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William Brumfield
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Birth: Jan. 13, 1890
Death: May 16, 1983

William B. Brumfield family

William Bayless Brumfield was born 13 Jan 1890 Jetmore, KS and died 16 May 1983 Portales, NM. He married Carrie NILHAS 09 May 1920 Jetmore, KS. Carrie was born 10 Jun 1896. They had ten children:

Edith May Brumfield m. John C. PARK and had 4 ch

Mary Jane Brumfield m. Frank H. Brown and had 1 ch

Ruth Ann Brumfield m. Lewis Duane DRUM and had 8 ch

John Mike Brumfield m. Sue DEVER and had 2 ch

Frank Lee Brumfield

George Herbert Brumfield m. Shirley COOPER and had 9 ch

Ester Alice Brumfield m. Milton L. LIGHT and had 4 ch

Jim Louis Brumfield m. Rita VICK and had 8 ch

Addie Brumfield m. Jerry FULFER and had 3 ch

Ray Don Brumfield m. Ann GILBERT and had 2 ch

William B. Brumfield was a farmer and stockman in Hodgeman County, Kansas before coming to Dora, NM to homestead in 1911. He came to New Mexico with two horses hitched to a buggy, spending most nights along the way as a guest in farm houses, and sometimes in wagon yards. In Roosevelt County he stayed with Jay W. Thompson who helped him locate his homestead three miles southwest of Dora. He was very active in the Church of Christ, which had recently been established northwest of Dora.

William returned to Kansas in 1920 where he married a neighbor girl, Carrie Nilhas. She was the daughter of Michael NILHAS (b 17 Jul 1858 Germany, d 1939 Jetmore, KS) and Mary JOHNSON (b 10 May 1866 KS, d 1940 Jetmore, KS). Carrie's other siblings were Frank and Lucinda Hilhas.
William and Carrie Brumfield moved to his homestead where they raised their family and lived out their remaining years.

William Brumfield farmed 240 of his 320 acres with horses from the 1920s and 1930s. He supplemented his income by milking about 20 Jersey cows, separating the milk and shipping the cream in 10 gallon cans to a creamery in Raton, NM. He also kept between 500-1000 White Leghorn chickens, and sold the eggs.

In 1919 William made an excellent wheat crop, and in 1920 built a new family home made of white limestone rock, mixed with cement. The walls were nine inches thick, making the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It had a large room upstairs which helped accommodate his large family.

William Bayless Brumfield was the son of John E. Brumfield and Martha Jane BAYLESS (dau of George Washington Bayless and Nancy Sentney KIRBY).

Ray C. Brumfield was writing a book on the Brumfield and allied lines, and expected to publish in 1962. We have no information on whether this was done or not.  
 
Burial:
Mount Zion Cemetery
Dora
Roosevelt County
New Mexico, USA
Plot: Row 10S P#41
 
Created by: Joyce Gore Locke
Record added: Dec 13, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 10082337
William Brumfield
Added by: Joyce Gore Locke
 
William Brumfield
Added by: Joyce Gore Locke
 
William Brumfield
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 Added: Jan. 25, 2005
 
 
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