Thursday, August 17, 2017

Newspaper Subscription for Thomas Brumfield in 1908

Finding our family in newspapers is a treat. We might find a birth, wedding or death announcement. Newspaper articles might give us dates, names of family members and interesting details on everyday life. This short piece tells me that Thomas Brumfield enjoyed reading his newspaper.

Thomas Brumfield
13 Jan 1837 MS - 20 Nov 1923 MS
my 1st cousin 4x removed

 In renewing his subscription Monday for another year to the Herald, Mr. Tom Brumfield, one of the county’s oldest citizens, and one of the South’s brave defenders during the war, said that he was getting old, having celebrated his 71st birthday Jan 13, and that if he was not here next year to renew, to please continue sending the paper to his wife and little daughter; that himself and family appreciated its weekly visits and never wanted to be without the Herald. Mr. Brumfield may rest assured that the present owner of the paper will see to it that his wishes are carried out, and we thank him for his words of appreciation.

Fortunately Thomas was able to read his local newspaper for many years to come, having lived to the age of 86.

Watch for the post of his obituary in the same newspaper.

Source: (Yazoo City, MS: The Yazoo Herald, 31 Jan 1908)1; digital image, accessed July 2017.


  1. That's why I love newspapers Colleen, they provide more than BMD records, often enabling us glimpse an ancestor's personality. I also like the new look of your blog!

    1. Yes, Dara, they do add funny little details to the lives of our ancestors. ha! Thanks for your kind comments.


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