Possible Photo of Robert Walter Brewer and Edith S. Gilmore

Dieanna and Jim Swearingen sent me the below photo, which came down through the Jessie Brewer Jones and Levy Jones family, hoping for a possible ID. I was unable to make one at the time but I’m now of the opinion it is possibly a photo of Robert Walter Brewer and Edith S. Gilmore. I have an earlier Brewer family photo that is of very poor xerox quality but shows Walter and it looks to be the same person, accounting for a difference in age and hair part.

Courtesy of Dieanna and Jim Searingen

Thought the digital file had enough pixels to try for a touch up. Is that a lapel pin? I couldn’t tell so left it there.

Possibly Robert Walter Brewer and Edith Gilmore Brewer

I am basing my identification of Walter by two other photos, one being a 1909/1910 family photo which shows Walter in the middle bottom row between his parents.

Family of David Nathaniel Brewer and Delana Louise Jane Fowler

More on that photo is here.

Robert Walter Brewer, son of David Nathaniel Brewer and Delana L. Jane Fowler, was a brother of my great-grandmother Bettie Brewer Noyes. He was born 1890 Nov 15 in Barton county, Missouri and married Edith S. Gilmore who was born about 1894 in Missouri.

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.
(Nancy Benton, great-niece)

The 1920 census shows Walter and Edith in North, Dade, Missouri.

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

The 1930 census shows them in 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

More information on the couple may be found here and by using the tags.

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