Lela, Kathleen and Ray, circa 1933

Lena Minor (daughter of Cora Vera Noyes and John Minor), Kathleen and Ray Bryant (children of Pansy Noyes Bryant and Charles Morton Bryant), seated in the grass with sunhats. Courtesy of Nancy Benton.

Letter from DAVID NATHANIEL BREWER to JIM BREWER

Letter from DAVID NATHANIEL BREWER to JIM BREWER. David, born 1850 in Pleasant, Steuben, Indiana, married to Delana Jane Fowler, is a direct line ancestor, son of Daniel Levi Brewer and Catherine Hedden. More on the family can be read here. Jim, an elder brother by a year, was James Daniel Brewer. He married first […]

Betty and Ilene Brewer

KFBK stars are among the long list of entertainment features scheduled to be presented at the President’s Birthday Ball which will open at 8 o’clock tonight in the memorial auditorium. The Brewer sister, Betty, left, and Ilene, shown in the upper photo, will present several of their blues songs. 1937. Courtesy of Shirley Cooper Castle. […]

Lewis Brewer with Mule Team in Dade County, Missouri

Lewis Brewer, b. 1880 May 19th in Barton county, Missouri, was a sibling of Bettie Brewer Noyes, and son of David Nathaniel Brewer and Delana L. Jane Fowler. This photo, contributed by Jim and Dieanna Swearngin, would likely have been taken in Dade County, Missouri, where Lewis lived. He died May 19, 1932 so we’re […]

Herman Jones with Mule Team

Herman Jones, b. 1906 in Missouri, died, 1977 in Selah, Yakima, Washington, was a son of Levy Jones and Jessie Brewer Jones. The photo shows Herman with a mule team and likely would have been taken in Dade County, Missouri before the move to Washington State. Jessie Brewer Jones was a sister of Bettie Brewer […]

Before 1939 Brewer, Spurling and Jones Family Gathering

This photo of a family gathering, supplied by Nancy Benton, is of an event which would have occurred before 1939 as Delana Fowler Brewer is shown and she died November 4, 1939 at Oscaloosa in Dade County, Missouri. The first photo is the original. Just wanted to show that because I needed to mock up […]

Photos of David Nathaniel Brewer, Rachel Jane Brewer Henderson and Lewis Brewer

The digital file of this photo came to me via Dieanna and Jim Swearngin. They were uncertain of who the woman in the photo was. Fortunately, I have a photo of Rachel Jane Brewer Henderson from this era and it matches her in appearance. David Nathaniel Brewer b. 1850 Oct 31 at Pleasant, Steuben, Indiana, […]

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 […]

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

Family of David Nathaniel Brewer and Delana Louise Jane Fowler

Courtesy of Nancy Benton is the below image of the family of David Nathaniel Brewer and Delana Louise Jane Fowler. Here, I’ve tried to add a little more body to it. Rarely do I have a photo showing a full family and am lucky to have this as it has enabled me to make possible […]

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