Thursday, April 20, 2017

50th Wedding Anniversary for Col. Aaron Brown

Col. Aaron Brown

7 June 1822 MS - 2 July 1904 IA
son of Moses Brown & Nancy Perkins
husband of Elizabeth

Yesterday being the fiftieth wedding anniversary of Col. Aaron Brown and wife, some of the old settlers hereabouts decided to celebrate the occasion by having a gathering in Odd Fellows Hall where refreshments and a social order of affairs should mark the event. It being “our busy day” we were not present. Col. Brown has passed the greater portion of his married life in this vicinity.

from: Anniversary. (1894, Oct. 4). Fayette County Leader, p. 8. Retrieved Feb. 28, 2017, from Colonel Aaron Brown

It is interesting that Col. Aaron Brown's wife's name is never mentioned in this clipping about their anniversary.

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Happy Easter!

Easter Memories

The buds of spring;
Fragrant lilacs, tulips & delicate forsythia;
Colors emerging from the snow.

A new dress to twirl;
A wide brimmed hat with flowers & silky ribbons;
Shiny new shoes tapping and dancing.

Baskets full of grass;
Crayon colored jellybeans & chocolate treats;
Tiny treasures making us smile.

A house full of family;
Cousins playing games & laughing;
 Aunts, uncles, moms and dads smiling around the table.


Photo: Me in my new Easter dress, c 1960s

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Baby Girl Fortenberry

This is a great newspaper notice with information on three generations of the family.

Alice Darrell Fortenberry
My Second Cousin 

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Fortenberry announce the arrival of a beautiful baby daughter, Alice Darrel Fortenberry, on Wednesday, March 23, at their home in the Progress community. Mrs. Fortenberry will be remembered as Miss Zilda [sic] Alford. The paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Lucius Fortenberry, and those on the maternal side are Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt Alford.

from: Mr. and Mrs. Fortenberry of Progress Announce Arrival of Daughter. (1938, Mar. 30). McComb Daily Journal, p. 3. Retrieved March 5, 2017;; Ray Fortenberry.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Forget Me Not: J. Webster Fortenberry

J. Webster Fortenberry
Aug 1860 - July 1938
Son of William John & Elizabeth Martha Ann (Cutrer) Fortenberry

Progress Man is Buried at Silver Springs

Magnolia. Aug. 1. J. Webster Fortenberry, 79, farmer of Progress community, died from a heart attack at his home at 8:50 a. m. Saturday. Funeral rites were held from the Silver Springs Church at 2 p. m. Sunday with the Rev. Frank Hutson of Lexie officiating. Interment followed in Silver Springs cemetery. Pall bearers were C. F. Schilling, G. C. Brumfield, J. W. Goings, Hubert Brown, G. H. Ellzey and Fred Fortenberry. Surviving him are six sons, Tate Fortenberry, Willis Fortenberry, Progress; Milton Fortenberry, Mooresville, Ind.; Robert Fortenberry, Burke Fortenberry, Franklinton, La.; Carl Fortenberry, Frankston, Texas; five daughters, Mrs. Beryl McDaniel, Mrs. Mary McMillan, Mrs. Mamie Costlaw of Frankston, Texas; Mrs. Rosa Penton, Franklinton, La.; Minnie Tucker, Lake Providence, La.; 35 grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. Lovett Funeral Home was in charge.

from: Progress Man is Buried at Silver Springs. (1938, August 1). McComb Daily Journal, p. 1. Retrieved March 5, 2017;; J. Webster Fortenberry.

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