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William Washington “Willie” Brewer

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William Washington “Willie” Brewer

Birth
Linn Flat, Nacogdoches County, Texas, USA
Death
31 May 1955 (aged 79)
Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial
Elk City, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA Add to Map
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Gospel preacher listed in Preachers of Today, Vol. 1, 1952, 48.

The Life of Dr. W.W. Brewer

Dr. W. W. Brewer was born June 6, 1875 at Linflat, Texas of Willie and "Sissy" Brewer. His parents were members of the Methodist church, but died when he was about three years old. He lived with his grandmother until he was about twelve years old, and "was on his own" after that. It is presumed that he was sprinkled as an infant. We do not have complete information about how he became interested in The Church, but when he was courting his first wife, Artie Saunders, of Hillsboro, Texas, her mother met him at the door with an open Bible every time he came. He would have joined the Presbyterian church at one time, but the Presbyterian preacher refused to immerse him, so he went looking for the church of the Bible. He obeyed the gospel June 2, 1898, being immersed by C. Stutson at Planton in Hill County Texas. On December 7, 1898 he was married to Miss Saunders. His son, Hobert, was born of this union. She contracted tuberculosis and died about two and a half years after their marriage. On December 24, 1908 he was married to Miss Cordelia E. Mansur, of Elk City, Oklahoma. Three children, Mansur, Anna, and Flo were born of this union. The two sons were faithful to The Lord until their deaths. Hobert was a Bible teacher and reared his children in the nurture and admonition of The Lord. Both the daughters are faithful and active Christians. Truly, the faith of this good man continues to live in his family as well as in those he taught in his preaching and teaching work. Brother Brewer attended the Gunter Bible College, and later attended and taught in the Cordell Christian College in Oklahoma. He had to work his way as he went along, and did the available things in the summers as well as in the school terms. Dr. W. W. Brewer 1875-1956 went to Cordell in 1907, the year that school opened. It was here that he met Miss Mansur, who became his second wife. She was also a member of the faculty and their first home was in Cordell. He became a Chiropractic physician and practiced this healing art along with his preaching. Though I was never closely associated with him, I knew many people who were, and these regarded him highly, both as a gospel preacher and as a physician. He held his first gospel meeting at Belcherville in Clay County Texas in 1905, and for some years his preaching work consisted of meeting work and Sunday appointments. This work took him over much of Texas and Oklahoma, as well as other places. However, he began to do "local work" quite early. In 1911 he preached in Weatherford, Oklahoma and helped establish The Church there. He again served this church as local evangelist in the thirties. He did local work also in Clarendon, Roscoe, Del Rio, Eastland, and Carlsbad in Texas. In Oklahoma he did such work in Hammon, Beaver, Lawton, and Granite in addition to his work in Weatherford. In many of these places The Church was quite small, and he often helped to build a better meeting place, or to acquire the first one they had had. His medical training made it possible for him to work in places where he could not have gone had he been dependent upon the brethren for his support. Though his children make no mention of financial sacrifices in his work, yet knowing the situation and the times, I am sure he had his share of such problems even as other gospel preachers of his time. His last work was with the Carlsbad church North of San Angelo, Texas. Here, both he and Sister Brewer worked much in the Tuberculosis Sanitarium, a work they both enjoyed and found to be very rewarding. He often wrote for such papers as The Firm Foundation, The Gospel Advocate, and other such publications. So far as we know he never engaged in a public debate, but did serve as moderator for others, such as C.R. Nichol. His preaching began in the years when severe financial sacrifices were required, but he kept on and went through the terrible depression of the thirties, continuing to preach The Word. He once went to an appointment by train. When he was ready to leave, one of the bishops handed him a small amount of money, but not enough to pay his train fare. (We wonder how brethren felt about such a thing.) This brother evidently felt some sense of shame, for he said: "Brother Brewer, we believe in keeping our preachers poor and humble." Brother Brewer replied: "This kind of pay should do it." He was never asked to return. In 1947, while preaching at Carlsbad, Texas, he had his first bad heart attack. In 1951 they moved to Hereford, Texas and from Hereford The Lord called him home on June 1, 1956 [death certificate has May 31, 1955] at the age of eighty one years. His companion continued until April 27, 1971, when she fell asleep in Amarillo. They both sleep in the Elk City, Oklahoma cemetery. They were good people, believed in and loved The Lord and His word. They lived and taught it to the end of life. One cannot do better! -Loyd L. Smith, Gospel Preachers of Yesteryear, pages 69-71.

