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Marriages- Jan 25, 1907

Nashville Globe – January 25, 1907
Pg. 2

  • Jackson Miller & Virginia Cohen
  • Walter Bostick & Anna Williams
  • Ray Thomas & Lizzie Knight
  • A.D. Heard & Mollie Whitfield
  • Ike Lee & Hattie Ridly
  • John Hatton & Inez Harris
  • James Sweeny & Bettie Hardin
  • C.C. Winsted & Bertha May
  • Fulton Barr & Maggie Redmon
  • Dossie Patton & Olympia Bradford
  • Ernest Foster & Fanny Rose


As reported on page 8 of the January 18, 1907 issue of the Nashville Globe

  • Philip Ellis & Viola Glascoe
  • Charlie Burrus & Carrie McGavock
  • Philip Payne & Lottie B. Rhodes
  • Will Brown & Millie Brown
  • Joseph Maxey & Malinda Hall
  • Bob Wright & Sarah Rhodes
  • George Ray & Lucinda Barnes
  • E.C. Crockett & Fannie Price
  • Wiley Jackson & Annie Mary Hyde
  • Walter Wade * Louise McCutcheon

Marriage Reception

Marriage Reception
Nashville Globe – January 18, 1907
Pg. 6

The marriage reception of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Voorhies was held at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. DeWees, of Ament street, Monday evening. The large number of friends of the happy pair who were present joined in the festivities of the occasion. The newly wedded pair was the recipient of a large number of presents. Those present were Mesdames Richard Merrill, Wm. James, Wm. Perkins, A.B. Brown, Bettie Anderson, Nellie Williams, Lizzie Barnes, Susie Perkins, Misses Vannoy C. Webster, Mary Whittaker, Evelina Barnes, Eleanor Battle, Carrie Ewing, Susie L. Dodson, Carrie Walker, Velma Mosely, Amanda Edmonson, J. DeWitt Shorter, Lottie Harris, Beulah Perkins, Brucie Mal Ewing, Bessie Garrett, Virginia Whittaker, Clara Frierson, Fannie Watkins, Eloise Frierson, Emma James, Estella Bright, Leola Bright, Lillie Bright, Matilda L. Hargraves, Maggie Hargraves, Lizzie Stockell, Mai LIza Stockell, Lottie Harris, Annie M. Rucker; Messrs. Orlando J. Voorhees, J.L.G. Voorhies, Thos. Webster, S. Voorhies, Thomas Webster, Shedrick Joiner, James E. Hurt, E. Foster, J. W. Franklin, F. M. Rhodes, G. H. Reid, E. M. McIntosh, Wm. Perkins, Hugo Stokes, E. J. Frierson, George O. Darden, L. O. Walker, Sam Huston, Leon Hurt, Scovel Richardson, George Upshaw, Ed. Frierson, James L. Hunter, Jr., J.O. Battle, Allen Whittaker, Sam Tenner, Andrew Hudson, Milton Darden, Joe Webster, Sr., Joe Webster Jr., Lewis Walker, Charlie Walker, H. B. Stokes, Marshall Reynolds, Richard Perkins and Thos. J. Webster.

City Items

Nashville Globe – January 18, 1907 (pg. 6)

