What a great find with regard to Joseph Brooks. The marriage dates and the census info don't agree but that's censuses for you. If Clara was first wed at age 20, that would be in 1908.I don't find her in 1910 although previously I thought I had. She was widow Slocum in 1915.So I thought she was married between 1910 and 1915 but widowed by 1915. Norma was born abt 1912. Then Clara is listed as Slocum in 1925 which doesn't agree with newspaper article in 1923 saying she hadn't seen husband Joseph Brooks for 5 yr.meaning married by 1918 at the latest.
this is all very interesting and I do thank you for your help.
Will pursue Joseph Brooks marriage.