Frank Brewer[1]

Male 1889 - 1965  (75 years)


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  • Name Frank Brewer 
    Born 5 Sep 1889  Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900  Fourth Ward, Webster City, Boone Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Ward File 1905  Fourth Ward, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Legal Case 13 Apr 1906  Webster City Tribune, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1930  Webster City, 4th Ward, Boone Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Employment Plaster Trade, Webster City, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Died 30 Jun 1965  Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Obituary 1 Jul 1965  The Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Funeral 3 Jul 1965  Foster Funeral Home, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Buried 3 Jul 1965  Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Person ID I1279  Lange Pierce
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2019 

    Father Benjamin Roland Brewer,   b. 20 Oct 1834, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1921, Webster City, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Nellie E. Conlin,   b. Aft Oct 1865, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 20 Jun 1889  Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa; A. R. Flemming, J.P. Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Notes 
    •        Ellen E. is the probably same person as Ellen O'Rourke that is mentioned in BRB 07. She is found in the 1910 Census as Ellen E. and has been married to BRB for 22 years. This information fits with BRB 06, a marriage license. In this same census, there is a Peter E. O Rourke that lives as a neighbor. This person could be a brother to Ellen, but I have not been able to establish that fact by means of perusing census records with a variety of names: Ellen, Nellie, Nellie Conlin, Ellen E., Ellen C.,etc. I did find a Patrick O Rourke in Iowa City, Iowa in the 1860 U.S. Federal Census. An Ellen is listed as being 4/12ths year old. It is not clear that this is the Ellen, wife of Benjamin R. Brewer in 1910, but it could be.
             Ellen or Nellie with the last name of Conlin could have been previously married, but I have not found anything in census records to show that. [DLL]
    Family ID F406  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
    Children 
    +1. Ellen Mae Brewer,   b. 24 Nov 1922, Webster City, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 2003, Des Moines, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +2. Herbert R. Brewer,   b. 29 Nov 1924, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 2004, Niles, Michigan - Silverbook Manor Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +3. Living
     4. Ruby Jean Brewer,   b. 14 Sep 1930, Webster City, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1931, Iowa City, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +5. Robert Spencer Brewer,   b. 14 Nov 1934, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 2008, Pine, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Family ID F508  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    •        BOY BOUND OVER TO GRAND JURY
             The Fifteen Year Old Lad Charged with Assault with Criminal Intent Is Held
             PARENTS FURNISH $500 BOND
             Crime Alleged to Have Been Committed on Little Eleven Year Old Jessie Ahrens
             Justice Hyatt this morning bound Frank Brewer over to await the action of the grand jury which meets May 1st, upon the charge of assault with criminal intent. The young man is but fifteen years of age. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roll Brewer of this city. The charge against him was preferred by Gus Ahrens, who charges that the crime was committed upon the person of his eleven year old daughter. Young Brewer's bond was fixed at $500, which was furnished by his parents.
      The preliminary hearing was help before Justice Hyatt yesterday afternoon and concluded last evening. The decision, however, was withheld until this morning. Since the young man is not age a conviction upon the charge, serious though it is, can mean nothing more than a sentence to the reform school.
             It is alleged that the crime was committed last Tuesday afternoon. Jessie Ahrens, in company with a little Sweazey girl, was out in the woods picking flowers. They were back of the Brewer home in the west end of the city near the river. Frank Brewer, in company with an O'Rourke and a Butler boy, was also in the woods. It is charged that young Brewer chased the little Ahrens girl, caught her and threw her to the ground. It is then charged that he put his hand over her mouth, but was unable to check her terrifying screams. She finally broke away and upon reading home told her parents of the occurrence. The latter swore out an information against Brewer.
             So far as known the Brewer Boy has never before shown signs of viciousness and in school has always been considered rather bright for the chance that has been given him. His parents are poor and the lad has had to shift for himself a good deal. Like all boys under those conditions he has been a little wild. The seriousness of the charge now pending against him, however, is a surprise to his family. While the preliminary hearing developed very thorough investigation of the matter, the grand jury will go further into it. [FB 02.]
             In the 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Frank Brewer is a nine year old, single, white male. He was born in Iowa of parents who were born in Indiana (father) and Iowa (mother). He was born in September of 1890. In the home, there is also a boarder by the name of George Bonebright. [BRB 16.]
             In 1905, Frank Brewer is living in the Fourth Ward of Webster City, Iowa. He is living with his father, Benjamin R. Brewer and his mother, Ellen. They live on James. Street. [BRB 20.]
             In the 1930 U.S. Federal Census, Frank Brewer is head of a family of four, including himself. With him are his wife Gladys M. (Jameson), a daughter, Ellen, and a son, Herbert. In the household is also Ruth Vielgomott, a widowed 65 year old, female who is the servant in the household. [Ruth was born in Illinois of parents who were born in Illinois (father) and Ohio (mother). She is competent in English.] Frank owns the home in which the family lives. The home is valued at $1,500. Frank is a white, married male; he is 40 years old and was first married at 31. He is not attending school, but can read, write, and speak English. He was born of parents who were born in Indiana (father) and Iowa (mother). He is an employed plasterer. He is a veteran of the WW. [FB 03.]
             FRANK BREWER DIES AT 75
             Frank Brewer, 75, lifelong resident of Webster city, died late Wednesday evening at the Veterans' hospital in Des Moines where he had been a patient the past seven weeks.
             Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Foster Funeral home. There will be military services at graveside in Graceland cemetery.
      Frank Brewer, son of Benjamin Rolland Brewer and Ellen Brewer, was born Sept. 5, 1889, at Webster City, and was reared and educated in this community.
             He was united in marriage May 18, 1921 to Gladys Jameson, and the couple had always since resided in Webster City where for many years Mr. Brewer engaged in the plastering trade.
             He is survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters; Herbert Brewer of Edwardsburg, Mich., Robert Brewer, Webster City, Mrs. Donald (Ellen) Peterson, Des Moines, and Mrs. Leo (Ruth) Hinderks, Webster City, and 13 grandchildren.
      Mr. Brewer was preceded in death by one daughter, Ruby, who died at the age of eight months and by his parents. [FB 01.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S4366] Frank Brewer, "Frank Brewer Dies at 74," 01 July 1965, Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, Iowa. [FB 01.].

