Nedra Areline Brewer

Nedra Areline Brewer[1]

Female 1908 - 2006  (97 years)

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  • Name Nedra Areline Brewer 
    Born 23 Aug 1908  Independence Township, Hamilton County, Webster City, Iowa. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    BAPM Unknown  Methodist Church, probably Webster City, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1910  Hamilton County, Independence Township, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    1910 U. S. Federal Census 
    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.
    Elementary School Between 1916 and 1924  Country School Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1920  Independence Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    1920 U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: Abt. 11 
    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.
    High School Education Between 1924 and 1928  Webster City High School, Webster City, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Census 1930  Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    1930 U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: Abt. 21 
    Employment Teacher of wheel pottery, weaving, and stitchery of all kinds (floor looms, fabrics, not just rugs) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Post-Secondary Education Unknown  Webster City Junior College, Webster City, Iowa; University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa; School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Tribute 2005  Sister Bay Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Birthday Party 
    Age: 97 
    Brewer, Nedra A. Adams, Susan Ritchey Nienaber, and others
    Brewer, Nedra A. Adams, Susan Ritchey Nienaber, and others
    Celebration of Nedra's 97th Birthday
    Died 18 April 2006  Sister Bay, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Buried 21 April 2006  Sister Bay Cemetery, Sister Bay, Wisconsin; Memorial ID: 106471608. Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Person ID I584  Lange Pierce
    Last Modified 6 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  [12
    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 Reginald G. Adams,   b. 1 Mar 1907, Webster City, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1992, Sister Bay, Wisconsin. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 31 May 1931  Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Adams, Reginald and Nedra A. (Brewer) Adams
    Adams, Reginald and Nedra A. (Brewer) Adams
    This is the Reginald Adams Family; they had no children.
    Family ID F257  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Brewer, Nedra
    Brewer, Nedra
    As a young woman

  • Notes 
    •        In Fletchall, Mrs. Charles B., "Smith, Isaac Family," The History of Hamilton County: 1985. Dallas: Curtis Media, 1986 [NAB 01], the following is written about Nedra Brewer. "Nedra, graduated from Lincoln High School in 1926, married Reginald Adams, also of Webster City, who worked for the Railway Express Agency until retirement. Nedra, a skilled weaver and teacher of hand crafts and Reginald are presently enjoying a busy retirement in Sister Bay, Wisconsin."
             Nedra Brewer Adams, in The History of Hamilton County, Iowa [1986]: " Nedra married Reginald Adams, the great grandson of another Hamilton County Pioneer family, and lived in many areas while Reginald worked for the Railway Express Agency. Nedra taught weaving and pottery in the park district associations in the state and in Chicago and Milwaukee. They are retired and living in Door County, Wisconsin."
             From the Information Sheet filled out by Nedra (NAB 02], Nedra says the following:
      "Reg worked the railway Express for 50 years going from one executive position to another. We moved from Decorah - Cedar Rapids - Des Moines - Fort Dodge (all in Iowa) - Rockford - Evanston, Illinois - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, retiring in September 01, 1971. I always moved with him of course and worked on city playgrounds as arts and crafts director. Or, when we moved to Evanston, Illinois, I worked with senior citizens at the centers for the elderly and also took classes at Chicago Art Center in weaving and pottery design.
      Reginald drew the design for the house we built on the shore of Lake Michigan. We lived there 10 years and realized Reg was losing his eyesight due to diabetes. So we moved to Scandia Village Retirement. Reg died March 01, 1992 and I stayed in the apartment wing until October 2002 when arthritis and a non-cooperative heart sent me here to the nursing care wing."
             In the 1910 U.S. Federal Census, Nedra was a 20 month year old daughter of Edward and Emma Brewer [IBS 02].
             In the 1920 U. S. Federal Census, Nedra is an 11 year old, white, single female. She is in school and reads, writes, and speaks English. She was born in Iowa of parents who were both born in Iowa. She lives with her parents, Emma and Edward, a brother, Alten, a cousin, Floyd S. Pierce, and grandparents, Isaac and Maila Smith, in Independence Township, Hamilton County, Iowa. [EWB 06.]
             In the 1930 U. S. Federal Census, Nedra A. Brewer is a 21 year old, white, single female. She is not in school. She reads, write, and speaks English. She was born in Iowa of parents who were both born in Iowa. Her employment is that of a school teacher in a school. She is employed as a wage or salary worker for $4,494 annually. Nedra lives with her parents, Edward and Emma, as well as a brother, Clair A. Brewer. The family lives at 121 Wilson Ave. Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa. [EWB 10.]
             In 2005, Nedra lives in Sister Bay, Wisconsin. [DLL.]

