Peters In the Newspaper, Part #2

This post is a continued effort to share all of the Peter’s Family Newspaper articles that I discovered in Washington, D.C. newspapers of my Great Grand Uncle’s (Yancey D. Peters) immediate family.
I have transcribed the following article below and bolded my cousins names.  In this article Alice and Carlotta Peters (sisters) were performing in Mrs. Norma’s Recital playing the piano.
At the time of this article Alice was (20) and Carlotta was (15)  They are my 1st Cousins 2x removed.
Mrs. Norman’s Recital
Observations by her Pupils
Washington Bee
26 June 1915
Pg. 4
MRS. NORMAN’S RECITAL
Observations by Her Pupils,
Editor of The Bee:
     I wish to state in regard to the comments given by you concerning the musicale last Wednesday evening June 16th, was very timely and appropriate and as there were some very excellent points in each one of my pupils’ performance as well as his general standing in his class.  I thought it well to mention these through the columns of your very excellent paper-The Bee.
     Miss Beatrice Carted I consider one of my best pupils on relaxation and good technique.
     Clifton Jackson on memorizing; Miss Alice Peters on technique and brilliancy in playing.
     Miss Claudine Peace is well balanced in each of her five studies, notation, hand culture, piano selections and studies, technique and harmony.
     Miss Priscilla Jones, techniques, rhythm and phrasing.
     Miss Ollie Cooper in making the most rapid progress in all branches, considering the length of time she has taken.  Miss Minnie Jackson in doing things very well, Excellency in notation and writing music.  Miss Carlotta Peters in producing a beautiful pearly touch, excellency in technique.
Miss Pearl Datcher, excellency in rhythm, relaxation and touch, blessed with an admirable hand, strong, supple and well shaped, spendidly adapted for good piano playing.  Mis Daisy Burroughs, excellency in notation, dictation and harmony.
     The small children all did well.  Their qualifications are as follows:
     Velma Blake, excellency in memorizing, technique and hand culture.
     Alma Ruffin, very excellent in notation and written work.
     Dorothy Cole, a well-balanced pupil.
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Treasure Chest Thursday: Peters In the Newspaper Part #1

     It has been a difficult process trying to find information from my mother’s direct Paternal Peters line as I have not found much documentation. My mother did not have much to do with her father after she was five years old.  The next time she saw her father Charles I. Peters was when she was 22 graduating from NYU in 1950.
     Remembering a conversation I had with my mother years ago, she mentioned her dad’s sisters and some of her Uncle’s family in Washington, D.C., but those family members passed between 1953 and 1970.  So this leaves me with a mystery.
     I renewed my Genealogy Bank Newspaper subscription a few days ago, so I have been searching away and came across quite a few various society type articles.  They are a treasure to me as they bring my ancestors to life and give me more clues as to where to search.
The Week: Society
Washington Bee
District of Columbia
August 19, 1905

Mr. Y. D. Peters (Yancey)  is my Great-Grand Uncle.  Yancey was born in Henry County, Virginia and at a young age joined the military and relocated in Washington D.C. to have his own family. This posting revealed that Yancey had been connected with the Navy, a fact I had no knowledge of.

The fact that the Peter’s were going to be visiting family in Janesville, NC, has given me more clues to discover family somewhere else.  I am unsure if the family that the Peter’s were visiting were Yancey’s family or Alice’s (Ray-her maiden name).

Yancey was a business owner and owned a grocery store which had been documented in the U.S. Census and various community directories.

This part of my Peters family were of the Black Socialite Elite as many of the articles will reveal.

Next postings will be the articles I have found in various newspapers pertaining to the Peters Family.

Addendum:  After looking at my family tree, I have answered the question that Alice E (Ray) Peters was from North Carolina…But now my question is was it really Janesville or Jonesville?

Amanuensis Monday: Wedding Solomnized At Marian Anderson Estate

     Miss Dolores Duncan was my mother’s friend from childhood.  This is an article I found in the Amsterdam Newspaper from April 22, 1950 that reported on the wedding of Dolores Duncan Wharton.  My mother Betty Peters was her Matron of Honor and my grandmother Agnes Peters, renewed the Heirloom dress that Dolores wore.  I recently visited my mother’s friend Dolores and finding this article adds to the richness of the Historical Novel I am preparing to write.
Top Society Wedding Solemnized at Anderson Estate…
GERRI MAJOR
New York Amsterdam News (1943-1961); Apr 22, 1950;
ProQuest Historical Newspapers New York Amsterdam News: 1922-1993
pg. 21
Top Society Wedding Solemnized…

