- Nancy Jordan (35 KB)
Nancy Jordan (1792-1871), daughter of Thomas Jordan (1758-1850) and Priscilla Applewhite (1762-1850), was born in Southampton County, Virginia. In 1818, she married Samuel Washington Atkinson (1797-1872) in Madison County, Georgia. By 1838 the Atkinson family had relocated to Pontotoc County Missisippi then on to Texas in 1851. Photo provided through the courtesy of Evalyn Belle Harris, gg-granddaughter of Nancy Jordan Atkinson.
- Samuel Washington Atkinson (23 KB)
Samuel Washington Atkinson (1797-1873) is the ggg-grandfather of Loris. Born in Robeson County, North Carolina, Samuel was reared and educated in Madison County, Georgia. There he met and married Nancy Jordan (1792-1871), daughter of Thomas Jordan (1758-1850) and Priscilla Applewhite (1762-1850). Samuel was a schoolteacher by profession and a hatter by trade. By 1838 the Atkinson family had moved to Pontotoc County, Mississippi then on to Texas in 1851. Photo provided through the courtesy of Evalyn Belle Harris, gg-granddaughter of Samuel and Nancy.
- Proud Great Grammy (67 KB)
Mary shows obvious delight with her g-granddaughter, Megan Renee Brennan. Megan is the charming daughter of Rebecca Brewer Brennan, and granddaughter of David Joseph Brewer. Picture taken in September 2001 at the home of David and Karen Brewer in Charleston, South Carolina.
- Harris Cemetery; a Texas Historical Site (68 KB)
On October 24, 1987, the Harris Cemetery was designated as a Texas Historical Shrine. The cemetery is located northwest of the community of Lytton Springs in Caldwell County, near the town of Mendoza; on Farm Market Route 1854 and about 1 mile south of the County Highway 21 junction. Cemetery restoration, historical registration, and ongoing maintenance, was accomplished through the continuing efforts of Virginia Smith Parker (1916-2002), g-granddaughter of Sidon H. Harris (1820-1861) and Amanda Atkinson Harris (1822-1866).
- Bradley Jonathon Roberts (19 KB)
Bradley Jonathon Roberts is the grandson of Christina Maria Brewer Flaharty He is the son of Mary Melissa Flaharty (Heilmann) Roberts and Brett Michael Roberts. Affectionately known as "Bradley Bear", he is the younger brother of Lucas Michael Heilmann. Bradley is a fishing enthusiast and a remarkably talented baseball player.
- Joel and Dora Culpepper (90 KB)
Taken on July 17, 1951, Joel Rudolphus "Joe" Culpepper (1885-1964) and Dora Frances Tally Culpepper pose for this snapshot during the 25th Wedding Anniversary celebration of their daughter, Addie Jewell Culpepper Roberts (1909-1996) and her husband, Arwed Hilman Roberts (1903-1993). Photograph provided through the courtesy of Wilma Lavergne Roberts Sanders, granddaughter of Joel and Dora.
- Walter Andrew Boyd, Jr. (30 KB)
This picture was taken in the Pacific Theater of Operations in 1944, at which time Walter was a P-38 pilot with the U.S. Army Air Corps, 28th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron. His last overseas tour of duty during WWII was on the island of Okinawa, as was Loris'. Photo provided through the courtesy of Walter Andrew "Wild Bill" Boyd Jr.
- Lucas Michael Heilmann (30 KB)
Lucas is the eldest son of Mary Melissa Flaharty (Heilmann) Roberts. His younger brother, Bradley Jonathon Roberts, is also shown in the photo section of this page. Lucas is an avid skateboarder and excels in other sports as well, so stay tuned!
- Angel In The Morning! (21 KB)
This is Mary Melissa Lachappell Flaharty at 2 years of age. She was just awakening when her mother managed to obtain this unforgettable picture. This was in 1973 in Silver Spring, Maryland. Her mother, Christina Maria Brewer Flaharty has said on many occasions that this is her all time favorite snapshot of her daughter. It is easy to see why she feels that way.
- William Henry Culpepper (67 KB)
William Henry Culpepper (1875-1944) is the maternal grandfather of Loris. This picture was taken in Lockhart, Caldwell County, Texas, in about 1937. Original photo was in possession of Howard O'Neil Culpepper (1920-2006), youngest son of William Henry Culpepper and Ida Tommy Culberson Culpepper. Copy of the photo was provided through the courtesy of Anne Louise Culpepper, daughter of Howard.
- Rebecca Ann Brewer (16 KB)
Rebecca is the eldest daughter of David Joseph Brewer. She is the mother of Donald Joseph Telkamp III, Megan Renee Brennan, and Brandon Austin Brennan. She resides with her family in Charleston, South Carolina.
- Ida Tommy Culberson (41 KB)
Bastrop County, Texas circa 1937. Ida Tommy Culberson Culpepper (1878-1939) is the maternal grandmother of Loris. Born in/near the town of Loyd in Rapides Parish, Louisiana, she was shortly thereafter taken by her parents to Caldwell County, Texas. On November 9, 1895, she married William Henry Culpepper (1875-1944) and they became the parents of 6 boys and 6 girls. Photo copy provided through the courtesy of Anne Louise Culpepper, granddaughter of Ida and William.
