I wish this newspaper article mentioned the date of Mary Jane's birthday. I know she was born in April but I don't know the day. She had a lot of guests to help her celebrate. I wonder what they served for dinner. I am always trying to learn more.
Mary Jane (Alford) Fortenberry
Born April 1868 MS - 1957
Daughter of Julius Newton Alford & Mary Margaret Brumfield
Wife of Pedro M. Fortenberry
My 1st cousin, 3 x removed
Mrs. Mary Jane Fortenberry, wife of the late Pedro Fortenberry, was honored Sunday with a birthday dinner on her 82nd birthday. The dinner was held in the home of her niece, Mrs. Vernon Schilling.
Those enjoying the day were the following nieces and nephews:
Rev. Albert Terrell
Mrs. Willie Terrell and son
And Mrs. Solomon Reeves of McComb
And Mrs. Lee Terrell and children of Progress,
Mrs. Bessie Lee Siler,
Miss Hazel Siler,
Mrs. Audrey Smith,
Huelene and Ronald Smith,
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Schilling, all of Silver Springs,
Mr. and Mrs. Millard Schilling, and three children of Mt. Herman, La.
Friends present were:
Mr. and Mrs. L. Q. Fortenberry, [Lemuel Q. Fortenberry & Lillian Ellzey]
Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Fortenberry, [possibly Grover Cleveland Fortenberry]
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Fortenberry and daughter,
Mr. and Mrs. Clay Schilling and son and
Rev. and Mrs. Clyde P. Jones and daughter.
Source: Progress News. (McComb, MS: Enterprise – Journal, 4 May 1950) 7; digital image, Newspapers.com: accessed March 2021.