Miss Dolores Duncan WedsClifton Wharton of Bostonby Gerri Major      DANBURY, CONN-In the artistically appointed studio of Miss Marian Anderson, on her Danbury, Connecticut estate, last Saturday afternoon at three o’clock, two of the country’s most distinguished families were united in an Episcopal service.  Miss Dolores Mae Duncan, daughter of Mrs. James Owens of Kenosia, Conn, and Kenneth Duncan of New York, became the bride of Clifton R. Wharton, United States Consul General to Lisbon, Portugal, and Mrs. Wharton.     The double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Oliver B. Dale, rector of the Church of St. Augustine’s and St. Martin, Boston, and the Rev. Shelton Hale Bishop, rector of St. Phillips Church, New York City.Bridal Costume     The beautiful bride wore an heirloom dress of point d’esprit which designer Agnes Peters combined with nylon net.  The fitted bodice and full skirt ending in a short train were edged with rows of ruffles.  The original gown was the wedding dress of Mrs. Thomas Dorsey of Philadelphia, great-aunt of the bride, who as Miss Blanche Bradford was wed Nov. 14, 1901 in St. Luke’s Church, Washington, D.C.     From the bride’s cap of lilies of the valley, flared a full, waist length veil, dotted with sprigs of lilies, the creation of Mrs. Dorothy Gatling of Philadelphia.  White shoulder length gloves and white satin slippers completed the wedding costume.     The only jewelry worn by the bride was a necklace of matched pearls, a graduation gift to the late Miss Helen Dorsey, her cousin.  The bride carried the prayer book of her great-aunt, Miss Mary A. Bradford.  From a white orchid which rested on the book, cascaded white ribbons and lilies of the valley.Bridal Attendants     The Bride was given in marriage by her stepfather, the well-known composer and arranger, James Owens.  She was attended by Mrs. Ira Aldridge, Jr. matron of honor, Miss Bettye Peters, both of New York City; and Miss Bettye Fitzgerald of Boston, a cousin.  They were attired in gowns embroidered organza over taffeta-pink for the matron, yellow for bridesmaids, gifts from the bride.  They wore fuchsia caps, outlined with lilies of the valley, and carried bouquets of yellow snapdragons and lavender iris.     The bride’s mother selected a navy blue chiffon with an under-dress of chartreuse taffeta, and a picture hat of bottle green French felt trimmed with roses.  The groom’s mother wore a cocoa French lace gown, and flower and lace trimmed sailor.     The groom’s 16-year-old brother, William Wharton, a student at Boston English School, served as best man.  The ushers were Jack Duncan, brother of the bride, Ira Aldridge, Jr., of New York City, and Joseph Mitchell, Jr. and William Ellis of Boston.  The latter was the classmate of the groom.     The wedding processional was played by Steuart Griffin of Danbury, who also furnished incidental music for the reception.  Miss Georgette Howell, guest soloist, sang the Lord’s prayer by Malotte.Wedding Reception     The wedding reception also was held in the Anderson studio which was bedecked in white and yellow spring flowers.  The bride’s table was dominated by a three tier festooned cake.  At another table, champagne punch was ladled from a magnificent silver-encrusted bowl.  Plates of chicken salad, relishes and rolls were served from an adjoining room.     Many guests followed the bridal couple to the Owens’ home at nearby Lake Kenosia, where a room of wedding gifts were displayed-linens, silver, glassware, china, bedding, household appliances, and a set of dirilyte, gift of the bride’s parents.  The Groom’s family sent a handsome silver well and tree platter.      For traveling, the bride selected a brown wool, tailored dress with matching cape, gift of Agnes Peters and a straw bonnet.

 

 

The….Continued on PAGE 27Miss Dolores Duncan Weds Clifton Wharton of Boston Continued from PAGE 21 ….Miss Dolores Duncan Weds-4 destination of the couple was not disclosed.     The bride, a graduate of Bethel High School, attended New York University and the Neighborhood Playhouse.  She currently is studying under Martha Graham in New York.     The groom is an alumnus of Boston Latin School and graduated from Harvard cum laude in 1947.  He was the first Negro admitted to the School of Advanced International Studies where he received an M.A. in international affairs in 1948.  At Harvard and the School of Advanced International Studies, he held the Oliver Bishop Harriman and the William Benton Foreign Service scholarships awarded by the U.S. Department of State.     Mr. Wharton, who is bilingual in Spanish and English, is a program analyst with the American International Association for Economic and Social Development, of which Nelson A. Rockefeller is President.  He has published several articles dealing with Latin American economic problems and the problems of underdeveloped areas in the “Inter-American Economic Affairs” and other magazines.     Relatives and close friends from Philadelphia, Baltimore, Boston, New York and Danbury attended the wedding.

