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Wedding of Miss Minnie Little and Henry Yates Edgerton

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Date: 9 Nov 1921 [unknown]
Location: Charlotte, North Carolinamap
Surname/tag: Little Edgerton
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The Charlotte News (Charlotte, North Carolina) · Thu, Nov 10, 1921 · Page 6

Miss Minnie Little and Yates Edgerton Wed.

One of the most beautiful of the Fall weddings was that of Miss Minnie Everett Little and Henry Yates Edgerton, which was solemnized Wednesday evening at 7 o’clock in Trinity Methodist Episcopal church. Performing the ceremony was Rev. Lacy Little, a cousin of the bride for the past 20 years a missionary to China, assisted by Rev. W. A. Jenkins, pastor of the church.

Mrs. William D. Alexander, organist of the church, presided at the organ, and prior to the ceremony rendered Schubert’s “Serenade”, and “Call Me Thine Own”.

The pulpit was screened with towering potted palms and ferns, and ornamented with two cathedral candlesticks holding burning tapers.

At the first notes of the bridal chorus from “Lohengrin”, the bridal party entered. The ushers, Stephen Davis and Francis Clarkson, John Phillips Little Jr., brother of the bride, and Flynn Wolfe walked first.

The bridesmaids and groomsmen entered two at a time, down the opposite aisles of the church. They were Miss Ruth Crowell and Miss Rosa Little, the latter of Washington; Joe Choate and John I. Erwin; Miss Inez Edgerton, of Kenly, sister of the groom, and Miss Eleanor Horton, of Wadesboro; Jesse Sauls, of Wilson and Norman Edward Edgerton, of Raleigh.

The bridesmaids wore charming frocks of apricot taffeta, the skirts made in bouffant effect and ornamented with flounces of silver lace. They carried armfuls of lavender chrysanthemums tied with green tulle.

Entering down the center aisle of the church was the dame of honor, Mrs. Ozmer Lucas Henry, of Rockingham, a bride of October, who was formerly Miss Sarah Lilly Dockery. She wore her beautiful wedding gown, fashioned of heavy white satin, with court train, and carried an arm bouquet of yellow chrysanthemums, tied with green tulle.

Following the dame of honor entered the maid of honor, Miss Jeanet Fairley of Rockingham. She wore orchid tulle made over silver cloth. The waistline was defined with a garland of hand-made flowers and the bodice of tulle was garnished with silver lace. She carried lavender chrysanthemums tied with green.

The two pretty little daughters of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Little, Jr., Louise and Ann Everett, were flower girls. They wore pretty frocks of white organdie, hand embroidered and trimmed with lace, and carried white baskets of Sweetheart roses and ferns.

The bride passed down the center aisle with her father, John Phillips Little, who gave her in marriage. She was strikingly lovely in her gown of heavy white satin, with court train caught with sprays of orange blossoms. The skirt of the gown was ornamented with irridescents. Around her head she wore a coronet of orange blossoms, the long tulle veil falling gracefully from the coronet in the back. Her only ornament was a handsome pin given her by the groom, in whose family it was an heirloom. She carried a smhower bouquet of Bride’s roses and lilies of the valley.

The bridegroom was attended by his brother, Claude Edgerton, as best man.

While the marriage vows were being spoken, Mrs. Alexander played the Barcarolle from “Tales of Hoffman”.

The bridal party left the church to the strains of Mendelssohn’s March.

Following the ceremony an elegant reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Phillips Little, on Queen’s Road, Myers Park. The reception was attended by the bridal party, the out-of-town guests for the wedding, relatives and a few intimate friends.

In the living room, silver vases and baskets of yellow chrysanthemums were used in charming effect in decoration. Pink chrysanthemums and pink Killarney roses adorned the living room.

Mr. and Mrs. Little received in the music room with the bridal party. Mrs. Little was gowned in black satin trimmed with sequins and wore a corsage of orchids and lilies of the valley.

The dining-room was decorated in white and green. A Madeira cloth covered the table, the centerpiece being a mass of Bride’s roses and lilies of the valley. From the chandelier over the table hung showers of white maline and southern smilax, white satin ribbons and sweet peas. The mantle was banked with ferns and Bride’s roses, and held numerous lighted candles.

Mr. and Mrs. Edgerton left after the ceremony for a bridal trip south.

The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Phillips Little, both members of old and influential families of Richmond county. She has spent the greater part of her life here, as her parents moved to Charlotte from Rockingham when she was a child. She received her education at Fassifern school, Hendersonville, and at Queen’s college in this city. She has prominently identified herself with the work of the D. A. R., and was several times a page from the Liberty Hall chapter at the Continental Congress held yearly in Washington. During the war, she was an extremely active worker in the Red Cross, both canteen and surgical dressing departments, and became a member of the Motor Corps. Ever since her debut, Mrs. Edgerton has been a popular member of society here, as well as in Rockingham, Hamlet, Wadesboro and Monroe, where she has spent much of her time visiting. She is a strikingly pretty brunette, petite and stylish, and is bright and attractive.

Mr. Edgerton is a Son of H. F. Edgerton and the late Mrs. Edgerton, of Kenly. His father is a banker and a planter, and an influential citizen of eastern North Carolina. Mr. Edgerton was educated at Trinity college, Durham, and is a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. For some time he has made his home in this city, being manager of Carolina Corbett company, Charlotte branch, but returned to his native city to be in business with his father. He is a young man of exceptional business ability, and is also prominent and popular socially. He possesses a strong personality and pleasing manners, and has a host of friends throughout the state.

Out-of-town guests present at the wedding were Mr. H. F. Edgerton and Misses Inez and Miriam Edgerton, father and sisters of the groom, of Kenly; Mrs. M. C. Bridger, of Bladenboro, Mrs. Herbert Grizzard, of Kenly; Mr. Frank Myers, of Washington, Miss Lillian Edgerton, of Kenly, Mrs. H. C. Dockery, Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Everett, Jr., Miss Bess Everett, Mr. and Mrs. John L. Everett, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac London, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Ozmer Lucas Henry, Misses Nancy, Glenn, Katherine, Jeanet Dorothy and Elsie Fairley, all of Rockingham; Mr. William M. Little, of Atlanta, Miss Eleanor Horton, of Wadesboro, Mr. Jesse Sauls, of Wilson, Mr. Edward Edgerton, of Raleigh, Miss Elizabeth Cloud, of Hamlet, Mr. Claude Edgerton, of Kenly, Miss Orphelia Ormond, of Rockingham, Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius K. Waddill, of Cheraw, S. C.

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