Here are some unknown photos, courtesy of David & Rose Hall, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. They actually live in
Umbiram , but are listed in the Toowoomba phonebook. Umbiram was a little community years ago with a post office, a
dairy factory,a railway station and a school -- all long gone. David & Rose live 30 Km outside of Toowoomba, which is
about 150 Km from Brisbane.
Rose is a granddaughter of Joseph Leslie Holbrook, who was born September 1870 in Brooke Township, Lambton
County, Ontario, Canada,and who at about 18-20 years of age, went to Illinois, USA then to Pretoria for a year or two, then
to Australia. Leslie worked for a Canadian oil well drilling company, and when he went to Australia used his expertise in
drilling water wells.
About 1965 Leslie's sister, Lila J. Holbrook, born November 29, 1876 in Brooke Township, Lambton County, Ontario,
Canada, sent Leslie a photo album, along with an accompanying index letter. Click to see if you recognize any from your
family photos. Its a long shot, but what the heck, you never know.
THE ILLINOIS PHOTOS
More photos from the Holbrook file, courtesy of David & Rose Hall, was also in the album sent to Joseph Leslie Holbrook
by his sister Lila.
The Holbrook File #1
The Holbrook File #2
The Holbrook File #3
The Holbrook File #4
Photographs from photo album of Reita Marjorie (Palmer) Holbrook(updated February 18, 2003)
The photos oon the below link are courtesy of Jean M Burns. Jean is the grand-daughter of George (Hanson)
Holbrook and Claire (Marie) Davidson, who farmed in Warwick, Ontario, Canada, and the 3rd great-granddaughter of
Edward Holbrook, brother of John Holbrook of Brooke Township, Ontario, Canada.