Robert and Lucy Riker Brewer Obituaries

IMG_2250Robert D. Brewer, born July 16, 1832, died November 9, 1899.  New Providence Presbyterian Cemetery, Mercer County, Kentucky

from The SWS Newspaper, Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky

Wednesday, November 12, 1898

Mr. Robert D. Brewer, a highly respected farmer of this county, died of heart disease, Wednesday, 3 o’clock p.m. at his late home near McAfee.  He had been ill for some time and his death was hourly expected by his many friends.  He was in his sixty-sixth year and leaves a wife and only one child, Mr. L. D. Brewer, of this place.  For many years he had been a member of and a ruling elder in the New Providence Church and was a faithful follower of his Redeemer and has gone to receive his reward, promised to them that are faithful to the end.  The funeral was conducted, yesterday, 10 o’clock a.m., at New Providence Church, by the pastor, Rev. S. F. Taylor and the interment was in the old cemetery, where for the last century, the ancestors of Mr. Brewer, one by one, have been laid to rest.

IMG_2251Lucy Riker, wife of Robert D. Brewer, born January 17, 1835, died November 4, 1909.  New Providence Presbyterian Cemetery, Mercer County, Kentucky

The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, November 19, 1909

Mrs. Robert Brewer, the venerable mother of Mr. L. D. Brewer, died last Thursday at her home in this county.  The funeral services were held Saturday at Providence Church, near McAfee, conducted by Rev. Harvey Glass, assisted by Rev. M. V. P. Yeaman.  Quite a number of friends and relatives from this place attended.  Mrs. Brewer is one of those women whose lives have been spent quietly, but her Christian spirit and charitable heart made for her a wider place in the world than she ever suspected.  She was a native of this county and had been a widow many years.  Only one son, Mr. L. D. Brewer, survives her.

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