- Mary Melissa (35 KB)
Mary Melissa Flaharty Roberts (namesake of her grandmother, Mary R. Brewer) is the daughter of Christina Maria Brewer Flaharty. Mary Melissa is the proud mother of three sons, Lucas Michael Heilmann, Bradley Jonathon Roberts, and Nolan Matthew Roberts.
- The Robert and Lula Dunlap Family (212 KB)
This photograph of the Robert Lee Dunlap (1870-1942) and Lula Eunice Harris Dunlap (1878-1966) family was taken in Caldwell County, Texas, in about 1912. Shown are the parents, Lula Eunice Harris Dunlap and Robert Lee Dunlap. Their eldest child, Florence Lee Dunlap (1905-1988), is standing between her parents. On the front row are the siblings of Florence: Mary Belle Dunlap (1911-1986), Ruth Dunlap (1909-2000), and Edwin Dunlap (1907-1987). Photograph provided through the courtesy of Kay Dunlap Boyd, grand niece of Robert Lee Dunlap.
- Amos and Elizabeth Culpepper (27 KB)
Amos Allison Culpepper (1847-1923) and Elizabeth Dail Culpepper (1846-1928), g-grandparents of Loris Jr. This is believed to be their wedding picture. If so, it was taken in Terrell County Georgia in 1868. Photograph provided through courtesy of Wilma Lavergne Roberts Sanders, g-granddaughter of Amos and Elizabeth.
- Grandchildren of John and Dora Brewer (34 KB)
This photograph was taken in about 1937 at the home of John and Dora Brewer in Lytton Springs, Caldwell County, Texas. Shown left to right are: Haroldean Brewer, Billy Jarnett Perryman (1931-1987), John Grady Brewer (1932-1969), John Edward Perryman, Loris Orrin Brewer Jr., and Lee Orrin Brewer.
- Elder A.A. Culpepper (35 KB)
Pictured on the right is Amos Allison Culpepper (1847-1923), g-grandfather of Loris Jr. The photograph was taken at the Bethel Baptist Church in McMahan, Caldwell County, Texas in October 1898, concurrent with Amos' ordination as Minister of the Gospel in the Primitive Baptist church. In 1903, Amos was elected Elder of this same church. The gentleman to Amos' right has been identified as Elder J.A. Moore. Photograph provided through the courtesy of Wilma Lavergne Roberts Sanders, g-granddaughter of Amos.
- Loris and Mary's Golden Wedding Anniversary (43 KB)
January 21, 2000. This scenario was recorded at the home of Loris and Mary Brewer in Charleston, South Carolina. The photograph was taken by their daughter-in-law, Karen Yvonne Heater-Brewer, in commemoration of the Golden Wedding Aniversary of Loris and Mary.
- Amos and Elizabeth Culpepper Family Picture (34 KB)
Caldwell County Texas, circa 1908. Amos Allison Culpepper (1847-1923) and Elizabeth Dail Culpepper (1846-1928) in center front, are shown with their seven children. Front Row (L-R): Julia Evaline Culpepper Harris (1877-1938), Amos Allison Culpepper, Elizabeth Dail Culpepper, and Remillicent Culpepper Roberts (1878-1951). Back Row (L-R): Edward Lee Culpepper (1870-1951), William Henry Culpepper (1875-1944), Amos Allison Jr. Culpepper (1880-1961), Joel Rudolphus Culpepper (1885-1964) and his twin brother, Paul Adolphus Culpepper (1885-1953). Photo provided by Wilma Lavergne Roberts Sanders, granddaughter of Joel Rudolphus Culpepper.
- Smile, You're On Candid Camera! (15 KB)
In this 1999 photo, David and Karen Brewer 'smile it up' while enjoying an evening dining out at a popular Mexican restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina. Looks as if they are really having a fun time but maybe it was the extra hot salsa (or more likely, margaritas) that had them 'all fired up'!
- Henry Albert Brewer (53 KB)
Henry Albert Brewer (1879-1925) was the eldest of six children born to Dr. John Campbell Brewer (1847-1920) and Margaret Louisa Cardwell (1856-1942). Precise date when this photograph was taken is not known but best guess is about 1897. Picture provided through the courtesy of James Oran Brewer Jr., grandson of Henry Albert Brewer.
- Dr. John Campbell Brewer (66 KB)
This 1894 photograph portrays Dr. John Campbell Brewer (1847-1920). Dr. Brewer relocated to Texas in 1875 from his birthplace in Mount Meigs, Montgomery County, Alabama. He continued his ongoing medical practice in Caldwell County where he met (and later married) Margaret Louisa Cardwell (1856-1942), eldest daughter of his benefactor, James Albert Cardwell (1827-1908). Picture provided through courtesy of Alma Jeannette Brewer Strawn, granddaughter of Dr. Brewer.
