Walter and Edith Brewer

Robert Walter Brewer was the youngest son of David Nathaniel Brewer (b. 1850 Oct 31, Pleasant, Steuben, Indiana, died 1921 Aug 29 at Greenfield, Dade, Missouri) and Delana Jane Fowler (b. 1854 Sep 12 Bloomington, McLean, Illinois, died 1939 Nov 4, Oscaloosa, Dade, Missouri).

Nancy Benton wrote, “Walter and his family lived near Oscaloosa, Missouri, when I was growing up. They moved to Joplin sometime during the 1940’s. Walter was a some-time preacher.”

Walter and Edith Brewer, original

Walter and Edith Brewer, restored

Robert Walter Brewer and Edith S. Gilmore

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Husband: Robert Walter Brewer (1)
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Born: 1890 Nov 15 – , Barton, Missouri
Christened:
Died: 1969 – Joplin, Jasper, Missouri
Buried: – Carr’s Chapel Cemetery, Greenfield, Dade, Missouri
Father: David Nathaniel + Brewer (1850-1921)
Mother: Delana L. Jane+ Fowler (1854-1939)
Marriage: Place:
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Events
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1. Photo: Family of David and Delana Brewer, c. 1910?, , , Missouri. (2)

2. Photo: John David Brewer with family, Cir 1910, , , Missouri. (3)

David Brewer, son of David Nathaniel, with wife Eva and daughter Addie.

Starting front left going right: Wilma, John’s mom (Delana Fowler),
Monte, John, Eva holding John.

Behind them from left to right: Daisie, Flora.

Behind them left to right: Uncle Walter, Aunt Edith, Uncle Roy, Maude,
Addie, Bill Smith holding Irene, (the group of 3 is of Albert, Ralph, and
Lewis but Shirley isn’t sure which).

Photo courtesy of Shirley Cooper Castle

3. Census: Pg. 73 1920 North, Dade, Missouri. (4)
1920 MO DADE NORTH
page 73
92/93 BREWER Walter 29 b. MO father b. IN mother b. IL farmer
Edith 25 b. TX father b. MO mother b. TX
Earnest 8 b. MO
Robert 6
Alvie 1 and 1/12

4. Census: Pg. 3B 1930 Polk, Dade, Missouri. (5)
Year: 1930; Census Place: Polk, Dade, Missouri; Roll: T626_1185; Page:
3B; Enumeration District: 12; Image: 0165.
74/74 GILMORE, Paul R. Rent 24 married at 22 b. TX father b. MO mother
b. TX Salesman, wages
Laura J. 19 married at 17 b. MO
Forrest A. 10/12 b. MO
75/75 BREWER Walter R. Own 39 married at 20 b. MO father b. IN mother b.
IL Farmer, general farm, not a veteran
Edith S. 36 married at 17 b. MO father b. MO mother b. TX
Ernest 17 b. MO
Robert A. 15 b. MO
Alva A. 11 b. MO
Paul L. 4 b. MO
Alice 1 and 4/12 b. MO

5. Residence: 1939. (6)
Walter was Living in Oscaloosa at the time of his mother’s death
according to one of Delana’s obituaries. According to another, his
mother died at his home in Liberal MO.

6. Photo: Betty Brewer Noyes at Family Gathering, Bef 1939. (7)
The third man over in back row (with the hat) is Charles Bryant.
In front of him is Delana Brewer.The woman in the dark dress behind the
smallest girl is Edith Brewer. Next to her is Bettie Brewer. Between and
behind them is Pansy Bryant. The man next to Pansy (looking over Bettie’s
left shoulder) is Walter Brewer and Jessie Brewer Jones is to the right
of Bettie. Most of the rest are Spurlings, unidentified. The image is
courtesy of Nancy Benton who also supplies identification.

7. Photo: Photo of Walter Brewer and Edith, c. 1960s. (8)
Courtesy of Nancy Benton, a studio portrait of Water and Edith Brewer.

8. Cemetery: ? Carr’s Chapel Cemetery, Greenfield, Dade, Missouri. (9)

10. Will: David Nathaniel Brewer 1921 Aug 26 , Dade, Missouri. (10)

His will divided his land between his children Mary Katherine Spurling,
Jessie Jones, Walter Brewer, Elizabeth Jane Noyes, Lewis Brewer, John
David Brewer, Daniel Brewer. His son Walter was administrator and turned
in a sale bill totaling $341.33.
Source: Nancy Benton from Last Will and Testament of David Brewer.

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Wife: Edith S. Gilmore (1)
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Born: Cir 1894 – , , Missouri (9)
Christened:
Died: Unknown
Buried:
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Events
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1. Photo: John David Brewer with family, Cir 1910, , , Missouri. (3)

David Brewer, son of David Nathaniel, with wife Eva and daughter Addie.

Starting front left going right: Wilma, John’s mom (Delana Fowler),
Monte, John, Eva holding John.

Behind them from left to right: Daisie, Flora.

Behind them left to right: Uncle Walter, Aunt Edith, Uncle Roy, Maude,
Addie, Bill Smith holding Irene, (the group of 3 is of Albert, Ralph, and
Lewis but Shirley isn’t sure which).

