Five Generations of Brewers

Five Generations article courtesy Nancy Benton

This picture shows five generations of one family–and the infant who is the fifth generation perhaps has more living grandparents than any other child in the Ozarks; certainly more than most for she has 11.

In the center of the picture is Mrs. D. L. Brewer, 87, of Arcola, the baby’s great-greatgrandmother. At the left in the middle row is her son, Dan Brewer, 61, of Arcola; his wife is just below him at the left in the front row. They are the baby’s great-grandparents. At the top left and center are Mr. and Mrs. Schuyler Brewer, the infant’s grandparents, also of Arcola. Mr. Brewer is 40. At the right of the top is the baby’s father, Gilbert Pyle, of Jerico Springs, and his wife, Pansy Brewer Pyle, is holding their six-months-old daughter, Peggy Lou Pyle.

Peggy Lou’s other living grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Leon Pemberton, Mrs. Schuyler Brewer’s parents; Mr. and Mrs. Cortes Pyle, her great-grandparents, and Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Pyle, her grandparents, on the father’s side of the house. Both Pyle families are of Stockton.

Delana Louise Jane Fowler Brewer (grandmother of Dorothy Noyes mcKenney) was born in 1854 and died in 1939 at the age of 85, so the article is wrong as to her age.

Her son Daniel was born in 1874 in Barton county, Missouri and was 61 in 1935, so I’ll place this article as being in 1935. His wife was Rose Trent b. 1878 in KS and died in 1948. They were married March 25 1895 in Girard, Crawford, Kansas.

Daniel and Rose had two children, Schuyler b. abt 1897 and Davie b. abt 1902. Schuyler married Gladys Pemberton who was born abt 1899 in Missouri. They had three children: Odilla b. abt 1915, Pansy b. abt 1917 and Schuyler Jr. b. abt 1919.

Pansy married Gilbert C. Pyle.

In 1920 Daniel was living in North, Dade, Missouri. His nephew, Ralph, was living with them. Ralph was a son of John David Brewer:

Roll: T625_916 Page: 1B ED: 73 Image: 0712
19/19 BREWER Dan Rent 47 b. MO father b. IN mother b. IL Farmer on General Farm
Rose 44 b. KS father b. KY mother b. KS
Davie 18 b. MO
Ralph nephew 11 b. MO father b. KS mother b.MO

The 1920 census shows the following for Schuyler in Polk, Dade, Missouri:

Roll: T625_916 Page: 8A ED: 76 Image: 0779
164/165 GILMORE Andrew J. Rent 58 wd. b. MO parents b. MO Farm laborer, working out
Paul R. son 17 b. TX father b. MO mother b. TX Farm laborer, working out
John son 15 b. TX father b. MO mother b. TX Farm laborer, working out
165/166 BREWER Schuyler 24 b. MO father b. MO mother b. KS Farmer, general farm
Gladys 21 b. MO parents b. MO
Odilla 5 b. MO
Pansy 3
Schuyler Jr. 1

Schuyler’s uncle, Robert Walter Brewer, was married to an Edith S. Gilmore. I think it likely that Andrew was a relation.

The 1930 census shows for Schuyler and Dan that they were living next to each other and that Delana was in Dan’s household:

Year: 1930; Census Place: North, Dade, Missouri; Roll: T626_1185; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 9; Image: 0134.
Page 3A
65/67 BREWER Schuyler rent 33 married at 18 b. MO father b. MO mother b. KS
Gladys 31 married at 16 b. MO father b. MO mother b. Illinois
Odilla 15 b. MO
Pansy 13 b. MO
Schuyler Jr. 11 b. MO
66/68 BREWER Dan rent 55 married at 21 b. MO father b. IN mother b. IL
Rose 53 married at (illegible) b. KS father b. TN mother b. KS
Elana (mother) 75 married at 15 b. IL parents b. IL

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