01/AR0804 Guide to the Brewer Family Papers Brewer Family Papers

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Guide to the Brewer Family Papers 1524/2008 Manuscripts Overview of the Collection Brewer Family Papers 1524-2008 1884-1999 01/AR0804 Brewer, Melvin E., 1922-2014 4.00 English Manuscripts Genealogy research materials (papers, clippings) collected by Dallas native Melvin E. Brewer. Administrative History:

Melvin E. "Mel" Brewer, the son of Ernest M. Brewer and Effie Mae Waggoner Brewer, was born on May 20, 1922 in Dallas, Texas. Brewer was a member and past director of the Dallas Genealogical Society and the Denton County Genealogical Society. He published three genealogy books about his and his wife's families. He passed away April 6, 2014.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Topical Term: Family history (Genealogy) Genealogical research Genealogy--Research
Administrative Information Acquisition Information:

Gift

Accruals:

2014-33

Conditions Governing Use:

This collection is not restricted, although some sensitive information may remain. Due to the nature of our collections, it is not always possible to anticipate the location of such private information, and the researcher is held responsible for the inappropriate or unlawful use of any such information they encounter during their research.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is currently being processed. Portions of this collection may be unavailable during this time.

Preferred Citation:

Brewer Family Papers, University of North Texas Special Collections

Related Materials:

Letters between John C. Brewer and Emma Davis, Melvin E. Brewer's grandparents, are available in the Portal to Texas History (from the collection of Melvin E. Brewer)

Information about related materials is available at http://texashistory.unt.edu/explore/partners/PCMB/browse/

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.

Arrangement of Materials:

The Brewer Family papers are arranged according to object type. The subject files are arranged alphabetically. The family group records, reports, and journals are arranged by object type and alphabetized by title. The clippings are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

The Brewer Family papers is a compilation of genealogical research for the Brewer, Morrow, and Waggoner families as well as these families’ respective relatives. This compilation of genealogical materials includes subject files of individual family members, family group records which detail the intricacies of familial pedigree charts and individual summaries, reports of family or individual specific genealogical research, family journals, and transcriptions of love-letters as well as of remembrances.

Detailed List of Contents id93487 Subject Files Scope and Contents

This series contains the subject files of the Brewer Family Papers. The dates of each file reflect the earliest and latest dates found in each file and, in most cases, are not lifespan dates of individuals.

id93493 1 600790 id93496 1 1 Brewer, Aaron George 1795-1877 Scope and Contents

This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with Aaron George Brewer.

id93497 1 2 Brewer, Albert Adolphus 1891-1993 Scope and Contents

This folder contains copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with Albert Adolphus Brewer.

id93498 1 3 Brewer, Albert Hugh 1916-1993 Scope and Contents

This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with Albert Hugh Brewer.

id93499 1 4 Brewer, Aubrey Wall 1922-1992 Scope and Contents

This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with Aubrey Wall Brewer.

id93500 1 5 Brewer, Charles Lester 1904-1989 Scope and Contents

This folder contains general information sheets on Charles Lester Brewer and individuals associated with Charles Lester Brewer.

id93501 1 6 Brewer, Charles Robert 1896-1993 Scope and Contents

This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with Charles Robert Brewer.

id93502 1 7 Brewer, E. Mahlon 1916-1993 Scope and Contents

This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with E.Mahlon Brewer.

id93503 1 8 Brewer, Emma Louise 1942-1996 Scope and Contents

This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with Emma Louise Brewer.

id93504 1 9 Brewer, Eugene Lafayette 1800-1948 Scope and Contents

This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with Eugene Lafayette Brewer.

id93505 1 10 Brewer, George Milton 1903-1997 Scope and Contents

This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with George Milton Brewer.

id93506 1 11 Brewer, J.C. 1883-1928 Scope and Contents

This folder contains correspondence, summaries of subject research, and general information on individuals associated with J.C. Brewer.

id93507 1 12 Brewer, J. Leonard 1913-1997 Scope and Contents

This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with J. Leonard Brewer.

id93508 1 13 Brewer, John Cicero 1884-1997 Scope and Contents

This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with John Cicero Brewer.

id93509 1 14 Brewer, John Cicero Jr. 1919-2002 Scope and Contents

This folder contains a general information sheet on John Cicero Brewer Jr.

