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.
“Royal Court at Y. W. C. A. Twelfth Night Party
—Banner Staff Photo.
The king and queen, selected to rule over the court at the annual Twelfth Night party held Friday evening at the Y. W. C. A. gynmasium, are shown surrounded by their entourage. To the left of the throne, reading left to right, the ladies-in-waiting are, standing: Misses Naomi Cantrell, Louise Gentry, Elizabeth Akin, Evelyn Lovell, Loraine Maddox, and Jewel Simpson. Seated: Misses Dimple Holmes, Frances Wrye, Lucy Eubanks, Edna Eastland, Johnnie Bostick, and Elizabeth Wrye.
The military escorts are Miss Evelyn Stark, left, and Mrs. Martha Holton, right. Miss Mary Hager is the queen and Mrs. Reubene Preston, king. Seated in front of their royal majesties are Miss Agnes Gibbs, court jester; Miss Queenie Sloan, page and Miss Ruby McGuire, jester. Standing next the military escort is Mrs. Weaver Harris, plenipotentiary.
Lords-in-waiting on the right of the throne, reading left to right, are, standing: Misses Mary Bates, Lottie Thomas, Mildred Burrus, Thelma Moody, Myrtle Webb, and Ruth Bumpass; seated: Misses Eula Mae Childers, Avo E. Marshall, Mary Lee Glenn, Rozell Chadwell, Grace Read and Mrs. D. J. Johns, Jr.”
The name of the newspaper in which this photograph appeared and the actual date of publication are unknown.