Friday, June 1, 2012

Thomas Roberta Little and Forrest Ferguson

Thomas Robert Little, nicknamed Tommie, was the daughter of Richard Mobley Little and Ina Allen Bobbitt of Weakley County Tennessee. I have written previously about the Little-Ferguson-Moran connection after finding a jaunty picture of "Dr. Ted" aka Richard Little.   Tommie married Forrest Ferguson, Uncle Ferg, who is Kent's second cousin twice removed.   They had no children.

Sadly, Richard Mobley Little passed away in 1932 and his wife, Ina Bobbitt Little, spent the last 24 years of her life at Western State Hospital in Bolivar, Tennessee.  Leaving Tommie's sister and brother-in-law to "give the bride away."  Her sister Sarah E. Little was married to Charles Wesley Ward.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wesley Ward
announce the marriage of their sister
Thomas Roberta Little
to
Mr. Forrest Ferguson
on Tuesday, the Thirtieth of July
Nineteen hundred thirty-five
Greenfield, Tennessee










Ferg was the son of Charles Augustus Ferguson and Sophia A. Irvine.  He enjoyed fishing and had been in the Navy.  Later he was the Postmaster at Greenfield, Tennessee.

In the picture below a young Forrest is pictured with his mother Sophia Irvine Ferguson and his two brothers Harry M. Ferguson (1906-1969) and Albert Granville Ferguson (1902-1991).  Taken about 1907.




Popular Couple Married Here
A wedding that attracted wide interest throughout West Tennessee was quietly performed at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jack McAdams last Tuesday evening at 8:00 o'clock, when Miss Tommie Little of Martin, was married to Mr. Forrest Ferguson, of Dresden, with the Rev. Cayce Pentecost saying the ceremony.  The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. R.M. Little, while the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ferguson.


The bride wore a beautiful gown of green gorgette with orchid accessories and a corsage of orchids.  The star was beautiful in its simplicity decorated with green candles and purple asters.  The house was decorated with gladiolus.


The bride is a graduate of Peabody college and Vanderbilt University.  She has been a member of the Martin High School faculty for the past five years.  The groom is a member of the firm of Ferguson Cotton Company, of New York.


The out of town guests attending the wedding were:  Dr. and Mrs. Glendenin, Mrs. W. B. Simmons, Mary Elizabeth LaFon, Frank Smith, Maureen Wilson and Mrs. Bill Wilson, of Martin; Mrs. Ophie Ferguson, Sam Winstead and Albert Ferguson, of Dresden.


After a two weeks honeymoon in Wisconsin, they will be at home in Dallas, Tex.

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