Hillary S Brewer Obituary

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Hillary S Brewer Obituary - HILLARYJ^ BREWER Father of 29 Children—21...
HILLARYJ^ BREWER Father of 29 Children—21 Living-Died Living-Died Today at Home Southwest Southwest of Carbondale. Hillary S. Brewer, u pioneer resi- dent'of Jackson county, and father ot a remarkable family of twenty-nine children—twenty-one of whom are living—died living—died about three o'clock this morning at his hpme five miles southwest southwest of Carbonclale, in the Rock Springs church and Brown school neighborhood. Death was due to heart trouble and old age. The funeral will be held Tuesday at eleven a. m,,burial at the Lipe cemetery, cemetery, southwest of this city. A REMARKABLE FAMILY. Hillary Brewer was a native of the state of Indidana, born something more than eighty-two years ago. When about three years old his parents parents moved to Southern Illinois and since that date, about the year 1830, ie had lived in Jackson county the greater part if not all of the time. His first wife was Pamelia Hagler, who bore him thirteen children. Sh died about thirty-four years ago. uater he mMi-riedjJJulia Winchester who still survives. To this unioi sixteen children were born. Of the thirteen children, seven are livinj, and six are dead, two having died ii nt'ancy. Of the sixte'en children, fourteen are living, one dying in infancy infancy and one other dying later. Bu one set of twins is included in this ist, a pair of boy twins being among ;he children of the second marriage The surviving children are as folows: folows: . . Children of the first marriage :— William Jackson Brewer, Paragould, Ark. ; Mrs. Ellen Hanson, East North treet, Carbondale; Mrs. Mary Tyner, 'aragouid, Ark. ; Mrs. Olive Kal- jacher, Brookport, 111. ;Mrs. Ann Pli- gor, North West street, Carbondale; Smanuel and Moody Brewer, Para- •ould, Ark. _ Children of the second marriage:-Frank marriage:-Frank Brewer, I. C. employe, Carbondale Carbondale ;Jeff Brewer, of south of Carbondale; Carbondale; Harry Brewer, Paragould, Ark. ; Maude and Libbie Brewer, of Carbonclale; and the following younger younger children, most of whom are still at home: Herman, Rollie, Eddie and Freddie (twins), Grover, Ray, Cora, Bert and Hal I i e. f^^^Ttg^gg^ Of the first set of children the following following are dead in addition to the two dying in infancy: Hannah, Brewer, Mrs. Mahala Etherton. Mrs. Harriett Culley and John Brewer. Don Brewer, a son of the second marriage, is dead also. fjjjj The Hillary Brewer family, in point of number of children and the remarkable number still living, is probably without an equal in this section—a section—a regular Rooseveltian family.

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  1. The Daily Free Press,
  2. 22 Mar 1909, Mon,
  3. Page 3

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