Wednesday, October 13, 2021

2. Wedding: Brumfield – Rawls, 31 March 1939 MS

Searching through has led me to many interesting discoveries related to our family. Charles Brumfield appears in several newspaper articles. I will be sharing 5 posts about this young man, in the order they appeared in the newspaper: 1. Lost in a Swamp; 2. His Wedding & Happy times; 3. World War II; 4. A tragic Crash, 5. A Memorial.

2. Wedding & Happy Times.  

In these newspaper articles about Charles Brumfield, we discover that he is married. It is September and the newspaper announces that he has been married since March. In fact, he was married when he was lost in the swamp in August. That article, however, never mentioned his wife who must have been worried about him. It only described him as a college student whose father was worried about him. Why? Was there something about the marriage that needed to be hidden? Or was it just an oversight? 

Charles Edgar Brumfield, Jr.

18 December 1918 MS – 10 February 1944 TN

Son of Charles Edgar Brumfield & Katie Leona Freeman




Virginia Rawls


A wedding announcement claiming wide interest in this section was made known Sunday, September 10, when Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Brumfield, Jr., announced their marriage which took place March 31 in Wesson, the Rev. A. W. Duck officiating.


Before her marriage Mrs. Brumfield was Miss Virginia Rawls, the charming young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Rawls of Clinton.


Mr. Brumfield is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Brumfield, Sr., formerly of Magnolia, now of Jackson. He received his early education in the Magnolia schools and is now a senior at Millsaps College.


The happy young couple are now at home to their friends at 643 Eagle Drive, Jackson, where Mr. Brumfield will complete his course at Millsaps. 



Source: Marriage of Popular Couple revealed Sunday. (McComb, MS: Daily Journal, 11 Sept 1939) 3; digital image, accessed April 2021.

Their wedding was followed by happy times for Charles &  Virginia. The couple is mentioned many times in society columns when they visited friends & family. The birth of their son was also documented in the newspapers.

[The couple also had a daughter but I have been unsuccessful is finding an announcement for her birth.]

Charles Brumfield, III

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edgar Brumfield, Jr., 2531 North State street, announce the birth of a son, Charles Edgar Brumfield, III, on December 1, at Baptist hospital. The baby’s grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Brumfield, and Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Rawls all of Jackson.



Source: Charles E. Brumfield, III. (Jackson, MS: Clarion – Ledger, 13 Dec 1942) 25; digital image, accessed May 2021.

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