City Items

  • Messrs. Henry Blackwell, Brady and Andrew Rice Ewing Jr., left Nashville, Tuesday evening, Jan. 15, 19007 en route for Kansas City, Mo., where they remain for an indefinite stay. They will reach St. Louis Wednesday and remain over a few hours.
  • Miss H. Louise Perkins is with the mailing department at the A.M. E. Publishing House.
  • Mrs. John Young is much better after a few days of sickness.
  • Mr. and Mrs. P.D. Streator, of Murrell street, entertained Miss Hadnott, of Tuskegee, and Dr. S. S. Caruthers at dinner Thursday evening January 10.
  • Miss Matilda Johnson, who has been in the city visiting her parents on Jefferson street, returned to St. Louis Monday.
  • Mrs. Jane E. Napier, mother of Mr. J. C. Napier, who is now with her daughter in St. Louis, Mo., has been very ill for the past week and it was once thought she would not recover. Her children were here much aggrieved, and Mr. and Mrs. Napier had already planned to go to her bedside, but they received word this week that she is now slowly improving.
  • Miss Viola Baker, who has been visiting relatives in Gallatin, has returned.
  • Mr. James Harlan, who is in the Pullman service, is visiting his family this week.
  • Mrs. Callie D. House, the National Secretary of the Ex-slave Movement, will leave for Lexington, Miss., and New Orleans, Thursday morning.
  • Mr. and Mrs. James Harlan are visiting their parents of Hendersonville, Tenn.
  • Miss S. Christine Perkins has returned from Chicago after a nine months stay.
  • Mrs. Emma Laws, of 1915 Hermosa street, is convalescing after a brief illness.
  • Mr. and Mrs. T. W. McGavock, of 24 Wharf avenue, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Lee, of West Nashville, Sunday.
  • Mr. Jesse Randolph, of Patterson street, who was quite ill last week, is able to be at his work.
  • Miss Martha C. Grisham, of Jackson street, has nearly recovered from the effects of a heavy cold.
  • Miss Mary L. Clark, of Jo Johnston avenue, is slightly indisposed.
  • Mr. Charles H. Burrill, secretary of the Globe Publishing Company, who has been suffering neuralgia, has improved.
  • Mr. R. L. King, of Patterson street, is suffering with neuralgia of the face.
  • Mrs. Fannie McGee, of Decatur, Ala., is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Jane Davis, of Bass street, and other friends in the city.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles James, of 193 Fillmore street, gave a dinner in honor of their guests Mr. and Mrs. Radcliffe. Those present were Mrs. Julia Danny and family and Mr. and Mrs. Mary Cole.
  • Rev. E. J. Gregg, Secretary of Christian Endeavor League of Jacksonville, Fla., will speak at St. Paul Sunday morning.
  • Miss Drusilla Hill, of Division street, is on the sick list this week.
  • Mrs. Millie Hale is improving slowly.
  • Mrs. Ellen Ratcliffe is suffering with asthma
  • Miss Mittie Halfacre, of Franklin, Tenn., spent Saturday and Sunday in the city.
  • Rev. E. P. Ellis and Miss Viola Tedford Glascoe were united in wedlock at the home of the bride’s sister, Wednesday night, January 16, with Rev. C. H. Boone officiating.
  • Dr. W. D. Chappelle left the city Wednesday morning to attend the Bishop’s Council, which convened in Kansas City, January 17.
  • Dr. W. H. Heard, of Atlanta, Ga., preached a wonderful sermon at St. Paul A.M.E. Churchlast Sunday morning.
  • Mr. Henry A. Boyd, who has been suffering from an attack of rheumatism, which somewhat retarded his locomotion, has almost entirely recovered.
  • Mr. A. T. Landers, of the Baptist Publishing House, was slightly indisposed a few days last week.
  • Rev. Preston Taylor is out of the city for two weeks recuperation in Florida. Hard work and big business forced Dr. Taylor to take a much needed rest.
  • Mr. S. P. Toney, of 1700 Patterson street, who has been confined to his bed since the holidays, is improving rapidly.
  • Miss Minnie Toney, of Patterson street, will return to school at Normal, Ala., the first of next month.
  • Rev. E. W. D. Isaac, D.D., arrived Sunday, after having spent about three weeks on a lecture tour in the state of Alabama.
  • Mrs. Josie Henderson, of Twelfth avenue, North, is much better.
  • Mrs. Walter Hadley, of Sixteenth avenue, North, who has been very sick is improving.
  • Mrs. Jennie Nelson, of Webster street, is again quite sick.
  • Miss Carrie Bailey, of Chicago, spent the Christmas in the city visiting her grandmother.
  • Mr. Allen Johnson, one of the oldest members of the First Baptist Church, East Nashville, Died last week.
  • All of the services of the First Baptist Church, East Nashville, Sunday, were largely attended.
  • The People’s Mutual Benefit Association, on the East Side, of which Mr. J. Baker is President, and Mr. B. G. Bryant, Secretary, had their annual banquet last Wednesday night at the First Baptist Church, East Nashville. They rendered an excellent program. Refreshments were served. A large number joined the Association.
  • Mr. Earnest Cole was substitute letter carrier on route No. 9 Wednesday and Thursday of this week.
  • The real estate market seems to be in the boom among the Negro population of Nashville.
  • Quite a number of transfers were recorded this week in which they acquired homesteads.
  • Mr. Wyman Brady is the collector of the Globe. He will call soon.
  • Mrs. Garfield Morton, of 5 Marshall street, who has been seriously ill, is able to be up.
  • Mr. Garfield Holbert, of 1027 Thirteenth avenue, South, is much improved but still confined to his room.
  • Deacon O.W. Stokes is very much indisposed at this writing.
  • The many friends of Mr. Stephen Wimms, of Ament street, mourn his untimely death.
  • Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Campbell, of 1031 Ament street, spent several days in Columbia at the family reunion and returned home Monday accompanied by Mr. Joseph Campbell, who spent several days in the city.
  • Mrs. Susan Lowe, Principal of the Tennessee School for the Blind, and Misses M. M. Hunter and Lizzie Wells, two of the teachers, are now preparing the pupils for a drill and exhibition to be rendered when the members of the General Assembly make their annual visit.
  • Miss John D. Thompson is visiting relatives in Birmingham, Ala., where she is expected to remain for two weeks.
  • The Senior “Meds” at Meharry will have to face about two examinations a week for the next two months.
  • Miss Bessie L. Martin has been at Wilson’s Drug Store, South Nashville, for a month assisting during the holiday rush, is home again at 524 Third avenue, North.
  • Mrs. W. A. Plummer and little daughter of Cairo, Ill., sister of Misses Emma and J. DeWitt Shorter are visiting her mother at 1803 Church street. They will remain a week or ten days as Mrs. Shorter’s health is not so good.
  • News has reached Nashville that Mr. E. D. Sielski, a prominent citizen of San Antonio, Texas, met with a serious accident. On going home one night last week, he found a burglar in his house and in an attempt to capture him was shot in the mouth by the thief, the bullet lodging in his throat.
  • Dr. R. F. Boyd visited Memphis, Tenn., this week. It is said that he went to the city on the bluff to perform a difficult operation, having been called by some of the young physicians who had finished Meharry. The nature of the operation has not been learned, but it is believed that it was a major one in which surgical skill was needed as well as experience in the practice of medicine.
  • Mrs. Ella B. McLemore, of Pelham Manor, New York, is in the city for an indefinite time. While here she will be the guest of Mrs. Philip Douglass, of 1206 Jackson street.
  • Miss Henri M. Campbell, of the National B.Y.P.U. office force, who has been ill for several days, is able to be at her desk again.
  • Mrs. M. M. Thorne, of Tremont avenue, is ill.
  • Miss Willie E. Battle continues to improve from her recent illness.
  • Miss Ada L. Harris, of Fourth avenue, South, who has been quite ill for the past two weeks, is able to be out.
  • Mrs. Dr. J. T. Wilson is back from Atlanta, Ga., where she has been for some time at the bedside of a very sick mother, who was left convalescing by the doctor

