In November 2011, I purchased a scrapbook at an antiques mall in Carson, California. The scrapbook is believed to have belonged to Laurine Wyatt. I am transcribing the articles and documents contained in the scrapbook with the hope that it may be of value to genealogists who may be researching the individuals named.
“Members of Richardson-Jackson Bridal Party
--Photo by A. J. Thuss
The marriage of Miss Mary Jackson and N. T. Richardson, was an interesting event of June 29, in Murfreesboro. After a southern bridal trip Mr. and Mrs. Richardson will be at home in Grand Junction, where the groom has business connections. In the photograph the bride and groom are seated, and standing behind them are members of their bridal party, as follows; Miss Rubye Jackson, sister of the bride, bridesmaid; Ralph Fitzgerald, of Nashville, groomsman; Bert R. Hollandsworth, of Nashville, best man; and Miss Lera Jackson, sister of the bride, maid of honor. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. A. J. Jackson, of Middleton.”
- Miss Mary Ellen Jackson (age 24) and N. T. Richardson (age 45) were married 29 June 1932 in Rutherford County, Tennessee. [Source: “Tennessee Marriages, 1796-1950,” index, entry for Mary Ellen Jackson, FamilySearch, (https://www.familysearch.org : accessed 10 January 2012); index based on the International Genealogical Index, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.]
- A Mary E. Jackson is enumerated on the 1930 U.S. federal census, age 22, living in Hardeman County, Tennessee, with her mother (Werra, age 47) and siblings Lola (age 20), Ruby (age 17), Edison (age 12), and Lenna (age 10). [Source: 1930 U. S. census, Hardeman County, Tennessee, population schedule, District 5, Enumeration District (ED) 14, page 7A, dwelling 145, family 145, Werra Jackson; Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 January 2012); citing NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2254.]
- The name of the newspaper in which this photograph appeared and the actual date of publication are unknown.
- The relationship, if any, of Laurine Wyatt to Mary Jackson, N. T. Richardson, or their families is unknown.
© 2012 Denise Spurlock, Ancestral Trees Research