Isaiah BROOKS was born in Treforest, Glamorgan, Wales abt 1875.
His wife Julia McELLISTRIM was born in Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland abt 1877.
They married in January 1895 in Tralee, and are in Ireland in 1901 Census and in Wales in 1911 Census.
As at 1911, Julia had birthed 7 children to the marriage but only 6 were still living - daughter Catherine b 1897 appears to be the child who was deceased before 1911 and probably before 1901. An 8th child, Pauline Julia, was born in 1912.
In 1914 Isaiah enlisted for WW1 in Wales.
Here is the 2 Census and the WW1 record Summary:http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/
1901: House 11, The Square (Tralee Urban, Kerry)
Isaiah BROOKS 26, Hairdresser, b South Wales
Wife: Julia BROOKS 24, Housekeeper, b Co. Kerry
Son: Alphonsus BROOKS 4, b Co. Kerry
Son: John BROOKS 1, b Co. Kerry
Dau: Eileen BROOKS 2mths, b Co. Kerry
Religion: Roman Catholic
1911: 40 Henry Richard Street, Troedyrhiw, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan Wales
Head: Isaiah BROOKS 36, Coal Miner, Hewer, b Treforest Glamorgan, Wales
Wife: Julia BROOKS 34, b Tralee, Ireland
Son: Alphonsus BROOKS 14, Coal Miner, Hewer, b Tralee, Ireland
Son: John BROOKS 11, b Tralee, Ireland
Dau: Eileen BROOKS 10, b Tralee, Ireland
Dau: Marie BROOKS 8, b Tralee, Ireland
Son: Stephen BROOKS 6, b Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales
Son: Gerald BROOKS 2, b Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales
States Isaiah & Julia have been married 16 years and Julia has birthed 7 children, 6 living.
1914: WW1 Military Service Record
#13988 Isaiah BROOKS age 34 & 300 days
Attested 21 Sep 1914 for the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, at Pontypridd, Glamorgan Wales.
Saw active Service overseas
Discharged 7 Sep 1916, no longer fit for Service
Discharged to 5 G------ford St, Cardiff (Wife was also at one pointm at 5 Belle Vue, Cardiff)
Particulars of Marriage:
Isaiah BROOKS & Julia McELLISTRUM (maiden surname) , married Tralee (Co. Kerry, Ireland on 10 Jan 1895. Witess: Arthur E RAILES & Johanna Mary RYAN
Particulars of Births
Eileen Catherine Mary born 14 Jan 1901
Marie - born 3 July 1902
Stephen Finbar - born 29 Apr 1904
Gerald McEllistrum - born 21 Dec 1908
Pauline Julia - born 4 Dec 1912
The 2 older living children Alphonsus and John were not listed on the WW! record as they were not dependants for pension/pay purposes whereas the wife and younger children were.