1897 July 14: Paul
Tinsley Brimer born in Bowling Green, Pike County, MO.
1899 Jan: Paul's future wife,
Darlene Daniel is born in Pike County MO.
1917-1918: Paul's WWI Draft Registration Card; he is
working at the Blue Oak Handle Company in Bowling Green, MO.
Lists his mom as Willie A. Brimer of Bowling Green. His
signature is on this form:
1920 Feb 18: Married Abbie Darlene
Daniel in Pike County, MO. Darlene was born 3 Jan 1899.
Darlene died 20 May 1991 in Bowling Green. Had 4 children together.
They would ultimately divorce. Their children were:
Paul Tinsley Brimer, Jr.,
Allison Reynolds Brimer
(1924), Peggy Brimer
(1928), Roy Carrol
Brimer (1932) .
1922 June 17: Son Paul Tinsley "Junior" Brimer, Jr.
born in MO. As
his father was, so was Junior a member of the Masons.
'From Pike County Genealogical Society:
1924 April 9: Son Allison
Reynolds "Bubby" Brimer born in Bowling Green,
Pike Co., MO. Allison would live until 20 April 2009
when he passed away in Tehachapi, Kern Co., CA. Bubby
received his high school diploma and went on to several
types of work over the years. Right after school he
joined the Navy but was given a discharge for medical
reasons during his basic training. This led him to
becoming an electrician building cargo ships in the
shipyards of Los Angeles.
At the end of WWII on April 15th 1945 in
Los Angeles he married Martha Jean VANCE, who was born in
Little Rock, AR on August 30 1925. When jobs were hard
to find after the war, he accepted work as a press man for a
cleaners and a cook on the Fleischman yacht which traveled
to and from Alaska. Back on land again, he became a
financial manager for a china/dinnerware manufacturer and
then a finance manager for a furniture store. Martha
J. and Allison R. had two sons during their marriage.
Although he married twice more, he did not have other
After his finance management positions, he began his banking career
at a Southern California bank where he completed several
American Bankers Association and American Institute of
Banking courses. His banking career field led him to
become a vice president for three private banks over a
period of years. The FDIC hired him to become a bank
audit team leader for the Colorado region.
During his lifetime, Allison was married
three times. Martha Jean Vance and he divorced
sometime around 1972. There are two
listings for Nevada marriages of Allison: one to an Arlene
Handley in 1976 and one to a Zenta Diana Doerksen in 1982.
He was a Baptist.
Allison's first wife, Martha Jean was
educated at Banning High School in Wilmington, LA County and
was a self-employed paralegal secretary; she was a Baptist.
Martha died 18 Jan 2000 in Tarzana, LA Co., CA of pulmonary
embolism and deep vein thrombosis at Encino-Tarzana Med.
Ctr. Hospital. She is buried at Green Hills Memorial Park
(Rancho Palos Verdes), LA County, CA. Her parents were Eugene Perry Vance
(1895 - 1932) and
Pearl Katherine Martin Vance (1896 - 1981). 2 pics of
Martha below along with the gravestones of Martha and her
mother Pearl at Green Hills. The photo on the right is
Martha's high school graduation picture from Banning High
School in Wilmington, CA:
1928 June 6: Daughter Peggy
Brimer was born. She died New Year's Eve, 1991 in MO.
It is believed she married a FNU Diesel.
1932 July 12:
Son Roy Carroll Brimer
was born. Roy married Dorothy
Jeanette Briney in MO in 1953. He died in MO on July 26,
2008. More information below in his obituary.
Friday, August 22, 2008 in the Daily
Statesman. Roy C.
Brimer, 76, a long time resident of Reisterstown died peacefully
on July 24, 2008, at Northwest Medical Center. He is survived by
his son, Richard Brimer of Austin, Texas; Rebecca Quoos of
Jacksonville, Florida; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded
in death by his wife, Dorothy Jeannette Briney Brimer in June
2000. Mr. Brimer spent his career in the Defense Industry
retiring after 17 years at Westinghouse. His assignments took
him throughout the United States, including Connecticut,
California, Maryland, and Iran. He was also an accomplished
pilot, serving as a flight instructor in California, Texas, and
Iran. His hobbies included coin and gun collecting. In his later
years, Mr. Brimer became an active member of the Masons. He
avidly recruited new members and led drives to collect reading
material for our troops serving in Iran and Afghanistan. After
his retirement, he traveled extensively to Alaska, Africa,
China, and other exotic locales. He met Dorothy Jeannette Briney
while they were attending the University of Missouri in
Columbia. They were married in 1953 in the bride's hometown of
Bloomfield. Memorial gifts may be given to the Warren Lodge of
the Freemasons to support their charitable activities. A
memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 23, 2008. at
10 a.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Bloomfield
with Rev. Susan Hoyle officiating. Interment will follow in the
Date unknown: Divorced Abbie Darlene
Tinsley Brimer (Sr.) moved to the Seattle area where he helped make
After WWII: Paul Tinsley Brimer
(Sr.) moved to the Cedar Rapids area to live near his brothers.
He was a pipefitter and worked for a local power company.
1946 Oct 13: Paul Tinsley Brimer
(Sr.) married (2) Ethelyn
Lenore Keagle, Austin, Mower Co., MN. Ethelyn was born 7
September 1913 in Collins, Story County, Iowa. Her parents
were George Harrison Keagle and her mother was Laura Marsh Keagle.
She graduated from Collins High School. Ethelyn was a
telephone switchboard operation, a homemaker, and a nurse's aide.
She was born in Iowa and ultimately moved to Arkansas with her
husband Paul Sr. She was a Methodist, then
Presbyterian. They had no known children together.
Chart on Ethelyn's ancestry:
Paul T. and Ethelyn Keagle Brimer, 1960sè
1969 July 6: Paul Tinsley Brimer Sr. , a Mason, died of a
stroke in Arkansas and is buried at Baxter Gardens in Mountain Home,
AR. During his life he was a journeyman pipefitter. And he
enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was
After 1969: Sometime after Paul
Sr.'s death, Ethelyn Deagle Brimer returned to Iowa to be near
1991 May 20: Abbie Darlene Daniel Brimer died at the age of
92 in Pike County; she she had returned to Bowling Green MO after she
2000 June 24: Second wife Ethelyn Keagle Brimer died of
a heart attack at age 86 at the Norwalk Manor Nursing Home. She is
buried at Evergreen Cemetery in Collins, Iowa. Her photo and
obituaries are below: