Edward Wilson Brewer

Edward Wilson Brewer[1]

Male 1877 - 1936  (58 years)

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  • Name Edward Wilson Brewer 
    Born 18 Nov 1877  Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1880  Hamilton County, Webster City, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    1880 U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: Abt. 2 
    William Granville Brewer household, 1880 U. S. Federal Census, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa.  [WGB 03.]
    William Granville Brewer household, 1880 U. S. Federal Census, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa. [WGB 03.]
    William Granville Brewer; his wife, Evaline McKowan Brewer; their children: Mabel and Edward Brewer.
    Census 1885  Cass Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    1885 Iowa State Census 
    Age: Abt. 5 
    McKowan, Edward P. household, 1885 Iowa State Census, Cass Township, Iowa
    McKowan, Edward P. household, 1885 Iowa State Census, Cass Township, Iowa
    Edward P. McKowan, wife, Emaline, Sons Joseph, Lafayette, Asa, daughters, Rue Anna, and Leona McKowan; his daughter Evaline Elisabeth McKowan Brewer and her son, Edward Brewer.
    Census 14 Jun 1900  Independence Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    1900 U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: Abt. 22 
    Pierce, Frank Orlando and Family
    Pierce, Frank Orlando and Family
    1900 U. S. Federal Census, Hamilton County, Indpendence Township, Iowa; Frank O. Pierce, Mabel C. (Brewer) Pierce; Elsie Welch, sister of Mabel; Edward W. Brewer, Brother of Mabel; Children: Gladys R. and Ralph R. Pierce
    Census 1910  Independence Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    1910 U. S. Federal Census (Misread, Edd W. Brenew)  
    Age: Abt. 33 
    Edward Wilson Brewer household 1910 U. S. Federal Census, Independence Township, Hamilton County, Iowa.  [EWB 09.]
    Edward Wilson Brewer household 1910 U. S. Federal Census, Independence Township, Hamilton County, Iowa. [EWB 09.]
    Edward Wilson Brewer; his wife, Emma C. Smith Brewer; their daughter, Nedra A. Brewer, and a nephew, Floyd S. Pierce.
    World War I Draft Card 12 Sep 1918  Local Board for the County of Hamilton, State of Iowa, Webster City Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Census 1920  Independence Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    1920 U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: Abt. 42 
    Edward Wilson Brewer household, 1920 U. S. Federal Census, Independence Township, Hamilton County, Iowa.   [EWB 06.]
    Edward Wilson Brewer household, 1920 U. S. Federal Census, Independence Township, Hamilton County, Iowa. [EWB 06.]
    Edward Wilson Brewer; his wife, Emma L. C. Smith Brewer; their children, Nedra A. and Alten C. Brewer; Floyd S. Pierce, son of Charles Pierce; Isaac B. and R. Maila Smith, father and mother-in-law.
    Census 1930  Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    1930 U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: Abt. 52 
    Church Affiliation Methodist Church, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Employment Tank Truck Driver for Skelly Oil in Webster City, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Died 27 May 1936  Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa. Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Buried 29 May 1936  Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa; Section 9, Lot 14; Memorial ID: 104840355. Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14
    Edward Wilson Brewer, headstone.  [EWB 08.]
    Edward Wilson Brewer, headstone. [EWB 08.]
    Plot: Plot 9, Lot 14.
    Person ID I581  Lange Pierce
    Last Modified 30 May 2019 

    Father William Granville Brewer,   b. Abt Feb 1853, Webster City, Boone Township, Webster County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN, Unkown - disappeared (See Notes) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Evaline Elizabeth McKowan,   b. 9 Sep 1855, Lakin's Grove, Iowa, an unincorporated village that no longer exists Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1909, Methodist Hospital, Des Moines, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 28 Jul 1873  Baptist Church, Webster City, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16
    Notes 
    •        The date and place of the divorce between William and Evaline is as yet unknown, but William remarried in 1878.
    Photos
    Brewer, Mabel C.
    Brewer, Mabel C.
    Wife of Frank O. Pierce
    Family ID F9  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Emma C. Smith,   b. 23 Nov 1882, Webster City, Iowa. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1956, St. Anthony Hospital, Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 26 Dec 1900  Webster City, Iowa. Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Children 
     1. Nedra Areline Brewer,   b. 23 Aug 1908, Independence Township, Hamilton County, Webster City, Iowa. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 April 2006, Sister Bay, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Alten Clair Brewer,   b. 1 Dec 1914, Webster City, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1987, Kimberling City, Stone County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [Birth]
    Photos
    Brewer, Edward W. and Emma C. Smith Brewer with Francis W. Seamonds and Sarah M. Smith Seamonds
    Brewer, Edward W. and Emma C. Smith Brewer with Francis W. Seamonds and Sarah M. Smith Seamonds
    Picture of two Smith sisters with their husbands
    Family ID F253  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Edward Wilson Brewer, photo
    Edward Wilson Brewer, photo

