace Lutheran in
Plainfield!
51
Howard J. Brookman! On April 20, 1997, at the
age of 75 years, Winnie's husband Howard passed
away. Beginning as a young man he suffered from
Osteoporosis (bone disease) in his left leg and
knee, a problem that crippled him for life. In
later years, that was combined with other health
problems, mainly heart disease and
diabetes. Despite the health issues, Howard was
a very energetic, and friendly man that provided
a fruitful life for his wife Winnie and two
daughters, Judie and Roberta. Above all, Howard
was well known as a very avid fisherman, which
his family have long admired.
52
Winnie sold her home and moved to Willow Falls
Senior Community in Crest Hill, about one year
after Howard passed away
53
Winnie's Oldest Daughter Judith (Judie)
Eileen Brookman at 19 Years of Age! After high
school Judie worked in the Joliet offices of the
Illinois Bell telephone company, and later she
worked in her own Doctor's medical office.
During this time, she married Edward
Stapleton, and they raised two Daughters
Kimberly and Cherie!
54
Winnie's Daughter Judie with her husband Ed
Stapleton, and they had two daughters
Kimberly and Cherie! On March 15, 1999, at the
age of 56, Judie passed away as the result of
long battles with heart disease, diabetes and
cancer.
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Winnie's first two grandchildren Scott Johnson
Born August 5, 1964 Kimberly Stapleton
Born October 13, 1966
57
Winnie's Two Stapleton Grand Daughters Kim at
11 Years of Age, and Cherie at 5 Years of
Age. Photo taken in 1977
58
Winnie's Grand Daughter Cherie (Stapleton) White
with husband Keith!
59
Winnie's Grand Daughter Cherie (Stapleton) White
with her husband Keith!
60

Ed Stapleton concentrates on checkers with one
grandson (Jadon White), while his other grandson
(Matthew White) concentrates on his video game!
61
Ed and Karen Stapleton with Winnie in the summer
of 2014!
62
Winnie enjoying the picnic with her Grand
Daughter Cherie (Stapleton) White!
63
Winnie's Grand Daughter Cherie (Stapleton)
White with her dog!
64
Winnie's Great Grandson Matthew White!
65
Cherie and Keith White's Children! Known
to Winnie as Great Grand Children! From top to
bottom Ethan, Matthew, Melissa and Jadon White!
66
Winnie's Family at the 1991 Annual Brookman
Reunion! Brad and Cindy Marsh Roberta and Lyle
Johnson Howard and Winnie Brookman and the
Judie and Ed Stapleton Family Judie, Kim and
Cherie and Ed in back row!
67
Winnie's Daughter Roberta became a Registered
Nurse!
68
Winnie's Daughter Roberta met Lyle Johnson, and
they were married September 3,1966!
69
Winnie's Daughter Roberta with Husband Lyle
Johnson! Year 2010
70
Winnie's Daughter Roberta and Lyle Johnson
Celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary!
71
Roberta and Lyle Johnson in December 2014
Married 48 years!
72
Winnie's First Grand Child! Scott Robert
Johnson Born August 5, 1964
73
Winnie's Grandson Scott Johnson (Now Age 50) with
his wife Pam!
74
Winnie's Grandson Scott Johnson with one of his
Old Time Friends!
75
Son and Daughter of Scott and Pam Johnson Caden
and Alexa Johnson! Two of Winnie's Picture
Perfect Great Grand Children!
76
Winnie with Grandson Scott Johnson and Great
Grand Daughter Alexa Johnson!
77
Winnie ready to compete in the Rolling
PinThrowing contest at the Brookman Annual
Reunion on June 15, 2008!
78
Winnie's first Great Grand Child Courtney
Celeste Johnson in January 1992!
79
Winnie's Daughter Roberta holding her first grand
child Courtney Celeste Johnson on Thankgiving
Day in 1991!
80
Winnie with Great Grand Daughter Courtney Johnson
in 2008!
81
Courtney Johnson (4) with her new Cousin Kyle
Marsh (5 months)!
Kyle Marsh grew and his Grandparents Lyle and
Roberta have shrunk!
82
Winnie's Great Grand Daughter Courtney on May 17,
2014 with her Diploma from Bradley University in
Peoria, Illinois!
83
Winnie's Great Grand Daughter Courtney Johnson
celebrates her graduation from Bradley University
with her family in Peoria, Illinois!
84
The wedding of Winnie's Great Grandson Joey
Elsworth to Stacy Downing on June 15, 2013, at
the Ruffled Feathers Golf Club, Lemont, Illinois!
85
The Scott Johnson Family at Joey and Stacy's
wedding
86
Winnie's Great Grand Daughter Melissa Elsworth,
sister of Joey Elsworth, the Groom!
87
Winnie's Great Grand Daughter Melissa Elsworth!
88
Oh now the word is out! Melissa and Ryan
Stewart are getting Married July 11, 2015!
89
Winnie with Great Grand Daughter Melissa
Elsworth!
90
Winnie wih her Great Grandson Caden Johnson on
June 15, 2013!
91
Winnie gets everyone ready for family photos at
Joey and Stacy's wedding!
92
Karen and Ed Stapleton at the Elsworth Downing
Wedding!