- Junior Brewer and the Billy Goat (85 KB)
Please forgive me but I couldn't resist sharing this momento with you. This picture was taken in Lytton Springs, Texas, in about 1927 at the home of my grandparents, John and Dora Brewer. I'm the little kid in the cute dress who is sporting a bandage on his left hand. The young lad monitoring me is my uncle, Howard O'Neil Culpepper (1920-2006). It has always been a mystery to me whether Uncle O'Neil's apparent concern was for me or for the billy goat!
- Dora Frances Brewer and Children (466 KB)
This 1908 photograph was taken in Lytton Springs, Texas. Shown is Dora Frances Harris Brewer (1887-1957) and her two children. To Dora's right is Loris Orrin Brewer Sr. (1905-1988). Sitting in Dora's lap is her daughter, Minnie Avis Brewer (1907-1993). Photo provided through the courtesy of James O. "Jim" Brewer and Kathleen "Kathie" Kelley Brewer.
- Lee Orrin Brewer (44 KB)
Lee Orrin and Lanore Rainer Brewer reside alternately in Seminole Texas and Ruidoso New Mexico. Lee Orrin, younger brother of Loris, is a businessman, sportsman, and retired Law Enforcement Officer.
- Harris Family Reunion (74 KB)
This photograph was taken in about 1894 in Lytton Springs, Caldwell County, Texas. The bearded gentleman standing under the porch roof on the back row, second from the right, is Henry Clay Harris (1844-1923); patriarch of the Harris families. The matriarch of the Harris families is shown in the front row; Leanah Pollard Harris (1850-1929). She is easily identified by her trademark; a long white apron. The original picture was last known to be in the custody of Annie Grace Harris Young (1890-1974). This copy was provided through the courtesy of Henry Worth Harris (1916-2005), grandson of Henry Clay Harris and Leanah Pollard Harris.
- Haroldean Brewer (11 KB)
The beautiful young lady shown in this picture is Haroldean Brewer Lucas, first cousin to Loris. She is the daughter of John Harold Brewer (1910-1989) and Verna Mae Bell (1912-2002). A 'dyed-in-the-wool' Texas lady, Haroldean resides in Caldwell County, Texas.
- Nolan Matthew Roberts (94 KB)
Here is another extension to the Brewer family circle. Nolan Matthew Roberts was born in Los Gatos, California, on December 22, 2003. He is the youngest son of Mary Melissa Flaharty and Brett Michael Roberts. As one can easily imagine, Nolan holds center stage wherever he goes.
- Billy Edward and Doris Elizabeth Brewer (33 KB)
Here are brother and sister in Westlake, Louisiana on March 29, 1992. Billy Edward Brewer, better known as "Bill" to family and friends, is a retired Chief Warrant Officer, U.S. Army. Most of his 20-year military career was served with the JAG Corps and included two tours of duty in Vietnam. For the record, Doris Elizabeth prefers to be known as "Darcy".
- Margaret Louisa Cardwell Brewer Family (66 KB)
This picture showing Margaret Louisa Cardwell Brewer (1856-1942) and her children was taken in about 1934 at her home in Lytton Springs, Texas.
She is shown in the front row, middle. To her right is Margaret Jeannette Brewer Gomillion (1880-1956). To Margaret Louisa's left is William Lawson Brewer (1886-1949).
On the back row (L-R) is John Tatum Brewer (1884-1971), Beatrice Iona Brewer Gomillion (1882-1970), and Emma Alice Brewer Campbell (1889-1970).
Picture provided by Margaret Louise Beard Anderson, granddaughter of Emma Alice Brewer Campbell.
- Party Time! (35 KB)
At home in College Park, Maryland circa 1976. John Richard "Rick" Brewer (1953-1977) and his mom seem to be getting a jump start on the party. From the looks on their faces, maybe they have no need for anyone else to help them prepare the refreshments!
- Culpepper Family Reunion (249 KB)
This treasured family reunion picture was taken in 1908 in Caldwell County, Texas. Loris' mother, Emma Lee Culpepper (1904-1991), is the little blond girl shown standing in the front row center. Directly behind Emma Lee is her mother, Ida Tommy Culberson Culpepper (1878-1939). Directly behind Ida is her husband William Henry Culpepper (1875-1944). The bearded gentleman standing to the immediate left of William is his father, Amos Allison Culpepper (1847-1923). Picture provided through the courtesy of Howard O'Neil Culpepper (1920-2006), youngest of 12 children born to William and Ida.
- Margaret Louisa Cardwell (156 KB)
Margaret Louisa Cardwell (1856-1942) sat for this portrait in about 1894 at her home in Lytton Springs, Caldwell County, Texas. Married to Dr. John Campbell Brewer in 1877, Margaret was the eldest daughter of James Albert Cardwell (1827-1908) and Margaret Reese Watkins (1824-1892).
