|Birth: ||Apr., 1889|
|Death: ||Jul., 1915|
BREWER, Mrs. Alice July 31, 1915 Mariposa Gazette
INSECT BITE IS FATAL TO YOUNG LADY.
Mrs. Alice R. BREWER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willis BREWER of Green Mountain, died Sunday at the Burnett Sanitarium in Fresno from the effects of an insect bite received on a visit in Yosemite Valley. The poison entered her system and had gone to far when assistance was called to allow of her life being saved.
The remains were brought to Green Mountain and the funeral held from the home of her parents on Monday.
Miss BREWER was a teacher in the Dunlop School District, Madera county. She was a native of California and 26 years of age. Besides her parents she leaves to mourn several brothers and sisters and the sympathy of all is extended to them in their bereavement.
BREWER, Miss Alice August 21, 1915 Mariposa Gazette
Our community was shocked by the tragic and untimely death of Miss Alice BREWER. She was on her vacation trip to the Yosemite Valley having a pleasant time, when she was bitten on the face by a poisonous insect. A distressing blood poison issued and all medical aid was unavailing. She was born April 10th, 1899, in Mariposa county, and educated in her native county. She died in the Burnett Sanitarium at Fresno, July 25, 1915, aged 26 years, 3 months and 15 days. She professed faith in Christ during her last illness and was recieved by baptism into the Methodist church. She was possessed of a gentle and loving disposition and was held in the highest esteem by a large circle of friends. She had taught school for seven years, the last three in the same locality, and was to return to the same school the ensuing term. She was a leader in athletics, having been elected captain of the Mill Creek girl's baseball team.
She attended church and Sunday school regularly and will be greatly missed in the school, church and social life of the community where she had been teaching.
Two sisters and one brother were with her when she died, and she was unconscious for six hours before death took her.
Others that were near and dear to her arrived a few minutes to late. She expressed herself as being ready to cross the river of death and urged her loved ones to so live as to be ready for the last summons.
She is survived by her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. W. BREWER, six sisters, Mrs. J. SUMNER, Mrs. C. B. DEATSCH, Mrs. Lorena, Violet and Vera BREWER, and five brothers, Frank, Edward, Thomas, George and Vernal. Besides relatives and friends that mourn her departure, there is another fond and sacred tie that is broken by the ruthless hand of death..
"Not now but in coming years,
It may be in the better land.
We shall read the meaning of our tears.
Up there sometime we will understand."
"Why what we long for most of all
Eludes so oft our eager hands.
Why hopes are crushed and castles fall.
Up there sometimes we will understand."
Green Mountain, August 14, 1915
Willis Brewer (1852 - 1929)
Martha Francis Paine Brewer (1861 - 1918)
Willis F. Brewer (1881 - 1966)*
Rachel E Brewer Deatsch (1884 - 1966)*
Martha Matilda Brewer Sumner (1887 - 1935)*
Alice R. Brewer (1889 - 1915)
Lorena Brewer Clingan (1891 - 1975)*
Brewer's Green Mountain Cemetery
Created by: Larry Loucks
Record added: Sep 05, 2008
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