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Marvin James BREWER
Dorothy Frances LYON
Husband:  Marvin James BREWER, a.k.a., James Marvin BREWER
Birth:  13 Jan 1919, Trap Hill Twp., Wilkes Co., NC
Death:  15 Jul 1982, Statesville, Iredell Co., NC
Disposition:  buried 18 Jul 1982, Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, State Road, Surry Co., NC
Occupation (in 1940):  Cannon cotton mill worker
Father:  James Franklin BREWER
Mother:  Delia Alice COMBS
Marriage:  9 Feb 1946, Forsyth Co., NC
Wife:  Dorothy Frances LYON
Birth:  1 Nov 1919, Wilkes Co., NC
Death:  7 Apr 1997, Elkin, Surry Co., NC
Father:  Grover Watson LYON
Mother:  Frances Jane ROYAL
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1.  North Carolina County Marriages, 1762-1979 (online at FamilySearch.org):
Name | Age Marvin Brewer | 27
Event Date 09 Feb 1946
Event Place Forsyth, NC
Father's Name J Frank Brewer
Mother's Name Delia Brewer
Spouse's Name | Age Dorothy Lyon | 26
Spouse's Father's Name Watson Lyon
Spouse's Mother's Name Jane Lyon
GS Film Number 899657

2.  1900 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  James Marvin's parents are living in Traphill Twp., Wilkes Co, NC (q.v.).  They're listed next to George & Celia (GENTRY) LYON, Dorothy (LYON) BREWER's paternal grandparents.

3.  1910 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  James Marvin's parents are living in Traphill Twp., Wilkes Co., NC (q.v.).

4.  1920 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  James M. BREWRE (æ 1, b. NC) is living in Trap Hill Twp., Wilkes Co., NC, with his parents (q.v.).  Partha LYON (æ 1m, b. NC) is living in Traphill Twp., Wilkes Co., NC, with her parents (q.v.).  This is the year of the enumerator with the horrible handwriting, who can't spell.

5.  1930 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Marvin BREWER (æ 11, b. NC) is living in Elkin Twp., Surry Co., NC, with his mother (q.v.).  Dorothy LYON (æ 10, b. NC) is living in Traphill Twp., Wilkes Co., NC, with her parents (q.v.).

6.  1940 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Marvin BREWER (æ 21, b. NC) is living in Salisbury, Rowan Co., NC, with his married sister, Maude (BREWER) BALLARD (q.v.) he was indexed "M Arrin Bruce"!  Dorothy LYON (æ 20, b. NC) is lodging with the GARFIELD family in North Wilkesboro, Wilkes Co., NC (q.v.).

7.  North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994 (online at FamilySearch.org):
Name Marvin James Brewer Sr.
Event Date 15 Jul 1982
Event Place Statesville, Iredell, NC
Burial Date 18 Jul 1982
Burial Place State Road, Surry, NC
Cemetery Crestwood Mem.
Residence Address Rt 1 Box 300
Thurmond, Wilkes Co., NC
Gender | Age | Race Male | 63 | White
Marital Status Married
Occupation Self Employed
Birth Date 13 Jan 1919
Birthplace Surry Co., NC
Father's Name Frank Brewer
Mother's Name Della Blackburn Brewer
Spouse's Name Dorothy Frances Lyon Brewer
GS Film Number 1984895
Reference ID v 26B cn 26617

8.  North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-2004 (online at Ancestry.com):
Name Dorothy Francis Brewer
Gender | Race | Age Female | White | 77 yrs
Marital Status Widowed
SSN 245-12-9521
Father's Last Name Lyon
Date of Birth 1 Nov 1919
Birth County Wilkes
Residence Wilkes Co., NC 28683
Education 11th grade
Date of Death 7 Apr 1997
Death Location Elkin, Surry Co., NC
Burial in state
Source NC State Ctr. Health Statistics

9.  SSDI:  Social Security Death Index (online at Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org):
Name SSN Last Residence Birth Death Issued
Marvin Brewer 245-18-5020 Thurmond, Wilkes, NC 28683 13 Jan 1919 Jul 1982 NC
Dorothy L. Brewer 245-12-9521 Thurmond, Wilkes, NC 28683  1 Nov 1919 Apr 1997 NC

10.  World War II Draft Registration Cards.  Records of the Selective Service System, 1926-1975, RG 147, NARA, Atlanta, GA (online at Ancestry.com):
Serial No. | Order No 1922 | 2004
1 Name Marvin James Brewer
2 Address RFD #3 Box 8, Salisbury, Rowan Co., NC
3 Telephone  
4 Age in Years | Date of Birth 21 | 1-13-19
5 Place of Birth Wilkes Co., NC
6 Country of Citizenship US
7 Name of Person Who Will
Always Know Your Address
Mrs. Maude Ballard
8 Relationship of That Person Sister
9 Address of That Person RFD #3 Box 8, Salisbury, Rowan Co., NC
10 Employer's Name Cannon Mill
11 Place of Employment or Business Mill #7 Salisbury, Rowan Co., NC
Signature Marvin James Brewer
Height | Weight 5' | 8"
Race | Complexion White | Ruddy
Eyes | Hair Gray | Blonde
Date of Registration October 16, 1940
Draft Board Rowan County Local Board
Salisbury, NC

11.  Lyon(s) Families Association of America: Database (on CD as of 22 Feb 2010; these are member submissions).

12.  LDS.  Family Search:  Family Trees (online at familysearch.org).

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