Skip To Content
Plan Your Visit

Welcome to the International African American Museum! Advanced timed tickets are required for all visitors. Popular dates and times may be sold out.

Dec 17, 2016

Pender, Pompey and Mattie M. Spear, Marriage Notice, 1897, Raleigh, NC Gazette

Pender Pompey and Mattie Spear Marriage Notice 1897 Raleigh NC

Mr. Pompey Pender and Miss Mattie M. Spear, of Castle Hayne, were married on the night of the 21st, ult. Rev. J. Patterson officiated. The following were among the invited guests: Mrs. Walker Dursett, Miss Sarah Butler, Miss S. McRae, of Wilmington, Mr. T. Ross, of
Middle Sound, Mr. T. Mercey, of Ashton, Miss Mary Simpson, and Rev. S. C. Larkins, of Long Creek.

The bride and groom received the following presents: A set of knives and forks by Mr. Wiley Wright; a cake and one fancy quilt by Mrs. M. Newkirk; a half dozen spoons by Mrs. A. E. Akens, one cup and saucer by Mr. G. McPherson; one spoon-holder and a salt-cellar by Miss Mary Simpson; Miss S. McRae, one pin cushion , Miss Josie Spear, one cake, one butter dish, one pitcher, two pepper
boxes and handkerchief; Mrs. C. Boney, one cake; Mrs. E. Newkirk, one case; Mrs. Harriet Green, a silk handkerchief; Mrs. Rose Howe, two towels and hand kerchiefs; Mr. Chas. Moore, a cup and saucer; Miss Bella Steward, one towel; Mrs. Eliza Foy, one cake; Mrs. E. Sharpless, one cake; Mrs. Mary J. Sharpless, one cake; Mrs. Johnnie Shering, one cake; Mrs. Ida Cowans, one cake; Mrs. Bettie Dixon, one butter-dish, one sugar dish, one cream-pitcher, one spoon holder; Mrs. Winnie Canady, one cake and three plates; a china plate, cup and saucer by Mr. T. Murcey. 

This was a grand affair and everybody seemed to enjoy it, except Mr. _____. Take it easy, Bud. 

Source Citation

The gazette. (Raleigh, N.C.) 18??-1???, February 06, 1897, Image 3. Image provided by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library, Chapel Hill, NC. Persistent link: