Thursday, June 8, 2017

McClellan-McCall Wedding in Monroe, 1916

 “McClellan-McCall” from the Friday, June 16, 1916 issue of The Monroe Journal—“The Union County Paper—Everybody Reads It”
Mr. Rufus H. McClellan, son of Mrs. E.J. McClellan, who lives on Benton Heights, and Miss Irene McCall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.E. McCall of Matthews, were married Wednesday evening at the home of the bride, Rev. Charles Kingsley of Matthews officiating.
The porch of the McCall home at Matthews was artistically decorated with ivy, daisies and southern smilax. Miss Lillian McCall, sister of the bride, played Mendelssohn’s wedding march as the party approached the improvised altar. The bride, who was attractively gowned in white crepe de chine, trimmed in real lace, and carried lilies of the valley, entered on the arm of her brother, Mr. Eugene McCall, who gave her in marriage. Mrs. W.C. Hancock, of Charlotte, was dame of honor and Mrs. George B. McClellan, brother of the groom, was best man. “Hearts and Flowers” was rendered softly while the impressive ceremony was being said and the pianist played the bridal chorus from Lohengrin for a recessional.
Immediately following the ceremony a reception was given the party at the home of the bride’s parents. Out-of-town guests were Messrs. Baxter Benton, Joe Fullenwider, G.B. McClellan, M.W. Williams, A.A. Edgeworth and Mrs. E.J. McClellan of Monroe; Mrs. J.E. Caudle of Union, S.C.; Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Yandle, Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Hancock, Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Brissie, Mr. A.M. Rush and Misses Willie Head and Pauline Morton of Charlotte.
Immediately following the ceremony, the young couple came to Monroe and will make their home with the groom’s mother, Mrs. E.J. McClellan. The bride is a popular and accomplished young lady. Mr. McClellan has a position with Mr. Vann Funderburk and is a very popular young man.

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