Saturday, May 15, 2021

84 Years Ago: Wedding of Brumfield - Melton, 18 May 1937 MS

This newspaper article tells of the wedding of two teachers. The bride had "unusual charm and beauty" and the groom was an "outstanding football player." They would be married for over 50 years.


Dudley Copeland Brumfield

29 May 1909 MS – 28 September 2002 MS

Son of Henry Sims Brumfield, Jr. & Mary Sauls


Maxine Melton

1914 MS - 1991

Daughter of J. E. Melton


Married 18 May 1937 MS


Brumfield – Melton Marriage Announced; Wedding May 18th


Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Melton, until recently of Canton, now of Vance, Miss., announce the marriage of their daughter, Maxine, to Mr. Dudley Brumfield, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Brumfield of McComb.


The wedding took place on Tuesday, May 18, at the home of Dr. Bracey Campbell in Canton with Dr. Campbell performing the impressive ceremony. 


Mrs. Brumfield is a young woman of unusual charm and beauty. She is a graduate of MSCW and has taught English in the Durant high school the past session. Mr. Brumfield received his BA degree at Millsaps College at Jackson in 1933, where he was an outstanding football player. He has been coach and math teacher in Durant schools the past few years. The happy young couple will make their home in Durant where Mr. Brumfield will teach next session. Mr. and Mrs. Brumfield are spending a few days with the groom’s parents in McComb where they have many friends who are extending congratulations and best wishes for many happy years.



Source: Brumfield – Melton Marriage Announced; Wedding May 18th. (McComb, MS: McComb Daily Journal, 8 Jun 1937) 3; digital image, accessed March 2021.

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1 comment:

  1. Funny how the wedding announcement sounds almost like a resume.


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