id93510 1 15 Brewer, John William 1919-1995 Scope and Contents

This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with John William Brewer.

id93511 1 16 Brewer, Lola Esther 1924-2005 Scope and Contents

This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with Lola Esther Brewer.

id93512 1 17 Brewer, Melvin Elliot 1922-2005 Scope and Contents

This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with Melvin Elliot Brewer.

id93513 1 18 Brewer, Robert Arthur 1919-1997 Scope and Contents

This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with Robert Arthur Brewer.

id93514 1 19 Brewer, Thelma Naomi 1908-1985 Scope and Contents

This folder contains a general information sheet on Thelma Naomi Brewer.

id93515 1 20 Brewer, William Henry 1937-2005 Scope and Contents

This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with William Henry Brewer.

id93516 1 21 Brouwer, Adam 1668-1968 Scope and Contents

This folder contains copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with Adam Brouwer.

id93517 1 22 Brouwer, Adam Berkhoven 1524-1795 Scope and Contents

This folder contains copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with Adam Berkhoven Brouwer.

id93518 1 23 Brouwer, Elazarus 1764-1795 Scope and Contents

This folder contains copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with Elazurus Brouwer.

id93519 1 24 Brouwer, George 1809-1917 Scope and Contents

This folder contains copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with George Brouwer.

id93520 1 25 Brouwer, Jacobus Adams 1561-1930 Scope and Contents

This folder contains copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with Jacobus Adams Brouwer.

id93521 1 26 Cemeteries 1974-1998 Scope and Contents

This folder contains cemetary and plot information for the Brewer Family.

id93522 1 27 Dusenberry, John 1812-1999 Scope and Contents

This folder contains correspondence,copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with John Dusenberry.

id93523 1 28 Ford, Noah 1847-1988 Scope and Contents

This folder contains correspondence, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with Noah Ford.

id93524 1 29 Gattis, Isaac 1775-2000 id93525 1 30 Ingle, Paul 1812-1921 Scope and Contents

This folder contains correspondence, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with Paul Ingle.

id93923 1 31 Jordan, Charles G. 1893-1993 Scope and Contents

This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with Charles G. Jordan.

id93924 1 32 Morrow (Compiled Data) 1869-1958 Scope and Contents

This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with the Morrow Family.

id93925 1 33 Morrow Family Group Sheets 1812-1994 Scope and Contents

This folder contains copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with the Morrow Family.

id93926 1 34 Morrow, James M. 1893-2003 Scope and Contents

This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with James M. Morrow.

id93927 1 35 Morrow - Military Record 1884-1988 Scope and Contents

This folder contains summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on the Morrow Family military record.

id93928 1 36 Morrow - Photos 1865-2002 Scope and Contents

This folder contains correspondence, summaries of subject research, and photocopies of photos from the Morrow family

id93929 1 37 Rutland, John W. 1820-2000 Scope and Contents

This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with John W. Rutland.

id93930 1 38 Scivally Family 1755-2011 Scope and Contents

This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with the Scivally Family.

id93931 1 39 Spencer, Thomas 1768-2004 Scope and Contents

This folder contains copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with Thomas Spencer.

id93932 1 40 Waggoner Family 1807-2004 Scope and Contents

This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with the Waggoner Family.

id93933 1 41 Waggoner, George 1852 Scope and Contents

This folder contains a photocopy of the last will and testament of George Waggoner.

id93934 1 42 Waggoner, "Old" Jacob 1767-1998 Scope and Contents

This folder contains correspondence,copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with Jacob Waggoner.

id93935 1 43 Waggoner, Jesse 1804-2004 Scope and Contents

This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with Jesse Waggoner

id93494 2 600791 id94009 2 1 Waggoner, John George 1874-1997 Scope and Contents

This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with John George Waggoner.

id94011 2 2 Waggoner, William S. 1825-2003 Scope and Contents

This folder contains correspondence, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with William S. Waggoner.

id94010 2 3 Wall, Joseph Simeon 1838-1995 Scope and Contents

This folder contains correspondence, copies of family group records and summaries of subject research on individuals associated with Joseph Simeon Wall.

