Thursday, July 11, 2013

Invitation to a Reception by Mrs. Sallie Fowlkes, 1891

Mrs. S.E. Fowlkes, Reception,Thursday, April twenty-third8:30 o'clock, p.m.
in honor of Mr & mrs. W.H. Haywood, 1891, Dyersburg, Tenn.
On the left side is the individual name card for the bride, Sallie Fowlkes.
We recently took a day trip to Newbern, TN.  Many Moran family and friends were from Newbern and the surrounding area.  This day we were particularly interested in seeing Fairview Cemetery where some of the Gentry relatives are interred.  While there I took more than 500 photographs and am still processing those for inclusion in Findagrave.  I have learned to take as many photographs as I can because sometimes I come across a letter or picture of someone and that was the case with the Fairview Cemetery

Fannie Moran was the recipient and would've been about 18 at the time.

I believe Mrs. S.E. Fowlkes is Sarah E. "Sallie" Connell.  She married William Parkham Fowlkes Jr in 1863 and the couple had the following children: William Connell, Weston, Charlie, Carrie, Sallie, Kate and John H.  Her husband William died in 1882 in Dyer County.

Name card of William Henry Haywood, the groom.

The invitation is for a Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Haywood. William Henry Haywood was born about 1868 and he married Sally Fowlkes on April 21 1891 so the invitation was a reception for the newlyweds.  .

It seems likely that the William Henry Haywood in the invitation is the W.H. Haywood who republished The Civil and Political History of the State of Tennessee from its Earliest Settlement up to the Year 1796 including the Boundaries of the State by John Haywood.  W.H. Haywood was the grandson of John Haywood and wrote the forward to the publication when it was issued in 1891. He was the son of James Glasgow Haywood and Harriet Boyd Read.  One source says W.H. was a newspaper man and that he lived in Memphis. He and Sallie appear in the 1909 City Directory for Atlantic City New Jersey. They appear in the 1910 Census and are living in Memphis.

Sallie and William were blessed with three girls and one boy: Caroline Reed, Mary Glasgow, Charles Fowlkes and Katherine Theresa Haywood.

Sallie Fowlkes Haywood died in Memphis July 6, 1958.  At this time I don't know what happened to her husband William.

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