- Long-Time Family Friend (35 KB)
Billy Zane "Buzz" Braswell (November 5, 1926 - November 30, 2006), son of Homer Ray Braswell (1891-1933) and Sarah Arbelle Hutcheson (1896-1984), was a treasured family friend for more than half a century. Both Navy veterans of the WWII era, Buzz and Loris served together on a ship during the 'Korean Police Action' time frame. Buzz was a retired Detective of the Dallas Texas Police Department after having served them for more than 35 years! This photograph was taken on Christmas day 1990 at the home of Loris and Mary Brewer near Bear Creek in Cedar County, Missouri. Our dear and steadfast friend is sadly missed.
- Culpepper Girls (29 KB)
Circa 1932, these ladies are the daughters of William Henry Culpepper (1875-1944) and Ida Tommy Culberson Culepper (1878-1939). L-R: Janie Pearl Quimby (1906-1998), Lora May Voigt (1903-1953), Nannie Elizabeth Walker (1899-1940), Sally Lue Baker (1910-2001), and Julia Camp Pollock (1908-1990). Missing from the picture is the 6th daughter, Emma Lee Brewer (1904-1991). Photo provided through the courtesy of Mary Louise Mullins (Baker) Pratt.
- Lytton Springs Tabernacle (36 KB)
Initially constructed in 1870 as a brush arbor for use as a covered shelter in which local and 'circuit riding' preachers could hold revival services, the Lytton Springs Tabernacle was rebuilt to it's current configuration in about 1920. In the earlier years, it was not unusual for outlying families to bring supplies and to camp out overnight on the park grounds; particularly those who had traveled a long distance to attend services.
- Christina Maria Brewer (21 KB)
Christina Maria Brewer is the daughter of Loris and Mary. This photograph was taken in Key West, Florida in the spring of 1968.
- Samuel Washington Atkinson's Headstone (133 KB)
Samuel Washington Atkinson (1797-1872), ggg-grandfather of Loris, died in Florence, Williamson County, Texas, while visiting his son, John Wesley Atkinson (1829-1900). Samuel is buried there in the Florence Cemetery.
- John Scalisi (56 KB)
John Scalisi, father of Mary Rose Scalisi Brewer, was born in Opelousas, Saint Landry Parish, Louisiana, on September 19, 1888. He was the son of immigrant parents, Giralamo Scalisi (1851-1931) and Rosa Pecorino (1856-1930). John died in Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, on February 25, 1936, and is buried there in the Graceland-Orange Grove Cemetery. Copy of this 1912 photograph was provided through the courtesy of Marilyn Carol Lavoi Bourque, granddaughter of John Scalisi, and niece of Mary Rose Brewer.
- The Brennan Kids (17 KB)
Children of Rebecca Ann Brewer and Michael Shawn Brennan. Taken in March 2007, this photo shows Brandon Austin Brennan and Megan Renee Brennan; grandchildren of David J. Brewer and Gloria Annette Dobbs.
- John Grady Brewer (7 KB)
High School snapshot taken about 1950 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. John Grady (1932-1969), better known to family and friends as "Grady", was the younger brother of Loris. He is buried in the Mimosa Pines Cemetery near the community of Carlyss in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.
- Donald Joseph Telkamp III (6 KB)
Shown here (October 2006) in his AF ROTC uniform is Donald Joseph ("DJ") Telkamp III. DJ is the son of Rebecca Ann Brewer and Donald Joseph Telkamp II, and the grandson of David Joseph Brewer and Gloria Annette Dobbs.
- Destroyermen (70 KB)
Apra Harbor Guam circa December 1959. Chief Petty Officer complement of the USS Lofberg (DD 759). Shown (L-R): Chief Sonarman Brewer (TX), Senior Chief Electricians Mate Miebs (WA), Chief Torpedoman Welch (TX), Chief Machinist Mate Duplessis (LA), Chief Radioman Aspinwall (FL), Chief Commissaryman Christian (NY), and Chief Machinist Mate Callahan (IN).
- Emma Lee Culpepper (13 KB)
Emma Lee Culpepper (1904-1991) is the mother of Loris Orrin Brewer Jr., Lee Orrin Brewer, and John Grady Brewer (1932-1969). Born near the town of Red Rock in Bastrop County Texas, Emma Lee was the fifth of twelve children (six girls and six boys) born to William Henry Culpepper (1875-1944) and Ida Tommy Culberson (1878-1939). This snapshot was taken about 1958 at Emma's home in Lockhart, Texas.
- School 'Daze' (40 KB)
This is the Lytton Springs school building. Built in 1926 as a replacement for the preceding structure erected in 1912, the school encompassed all grades from the 1st through the 11th. (Of course, this was before 12 grades were required for a high school diploma.) In 1944, integration into the Caldwell County School System was begun and High School students were then bussed to Lockhart. When integration was fully accomplished during the 1950/1951 school year the school was permanently closed, ringing down the curtain on public education in the small community of Lytton Springs, Texas. Photo provided through the courtesy of Thomas and Nelda Dannelly.
- "Old" Methodist Church (68 KB)
This sketch by Alma Jeannette Brewer Strawn depicts the second of three buildings (the first one was built in 1851) used by the Methodist Episcopal Church South in Lytton Springs, Texas. This 1887 structure was located on the present day site of the Lytton Springs Cemetery and was replaced in 1920 by one designed and constructed by Alma's father, Henry Albert Brewer (1878-1925). Sketch provided through the courtesy of Thomas and Nelda Dannelly.