  • Notes 
    •        ED BREWER, LOCAL MAN, IS OVERCOME BY GAS IN HOUSE
             Through quick use of artificial resuscitation, the life of Ed Brewer, 1521 Wilson avenue, was saved this morning after he had been overcome by gas in the kitchen of his home.
             Brewer, tank truck driver for the Skelly oil concern, failed to report at the Lloyd Matthews station at his usual time and Matthews, accompanied by F. T. Gehrett, a district official for the oil company, drove to Brewer's house. Brewer was found on the kitchen floor.
             H. J. Callahan, fire chief at Fort Dodge, happened to be calling at the fire station and went with a fire truck crew with a pulmotor to the Brewer home. He was the one who is credited with saving Brewer's life. Brewer was taken to the hospital for further treatment. [Daily Freeman Journal, 27 May 1936 - EWB 04.]
             GAS FATAL TO E. W. BREWER
             Funeral Services to Be Held at the Foster Funeral Home.
             WAS WIDELY KNOWN
             Edward W. Brewer, 58, overcome by gas in the kitchen of his home 1521 Willson avenue, yesterday morning, died at the hospital last evening at 5 o'clock.
      Death was caused by carbon monoxide poisoning.
             Brewer, tank truck driver for the Skelly oil concern, failed to report at the Lloyd Matthews station at his usual time yesterday and Matthews, accompanied by F. T. Gehrett, as district official for the oil company, drove to Brewer's house. Brewer was found on the kitchen floor.
             Artificial Respiration
             Through quick use of artificial resuscitation, his life was saved temporarily and he was taken to the hospital for further treatment. He took a turn for the worse late yesterday afternoon however.
             Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Foster funeral home with the Rev. J. J. Share, Methodist pastor, officiation: burial in Graceland cemetery.
             Mr. Brewer is survived by his wife, Mrs. Emma Brewer, a daughter, Mrs. Reginald Adams, of Decorah, and a son, Clair, who was graduated Tuesday night from William Jewell college, Liberty, Mo. A nephew Floyd Pierce was reared in the Brewer home, and he is also survived by a sister, Mrs. F. O. Pierce of Breckinridge, Minn. and a half brother Earl Welch, of Lexington, Ky.
      Born, reared Here.
             Edward Wilson Brewer was born and reared in Webster City. He was the grandson of Wilson Brewer, founder of Newcastle, original Webster City. He had lived all of his life in and near here where he was widely known.
             He was a member of the Methodist church. [Daily Freeman Journal, 28 May 1936 - EWB 04.]
             In the 1880 U.S. Federal Census, Edward W. Brewer is two year old, white single male. He was born in Iowa of parents who were both born in Iowa. Edward lives with his parent William and Eva and a sister, Mabel. The family lives in Webster, City, Hamilton County, Iowa. [WGB 03.]
             In the 1885 Iowa State Census, Edward W. Brewer is living with his mother in Cass Township, Hamilton County, Iowa. He is a seven year old male. He is living near his grandfather, Edward P. McKowan. [EPM 11.]
             In the 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Edward is living with Frank O. and Mabel Pierce in Independence Township, Hamilton County, Iowa. He is a brother to Mabel C. Brewer. He is listed as servant. He is a white, male, 22 year old whose birthday is in November, 1877; he is single. He was born in Iowa as were his parents. He is actual occupation is listed as farm laborer. He reads, writes, and speaks English. [FOP 10.]
             In the 1910 U.S. Federal Census, Edward is married to Emma C. Smith and has one daughter, Nedra A., who is 20 months old. Edward has been married for 4 years. He was born in Iowa of parents that were both born in Iowa (William G. Brewer, Evaline McKowan). He was able to read, write, and speak English. His occupation is that of farmer, who is working on his own accord; he is probably working with his father-in-law because it is not clear if he owns or is renting farmland; he is not a survivor of the Union or Confederate Army or Navy; he is not blind, and is not deaf or dumb. [IBS 02.]
             On his World War Draft Registration Card, 1917, Edward W. Brewer provided the following information:
      Name: Edward Wilson Brewer
      Address: RFD 4, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa
      Age: 40
      Date of Birth: November 18, 1877
      Race: White
      U. S. Citizen: Natural Born
      Present Occupation: Farming
      Employer: Self
      Nearest Relative: Wife, Emma Brewer
      Address of Wife: RFD 4, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa
      Description: Medium height, medium build, blue eyes, light hair
      [EWB 07.]
             In the 1920 U. S. Federal Census, Edward W. Brewer is a 42 year old, white, married male. He is married to Emma L. C. Smith (Brewer). He was born in Iowa of parents who were born in Iowa. He is a farmer who rests his farm and is working on his own account. He reads, writes, and speaks English. He lives with his wife, Emma, two children (Nedra and Alten), a nephew, Floyd S. Pierce, and his in-laws, Isaac and Maila Smith, in Independence Township, Hamilton County, Iowa. [EWB 06.]
             In the 1930 U. S. federal Census, Edward Wilson Brewer is a 52 year old, white, married male. He was born in Iowa of parents who were both born in Iowa. He rents his own home at $40 per month, He owns a radio set, and does not live on a farm. Edward was 23 at the time of his marriage to Emma C. Smith. He is not attending school. He is able to read, write, and speak English. Edward's occupation is that of a commercial traveler, selling from house to house. He is classified as a wage or salary worker. Edward lives at1521 Wilson Ave. in Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa with his wife, Emma and two children: Nedra A. and Clair A. Brewer. [EWB 10.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1782] Edward Wilson Brewer, death certificate 67, 1936 [May 27, 1936], Iowa State Department of Health, Des Moines, Iowa [Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa]. [EWB 01.].

