Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Story of Latimore Brumfield



 Latimore Brumfield born in 1921 was the female child of Sherman Brumfield and Georgia McGowen.  Latimore came from well-established family in Pike County, Mississippi.  Her paternal grandparents   Irvin Brumfield (born1846)   and Louisa (born 1849) were homestead land owners since June, 1881. Sherman was Irvin’s fourth child.  

 Sherman who was at least 15 years her senior married Georgia in August 7, 1917  in Pike County, Mississippi. I obtained a copy of their marriage license in 2005.




 At the time that they married Georgia had 3 children and Sherman had one child Alice.  They married shortly after the death of Sherman’s first wife Jane Collins Brumfield in June 19, 1917.     

Latimore 's life probably consisted of helping on the farm and going to school.  She attended Pike County, Mississippi schools.  
She was listed in multiple Pike County school records the following are from 1937 and 1941.

"Mississippi Enumeration of Educable Children, 1850-1892; 1908-1957," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QK66-8YW3 : accessed 16 March 2016), Sherman Brumfield in entry for Latimore Brumfield, 1937; citing School enrollment, , Pike, Mississippi, United States, Mississippi Department of Archives & History, Jackson.



"Mississippi Enumeration of Educable Children, 1850-1892; 1908-1957," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK66-SYML : accessed 16 March 2016), Sherman Brumfield in entry for Latimore Brumfield, 1941; citing School enrollment, , Pike, Mississippi, United States, Mississippi Department of Archives & History, Jackson.

Latimore completed her education and went to work after high school. She obtained a factory job in the area. While at work, her arm was entangled in the machinery.  She suffered a serious injury from this accident.  Latimore tragically died from complications from the injury.   Her date of death is thought to be in 1944 at 23 years. She is now buried in an unmarked grave near her parents Georgia and Sherman Brumfield. I do not have a picture or description of her appearance. Her death however was overwhelming, a major loss and affected the family for many years.  This story was told to me many times years after her death by my mother who was her first cousin.

----- The Tree Gardener



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