|Birth: ||May 5, 1900|
|Death: ||Jun. 2, 1981|
Gertrude Hooper was the youngest of the nine children of Isaac Houston Hooper and Ellen Allen, and the granddaughter of the 1829 Kinsey C. Hooper and Elizabeth Geren. Her siblings were Luther, Serepta, Lennie, Rosa, Lilly, James, Ethel and Albert. The Hoopers were prominent farmers with large land holdings in Bradley County.
Gertrude was the 2nd wife of Professor John Logan Brewer, with whom she had one son, John Logan, Jr. She and Prof. Brewer adopted a daughter, Emily, who was only 10 years old and John, Jr., was 6 when their father died in 1946.
Gertrude and John had planned to build a home on their 400 acre Mondamin Farm and had already ordered the brick for its construction when he died suddenly of a heart attack. Gertrude not only continued with their plans to build their dream home, but operated the dairy farm for many years herself, and later with the help of son, John. She said in a 1974 article in the Chattanooga Times, "It's hard to understand, but I have received so many calls and letters from people telling me how wonderful John was, and how he helped them with their children - yet he never lived to rear his own children."
John Jr. and wife Jo Ann had a daughter, Sarah Beth, and Jo Ann had a daughter, Sandra, from a previous marriage. Emily and husband, Dennis DeLoach had a son, Dennis, Jr.
Gertrude was a teacher who was said to be loved by all her students. She served as president of the Benton PTA and the Tennessee Children of the American Revolution as well as being a member of the DAR and charter member of the Benton Garden Club. She enjoyed entertaining at her beautiful home, and her guests included such notables as Dr. Andy Holt and Aubrey Wagner, former TVA Chairman.
John L. Brewer (1886 - 1946)
Note: W/O JOHN L
Green Hill Cemetery
Maintained by: Marian Presswood
Originally Created by: Marvin & Samme Templin
Record added: May 27, 2008
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