- Lytton Springs Baptist Church (60 KB)
The Lytton Springs Baptist church was established in 1876. The original building was replaced in 1901 by the one portrayed here. During the interim it has undergone many alterations, modifications, and additions, and is still in use today. This sketch by Alma Jeannette Brewer Strawn was provided through courtesy of Thomas and Nelda Dannelly.
- "New" Methodist Church (50 KB)
Built to replace an 1887 structure, this building was designed and erected in 1920 and was the third building to house the Methodist Church in Lytton Springs, Texas. Designer and builder of this structure was Henry Albert Brewer (1878-1925), son of Dr. John Campbell Brewer (1847-1920) and Margaret Louisa Cardwell (1856-1942). The longest-standing member of this Church is Alma Jeannette Brewer Strawn, eldest child and only daughter of Henry Albert Brewer.
- Donald Joseph Telkamp III (6 KB)
Shown standing proudly in his AF ROTC uniform in this October 2006 photo is Donald Joseph Telkamp III (DJ), son of Rebecca Ann Brewer and Donald Joseph Telkamp II. DJ is the grandson of David Joseph Brewer and Gloria Annette Dobbs.
- Our Cassie (16 KB)
Taken in 2004, this is our Cassie (1993-August 14, 2007). Born in South Carolina, she was a never-ending joy to us and a loving part of our family. She was always glad to see company in her home and greeted all with her special kind of welcome. We are so saddened by our loss but eternally grateful that she shared her life with us.
- The Scalisi Siblings (35 KB)
The Scalisi Siblings enjoying a relaxing luncheon in 1989. On the left is Charles Joseph Scalisi (1927-1994). Sitting on the right is Belle Ann Scalisi Mason (1929-2003). Comfortably esconced in center stage is the ravishing Mary Rose Scalisi Brewer, Loris' long-reigning roomie!
- Anthony R. Cardwell (10 KB)
This picture of Anthony Rucker Cardwell (1797-1891), ggg-grandfather of Loris, is believed to have been taken in 1885-1886 time frame. Born in Campbell County, Virginia, Anthony moved to Grainger County, Tennessee, in about 1817. In 1830, he appeared on the census records for Jefferson County. In 1855 he relocated with his family to Caldwell County, Texas, settling near the town of Lockhart. He is buried in the Cardwell Cemetery near Lockhart in Caldwell County, Texas. Photo provided through the courtesy of Betty Braune, descendant of Anthony.
- David and Karen's Wedding Picture (42 KB)
David Joseph Brewer and Karen Yvonne Heater were married in Sumter, South Carolina, on June 18, 1988. Following the wedding reception, they immediatley departed for their honeymoon hideaway in Bermuda.
- Mary and Mary (16 KB)
San Jose, California; circa 1988. Mary Melissa Flaharty and her grandmother, Mary Rose Scalisi Brewer. Mary Melissa is the eldest of the five grandchildren of Loris and Mary. It should be obvious to all that 'Little Mary' is the namesake of her grandmother!
- Lytton Springs School (1937) (160 KB)
This photo of the 5th grade at the Lytton Springs School was taken in 1937. Shown on the Front Row (Left-Right) is Loris "Speedy" Brewer, Gordon Holt, Ervin "Snake" McWhorter, Doris Faye "Tootsie" Clendennen, Fred Hanna, Carroll Wright. Back Row (Left-Right) Odell Pearson, Walter Boyd, Stella Schuelke, Harold Pearson, Albert "Pete" Rose, Max Erlich. On extreme left front behind Loris is H.C. "Buddy" Rose. Photo was probably taken by the teacher, Alma Brewer Strawn, second cousin to Loris.
- Henry Clay Harris and Leanah Pollard Harris (128 KB)
This photo of Henry Clay Harris (1844-1925) and Leanah Pollard Harris (1850-1929) was taken at their wedding in 1867. They became the parents of thirteen children, all born from 1868 through 1890. The tenth child to be born to Henry and Leanah was Dora Frances Harris Brewer (1887-1957), the grandmother of Loris.
- USS Dickson (DD 708) Boxing Team (12 KB)
Photo taken about 1947 in Newport, Rhode Island. Clarity leaves something to be desired but Loris is shown third from the left on the back row.
- John Richard Brewer (39 KB)
John Richard, eldest son of Loris and Mary Brewer, was born on September 7, 1953, in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Better known to family and friends as "Rick", he met an untimely death on July 6, 1977, in Laurel, Prince Georges County, Maryland. He is buried in the Union Cemetery in Montgomery County Maryland, near the community of Burtonsville.
- Donald Joseph Telkamp III (30 KB)
Circa December 1994, it is evident that once more Santa Claus is coming to town. Judging by the smile on his face, Donald Joseph Telkamp III -- AKA "DJ" -- is letting you in on the little secret that he knows all about it! Donald Joseph Telkamp III, grandson of David Joseph Brewer, is the son of Rebecca Ann Brewer and Donald Joseph Telkamp II.
