1874 Nov 4: Stephen
(Steve) R. Brimer born in McCune Station, Pike County MO.
1893 Jan 26: Father, John Stewart Brimer died. Buried
at Old Grassy Creek Cemetery, Buffalo Township, Pike County, MO.
1893 August 30: Mother, Susan Sparks Brimer granted a
Home Guard war widow's pension.
1895 22 Dec: Married Willa (a/k/a
Willie) Angelina Inlow in Bowling Green, MO. They will have 6
son and no daughters. Willa is the daughter of James Harvey
Inlow (1835-1916) and Louisa Branstetter (1839-1912) and the
granddaughter of Samuel Poston Inlow (1815-1896) and Isabella P.
Bonham (born 1814) and the great granddaughter of Henry S. Inlow
(1764-1840) and Salome Ann Poston (1784-1850). A family chart
from Ancestry follows:
Findagrave for James Harvey Inlow:
HERE to find a great deal of information on Samuel Poston
1897 July 14: Son, Paul Tinsley
Brimer born in Bowling Green, MO. He will marry Abbie Darlene
Daniels on 18 Feb 1920 in Pike County, MO and then Ethelyn Lenore
Keagle on 13 Oct 1946 in Austin, Minnestoa.. Paul will live
till June 6 1965 when he dies in Mountain Home, Arkansas.
1900 Oct 23: Son Malcolm C. Brimer is born. He
will live till Nov 2, 1906 only, dying young. He is
buried at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Pike County, MO. Headstone
1903 Sept 17: Floyd Inlow Brimer born in Missouri.
He will marry an Elizabeth M. (Last name unknown). Floyd will pass away on 27 Dec 1991
in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He moved to Iowa with his mother
ultimately after his father was killed. Floyd worked as a
service manager for the S&W Cafeteria in 1934 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
and lived at 2330 C Avenue, NE.
1905 Nov 14:
Pinkney Brimer is born in Missouri. Willis will die in January
1961 per the SSDI in Nebraska. He will marry Gertrude Irene Shaefer
on 3 July 1925. In 1928 he and Irene lived in Waterloo, Black Hawk,
Iowa. In 1931 they lived at 1302 Hawthorne Ave., Waterloo and
he was a baker for Bishop Cafeteria. By 1937 they had moved to
Nebraska and they lived at 4607 Grand Ave. in Omaha Nebraska and he
was working as a baker at Dixon's Restaurant.
1909 Feb.: John Ray Brimer is born
in Missouri. He moved to Iowa with his mother ultimately after
his father was killed. He will marry a Muriel E. LNU in 1927
in Iowa. In 1934 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa he is a baker for
Bishop's Cafeteria and lives at 857 20th SE.
1910 Census: Pike County, Cuivre Township, Dist. 0124. The
Stephen R. Brimers lived next door to Willa's parents in 1900 census:
1914 Oct. 5: Leon Brimer is born in
Missouri. He moved to Iowa with his mother ultimately after
his father was killed. In 1934 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa he lived at 528
First Avenue NW (Note: I believe he lived with his brother
Willis Brimer here). He died in Bentonville, AR on the 4th of
February in 2000.
PROPERTY OWNERSHIP: This is the plat of the 20 acre property that the
Stephen R. Brimer and his family owned and lived on when he died.
The 20 acres is located in Saline County at the northeast corner of
the southeast quarter of Section 10, Township 51N Range 21W and is
shown as improved with a home. Nearest town is: Saline,
Missouri (to the southwest).
GPS Coordinates per Mike Brimer:
Center of Section 10 T51N R21W is: 39.13.05.90N /
Center of actual property described as NE corner of the SE ¼ of
Section 10 T51N R21W is: 39.13.00.28N / 93.11.33.09W
(Property is now a wooded property with small pond and mobile
1919 July 21: Stephen R. Brimer worked for a railroad
at a roundhouse. He was struck by a train engine on this date and
died of those injuries. Two days later, on July 23rd 1919, he was buried
at Mount Pisgah Cemetery in MO.
Gravestone of Stephen R. Brimer:
1920 Census Main Street, Bowling Green MO taken January 8, 1920: Willa
is a widow and head of household. Living with her are 22 year old
son Paul; 16 year old Floyd, 14 year old Willis; 10 year old John R. and
5 year old Leon. Willa and Paul are both working as clerks in a
and her young children moved to Iowa following the death of her husband,
Stephen R. Brimer.
1924 City Directory Cedar Rapids, Iowa: Willa living in Iowa
at 713 S. 18th St in Cedar Rapids.
1925 Census Linn, Cedar Rapids, Iowa: Widow Willa was living
there as head of household with their three sons, Floyd Inlow
Brimer, John Ray Brimer, and Leon H Brimer, ages 21, 16, and 10
respectively. She owned a $6500 home with a $5000 mortgage on
South 18th Street. Their home is insured for $6500.
Willa completed the 8th grade, as did Floyd. Son John R., 10th
1931 Waterloo Iowa City Directory: Willa Brimer
now in Waterloo:
1934 Cedar Rapids Iowa City Directory lists:
1935 Cedar Rapids Iowa City Directory lists:
1937 Cedar Rapids Iowa City Directory lists:
1945 Cedar Rapids Iowa City Directory lists:
1957 Cedar Rapids Iowa City Directory lists:
Following 1957: Willa Brimer died
following 1957. No proof of when.
Per the DAR she died in
Cedar Rapids, Iowa.