From New York were: Dr. and Mrs. Louis Fairclough, Dr. and Mrs. Sylvester Carter, Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Maxwell; also Messrs, and Mmes, Grenier Turner, Emanuel Howard, Theodore Daniels, William Carman, Jr. and Sr., Joaquin Fiorillo, William Austin, Alexander Rose, John Swartz, Clifford Alexander, Earl Brown, B. Stewart, Clarence Curley, James Conway, Robert Mangum, Goodwin Alston, Charles Wharton, Robert Cooper, Robert W. Hudgins, James Maddox, Lawrence Levy, Bernard Grogan.     Also Mmes, Helen Sterrett, Louise Hart and daughter, Eva Duncan, Minta Turner, June Thompson, V. Thompson, D.W. Anderson, Iris Kreigar, Thornton Wood, Thomas Harmon, Vivian Ford and daughter; also Misses Daisy Hamer, Marguerite Reid, Wendy Salmond, Selma Kroll, Evelyn Kiner, Rosemary A. Rockford, Jean Davis, Emma Gilbert; also Messrs, William Holland, William Small, George Carter, Clifford Alexander, Jr., Bill Graham, Raymond Savoy, William Lippman, Charles L. Drayton, Rockwell Colaneri, William Anastos.

Among the Danbury and Bethel residents present were: Dr. and Mrs. Conrad Edwards, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Rotella, Mr. and Mrs. O Hodge Fisher, Mrs. C. Bethany Powell; also Misses Janie Ritchie, Rose and Adell Eyes; also father Salmone, William Goldburg and daughter; and Dr. James Leee of Waterbury.     From Boston were: Mr. and Mrs. Everett Yates and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ellis; Mmes Joseph S. Mitchell, McFarland Fitzgerald, and Thomas H. Hicks; also Miss Barbara Hill, Harold Smith, Harold May.     Philadelphia guests included: Messrs. and Mmes. Thomas Dorsey, Harry Black, John Gatling, Norris Brown, Stanley Lomax; also Mmes. Albert Bradford, Thomas H. Lee, Anna Anderson, Rosa Allen, Rita Feirson; also Misses Mary Bradford and Mary Clayton.     Baltimore was represented by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford James, Mrs. Howard Wright, and Mrs. Beatrice Hawkins.     From Liberia was Rudolph Grimes.

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Fashion Parade Article: Agnes Cully Peters

Fashion Parade-Knit Wear-Frocks-Hats….
New York Amsterdam News (1943-1961) Nov 25, 1950
ProQuest Historical Newspapers, New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993)
Pg. 22


Fashion Parade-Knit Wear-Frocks-Hats….

Kanters from Fashion Knitting Knook, shown at Golden Gate last Saturday Evening shown by Miss Annice Hairston.  Left to Right are: Miss Adele Rogers in knitted suit and crocheted beaded bag; Miss Anna Chase in daytime frock of wool with crocheted pockets, belt and neck trimming; Miss Helen Mitchell, in an evening dress with crocheted cummerbund and beaded bag, and Miss Fannie Ricks who carries a hand crocheted beaded bag with a sports suit.

Miss Billie Taylor wears a two-piece sport dress with detachable cape and brown leather belt, from the collection of holiday clothes to be shown by Agnes Cully Peters, Sunday evening, Dec. 3, in Crystal Room of  Brevoort Hotel in the Village.

Other models include mmes. and Misses Delores Duncan Wharton, Betty Peters, Rhoda Wynn,  June Thompson, Hazel Sharper, Hermine Pair, Fannie Robinson, Iona Newsome, Janice King, Antoinette Hamilton, Beulah Hagans, Dorothy Graham, Marian Davis, and Bessie Buchanan.

Brevoort Hotel with Mark Twain House in Background

Hats by Sarah Foye for holiday parties, are modeled by (l to R) Miss Mary Lauchner in a green velvet bonnet with veil; Mrs. Laura Holt who wears a Persian hat gilded with sequin; and Miss Lillian Credel in a saucy green felt derby.

Dress made by my Grandmother
Agnes Cully Peters
Model, Miss Billie Taylor
Original Photo from Cully Photo Collection,
 shown in News article

According to this article, My mother Betty Peters and her friend Dolores Duncan Wharton were to be in my grandmother’s fashion show.

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Wordless Wednesday: Civil Defense ID

     My mother worked for the Department of Welfare in Los Angeles as a Social worker.  She was hired June 24, 1955.  Betty shared with me that working as a social worker was one of the most depressing jobs she ever held.  She had to make home visits and she said that many of the apartments had roaches crawling on the floors, the rooms were unkempt, and many of the families were living under severe poverty. 
     While my mother was working as a social worker, she was taking classes at Los Angeles State College to earn her teaching credential.
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