- John and Dora At Home (55 KB)
Most likely taken in the Summer of 1954, this is John Tatum Brewer (1884-1971) and Dora Frances Harris Brewer (1887-1957) at their home in Lytton Springs, Texas. Dedicated church members, they had probably just returned from attending Sunday services.
- Early Family Picture (23 KB)
This photo was probably taken in Hale County, Texas in about 1928. Pictured are my parents Loris Orrin Brewer Sr. (1905-1988) and Emma Lee Culpepper(1904-1991). I'm the grouchy little dude in the middle.
- Antonia Frances Mancuso (78 KB)
This photograph of Mary's mother, Antonia Frances Mancuso (1899-1970), was taken in about 1917. Born on July 16, 1899, in Ascension Parish Louisiana to immigrant parents, Ignacio Mancuso (1855-1933) and Angelina Scianna (1863-1932), she was best known to family and friends as 'Lena'. On January 23, 1924, she wed John Scalisi (1888-1936). Antonia died on June 11, 1970, in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and is buried there in the Graceland-Orange Grove Cemetery.
- Children of John and Dora Brewer (72 KB)
This photograph was taken in the summer of 1931 at the home of John and Dora Brewer near Hale Center, Texas. Shown from left to right are: Loris Orrin Brewer Sr. (1905-1988), Minnie Avis Brewer Perryman (1907-1993), John Harold Brewer (1910-1989), and Velva Frances Brewer (1912-2002).
- The Harris Girls (74 KB)
This picture was taken about 1900 in Lytton Springs, Texas. Shown here are four of of the seven daughters born to Henry Clay Harris (1844-1923) and Leanah Pollard (1850-1929).
Back Row (L-R) is Mattie Maud "Bruce" (1890-1976), and Nannie Lillian "Lil" (1884-1969). Front Row (L-R) is Dora Frances (1887-1957), and Lula Eunice "Lu" (1878-1966). Photo provided through the courtesy of Joyce Marie Eason Smith, granddaughter of Dora Frances Harris Brewer.
- Christina's First Communion (18 KB)
Christina Maria Brewer is returning from receiving her First Communion in San Diego California in 1959. The 'cowboy escorts' are her brothers, David Joseph Brewer (left) and John Richard Brewer (1953-1977).
- Three Young Lassies (71 KB)
The snaphot of these young lassies was taken in about 1929 in Hale Center, Texas. On the far right is Velva Frances Brewer (1912-2002). Identity of young lady in the center is unknown. On the far left is the 1st cousin to Velva, Emma Louise Campbell (1913-1997). Both are granddaughters of Dr. John Campbell Brewer (1847-1920) and Margaret Louisa Cardwell (1856-1942). Photo provided through the courtesy of Joyce Marie Eason Smith, daughter of Velva Frances Brewer Eason.
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- Family of Dr. John Brewer and Margaret Cardwell (64 KB)
This family photo was taken in about 1892 at the residence of Dr. John Campbell Brewer in Lytton Springs, Caldwell County, Texas. Pictured (L-R) are Dr. John Campbell Brewer (1847-1920), Margaret Louisa Cardwell Brewer (1856-1942), Margaret Ella "Nell" Cardwell (1881-1962) -- niece of Margaret Louisa Brewer -- Margaret Jeannette Brewer (1880-1956), Beatrice Iona Brewer (1882-1970), John Tatum Brewer (1884-1971) -- grandfather of Loris -- Emma Alice Brewer (1889-1970), William Lawson Brewer (1886-1949), and Henry Albert Brewer (1878-1925). Photo provided through the courtesy of Thomas and Nelda Gomillion Dannelly.
- Cupcake Takes Care Of Business (56 KB)
Circa 1990: Cupcake (April 5, 1985 - October 17, 2000), the family kitty, is taking care of business at her home near Bear Creek in Cedar County, Missouri. As can be seen, she is busily engaged with her self-appointed chore of adjusting time on the garage clock. Now that I think about it, she may have simply been changing it to/from daylight saving time. Cupcake was much more than a pet. She was a life-long member of the family and a loving companion. We miss her more than we can say. She will forever be in our hearts.
- The Henry Clay Harris Store (201 KB)
This 1899 photograph shows the "H.C. Harris & Sons" store in Lytton Springs, Caldwell County, Texas. Standing on the porch are Henry Washington 'Wash' Harris (1871-1923) and Wesley Smith Harris (1854-1930), sons of Henry Clay Harris (1844-1923). The Lytton Springs Post Office was also located in the store and both 'Wash' and Wesley, as well as their father, served as Postmasters. Photograph provided though courtesy of Tom and Nelda Dannelly.
- Family of Velva Frances Brewer Eason (148 KB)
L-R, back row: Tracy Clay Blount, Linda Joyce Smith Blount, Joyce Marie Eason Smith, Dana June Pelton Smith, William Clarence "Bill" Smith. L-R, front row: Colter Clay Blount, Clayton Jack Blount, Clarence Pascal "Pac" Smith, Velva Frances Brewer Eason (1912-2002), Brittany Nicole Smith, and Stephanie Christine Smith. This 1997 photo was provided through the courtesy of Joyce Marie Eason Smith.
