Knowing I need to do more work on my Brewer and McPeak families, I decided to start several weeks ago by searching for the death date of my 4th great-grandmother Elizabeth McPeak. She was the wife of William Brewer, and mother to my 3rd great-grandmother Frances Elizabeth Brewer, wife of Joseph M Bondurant.
I found her obituary!
From the Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky), December 21, 1893:
After a Long Life.
Paducah, Ky., Dec. 20. – (Special.) --
Mrs. Elizabeth Brewer died to-night at the age of eighty-five years. She leaves three children, Mrs. J.K. Bondurant, of this city; Mrs. Bettie Bondurant, of Memphis and Mr. Mark Brewer, of this county.
Mrs. JK Bondurant is Mary Jane Brewer, married to James Knox Polk Bondurant.
Mrs. Bettie Bondurant is Frances Elizabeth Brewer, married to Joseph M Bondurant. She also went by the name Fanny/Fannie.
Mr. Mark Brewer is James M Brewer, who I have as going by the name “Mac”.