William T BREWER Leonard BREWER Estella BREWER Charley L BREWER Vera Ethel BREWER Myrtle BREWER Thelma BREWER Mary LESTER Mini tree diagram
William Robert BREWER

William Robert BREWER1,2,2,3

19th Oct 18871,2,2,3 - UNKNOWN

Life History

19th Oct 1887

Born in Waynesboro, Wayne, Tennessee.1,2,2,3

5th Jun 1918

Resident He registered in Cherokee County, but reported his residence as Wagoner County.  His father was also enumerated in Wagoner County in the 1910 and 1920 census. in Wagoner County, Oklahoma.2

27th Apr 1942

Resident in Wagoner County, Oklahoma.2




  • 1900 Federal Census, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, 21 June, Township 15, District 40, page 9B, Hse/Fam #173
    Brewer, William Head W M Aug 1857  42 Married 20 yrs  TN AL TN Farmer Rents
    Brewer, Molly Wife W F Oct 1864  35 Married 20 yrs  9 child/6 living AL TN AL
    Brewer, Leonard  Son W M Mar 1882  18 Single  TN AL AL Farm Laborer
    Brewer, Estelle Dau W F Sept 1883  16 Single  TN TN AL
    Brewer, William Son W F Oct 1887  12 TN TN AL
    Brewer, Charley Son W F Nov 1889  10 TN TN AL
    Brewer, Vera Dau W F July 1897  2 Indian Terr TN AL
    Brewer, Myrtle Dau W F Mar 1900  2mos Indian Terr  TN AL

    The ages and places of birth of the children in this family tell us they moved from Wayne County, Tennessee to Indian Territory about 1888.  The 1918 draft registration of William and Molly's son William Robert Brewer reports that he was born in Tennessee in 1887.  In this WWI registration, Robert reported his residence as Wagoner County, Oklahoma, the location of his father's enumeration.

    U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    William Robert Brewer
    Residence Wagoner County, Oklahoma
    Born 19 October 1887 Tennessee
    Married with 2 children, Occupation Farmer
    Medium Height and Weight, Gray Eyes, Dark Hair
    Registered 5 June 1917 Precinct 2, Cherokee County,  Oklahoma

    William Robert was still living in Wagoner County when he registered for the WWII draft in 1942.

    U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
    William Robert Brewer
    Residence Wagoner, Wagoner County, Oklahoma
    Age 54, born 19 Oct 1887 Wayne County, Tennessee
    Contact William Newton Brewer, Gen Del, Wagoner, Oklahoma
    Self- Employed, Wagoner, Oklahoma
    Signed William Robert Brewer
    (back) 5'10" 140 lbs, Blue Eyes, Red (Graying) Hair, Ruddy Complexion
    Registered 27 April 1942 Wagoner, Wagoner Co OK

    U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
    William Robert Brewer
    Birth 19 Oct 1887  Waynesburg [Waynesboro], Wayne County, Tennessee
    Father William T Brewer, Mother Mary H Lester
    Feb 1941 Name listed as WILLIAM ROBERT BREWER


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