93
The Elsworth Downing Wedding then came forth
with Winnie's first Great, Great Grandson
Carter Dale Elsworth Born December 16, 2014!
94
Winnie's Grandson Scott Johnson and his Wife Pam
while holding their first grandchild Carter
Dale Elswoth!
95
Winnie's Great Grand Daughter Alexa Johnson
enjoys holding her new nephew Carter Dale
Elsworth!
96
Winnie's Great Grandson Caden Johnson Also
enjoys holding his new nephew Carter Dale
Elsworth!
97
Winnie's Grand Daughters Cherie (Stapleton)
White and her sister Kim Stapleton!
98
Winnie's Grand Daughter Kim Stapleton in a
glamour shot at age 25!
99
Winnie's Grand Daughter Kim Stapleton!
100
Winnie's Grand Daughters! and the Daughters of
Judie and Ed Stapleton! Kim and her
Sister Cherie White!
101
Karen Stapleton with Grand Son Jadon White!
102
Winnie's Great Grandson Jadon White enjoys a
friendly cow!
103
Winnie's Grand Daughters Kim Stapleton and
Cherie White With Winnie's Great Grandsons
Jadon and Matthew White!
104
Winnie with Great Grandson Jadon White!
105
Winnie's son-law Ed Stapleton and wife Karen
Driving in the Fast Lane!
106
Winnie's Grand Daughters (Stapleton Sisters)
Cherie White and Kim Stapleton!
107
Winnie's Great Grandsons Matthew and Jadon
White!
108
Winnie's Great Grandson Matthew White!
109
The Lyle and Roberta Johnson Family with 10 of
Winnie's Great Grand Children!
110
Winnie's Grand Daughter Cindy (Johnson) Marsh!
111
The Marsh Family Winnie's Grand Daughter Cindy
with husband Brad and their two sons Chad and
Kyle standing!
112
Winnie's Great Grand Daughters Ava Melgoza and
Alexa Johnson!
Cousins Happy to be together for the Christmas
Holiday!
113
Winnie's Great Grandson Chad Marsh Celebrating
his 11th Birthday!
114
Winnie's Grand Daughters Kim Stapleton and
Cindy (Johnson) Marsh!
115
Winnie's Grand Daughters Cindy Marsh now age
47 on October 12, 2014! Kim Stapleton now age
48 on October 13, 2014! For many years these
two cousins celebrated their birthdays together!
116
Winnie's Great Grandsons Grew Big and became
Football Players!
117
Winnie's Great Grand Son Kyle Marsh, Senior
at Oswego High School! Kyle earned the title of
2014 All-Conference - Conference Champion (2nd
Doubles!)
118
Winnie's Great Grand Son Chad Marsh, Junior
at Oswego High School! Chad earned the title of
2014 All-Conference in the Southwest Prairie
Conference with his record of tackles for the
season while playing as a Line Backer!
119
Oh, it is a such a chore getting a big boy like
Kyle Marsh ready for his Prom!
120
Winnie with Great Grandsons Chad Marsh (Age
17) and Kyle Marsh (Age 19).
121
Winnie's Grand Daughter Carol Melgoza and family
Sarah, Emily, husband Victor, and Ava.
122
Winnie's Grand Daughter Carol (Johnson) Melgoza
with husband Victor and their three Daughters
Ava, Sarah and Emily!
123
Winnie's Grand Daughter Carol (Johnson) Melgoza
at her school job in Florida!
124
Winnie's Great Grand Daughter Emily Melgoza
waiting on her grand parents Roberta and Lyle
Johnson at the Burger King in Plant City, Florida!
125
Winnie's Great Grand Daughter Ava Melgoza!
126
Winnie's Great Grand Daughter Ava Melgoza on her
new bicyle!
127
Victor Melgoza lunching with his Daughters at
their home in Florida Sarah, Emily, and Ava!
128
Winnie's Great Grand Daughter Sarah Melgoza
celebrates her 13th birthday With her parents
Carol and Victor Melgoza!
129
The Melgoza Ladies -- Mother Carol, with her
Daughters Emily, Sarah and Ava!
130
Lyle and Roberta Johnson with their Melgoza Grand
Daughters after they arrived home in Illinois for
their 2014 Christmas!
131
Winnie's Great Grand Daughter Ava Melgoza
Holding ribbons earned at her church!
132
Carol (Johnson) Melgoza with her three daughters,
Ava, Emily and Sarah!
133
Winnie's Daughter Roberta with her Grand
Daughters!
134
Winnie's Grand Daughter Carol (Johnson)
Melgoza!
135
Our Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma, and Great Great
Grandma Winnie Brookman on a boat trip down the
Illinois River with her friend Bonnie last summer
2014!
136
Its been 90 years of living happiness with
family and friends for Winnie Brookman!
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This concludes the Photo Album of Winnifred E.
Brookmans Life and Family! This album was
prepared in celebration of Winnies 90th Birthday
on January 24, 2015, with a open house being held
the next day at the Recreation Center of the
Willow Falls Senior Community, Crest Hill,
Illinois. To Our Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma,
and Great, Great Grandma we wish you a very happy
90th birthday! With All our Love Your Family!
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