id94012 2 4 William Jefferson 1898-2004 Scope and Contents

This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with William Jefferson.

id94013 2 5 Willingham Family 1848-1993 Scope and Contents

This folder contains correspondence, clippings, copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with the Willingham Family.

id93488 Family Group Records, Journals, and Reports Scope and Contents

This series contains family group records, lectures, journals, reports and transcriptions from the Brewer Family Papers.

id93541 3 600792 id93545 3 Family Group Records id93557 3 1 The Brewer book 1884-2004 Scope and Contents

This folder contains records and documents used in the Brewer book. It includes individual summaries, emails between family members, family group sheets, descendant summaries, addendums of family members, and correspondence.

id93558 3 2 The Brewer, Waggoner, and Morrow Family Records 1848-1999 Scope and Contents

This folder contains records and documents which document the Brewer, Waggoner, and Morrow families. It includes pedigree charts, family group sheets, descendant summaries, chronologies, and maps, summaries of family records, United States census summary charts.

id93559 3 3 Descendants of Sarah Emma Davis 1999 Scope and Contents

This folder contains records of ‘Descendants of Sarah Emma Davis.’ It details the family group of Sarah Emma Davis from Davis’ generation of family through the fifth generation of her descendants. The record also includes sources and an index. Record was written by Melvin Elliot Brewer.

id93560 3 4 Descendants of George Waggoner 2004 Scope and Contents

This folder contains records of ‘Descendants of George Waggoner.’ It details the family group of George Waggoner from Waggoner’s generation of family. The record also includes sources and an index. Record was compiled by Melvin Elliot Brewer.

id93561 3 5 Mel Brewer 1891-1995 Scope and Contents

This folder contains records from a binder titled ‘Mel Brewer.’ It details the Morrow and Webb family groups. Record was compiled by Melvin Elliot Brewer.

id94039 3 6 Morrow Family Records 1812-1966 Scope and Contents

This folder contains copies of family group records, summaries of subject research, and general information sheets on individuals associated with the Morrow Family.

id93562 3 7 Tennessee 1840-1992 Scope and Contents

This folder contains records from a binder titled ‘Tennessee.’ It details census research of the Brewer family group and relatives who were located in Tennessee and in Texas. Record was compiled by Melvin Elliot Brewer.

id93546 3 Journals id93580 3 8 Jack Duniho’s journal 1968-1969, (copyright 1995) Scope and Contents

This folder contains a copy of Jack Duniho’s journal. It details a trip taken by Jack Duniho and his wife, Louise Duniho to the Yucatan by truck and trailer. The journal was edited by Terrance Duniho.

id93547 3 Lectures id93590 3 9 Denton County Genealogical Society 2006-2008 Scope and Contents

This folder contains a copy of Denton County Genealogical Society lectures and conference documents. It includes the DCGS newsletters, DCGS membership roster, email and correspondence, a genealogy glossary, and a lecture handout on migration.

id93548 3 Reports id93592 3 10 Modified Register Report of J.S. Wall Descendants 1999 Scope and Contents

This folder contains a modified register report of J.S. Wall descendants. It details the family group of J.S. Wall from Wall’s generation of family through the sixth generation of descendants. The record also includes sources and an index. Record was written by Melvin Elliot Brewer.

id93549 3 Transcriptions id93597 3 11 Courtship in Texas in the Late 1800s: Excerpts from the Love-letters of my grandfather, John Cicero Brewer, and my grandmother, Sarah Emma Davis 1878-1879, (copyright 1995) Scope and Contents

This folder contains a copy of ‘Courtship in Texas in the Late 1800s: Excerpts from the Love-letters of my grandfather, John Cicero Brewer, and my grandmother, Sarah Emma Davis.’ It details the courtship of John Cicero Brewer and Sarah Emma Davis. With transcription and commentary by Brewer and Davis’ grandson, Melvin Brewer.

id93598 3 12 The Recorded Remembrances of Louise Brewer Duniho 1914-1999, (copyright 1999) Scope and Contents

This folder contains a copy of ‘The Recorded Remembrances of Louise Brewer Duniho.’ It details stories about Louise Brewer Duniho’s life as a child and moments of her adulthood. It was transcribed by Louise Brewer Duniho’s son, Terrance Brewer. The publication also includes photos of family members to accompany the remembrances and correspondence.

