Possible photo of Elmer Brewer and Rosa Bell Jones

When Dieanna and Jim Swearngin sent me this photo, I was unable to make a positive identification, but my thoughts are now that it is possibly Elmer Brewer and Rosa Bell Jones.

Image courtesy Dieanna and Jim Swearingen

I did a little touch-up of it below. The photo is fuzzy on Elmer’s left side of his face (our right).

Photo of possibly Elmer Brewer and Rosa Bell Jones

I am basing identification on Elmer in the below photo made 1909-1910 when he was about 26 years of age. He is on the far right in the top row. More information on the photo is here.

Family of David Nathaniel Brewer and Delana Louise Jane Fowler

Elmer’s parents were David Nathaniel Brewer and Delana Louise Jane Fowler (my great-great grandparents). He was their 8th child, born 1883 Dec 25, probably in Barton county, Missouri. he married Rosa Bell Jones in Everton, Dade, Missouri. She was born 1885 July 25 and died 1939 May 13.

Elmer died 1919 May 1 at the age of 35, the result of an accidental gunshot wound sustained when he was cleaning his rifle, unaware it was loaded. The gun fired into his leg. An attempt was made to save his life with the amputation of his leg but he didn’t live.

Rosa Bell married again after his death to Clifford York.

A post on Elmer Brewer’s family is here.

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