For Em, when she reads Delta Wedding, a favorite of mine by Eudora Welty, and which has a very confusing collection of characters. (Updated 2023 with help from commenters – thank you!)

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Delta Wedding Eudora Welty Fairchild Family Tree

By Alisa

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12 thoughts on “Delta Wedding Family Tree”
  1. Thank you so much for posting the Delta Wedding’s Family Tree. Our book club chose the The Delta Wedding for our current read. The family tree will help our discussion tremendously.

    The book was a fascinating time travel. What I am still trying to figure out is the deeper meaning behind the strong focus on George Battle throughout the book. I am looking forward to our book club discussion to hear what the other members think about this.

    Happy Reading,

    1. Opps. I really need that family tree. My previous comment mentioned George Battle.

      George Battle’s correct name is George Fairchild. George’s brother’s name is Battle.

      Yes, Delta Wedding needs your family tree.

  2. This is fantastic. I was just trying to work out my own tree to help me keep all of the characters straight and had given up when I found this post. A small possible addition: Page 56 of my copy has Aunt Primrose stating “His [George’s] brother Battle was killed and his brother Gordon was killed and Aunt Shannon’s husband Lucian Miles was killed and Aunt Maureen’s husband Duncan Laws, and yet she hoped.” If I’m reading this correctly, Battle and Gordon are missing from the generation in green font. Thanks for posting.

    1. Thank you! I am so glad you audited this – I came up with it after a few readings so I’m happy for the help. I’ll get on correcting it!

  3. glad i found this but didn’t show up on search for “Delta Wedding” only when i added “family treee”

  4. I know that this is an older post, but we just found it recently. My kids are reading Delta Wedding for their teen book club. This family tree was most helpful! There is one correction to make though. Virgie Lee is the mother of Maureen, but she’s not dead. And she was married to Denis, not his sister.

  5. Hi Alisa. Am I mistaken, or is James the son of Mary Shannon and George Fairchild, and married to Laurie Allen? It means he is the descendant, not her. See page 157.

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