Tuesday, July 21, 2009
While Pearl Cofield was a student at Blue Mountain College, she was courted by her future husband, Luke Robinson. My grandparents were Tremont natives and both of their families attended Tremont Methodist Church where Pearl played the organ. Luke's cousin, Ross Robison, remembers watching Luke walk by his house every Sunday after church to visit Pearl, who lived near Ross (Ross's mother and Pearl's uncle/surrogate father were siblings, children of Talmon Harbor and Martha Ann Evans).
I'm pretty sure that this photograph was taken at Blue Mountain. Pearl attended there in 1926 and 1927 when it was primarily a teachers' college for women. Upon graduation she taught school back in Itawamba County although I've been unable to find out exactly where.
Luke and Pearl were married December 27, 1929 in Itawamba County. Pearl's niece, Maxine Stone Johnson, recalls that the couple "ran off" to get married. Maxine was visiting at her grandmother's when Luke and Pearl arrived, announcing their marriage. I found their marriage license in the Itawamba courthouse which shows that they received their license and were married both on the same day. The couple were married by T. L. Oakes, Minister of God.
Posted by Mona Robinson Mills at 7:05 AM