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. […]

Military Postcard from Eli W. McKenney Naming Four Fellow Company Members

This postcard was from Eli W. McKenney to his niece, Mabel Clair McKenney. Though this is from the time during his service in the Philippines, the postcard shows the men standing in snow which indicates they were stateside, thus I’m unsure when or where the photo would have been taken. I have looked up some […]

Photo of Eli W. McKenney with Friend in the Philippines

From L. McCombs, we have a photo of Eli W. McKenney and a friend taken in the Philippines. This photo would have been sent to his niece, Mabel Clair McKenney.

Military Postcard from Eli McKenney to Mabel Clair McKenney

This postcard is one that would have been sent from Eli to his niece, Mabel Clair McKenney. The postcard was undated so would have been possibly enclosed in a letter. I’m unable to determine which soldier is Eli, or if he is even in this postcard. He was tallish and slender and the only potential […]

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 […]