    2. [S1783] Edward Wilson Brewer, Iowa state death certificate, 67, 1936. [EWB 01.].

    3. [S1787] William Brewer household, 1880 U.S. census, Hamilton County, Iowa, town of Webster City, ED 102, page 187B, dwelling 14, family 19, National Archives micropublication T9, roll 342. [WGB 03.].

    4. [S1788] Edward P. McKowan household, 1885 Iowa State Census, Hamilton County, Iowa, Cass township, dwelling number 77, family number 83, page number 121, Family History Film 1021473, volume 193 in Quigg, Gary, comp. (2003). Iowa State Census, 1885 [database online], Provo, Ut: Ancestry.com. [EPM 11.].

    5. [S1789] Frank O. Pierce household, 1900 U.S. census, Hamilton County, Iowa, Independence Township, ED 106, SD 10, sheet 7, dwelling 136, family 136; National Archives mivcropublication T 623, roll 435, page 112. [FOP 10.].

    6. [S9604] Edward Wilson Brewer household, 1910 U. S. Census, Hamilton County, Iowa, Independence Township, ED 116, SD 10, sheet 15B, dwelling 222, family 230; National Archives micropublication T624, roll 404; FHLF 1274417. [EWB 09.].

    7. [S7784] Edward Wilson Brewer, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on line]. Provo, UT: MyFamily.com., 2005. [National Archives micropublication M1509, roll 1643090. [EWB 07.].

    8. [S1791] Edward Wilson Brewer household, 1920 U. S. Census, Hamilton County, Independence Township, ED 130, SD 10, sheet 8B, farm; National Archives micropubulication T625, roll 491. [EWB 06.].

    9. [S9605] Edward Wilson Brewer household, 1930 U. S. Census, Hamilton County, Iowa, Webster City, ED 4 SD 5, sheet 8A, dwelling 171, family 192; National Archives micropublication T626, no roll given; FHLF 2340392. [EWB 10.].

    10. [S1792] Edward W. Brewer obituary, "Gas Fatal to E. W. Brewer," The Daily Freeman Journal, Thursday 28 May 1926, Webster City, Iowa. [EWB 04.].

    11. [S1786] Edward W. Brewer, article, " Ed Brewer, Local Man, is Overcome by Gas in House, The Daily Freeman Journal, Wednesday, 27 May 1936, Webster City, Iowa. [EWB 03.].

    12. [S1784] Edward Wilson Brewer, Iowa state death certificate, 67, 1936. [EWB 01.] See also Edward W. Brewer obituary, "Gas Fatal to E. W. Brewer," The Daily Freeman Journal, Thursday 28 May 1926, Webster City, Iowa. [EWB 04.].

    13. [S1785] Edward Wilson Brewer, Iowa state death certificate, 67, 1936. [EWB 01.].

    14. [S9603] Edward Wilson Brewer, burial. (2012). Ancestry.com. Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. Memorial ID: 104840355. [EWB 08.].

    15. [S7190] William G. Brewer and Evaline McKowan, 28 July 1973, marriage license 505, p. 176, Marriage Record, Book 2, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa. [WGB 02; EEM 02.].

    16. [S8732] Brewer, William G. and Eve E. McKowan Marriage, 28 Jul 1875, Wbster City, Hamilton County, Iowa, FHL Film No. 1404699, Reference ID: 2:3C0XRP1; [WGB 07.].

    17. [S7353] Emma Smith, obituary, "Mrs. Brewer, 74, Dies in Illinois." 06 November 1956, The Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, Iowa. [ES 01.] See also Brewer-Smith marriage, Register of Marriges, Book 5, p. 74, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa. [ES 02 & EWB 02.].


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