- Paul Adolphus Culpepper and Family (82 KB)
This Culpepper family photograph was taken in about 1945. Shown (L-R) in the front row are: Paul Adolphus Culpepper (1885-1953), Dorothy Mae Culpepper, and Mettie Alice Hamblin Culpepper (1897-1983). In the back row, (L-R) are: Alma Lea Culpepper, Fannie Elizabeth Culpepper, Mettie Evaline Culpepper (1922-2000), and Mamie Dail Culpepper (1925-2000). Photo was provided through the courtesy of Fannie Elizabeth Culpepper Young.
- Grandsons of Loris and Mary (12 KB)
Kevin Ross Flaharty and Alexander Lee Brewer are grandsons of Loris and Mary Brewer. This January 21, 2000, photo was taken at the home of Loris and Mary in Charleston, South Carolina.
- Samuel Green Brewer (32 KB)
Samuel Green Brewer (1846-1914) was the older brother of Dr. John Campbell Brewer. He relocated from Alabama to Texas in 1881 with his mother and daughter following the death of his father, Reuben Henry Brewer. Samuel is buried in the Greenwood Cemetery in Dallas, Texas. This 1902 photo was provided by Howard Cox, g-nephew of Samuel.
- Children of David Joseph Brewer (32 KB)
This photograph of David's children was taken in Monterey, California in 1984. Shown (left to right) are: Alexander Lee, Rebecca Ann, and Erin Marie.
- Graduation Day (59 KB)
David is seen here at the University of Idaho in May 1978 waiting patiently to receive his BSEE. He will probably 'whup up' on his pore old 'stove-up' pappy (me) for not publishing a later picture as he was receiving his Masters Degree in Computer Science at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. If nothing else, this picture should be a sure-fire guarantee to 'get his goat'!
- Christina and Family (22 KB)
Lake Zurich, Illinois; 1978. Christina Maria Brewer Flaharty is shown with her husband, Curvin Elwood "Kirby" Flaharty Jr. (1946-1997), and their children: Kevin Ross and Mary Melissa.
- Isabella Green Spry (15 KB)
Isabella Green Spry was the grandmother of Dr. John Campbell Brewer (1847-1920). She was born on August 18, 1799, in Sumter District, South Carolina. On March 28, 1816, she married John R. Brewer (1792-1822) in Sumter County, South Carolina. Isabella died in Mount Meigs, Montgomery County, Alabama, on January 2, 1875, at the home of her only son, Reuben Henry Brewer (1819-1881).
- Children of Loris and Mary (31 KB)
Yep! Here they are; the offspring of Loris and Mary. This photo was taken in 1959 in San Diego while Loris was deployed to the Western Pacific aboard the USS Lofberg (DD 759). As you may have guessed, you are looking at (L-R): Christina Maria, John Richard (1953-1977), and David Joseph.
- John and Dora Brewer (75 KB)
Circa 1954, this photograph was taken in Lytton Springs, Texas, at the home of John Tatum Brewer (1884-1971) and Dora Frances Harris Brewer (1887-1957). Pictured (L-R) are: Loris O. Brewer Sr. (1905-1988), Christina Maria Brewer (granddaughter of Loris Sr.), and Dora and John Brewer.
- Loris O. Brewer Sr. (10 KB)
Our grandchildren and great-grandchildren can now see what their g-grandfather/gg-grandfather, Loris Orrin Brewer Sr. looked like. This is "Pop" in about 1952 at his home in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Using the shadows in the picture as a clue to time of the day, he may have been at home during the lunch hour.
- Great Grammy (24 KB)
Photographed in August 1991, Mary Scalisi Brewer proudly shows off her first great-grandchild, Lucas Michael Heilmann. Lucas (shown here at age 2 months) is the eldest son of Mary Melissa Flaharty (Heilmann) Roberts. He is also the first grandchild of Christina Maria Brewer Flaharty.
- Culpepper Twins (87 KB)
Circa 1903, this photograph shows the twin sons of Amos Allison Culpepper (1847-1923) and Elizabeth Dail Culpepper (1846-1928). To the left is Paul Adolphus Culpepper (1885-1953). To Paul's left is his twin brother, Joel Rudolphus Culpepper (1885-1964). Shared credit for this picture goes to Fannie Elizabeth "Beth" Culpepper Young, daughter of Paul, and Wilma Lavergne Roberts Sanders, granddaughter of Joel.
- Wait'll You See This! (20 KB)
Our grandchildren and great grandchildren will definitely go into shock over this one! Yep, this is l'il ol' me; Loris Orrin Brewer Jr. at about 3 months of age. Difficult to believe that this chubby little son-of-a-gun grew up to be such an irresistibly handsome devil, isn't it? Picture is believed to have been taken in 1926 at the home of Lora May Culpepper Voigt (older sister of Emma Lee Culpepper Brewer) in Red Rock, Bastrop County, Texas.
