Thursday, November 12, 2020

Forget Me Not: Henry Sims Brumfield, Jr., 1959 MS

Henry was a veteran of 2 US wars, according to his obituary. I believe those wars were the Spanish American War and World War I. Additional research is required to prove this.

Henry Sims Brumfield, Jr.
1 April 1877 MS – 12 Jan 1959 MS
Son of Henry Sims Brumfield & Martha E. Bickham
Husband of Mary Sauls

Father of:
Mary Helen Brumfield, 1902 – 1999
Evelyn (Brumfield) Ellzey, 1904 – 1988
Earl H. Brumfield, 1905 – 1979
Mabel Aline Brumfield, 1908 – 1908
Dudley Brumfield, 1909 – 2002
Lyle Elmer Brumfield, 1911 – 2002
Sylvia (Brumfield) Johnson, 1914 – 2013
Dixie Martha Brumfield, 1916 - 1997

My 2nd cousin, 3x removed

Brumfield Rites Held Here Today

Funeral Services for Henry Sims Brumfield Jr., 81, soldier in two United States Wars, and a member of a pioneer area family, were held at 3 p. m. Tuesday from Catchings Chapel. 

The Rev. Ed Williams, pastor of Friendship Baptist Church, of which Mr. Brumfield was a member, conducted services, with friends of the deceased and family serving as pallbearers. 

Mr. Brumfield died suddenly at 2:10 p. m. Tuesday while visiting in the home of his brother, D. A. (Dud) Brumfield, Summit, route three, together with a daughter and other members of his family. 

He was born April 1, 1877, in Pike County, a son of the late H. S. and Martha Bickham Brumfield.

Entering the Army as the Spanish-American War developed, he served throughout that conflict. Some two decades later he was again a member of the infantry, in World War I.

He operated a nursery ear McComb for many years, and at other times was employed in various capacities n the community and he managed his farm.

He and Mrs. Brumfield had lived on their place n Quin’s Bridge Road for almost 20 years.

His survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Sauls Brumfield; four daughters, Miss Helen Brumfield, City Tax Collector of McComb, Mrs. Dolph Ellzey, Holmesville, Mrs. Stanley Johnson, Fabyan, Conn., and Mrs. Roy Smith, Brookhaven.

Three sons, Earl H. Brumfield, Mobile, Ala., W. C. Brumfield, Ruleville, and Lyle Brumfield, Baton Rouge, La.: two brothers, Charles E. Brumfield, Brookhaven, and D. A. Brumfield, route three, Summit. 

Two sisters, Mrs. Will Mackey, Rogers, Ark., and Mrs. Mert Thigpen, Biloxi; 14 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. 

Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery with Catchings Funeral Home in charge of services. 

Source: Brumfield Rites Held Here Today. (McComb, MS, Enterprise – Journal, 13 January 1959) 8; digital image, accessed June 2020).

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