Kelly- Winfrey

Nashville Globe: July 5, 1907

Little Rock, Ark., June 27 — the wedding of Miss Mabel Winfrey, of this city, and Mr. John H. Kelly Jr., of Nashville, was solomnized at the First Congregational Church of Battle Rock Wednesday evening. The general opinion is that it was one of the prettiest weddings ever witnessed among the people of the City of Roses. The church was beautifully decorated with cut flowers, potted plants, ferns and lilies, forming a beautiful background. The arch under which the happy couple stood was laden with lilies from the center of which hung a floral design in the shape of a bell. This made a picture long to be remembered. While the audience was waiting for the bridal party to enter Miss Carrie Booker rendered a very sweet selection, “Dearie.”

To the strains of Mendelssohn’s wedding march, played by Miss Stella E. Bush, the bridal party entered, led by the four ushers, Messrs. Frank A. Young, Oscar A. Miller, Berestful W. Jackson and Chester E. Bush. Next came the four bridesmaids, Misses Mattie A. Booker, Ethel M. Pitts, Mattie C. Winfrey and Maggie E. Kelly, of Columbia, Tenn., beautifully gowned in pink, green, blue and lavender organdies respectively, carrying carnations and ferns. The best man, Dr. Frank B. Adair, of Humphrey, Ark., followed by the matron of honor, Mrs. Lida Gilliane, of Ft. Smith, Ark., gowned in white chiffon with blue ribbons and carrying an armful of white carnations and ferns, entered. After these came the ring bearer, little Sara Booker, dressed in white embroidered swiss. She was followed by two little flower girls, Olga Jordan and Hazel Lindsay, who were dressed in white accordion pleated organdies, carrying baskets filled with roses which they strewed in the brides’ path. From the vestry room in the rear came Mr. John H. Kelly, Jr., who stood under the arch and awaited the coming of the bride, who entered leaning on the arm of her brother, Mr. Robert C. Winfrey. The bride’s dress was a creation of white silk chiffon over liberty satin with panel front and yoke of imported silk embroidered chiffon, trimmed with frills of accordion pleated chiffon, white satin ribbon and chiffon rush. Her veil which extended to the end of her train, was caught up with orange blossoms. She carried an armful of bride’s roses. During the ceremony, which was performed by Ref. Y. B. Sims, the pastor, Miss Birdie Mae Boyd, of Oberlin, O., sang sweetly “O Promise Me.”