W. W. Brewer, Texas born, lost his parents at four and at ten was "on his own." He made an early and intimate acquaintance with toil and hardship. He was baptized June 1, 1898. He attended Gunter Bible College and began preaching in 1904. He served on the faculty of Cordell Christian College in 1907, and returned to Gunter to study Bible, Greek and Church History under Brother N. L. Clark. He had a fruitful ministry at Weatherford, Hammond, Granite, Lawton and Beaver, Oklahoma, and Roscoe, Clarendoni and Del Rio, Texas. Through the years he was enduring and unwavering. He was great by the true standard. Brother Bob Wear preached the funeral sermon in Hereford. He was laid to rest by the side of his wife in Elk City.

"W. W. Brewer, being left an orphan when small, was raised by his grandmother, who was a devoted member of the Methodist church. When he was about 20 years of age he joined the Presbyterian church, but having read in his Bible where those who were baptized went to where there was much water, that they went down into the water and were buried with Christ in baptism, and not willing to rely on the sprinkling of water on him which was performed when he was a child, he demanded immersion. After two days persuading and the preacher still refusing to immerse him. In 1897, in Hill County, Texas he heard his first Gospel sermon preached by C. R. Nichol. Immediately he obeyed from the heart the form of doctrine was made free from sin became a member of the Church of Christ. Six years later he entered Gunter Bible School where he remained two years. The first year after he entered this school he began to preaching in the way of evangelizing. He became a member of the faculty of the Cordell Christian College where he remained for two years as assistant Bible teacher. Brother Brewer is a successful evangelist and true worker in the Lord's vineyard."--- Gospel Preachers Who Blazed the Trail by C.R. Nichol.
Gospel preacher listed in Preachers of Today, Vol. 1, 1952, 48.

The Life of Dr. W.W. Brewer

Dr. W. W. Brewer was born June 6, 1875 at Linflat, Texas of Willie and "Sissy" Brewer. His parents were members of the Methodist church, but died when he was about three years old. He lived with his grandmother until he was about twelve years old, and "was on his own" after that. It is presumed that he was sprinkled as an infant. We do not have complete information about how he became interested in The Church, but when he was courting his first wife, Artie Saunders, of Hillsboro, Texas, her mother met him at the door with an open Bible every time he came. He would have joined the Presbyterian church at one time, but the Presbyterian preacher refused to immerse him, so he went looking for the church of the Bible. He obeyed the gospel June 2, 1898, being immersed by C. Stutson at Planton in Hill County Texas. On December 7, 1898 he was married to Miss Saunders. His son, Hobert, was born of this union. She contracted tuberculosis and died about two and a half years after their marriage. On December 24, 1908 he was married to Miss Cordelia E. Mansur, of Elk City, Oklahoma. Three children, Mansur, Anna, and Flo were born of this union. The two sons were faithful to The Lord until their deaths. Hobert was a Bible teacher and reared his children in the nurture and admonition of The Lord. Both the daughters are faithful and active Christians. Truly, the faith of this good man continues to live in his family as well as in those he taught in his preaching and teaching work. Brother Brewer attended the Gunter Bible College, and later attended and taught in the Cordell Christian College in Oklahoma. He had to work his way as he went along, and did the available things in the summers as well as in the school terms. Dr. W. W. Brewer 1875-1956 went to Cordell in 1907, the year that school opened. It was here that he met Miss Mansur, who became his second wife. She was also a member of the faculty and their first home was in Cordell. He became a Chiropractic physician and practiced this healing art along with his preaching. Though I was never closely associated with him, I knew many people who were, and these regarded him highly, both as a gospel preacher and as a physician. He held his first gospel meeting at Belcherville in Clay County Texas in 1905, and for some years his preaching work consisted of meeting work and Sunday appointments. This work took him over much of Texas and Oklahoma, as well as other places. However, he began to do "local work" quite early. In 1911 he preached in Weatherford, Oklahoma and helped establish The Church there. He again served this church as local evangelist in the thirties. He did local work also in Clarendon, Roscoe, Del Rio, Eastland, and Carlsbad in Texas. In Oklahoma he did such work in Hammon, Beaver, Lawton, and Granite in addition to his work in Weatherford. In many of these places The Church was quite small, and he often helped to build a better meeting place, or to acquire the first one they had had. His medical training made it possible for him to work in places where he could not have gone had he been dependent upon the brethren for his support. Though his children make no mention of financial sacrifices in his work, yet knowing the situation and the times, I am sure he had his share of such problems even as other gospel preachers of his time. His last work was with the Carlsbad church North of San Angelo, Texas. Here, both he and Sister Brewer worked much in the Tuberculosis Sanitarium, a work they both enjoyed and found to be very rewarding. He often wrote for such papers as The Firm Foundation, The Gospel Advocate, and other such publications. So far as we know he never engaged in a public debate, but did serve as moderator for others, such as C.R. Nichol. His preaching began in the years when severe financial sacrifices were required, but he kept on and went through the terrible depression of the thirties, continuing to preach The Word. He once went to an appointment by train. When he was ready to leave, one of the bishops handed him a small amount of money, but not enough to pay his train fare. (We wonder how brethren felt about such a thing.) This brother evidently felt some sense of shame, for he said: "Brother Brewer, we believe in keeping our preachers poor and humble." Brother Brewer replied: "This kind of pay should do it." He was never asked to return. In 1947, while preaching at Carlsbad, Texas, he had his first bad heart attack. In 1951 they moved to Hereford, Texas and from Hereford The Lord called him home on June 1, 1956 [death certificate has May 31, 1955] at the age of eighty one years. His companion continued until April 27, 1971, when she fell asleep in Amarillo. They both sleep in the Elk City, Oklahoma cemetery. They were good people, believed in and loved The Lord and His word. They lived and taught it to the end of life. One cannot do better! -Loyd L. Smith, Gospel Preachers of Yesteryear, pages 69-71.

W. W. Brewer, Texas born, lost his parents at four and at ten was "on his own." He made an early and intimate acquaintance with toil and hardship. He was baptized June 1, 1898. He attended Gunter Bible College and began preaching in 1904. He served on the faculty of Cordell Christian College in 1907, and returned to Gunter to study Bible, Greek and Church History under Brother N. L. Clark. He had a fruitful ministry at Weatherford, Hammond, Granite, Lawton and Beaver, Oklahoma, and Roscoe, Clarendoni and Del Rio, Texas. Through the years he was enduring and unwavering. He was great by the true standard. Brother Bob Wear preached the funeral sermon in Hereford. He was laid to rest by the side of his wife in Elk City.

"W. W. Brewer, being left an orphan when small, was raised by his grandmother, who was a devoted member of the Methodist church. When he was about 20 years of age he joined the Presbyterian church, but having read in his Bible where those who were baptized went to where there was much water, that they went down into the water and were buried with Christ in baptism, and not willing to rely on the sprinkling of water on him which was performed when he was a child, he demanded immersion. After two days persuading and the preacher still refusing to immerse him. In 1897, in Hill County, Texas he heard his first Gospel sermon preached by C. R. Nichol. Immediately he obeyed from the heart the form of doctrine was made free from sin became a member of the Church of Christ. Six years later he entered Gunter Bible School where he remained two years. The first year after he entered this school he began to preaching in the way of evangelizing. He became a member of the faculty of the Cordell Christian College where he remained for two years as assistant Bible teacher. Brother Brewer is a successful evangelist and true worker in the Lord's vineyard."--- Gospel Preachers Who Blazed the Trail by C.R. Nichol.


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