Photo courtesy of Shirley Cooper Castle

2. Census: Pg. 73 1920 North, Dade, Missouri. (4)
1920 MO DADE NORTH
page 73
92/93 BREWER Walter 29 b. MO father b. IN mother b. IL farmer
Edith 25 b. TX father b. MO mother b. TX
Earnest 8 b. MO
Robert 6
Alvie 1 and 1/12

3. Census: Pg. 3B 1930 Polk, Dade, Missouri. (5)
Year: 1930; Census Place: Polk, Dade, Missouri; Roll: T626_1185; Page:
3B; Enumeration District: 12; Image: 0165.
74/74 GILMORE, Paul R. Rent 24 married at 22 b. TX father b. MO mother
b. TX Salesman, wages
Laura J. 19 married at 17 b. MO
Forrest A. 10/12 b. MO
75/75 BREWER Walter R. Own 39 married at 20 b. MO father b. IN mother b.
IL Farmer, general farm, not a veteran
Edith S. 36 married at 17 b. MO father b. MO mother b. TX
Ernest 17 b. MO
Robert A. 15 b. MO
Alva A. 11 b. MO
Paul L. 4 b. MO
Alice 1 and 4/12 b. MO

4. Photo: Betty Brewer Noyes at Family Gathering, Bef 1939. (7)
The third man over in back row (with the hat) is Charles Bryant.
In front of him is Delana Brewer.The woman in the dark dress behind the
smallest girl is Edith Brewer. Next to her is Bettie Brewer. Between and
behind them is Pansy Bryant. The man next to Pansy (looking over Bettie’s
left shoulder) is Walter Brewer and Jessie Brewer Jones is to the right
of Bettie. Most of the rest are Spurlings, unidentified. The image is
courtesy of Nancy Benton who also supplies identification.

5. Photo: Photo of Walter Brewer and Edith, c. 1960s. (8)
Courtesy of Nancy Benton, a studio portrait of Water and Edith Brewer.

6. Cemetery: ? Carr’s Chapel Cemetery, Greenfield, Dade, Missouri. (9)

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Children
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1 M Earnest Brewer
Born: 1912 – , , Missouri
Christened:
Died: Unknown
Buried:
Spouse:
Marr. Date:
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Events
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1. Census: Pg. 73 1920 North, Dade, Missouri. (4)
1920 MO DADE NORTH
page 73
92/93 BREWER Walter 29 b. MO father b. IN mother b. IL farmer
Edith 25 b. TX father b. MO mother b. TX
Earnest 8 b. MO
Robert 6
Alvie 1 and 1/12

2. Census: Pg. 3B 1930 Polk, Dade, Missouri. (5)
Year: 1930; Census Place: Polk, Dade, Missouri; Roll: T626_1185; Page:
3B; Enumeration District: 12; Image: 0165.
74/74 GILMORE, Paul R. Rent 24 married at 22 b. TX father b. MO mother
b. TX Salesman, wages
Laura J. 19 married at 17 b. MO
Forrest A. 10/12 b. MO
75/75 BREWER Walter R. Own 39 married at 20 b. MO father b. IN mother b.
IL Farmer, general farm, not a veteran
Edith S. 36 married at 17 b. MO father b. MO mother b. TX
Ernest 17 b. MO
Robert A. 15 b. MO
Alva A. 11 b. MO
Paul L. 4 b. MO
Alice 1 and 4/12 b. MO

3. Edit : 2003 Oct.

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2 M Robert A. Brewer
Born: 1913 – , , Missouri (9)
Christened:
Died: 1932
Buried: – Carr’s Chapel Cemetery, Greenfield, Dade, Missouri
Spouse:
Marr. Date:
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Events
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1. Census: Pg. 73 1920 North, Dade, Missouri. (4)
1920 MO DADE NORTH
page 73
92/93 BREWER Walter 29 b. MO father b. IN mother b. IL farmer
Edith 25 b. TX father b. MO mother b. TX
Earnest 8 b. MO
Robert 6
Alvie 1 and 1/12

2. Census: Pg. 3B 1930 Polk, Dade, Missouri. (5)
Year: 1930; Census Place: Polk, Dade, Missouri; Roll: T626_1185; Page:
3B; Enumeration District: 12; Image: 0165.
74/74 GILMORE, Paul R. Rent 24 married at 22 b. TX father b. MO mother
b. TX Salesman, wages
Laura J. 19 married at 17 b. MO
Forrest A. 10/12 b. MO
75/75 BREWER Walter R. Own 39 married at 20 b. MO father b. IN mother b.
IL Farmer, general farm, not a veteran
Edith S. 36 married at 17 b. MO father b. MO mother b. TX
Ernest 17 b. MO
Robert A. 15 b. MO
Alva A. 11 b. MO
Paul L. 4 b. MO
Alice 1 and 4/12 b. MO