- Newly Commissioned Naval Officer (28 KB)
Newport, Rhode Island, August 17, 1978. Loris (the courtly looking old dude with the beard) whips off his snappiest salute to his son David on the occasion of his (David's) commissioning as Ensign (Unrestricted Line) in the United States Navy. For this customary rendition of respect, Loris was duly awarded the traditional silver dollar by David in recognition of his first formal salute as a commissioned Naval Officer.
- Bluebonnet Princess (54 KB)
Circa 2001. This is Allison Kate (Allie) Brewer, daughter of Richard "Ric" Brewer and Kathy Zieger Brewer, and granddaughter of James "Jim" Brewer & Kathleen Kelley Brewer. Without question, she is a perfect complement to the field of Texas bluebonnets surrounding her. Photo provided by Jim and Kathleen Brewer.
- The Harry Family of Dallas (65 KB)
The older brother, niece, and younger sister, of Dr. John Campbell are shown in this vintage family photograph. Contrary to identifying date of 1896 shown on the photograph, it was probably taken on October 24, 1902; the 25th wedding anniversary date of James Martin Harry and Feriba Eleanora Brewer Harry. Photographic copy provided by Howard J. Cox, grandson of James and Feriba Harry.
- The Joel Culpepper Family (66 KB)
This snapshot of the Joel Culpepper family was taken in about 1944. Left to right are: Ramah Frances Culpepper Alexander (1914-2005), Billy Joe Culpepper (1928-1983), Addie Jewel Culpepper Roberts (1909-1996), Dora Frances Tally Culpepper (1888-1964), and Joel Rudolphus "Joe" Culpepper (1885-1964). Their eldest son, Hilton Abania Culpepper (1921-2007), was on duty with the U.S. Army Air Corps in the European Theater of Operations when this picture was taken. Photo provided through the courtesy of Wilma Lavergne Roberts Sanders, granddaughter of Joel and Dora Culpepper.
- "Pop Brewer" in North Carolina (19 KB)
Loris O. Brewer Sr. (1905-1988) is pictured here in 1974. Loris Jr. and Mary were returning from a driving trip to California and made a scheduled return stop at Pop's home in Westlake, Louisiana. He accepted an invitation to accompany them to their home in Silver Spring, Maryland, for a 'mini vacation'. While enroute, this snapshot was taken outside a motel near Fayetteville, North Carolina.
- Center Of The Universe? (42 KB)
As strange as it may seem, not everyone on planet Earth has heard of Caldwell County, Texas. Surprisingly enough, fewer yet may not have heard of Lytton Springs, the thriving center of activity in Caldwell County. Not to worry. This map will fulfill your long awaited dream of discovering the center of the universe!
- William Mason Brewer and Children (26 KB)
Pictured here (circa June 2001) is William Mason "Bill" Brewer and his children. Shown in the center is his daughter Cassie Lee and to her right is her brother, Kevin Michael. The occasion was Cassies's high school graduation. Bill is the son of James Oran Brewer (1922-2007), grandson of Henry Albert Brewer (1878-1925), and g-grandson of Dr. John Campbell Brewer (1847-1920). Photo was provided through the courtesy of William Mason "Bill" Brewer.
- How Did This One Get In Here? (17 KB)
Difficult to comprehend but this is Loris Jr. in December 1944. Having recently returned to the USA from France in the European Theater of Operations, he was soon (unbeknownst to him) to be on his merry way to an island paradise in the Pacific Theater of Operations known as Okinawa. This is another little piece of the puzzle that our grand children and g-grand children may find difficult to believe. Shucks, I sometimes have a tough time buying in on it myself!
- Feriba Eleanora Brewer (84 KB)
James Martin Harry (1850-1903) and his new bride, Feriba Eleanora "Ella" Brewer (1849-1930), sister of Dr. John Campbell Brewer (1847-1920), pose for their wedding picture on October 24, 1877, at the Lamar Street Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. Photographic copy provided through the courtesy of Howard Joseph Cox, grandson of James and Feriba.
- Naval Preparatory School Graduation (190 KB)
August 1975. The Commanding Officer of the Naval Service School Command in San Diego conducts the swearing in ceremony for Naval Preparatory School graduates, readying them for further studies under the Naval Enlisted Scientific Education Program. David Joseph Brewer AE2, USN, is shown standing second from the right in the front row. He was subsequently assigned to the University of Idaho to continue pursuit of a degree as Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Graduating from the University in May 1978, David soon thereafter received his commission as an Ensign in the United States Navy.
- Henry and Sallie Culpepper (37 KB)
Circa 1883, this is the wedding picture of Dr. Henry W. Culpepper (1850-1944) and Sallie Denham (1866-1933). Dr. Culpepper received his medical degree from Tulane University and practiced medicine in Houston, Texas, for a number of years. He later relocated his practice to Beauregard Parish, Louisiana. Henry and Sallie are buried in the Newlin Cemetery in Beauregard Parish near the town of Singer. Photo provided through the courtesy of Fannie Elizabeth "Beth" Culpepper Young, grand-niece of Dr. Culpepper.