The reception was at the bride’s home, 2400 Adams street.

McClain-Stewart Nuptials

Nashville Globe: July 5, 1907

One of the prettiest home weddings of this season was witnessed by a company of about 150 relatives and friends on Wednesday, June 26, at high noon, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Stewart, 99 Claiborne street, when Miss Fate Lou Stewart and Dr. T. E. McClain were united in marriage. Before a back ground of ferns, vines, and flowers the ceremony was performed promptly at 12 o’clock. Rev. Fisher, pastor of Olive Baptist Church in Chicago, came down to perform the ceremony, which he did in a very simple yet impressive manner.

The bridal party entered the drawing room through bridal gates wreathed in southern smilax and roses, which were opened by two little girls, Aileen Streator and Jenetta Bright, who were beautifully dressed in white lingerie frocks and blue sashes; next came the maid of honor, and the bride’s only attendant, Miss Lillian A. Bright. She was gowned in a blue batiste beautifully trimmed in lace and tucks, blue slippers, gloves, girdle and a blue hair braid hat were worn. She carried a large bouquet of pink carnations tied with blue ribbons; next came the little flower girl, Lillian Dixon, strewing flowers along the bride’s pathway. She wore a pretty lingerie dress with white ribbons. Then came the bride leaning on the arm of her brother, Mr. Wm. Stewart, of Michigan, who gave her in marriage. The bride never appeared more beautiful than she did in her wedding robe. A charming picture of loveliness, in a French mouseline elaborately trimmed in real Val lace and numerous fine tucks, with a white pompadour satin girdle. A handmade milline hat, with ostrich plumes and jeweled pins completed the toilet. She carried a beautiful bouquet of bride’s roses and ferns, tied with white satin ribbon. Her only ornaments were a diamond ring, the gift of the groom, and diamond earrings, the gift of her mother.

The groom, with his best man, Mr. Eugene Page, entered from the hall and met the bride at the altar. Both wore Prince Alberts with gray trousers and gloves.

The bridal party formed a semi-circle around the altar which made a beautiful picture long to be remembered. After the ceremony all turned and faced the audience to receive congratulations.

Mrs. Jennie Ballentyne presided at the piano, playing the wedding march, also accompanying the two soloists, Dr. Mattie Coleman sang “Love me, and the world is mine” very sweetly, “Because God made you mine” was beautifully rendered by Miss Alberta K. Davis.

The receiving party consisted of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. John Cunningham, Misses Mattie Scales, Rebecca McCants and Lettie Black. The wedding register was kept by Miss Elizabeth Elliott. Frappe was dispensed to the guests by Hattie May Stewart and Pryor Williams.

The presents were many, rare, costly, valuable, and too numerous to mention here.

Mr. and Mrs. McClain left on the 7:40 train for Denver, Colo., their future home, where the doctor has already established himself. The bride’s going away dress wa a blue taffeta, made guimpe with lingerie blouse, tan hat, belt, slippers and gloves.

The out of town guests were Rev. and Dr. Coleman, of Clarksville; Miss Lettie Black, of Jefferson, and Rev. E. J. Fisher of Chicago; Mr. William Stewart of Michigan, who came down especially to attend the marriage; Dr. Edwards, of McMinnville; Dr. Reed, of Kentucky.

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Marriages – June 28, 1907

As published in the Nashville Globe:

Marriages –

Earnest Garrett & Ellen Litton
Dr. T. Ernest McClain & Fate Lu Stewart
Peter Schute & Ida Jenkins
George Coger & Lula Wells
Albert Scott & Mary Neal
Louis Webb & Carrie Porkins
Elden Blackwell & Lil Bailey
Alonzo Watley & Lula Sanders
Charlie Mintlow & Annie Wilson
William Bradly & Sasie L. Rice
James A. Deziar & Mamie Bonds
James M. Fargie & Lula B. Wilson
Joe Corn & Alias Maggers
Oliver H. Brown & Julia A. White

Marriages – July 19, 1907

As reported in the July 19, 1907 issue of the Nashville Globe –the following were married.

Dick Smith & Annie King
Richard Dixon & Lizzie Roddy
Thomas Hurt & Hattie Symptom
A. Tunsell and Emma Fatcher
Maud Riley & Add Hampton
John Watkins & Clara Cross
Will Williams & Eva Kiser
John Boss & Lizzie Miller
Cleveland Toower & Unis B. Harris
Dennis Crutcher & Ada Brown
Grant Hamlet & Susie McMilliam
John Hill & Mary Taylor