3. Cemetery: ? Carr’s Chapel Cemetery, Greenfield, Dade, Missouri. (9)

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3 M Alva L. Brewer (5)
Born: Abt 1918 – , , Missouri
Christened:
Died: Unknown
Buried:
Spouse:
Marr. Date:
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Events
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1. Census: Pg. 3B 1930 Polk, Dade, Missouri.
Year: 1930; Census Place: Polk, Dade, Missouri; Roll: T626_1185; Page:
3B; Enumeration District: 12; Image: 0165.
74/74 GILMORE, Paul R. Rent 24 married at 22 b. TX father b. MO mother
b. TX Salesman, wages
Laura J. 19 married at 17 b. MO
Forrest A. 10/12 b. MO
75/75 BREWER Walter R. Own 39 married at 20 b. MO father b. IN mother b.
IL Farmer, general farm, not a veteran
Edith S. 36 married at 17 b. MO father b. MO mother b. TX
Ernest 17 b. MO
Robert A. 15 b. MO
Alva A. 11 b. MO
Paul L. 4 b. MO
Alice 1 and 4/12 b. MO

2. Census: Pg. 73 1920 North, Dade, Missouri. (4)
1920 MO DADE NORTH
page 73
92/93 BREWER Walter 29 b. MO father b. IN mother b. IL farmer
Edith 25 b. TX father b. MO mother b. TX
Earnest 8 b. MO
Robert 6
Alvie 1 and 1/12

3. Edit : 2003 Oct.

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4 M Paul L. Brewer
Born: Cir 1926 – , , Missouri (5)
Christened:
Died:
Buried:
Spouse:
Marr. Date:
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Events
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1. Census: Pg. 3B 1930 Polk, Dade, Missouri.
Year: 1930; Census Place: Polk, Dade, Missouri; Roll: T626_1185; Page:
3B; Enumeration District: 12; Image: 0165.
74/74 GILMORE, Paul R. Rent 24 married at 22 b. TX father b. MO mother
b. TX Salesman, wages
Laura J. 19 married at 17 b. MO
Forrest A. 10/12 b. MO
75/75 BREWER Walter R. Own 39 married at 20 b. MO father b. IN mother b.
IL Farmer, general farm, not a veteran
Edith S. 36 married at 17 b. MO father b. MO mother b. TX
Ernest 17 b. MO
Robert A. 15 b. MO
Alva A. 11 b. MO
Paul L. 4 b. MO
Alice 1 and 4/12 b. MO

2. Edit : 2003 Oct.

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5 F Alice Brewer
Born: Cir 1929 – , , Missouri (5)
Christened:
Died:
Buried:
Spouse:
Marr. Date:
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Events
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1. Census: Pg. 3B 1930 Polk, Dade, Missouri.
Year: 1930; Census Place: Polk, Dade, Missouri; Roll: T626_1185; Page:
3B; Enumeration District: 12; Image: 0165.
74/74 GILMORE, Paul R. Rent 24 married at 22 b. TX father b. MO mother
b. TX Salesman, wages
Laura J. 19 married at 17 b. MO
Forrest A. 10/12 b. MO
75/75 BREWER Walter R. Own 39 married at 20 b. MO father b. IN mother b.
IL Farmer, general farm, not a veteran
Edith S. 36 married at 17 b. MO father b. MO mother b. TX
Ernest 17 b. MO
Robert A. 15 b. MO
Alva A. 11 b. MO
Paul L. 4 b. MO
Alice 1 and 4/12 b. MO

Sources

1. Nancy Benton.
2. Unknown photographer, Family of David Nathaniel and Delana Fowler Brewer
(Digital copy courtesy of Nancy Benton.)
3. Unknown photographer, John David Brewer and Family c. 1910 (Digital copy
courtesy of Shirley Cooper Castle, possessor of the original image in
2002.)
4. Missouri, Dade County, 1920 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule (Images
at Ancestry.com).
5. Missouri, Dade Co, 1930 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule (Images at
Ancestry.com).
6. Brewer, Delana Fowler obit.
7. Unknown Photographer, Betty Brewer Noyes at Family Gathering (Digital copy
courtesy of Nancy Benton, possessor of original image in 2003).
8. Unknown photographer, Studio portrait of Walter and Edith Brewer c. 1960s
(Digital copy courtesy of Nancy Benton 2003. Retouched.)
9. Carr’s Chapel Cemetery Record (Digital copy of typed document courtesy Nancy
Benton, 2003).
10. Will of David Nathaniel Brewer, Aug 26 1921, Dade County, Missouri (Digital
Copy courtesy of Nancy Benton, 2003).

Comments
2 Responses to “Walter and Edith Brewer”
  1. Jim Swearngin says:

    My wife Is Dieanna L. Jones Swearngin. She is the great grand daughter of Levi Jones & Jessie Brewer Jones. Her grandparents were Herman C. Jones & Opal M. Simmons. Her parents were Junior L. Jones & Virginia M. Fidler. David N. Brewer & Delana Fowler Brewer would be her gr,gr, grandparents. We havh a 5th generation of photo of gr grandmother Jessie & info on unknown family members.
    She would very much like to hear from any relation as she was unaware of how big the family really was.

    Thank You
    Jim & Dieanna Jones Swearngin

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