Alten Clair Brewer[1]

Male 1914 - 1987  (72 years)


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  • Name Alten Clair Brewer 
    Born 1 Dec 1914  Webster City, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1920  Independence Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    1920 U. S. Federal Census 
    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  [4
    1930 U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: Abt. 15 
    Marriage Record 12 Sep 1936  Honey Creek, Iowa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Alten Clair Brewer-Margaret Mary Stuart marriage. 
    Alten Clair Brewer-Margaret Mary Stuart marriage, Honey Creek Pottawattomie County Iowa; 12 Sep 1936.   [ACB 06.]
    Alten Clair Brewer-Margaret Mary Stuart marriage, Honey Creek Pottawattomie County Iowa; 12 Sep 1936. [ACB 06.]
    Instructor Between 1943 and 1945  William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Instructor/Coach Between 1945 and 1955  Springfield, Missouri, School District R-12 Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    City Directory 1950  Springfield, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    1950 Springfield, Missouri City Directory 
    Alten Clair Brewer and Margaret Mary Stuart Brewer, 1950 City Directory, Springfield, Missouri.    [ACB 08.]
    Alten Clair Brewer and Margaret Mary Stuart Brewer, 1950 City Directory, Springfield, Missouri. [ACB 08.]
    School Principal Between 1955 and 1960  Springfield, Missouri, School District R-12 Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Coordinator of Science Between 1960 and 1982  Springfield, Missouri, School District R-12 Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Board of Directors Between 1962 and 1972  Springfield Airport Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Awards Between 1967 and 1969  Teaching Excellence Merit Award, Grade Teachers Magazine, 1967; Missouri Science Educators Award, 1969 Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Author 1969  Exploring and Understanding Light; Exploring and Understanding Air Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Author 1973  Elementary Science: Learning by Investigation Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Board of Directors Springfield Redevelopment Authority Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Degrees Bachelor of Arts in Science and Education, William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri, 1936; Master of Education, University of Arkinsas, Fayetteville, 1955; Doctor of Education in Education, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1960 Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Mbr. Prof. Associations National Education Association; National Science Teachers Association; National Science Supervisors Association ( Past President); Council of Elementary Science Teachers International (Past President) Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Died 24 Sep 1987  Kimberling City, Stone County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Buried 1 Oct 1987  Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa; Memorial ID: 104850022. Find all individuals with events at this location  [19, 20
    Alten Clair and Margaret Mary Stuart Brewer, headstone.  [ACB 07.] and [MS 04.]
    Alten Clair and Margaret Mary Stuart Brewer, headstone. [ACB 07.] and [MS 04.]
    Person ID I583  Lange Pierce
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2019 

    Father Edward Wilson Brewer,   b. 18 Nov 1877, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1936, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother 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) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 26 Dec 1900  Webster City, Iowa. Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    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

    Family 1 Margaret Mary Stuart,   b. 30 Sep 1916, Anstruthers, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1977, Springfield, Greene County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 12 Sep 1936  Honey Creek, iowa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Maila Jean Brewer
    +2. Living
    Last Modified 30 May 2019 
    Family ID F255  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Living 
    Family ID F256  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    •        (Clair Brewer, as he was known all his life, is represented in these notes and in this compilation as Alten Clair Brewer, his full name. Family Tree Maker asks for the full name and uses it. In these notes, where possible, I have used the name by which is most familiar to his family, Clair. When the name does not appear as Clair, it is because I have copied something from a source that uses the full name. I apologize for the use of the full name or the name Alten when it is not under my control.)
             Nedra Brewer Adams writes in the History of Hamilton County, Iowa [1986]: "Clair [Brewer] married Margaret Stuart and has two daughters and three granddaughters who live in California. After Margaret's death, Clair married Nell Garland and the couple are co-authors of twelve or more school text books. Their retirement home is in Missouri." [EWB 05.]
             From , Fletchall, Mrs. Charles B. "Smith, Isaac Family," [F611] in The History of Hamilton County, Iowa: 1985. Dallas: Curtis Media, 1986 [ACB 02], the following was written about Alten:
             "Alten Clair Brewer, graduated from Webster City High School in 1931, received his B.A. degree from William Jewell College, MO, 1936; M.S. degree from the University of Arkansas, 1955; and Doctorate in Education degree from the University of Tennessee, 1960. He was a science teacher and track coach at various schools in Arkansas and Missouri from 1938-1955; elementary principal at Springfield, MO, 1955-1960, Science Coordinator of the Springfield Public Schools, 1960-1983, and Assistant Superintendent in Charge of Science with a bi-weekly public television show. [ACB 03.] He has won several citations and awards during his teaching career. He is the author of numerous publications on science and aviation (he was a physics instructor and Ground School Flight Instructor at William Jewell College during war years, 1943-45). He co-authored a science textbook for grades 1-6 with his wife, Nell Garland Brewer. They are now retired, living near Springfield, MO. Clair and his first wife, Margaret Stuart (deceased 1977), were the parents of two daughters, Patricia Louise and Maila Jean, both living in California."
             According to his obituary [ACB 01], Clair, as he was known, "held positions as president of the Council for Elementary Science International, director of the National Science Supervisors Commission, president for the Southwest Missouri Teachers Association, and was a member of Sigma Pi Sigma, and Phi Delta Kappa. He receive the Grade Teachers Award for Teaching Excellence in science and mathematics and the Missouri Science Education Award. He was also a coach of track (his favorite), basketball and football. His daughter, Patricia, says that "he was good at it." [MS 02.]
             Some of the same information from the "Smith, Isaac Family" article and from the obituary are repeated and added to in the Who's Who in the Midwest articles, prepared by Clair. Brewer himself.
             He was a member of the Kimberling City Lions Club and the Solomon Masonic Lodge.
             Clair is survived by two daughters, Maila Brewer Harrell and Patricia Brewer; granddaughters Maila Wong and Monica Wong Krupa in Pennsylvania in the medical profession and Ancelin Wong, San Francisco Bay area; great grandchildren Jessica Krupa, John Krupa, Lucas Krupa, Seth Krupa and Gavin Krupa; and, Jason Buchholtz in Pennsylvania. [ACB 03.] [PB 02.]
             In the 1920 U. S. Federal Census, Alten C. Brewer is a 6 year old, white, single male. He is not in school and probably does not control all aspects of the English language to say that he reads, writes, and speaks it. He was born in Iowa of parents who were both born in Iowa. He lives with his parents, Edward and Emma, a sister, Nedra, a cousin, Floyd S. Pierce, and his grandparents, Isaac and Maila Smith, in Independence Township, Hamilton County, Iowa. [EWB 06.]
             In the 1930 U. S. Federal Census, Clair Alten Brewer is a 15 year old, white, single male. he was born in Iowa of parents who were both born in Iowa. He is currently in school; he reads, writes, and speaks English. He has no employ outside the home. Clair lives with his parents, Edward and Emma and a sister Nedra A. Brewer. The family lives at 1521 Wilson Ave. in Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa. [EWB 10.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1800] Emma Smith, obituary, "Mrs. Brewer, 74, Dies in Illinois." 06 November 1956, The Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, Iowa. [ES 01.] See also, Mrs. Charles B. Fletchall, "Smith, Isaac Family," [F611] in The History of Hamilton County, Iowa: 1985. Dallas: Curtis Media Corporation, 1986.