    Died:
    • Nedra Brewer Adams died, April 18, 2006. Her obituary was printed in the Daily Freeman-Journal in Webster City, IA. It reads:
             Nedra Brewer Adams, 97
             Nedra Brewer Adams, 97, a former longtime resident, died April 18, 2006 at Sister Bay, Wis. She was a granddaughter of Hamilton county pioneers Isaac B. Smith and Rhoda Churchill Smith, and the daughter of Emma Smith and Edward Brewer, a member of a Webster City pioneer family. Nedra received her education in Webster City, and married Reginald Adams, an agent for the Railway Express Co. until retirement. they had no children. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Clair Brewer, two aunts, one uncle and several first cousins and families.        
             Memorial services and burial at Sister Bay Cemetery will be Friday. [NEB 06.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1816] 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. Gletchall, "Smith, Isaac Family," [F611] in The History of Hamilton County, Iowa: 1985. Dallas: Curtis Media Corporation, 1986. [NAB 01.].

    2. [S1817] Mrs. Charles B. Fletchall, "Smith, Isaac Family," [F611] in The History of Hamilton County, Iowa: 1985. Dallas: Curtis Media Corporation, 1986. [NAB 01.] See also Nedra Areline Brewer, information sheet generated by Dale L. Lange, responded to by Nedra Areline Brewer, October 30, 2003. [NAB 02.].

    3. [S1818] Nedra Areline Brewer, information sheet generated by Dale L. Lange, responded to by Nedra Areline Brewer, October 30, 2003. [NEB 02.].

    4. [S1822] Isaac B. Smith household, 1910 U.S. census, Hamilton County, Iowa, Independence Township, ED 116, SD 10, sheet 134B, dwelling 222, family 229; National Archives micropublication T624, roll, 404. [IBS 02.].

    5. [S1819] Nedra Areline Brewer, information sheet generated by Dale L. Lange, responded to by Nedra Areline Brewer, October 30, 2003. [NEB 02.].

    6. [S1823] 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.].

    7. [S1820] Nedra Areline Brewer, information sheet generated by Dale L. Lange, responded to by Nedra Areline Brewer, October 30, 2003. [NEB 02.].

    8. [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.].

    9. [S1821] Nedra Areline Brewer, information sheet generated by Dale L. Lange, responded to by Nedra Areline Brewer, October 30, 2003. [NEB 02.].

    10. [S7732] Nedra A. Brewer. Obituary, "Nedra Brewer Adams," 21 April 2006, The Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa. [NEB 06.] See also, Nedra Adams, no. 483-03-6195, Social Security Death Index, Master File. Provo, UT: MyFamily.com, 2006. [NEB 07.] .

    11. [S9624] Nedra Areline Brewer Adams, burial. (2012). Ancestry.com. Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. Memorial ID: 106471608. [NEB 07.].

    12. [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.].

    13. [S7356] Schmidt, Charlotte, comp. (1994). Some Descendants of Jesse Adams, 1789-1844 and addenda of modified registers. Payton, CO: The compiler, p. 48 and 11, respectively. [RA 02.].


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