Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Mary Elizabeth Graves Wedding (1922)

The Bee (Danville, Virginia) December 1, 1922 reported the following in its Yanceyville New Notes section:

Yanceyville New Notes

Miss Helen Florence entertained at a beautiful bridge party Tuesday.

The hospitable home with its beautiful old mahogany furnishings cheerful fires and lovely flowers was most inviting. The bridal veil was suggested in the very attractive hand painted serving cards and the dainty white baskets with the wedding bells

At the conclusion of the game Miss Lunner who held the highest score was given an ermine box, which she ver graciously presented to Miss [Mary Elizabeth] Graves.

The hostess presented two exquisitely hand made doilies to Miss Graves. Mrs. Florence assisted her daughter in serving a delicious salad course.

Those enjoying Miss Francie's gracious hospitality were Misses Elizabeth Graves, Ruby Emma Mitchell, Tumage Ripley Compton, Bessie Turner, Willie Johnston, and Mesdames Giles Harrelson, and Mr. L. M. Carlton of Roxboro.

Mr. and Mrs E. L. Graves and Mesdames T. L. Sellars and C. F. Holt of Burlington were here Saturday to attend the Burke-Graves wedding.

Mr. and Mrs. George Fountain of Tarboro came up Saturday to attend the wedding of Miss Graves and Mr. James P. Burke last Saturday. While they were here they were the guests of Miss Sallie Robertson.

Dr. and Mrs. E. G. Chick spent the week-end in Yanceyville and attended the Burke-Graves wedding.

W. F. Henderson of Mebane attended the Burke-Graves wedding last Saturday.

L. M. Carlton and daughters Margaret and Mary Sanford Carlton and son L. M. Carlton, Jr., of Roxboro, came over Saturday and attended the Burke-Graves weddding. While here they were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Upchurch.

Mrs. R. L. Graham and daughters, Miss Marion Graham of Greenville, S.C. are visiting relatives here. Mrs. Graham attended the Burke-Graves wedding.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burke of Salisbury and Miss Ramsey of Charlotte, came up Saturday to attend the Burke-Graves wedding.

The Bee (Danville, Virginia) 25 November 1922 (Page 1)

Popular Yanceyville Girl Weds Tonight

A wedding of general interest in this section will take place at Yanceyville at seven o'clock this evening when Miss Mary Elizabeth Graves, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Graves, will be married to Rev. James Preston Burke, rector of St. Thomas' Episcopal church in Reidsville, N. C. Bishop Penick of Charlotte will officiate.


The Bee (Danville, Virginia) 4 December 1922 (Page 4)

Graves Reception Brilliant Event

Yanceyville, N. C. Dec 4 (1922): A brilliant reception was given Miss Elizabeth Graves and the Rev. James Preston Burke here last week. More than two hundred people called during the evening. Receiving at the front door were S. P. Graves and Mrs. L. M. Carlton. At the front door of the stairway was Miss Mary Wilson Brown and Mrs. George Cunningham. The receiving line was composed of the parents of the bride and the parents of the groom and members of the bridal party, including Rev. and Mrs. Burke. Guests were presented to the receiving line by L. M. Carlton, of Roxboro. Receiving at the gift room door were Miss Madeline Moore and were directed to the dining room by (William) Burton. From the gift room - the guests Mrs. R. D. Gapen, of Reidsville and Miss Sallie Graves, of Wilson. Here they were received by F. W. Brown, of Danville and Mrs. Eugene Clock of Elkins. In this room which was attractively decorated a delicious salad course was served by Mrs. F. G. Harrelson, assisted by Misses Helen Florence, Emma Mitchell, Willie Johnston and Mary Graves of Danville. Receiving in the front parlor were Mesdames Eugene Irving, Harris Nelson, of Reidsville and Miss Helen Harvie of Danville. Pouring coffee in this room were Mesdames N. C. Thompson of Reidsville and S. P. Graves, of Mount Airy.

From an attractive alcove in the dining room frozen punch was served by Tony Oliver of Reidsville, assisted by Miss Belle Cunningham and Manadeline McAlister, Margaret Carlton and Annie Brown.

The guest book which was in the hall was presided over by Miss Nellie Harris and Rev. J. L. Martin. Following the serving of refreshments an informal hour was had after which the bride's cake was presented and cut amidst much merriment.

Mary Elizabeth Graves (1896-1977) was the daughter of Barzillai Shuford Graves (1854-1942) and Malvina F. Graves (1870-1955). She married James Preston Burke (1890-1960). They had one child, Elizabeth Graves Burke, who married Charles Bidwell Farrar (1925-1997).


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