    2. [S1801] Alten Clair Brewer, obituary, 29 September 1987, Messenger, Fort Dodge, Iowa. [ACB 01.] See also, Who's Who in the Midwest, 19th edition, 1984-1985. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1984, p. 104; See also 1983, p. 80 and 1982, p. 79. [ACB 04.].

    3. [S1815] 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.].

    4. [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.].

    5. [S9606] Alten Clair Brewer-Margaret Mary Stuart marriage, (2014). Ancestry.com. Iowa marriage records, 1880-1940 [database online]. Lehi, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. [ACB 06.].

    6. [S1805] Who's Who in the Midwest, 19th edition, 1984-1985. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1984, p. 104; See also 1983, p. 80 and 1982, p. 79. [ACB 04.].

    7. [S1806] Who's Who in the Midwest, 19th edition, 1984-1985. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1984, p. 104; See also 1983, p. 80 and 1982, p. 79. [ACB 04.].

    8. [S9612] Alten Clair Brewer. (2011). U.S. City Diretories, 1822-1995 [database online]. Provo UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. [ACB 08.].

    9. [S1807] Who's Who in the Midwest, 19th edition, 1984-1985. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1984, p. 104; See also 1983, p. 80 and 1982, p. 79. [ACB 04.].

    10. [S1808] Who's Who in the Midwest, 19th edition, 1984-1985. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1984, p. 104; See also 1983, p. 80 and 1982, p. 79. [ACB 04.].

    11. [S1811] Who's Who in the Midwest, 19th edition, 1984-1985. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1984, p. 104; See also 1983, p. 80 and 1982, p. 79. [ACB 04.].

    12. [S1813] Who's Who in the Midwest, 19th edition, 1984-1985. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1984, p. 104; See also 1983, p. 80 and 1982, p. 79. [ACB 04.].

    13. [S1809] Who's Who in the Midwest, 19th edition, 1984-1985. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1984, p. 104; See also 1983, p. 80 and 1982, p. 79. [ACB 04.].

    14. [S1810] Who's Who in the Midwest, 19th edition, 1984-1985. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1984, p. 104; See also 1983, p. 80 and 1982, p. 79. [ACB 04.].

    15. [S1812] Who's Who in the Midwest, 19th edition, 1984-1985. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1984, p. 104; See also 1983, p. 80 and 1982, p. 79. [ACB 04.].

    16. [S1804] Who's Who in the Midwest, 19th edition, 1984-1985. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1984, p. 104; See also 1983, p. 80 and 1982, p. 79. [ACB 04.].

    17. [S1814] Who's Who in the Midwest, 19th edition, 1984-1985. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1984, p. 104; See also 1983, p. 80 and 1982, p. 79. [ACB 04.].

    18. [S1802] Alten Clair Brewer, obituary, 29 September 1987, Messenger, Fort Dodge, Iowa. [ACB 01.] See also Theodore Crayne, "Re: Mabel and Edward Wilson Brewer," e-mail message from (146 South Loy Avenue, Jacksonville, NC 28540) to Dale L. Lange, 15 October 2004. [ES 03.].

    19. [S1803] Alten Clair Brewer, obituary, 29 September 1987, Messenger, Fort Dodge, Iowa. [ACB 01.] Burial date, calculated from the obituary was October 01, 1987.

    20. [S9607] Alten Clair Brewer, burial. (2012). Ancestry.com. Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. Memorial ID: 104850022. [ACB 07.].

    21. [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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