Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Originally posted in the Dresden Enterprise, October 11 1895

"Brummitt-Jones
Last Tuesday night Mr. Horace Brummitt, of Gleason, was united in marriage to Miss Helen Jones at the residence of her aunt, Mrs. Mattie Rogers, three miles west of town, with whom she had made her home since a child.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. A.J. Meaders, of this place.  The wedding march was played by Miss Lucile Rogers.  The ushers, Messrs. Edwards and Brummitt, the latter a brother of the groom, were preceded to the parlor by little Miss Valda Boyd.  The bride and groom stood under a heart of flowers, pierced by Cupid's arrow, and made, indeed, a handsome couple.  The house was beautifully decorated with potted plants and evergreens and added much beauty to the joyous occasion.  Supper was served in superb style, and consisted of many substantials and delicacies.  The bridal presents from admiring friends were numerous and handsome.  Mr. Brummitt is a popular young grocer man of Gleason and is well worthy of the charming lady he has won as a life companion.  To both we extend best wishes for a long life of happiness and prosperity.

A dining was given to the bride and groom on Wednesday at the residence of the grooms' grandparents, Mr. Geo. W. Simmons and wife, in the 6th district, which was pronounced a nice affair by those who attended."

Horace Brummitt was born July 15 1872 and died Nov. 6 1922. He was the son of J.B. Brummitt and Anna Simmons Brummitt. He and Helen had one child, Rogers Simmons Brummitt.  

Helen Marie Jones was the daughter of Edward and Mary Jones. She was born Mar 28 1877 and died Nov. 8 1964.

The article indicates she lived at the residence of her aunt, Mrs. Mattie Rogers.  The Moran tree has a Mattie Rogers and I'm wondering if this is the same person.  The only problem is our Mattie Rogers married George Scott Boyd in 1879 so at the time of the Brummitt-Jones wedding she would have been Mrs. Mattie Boyd.  Mattie and George Boyd had a daughter named Valda Boyd who was part of the Brummitt-Jones wedding procession.  So it does make me lean toward the idea that perhaps the Enterprise meant Mrs. Mattie Boyd and not Mrs. Mattie Rogers.  

After the death of Horace in 1922, Helen married William Montgomery on Dec. 4 1924.  The 1930 Census shows that Helen and William were living in at 404 Cedar Street, just two doors down from the Moran family.  She and William were residing in the home of William N and Inez L. Christian. William was a lumber clerk and Helen a dressmaker working at a "burial dress shop." She and William appear in the 1940 Census for Weakley County. William worked as a clerk in a retail lumber store and Helen was a dressmaker.

Helen has a memorial in Sunset Cemetery on findagrave but I wonder if she's really there.  She is entered as Helen Marie Jones Brummitt rather than Helen Montgomery.  None of the family trees I've seen on ancestry.com list a place of burial nor a place of death for her or her second husband and since they both died after 1960 their death certificates are not available as public record yet.