id93599 3 13 Transcription of Letters between John Cicero Brewer and Sarah Emma Davis, 1878-1879 1878-1879 Scope and Contents

This folder contains a copy of ‘Transcription of Letters between John Cicero Brewer and Sarah Emma Davis, 1878-1879.’ It details the courtship of John Cicero Brewer and Sarah Emma Davis. With transcription by Brewer and Davis’ grandson, Melvin Brewer.

id93489 Clippings 600793 Scope and Contents

This series contains clippings (and family group records included with the clippings) from the Brewer Family Papers.

id93552 4 Clippings (and documents housed with clippings) n.d. - 1999 Scope and Contents

This box contains clippings and two folders of family records and correspondence housed with the clippings.

id93894 4 1 Correspondence n.d. Scope and Contents

The correspondence includes handwritten letters which are undated and as well as emails.

id93895 4 2 Family Records 1908-1951 Scope and Contents

The family records include: poems, a tribute to Royce G. Gunnin, addresses of family members, a 1908 certificate of matrimony for T.J. Morrow and Flossie E. Willingham, a Christmas dinner menu from 1938, church pamphlets, a story told to the Dallas Morning News in 1928 and re-told on January 8, 1951, the Morrow family birthday list.

id93832 4 1 Notes by E.R. Harer n.d. id93833 4 2 Notes by E.R. Harer n.d. id93834 4 3 Mrs. E.R. Harer’s obituary, The Gastonia Gazette n.d. id93835 4 4 Waggoner's Clippings n.d. Scope and Contents

Item is an envelope titled Waggoner clippings which includes an ‘In remeberance’ card for Nancy L. Waggoner as well as clippinngs about W.J. Waggoner, Nacny L. Waggoner, William C. Waggoner, Sterling A. Burton, and Daniel N. Waggoner

id93836 4 5 'Vows Exchanged' n.d. id93837 4 6 ‘Future Bride’ n.d. id93838 4 7 ‘Brewer' n.d. id93839 4 8 ‘Morrow' n.d. id93840 4 9 ‘Brewer’ n.d. id93841 4 10 'DP&L Vote Ordered' n.d. id93842 4 11 ‘Harlason 50th Wedding Annivesary' n.d. id93843 4 12 ‘Boys Take Highest Honors at Tech High’ n.d. id93844 4 13 ‘Guy E. Willingham’ n.d. id93845 4 14 ‘Teenagers Attend Party which Honored Kathleen Duniho’ n.d. id93846 4 15 ‘Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Brewer’ n.d. id93847 4 16 ‘Former Irving Boy Enjoys Paper’ 1933 id93856 4 17 ‘Report on War’ 1945-08-30 id93857 4 18 ‘Stargazers Waiting for Venus Black-out’, The Times Herald 1951-07-15 id93858 4 19 ‘Astronomer Constructs His Own Telescope’ 1951 id93859 4 20 'E.M. Brewer’ 1953-11-06 id93860 4 21 ‘Their Reward Among the Stars’, Dallas Times Herald 1960-07-27 id93861 4 22 ‘Big Eye Turning on Stars’, Dallas Morning News 1960-07-27 id93862 4 23 Untitled clipping 1962-06-12 id93863 4 24 ‘Stargazing’, The Times Herald 1964-12-09 id93864 4 25 ‘Yerkes’ New Telescope to be 40 inch Reflector’ 1965-07-03 id93865 4 26 Untitled clipping, The Dallas Times Herald Magazine 1965-05-23 id93866 4 27 ‘Bell Lady of Canton’ 1974-06-16 id93880 4 28 ‘Rites set Saturday for Brewer’ 1974-07-19 id93881 4 29 ‘Shoppers consult the Angel Tree to find a gift idea for the needy’ 1986-12-10 id93882 4 30 ‘Eagle Scouts’, The Dallas Morning News 1987-05-21 id93883 4 31 Untitled clipping 1996-09-27 id93884 4 32 ‘Bobby Bland: Founder of animal feed preservative company in Buford’ 1996-11-16 id93885 4 33 ‘Spotlight on Gerry Gunnin, PhD’, Physician Connection 1999-06