Tuesday, February 28, 2012

John Moran Ezzell and Margaret Rhett Cuthbert Wedding Event of 1939

The Ezzell's of Newsom Station Tennessee and the Cuthbert's of Charleston, South Carolina were well to do families.  The marriage of John and Margaret was a stellar event in the social season of 1939.  John is our first cousin once removed.



John Moran Ezzell
Junior year
Univ. of the South
John Moran Ezzell (1909-1988) was the youngest child and only son of Fannie Lemira Moran and James Benjamin Ezzell.   He attended The University of the South in Sewanee and graduated in 1931.

Margaret Rhett Cuthbert (1914-1994) was the daughter of Charles Pinckney Cuthbert and Margaret Butler Rhett of South Carolina. She is the great great grand daughter of Robert Barnwell Rhett "the Father of Secession".  Had he been more moderate in his politics he would probably have been selected as the President of the Confederate States of America rather than Jefferson Davis.



Here and Hear About
by Belle Meade
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We extend our very best wishes to Peggy Rhett Cuthbert of Charleston, S.C., and our congratulations to John Ezzell, whose engagement is being announced today.  Peggy, who lives in a lovely old house on South Battery, is one of Charleston's most popular girls.  She is extremely pretty and charming, so much so, in fact we understand it was love at first sight with John.  She was in Nashville for a few days last summer, en route to the dances at Sewanee (you know The Mountain is John's happy hunting ground) and won many friends by her graciousness.  She was formally presented at the exclusive St. Celia Society ball in Charleston.

John, who has more friends than almost anybody we know, was one of Sewanee's star football players.  He served as captain of the tigers, was head proctor at the university, a top honor, and was prominent in all college activities.  The wedding will be a June event with many friends and relatives trekking to Charleston for the ceremony.  John's lovely little niece, Lillian Dobson, we understand is to be the youngest member of the bridal party.  John left Nashville last Saturday and rode all night to Keep a date Sunday morning with Peggy in Charleston, when they announced their engagement to a group of close friends at a breakfast.

Several pictures of Margaret in sports outfits, posed in some of Charleston's most beautiful gardens, appeared last year in one of the leading fashion magazines for women.




Mrs. John Moran Ezzell is the former Miss Margaret Rhett Cuthbert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pinckney Cuthbert, of Charleston, S.C. The wedding of social note took place in Charleston at Saint Philip's Episcopal Church on Saturday evening, September 30.  Mr. Ezzell, formerly of Nashville, son of Mr. and Mrs. James B. Ezzell (Fannie Moran), and his bride will live in columbia, S.C., upon their return from their wedding trip.






















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Ezzell-Cuthbert Attendants Are Announced
Attendants in the wedding of Miss Margaret Rhett Cuthbert, of this city, and Mr John Moran Ezzell, of Nashville, Tenn., which will take place at 8 o'clock Saturday evening, September 30, in St. Philip's Protestant Episcopal church, have been announced.

Miss Cuthbert will have as her matron of honor, Mrs. William G. Caples, III, of Chigao, the former Miss Julie Pringle, of Charleston.  The bridesmaids will include Miss Alice Cuthbert, of Summerville; Mrs. Jack T. Walker, the former Miss Margaret Ficken, and the Misses Mary Deas Gadsden, Augusta McDowell and Nancy Kollock, all of Charleston, and Miss Frances Lamar, of Newport, R.I.

Mr. Ezzell's best man will be Mr. Matthew Dobson, Jr., of Nashville.  The ushers will be Mr. William C. Schoolfield of Bridgeport, Conn.; Mr. John Bruton, of New York city, Mr. Charles P. Cuthbert, Jr., of Charleston, brother of the bride; Mr. Charles Poellnitz, of Florence Ala; Mr. John Ball, of Nashville, and Mr. Herndon Fair, of Columbia.

The ceremony will be followed by a reception at the Battery Park Inn.  After a wedding the couple will reside in Columbia.







Mrs. John Moran Ezzell, whose marriage was brilliantly solemnized at Saint Phillip's Church in Charleston, S.C., on September 29, was formerly Miss Margaret Rhett Cuthbert and is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pinckney Cuthbert of Charleston.  Mr. Ezzell, who is a son of Mr. and Mrs. James B. Ezzell of this city, and his bride will make their home in Columbia, S.C., following a stay in Havana, Cuba.
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Miss Cuthbert and Mr. Ezzell To Wed Tonight
The wedding of Miss Margaret Rhett Cuthbert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pinckney Cuthbert, of 28 South Battery and Mr. John Moran Ezzell, of Nashville, Tenn, will take place at 8 o'clock this evening in St. Philip's Protestant Episcopal church.

The Rev. Albert Rhett Stuart, rector of St. Michael's Protestant Episcopal church, will perform the ceremony.  Miss Dorothy Bellwinkle, organist, will play the wedding music.  A reception at the Battery Park Inn will follow the ceremony.

Miss Cuthbert's attendants will include Mrs. William Geff Caples, III, of Chicago, as matron of honor, and the Misses Alice Cuthbert, of Summerville; Miss Frances Lamar, of Newport, R.I. and the Misses Mary Deas Gadsden, Augusta McDowell and Nancy Kollock and Mrs. Jack T. Walker, all of Charleston, as bridesmaids.

Mr. Matthew H. Dobson, Jr., of Nashville, will be Mr. Ezzell's best man.  Serving as ushers will be Messrs. William C. Schoolfield, of Bridgeport, Conn; John Bruton, of New York City; Herndon Fair and Wilis C. Evans of Columbia; John Ball, of Nashvill,e and Charles P. Cuthbert, Jr., brother of the bride, of Charleston.

Mr and Mrs. Walker entertained at 4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon with a cocktail party at thier home, 10 Ladson Street, for members of the bridal party and out of town guests.

Following the wedding rehearsal last evening Mrs. Caples entertained at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Ashmead Forrester Pringle, 29 Legare street in honor of the bridal party and out of town guests.  Mrs. Caples is the former Miss Julie Pringle.

Miss Gadsden will entertain for the members of the bridal party with a cocktail party at 12:30 o'clock this afternoon at her home, 7 Atlantic street and the bridal party also will be guests at a luncheon to be given by Miss McDowell.

Out of town guests expected for the wedding include Mr. and Mrs. James B. Ezzell, parents of the bridegroom, and Mrs. Matthew H. Dobson Jr. (the grooms sister) of Nashville; Mr. and Mrs. Woodward Williams, Mr and Mrs. John DuBose, Mr. John Dubose, Jr. Mr. H.C. Nucols, Miss Mary Louise James, Mr and Mrs. Alderman Duncan, Mr and Mrs. W.H. Tuller, Miss Katherine Griffin, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Barron, Jr., Miss Frances McColl and Dr. Richard Josey, all of Columbia; Mr. Fain Craven, of Charlotte, and Mr and Mrs. Hubert Owens, of Athens Georgia.







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