Cyrus Brook was born in Baildon.
He was the illegitimate son of Hannah Brook, stepson of Lycias Barker, and cousin of Scipio Brook.
He was a worsted manufacturer's apprentice  He and Lycias Barker were lodging with the Ellison family in Bradford.
He was a worsted manufacturer employing 60 females, 13 men & 3 boys  He and his mother were living with his stepfather Lycias Barker.
He was in business with his stepfather Lycias Barker as worsted manufacturer with mills at Baildon Green Mill at Baildon , Victoria Mills, Halifax, and Eagle Works, later trading as Cyrus Brook & Company. He was also a partner in A. & C. Brook with his uncle Amram. Later, he traded as C. Brook & Company.
He was in Halifax employing 153 females and 45 males .
In 1881, he was employing 220 workers.
In January 1862, he married Emily Louisa, daughter of Thomas Fisher [1841-1???] at Bradford.
The family lived at 23 Hampden Place, Halifax ; Salterville, Halifax [1881, 1891]; 7 Mornington Villas, Bradford [where he died 1899].
The widowed Emily Louisa with living at 33 Great George Street, Harrogate with her son Frederick .
Cyrus was buried at Halifax Parish Church Emily Louisa died in Knaresborough 
See Cyrus Brook & Sons
Page Ref: X1906
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