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 […]

Five Generations of Brewers

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 […]

Photo of Bettie Brewer Noyes and Dora Fowler taken at Fritts Studio in Liberal

I’ve touched it up a little below. Dora Nancy Fowler Trent is shown here with her niece, Bettie Brewer (married Ray Noyes). Dora Nancy Fowler was born abt 1869 at Osage Mission, Neosho, Kansas, the daughter of John B. Fowler and Mary Jane Johnson. She died at the age of 37, July 1906, and is […]

David Nathaniel Brewer and Delana Louise Fowler

I don’t recollect seeing very often early images clearly showing a woman as pregnant. The photo , courtesy of Nancy Benton, would have likely been taken in Barton County, Missouri. David Nathaniel Brewer arrived in Barton County, Missouri before the establishment of Liberal in the early 1880s. Nancy Benton writes of David and Delana: David […]