    2. [S4367] Frank Brewer, "Frank Brewer Dies at 74," 01 July 1965, Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, Iowa. [FB 01.].

    3. [S4374] Benjamin R. Brewer household, 1900 U.S. census, Hamilton County, Iowa, Boone township, Webster City, 4th Ward, SD 10, ED 102, sheet 9B, dwelling 219, family 221; National Archives micropublication T623, roll 435. [BRB 16.].

    4. [S4376] Benjamin Roland Brewer, Ward File, 1905, 4th Ward, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa. [BRB 20.].

    5. [S4372] Frank Brewer, "Boy Bound Over To Grand Jury, 13 April 1906, Webster City Tribune, Webster City, Iowa. [FB 02.].

    6. [S4375] Frank Brewer, 1930 U.S. census, Hamilton County, Iowa, Boone township, Webster City, 4th Ward, ED 40-6, SD 5, sheet 4B, dwelling 84, family 90; National Archives micropublication T626, roll 657. [FB 03.].

    7. [S4371] Frank Brewer, "Frank Brewer Dies at 74," 01 July 1965, Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, Iowa. [FB 01.].

    8. [S4368] Frank Brewer, "Frank Brewer Dies at 74," 01 July 1965, Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, Iowa. [FB 01.] Death date was calculated from the newspaper article.

    9. [S4373] Frank Brewer, "Frank Brewer Dies at 75," 01 July 1965, The Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, Iowa. [FB 01.].

    10. [S4370] Frank Brewer, "Frank Brewer Dies at 74," 01 July 1965, Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, Iowa. [FB 01.] Funeral was calculated from the newspaper article.

    11. [S4369] Frank Brewer, "Frank Brewer Dies at 74," 01 July 1965, Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, Iowa. [FB 01.] Burial date was calculated from the newspaper article.

    12. [S7443] Benjamin Roland Brewer, record of marriage, 20 June 1889, Hamilton County Marriages, number 137, p. 80, Webster City, Iowa. [BRB 06.].


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