Sunday, March 8, 2015

Mary Arden (Kelley) Ewing

© Kathy Duncan, 2015

Mary Arden (Kelley) Ewing was the daughter of Graves D. and Mary (Vardarman) Kelley. She married Lieut. Henry Wallis Ewing of Houston.

The wedding of a well known society girl of the city will take pace today at 4:30 p.m. Miss Mary Arden Kelley, niece of Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Christian of the Westbrook, with whom she has made her home, will be married to Lieut. Henry Wallis Ewing of Houston in the Broadway Baptist Church.
Mr. Ewing is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Ewing of Houston and has been stationed at Camp Bowie for some time. There will be no attendants, bu the music will be a feature of the wedding.
[Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram; Ft. Worth, TX; Sun 3 Mar 1918]

Kelly-Ewing
Miss Mary Arden Kelly and Lieut. Henry Willis Ewing of Campt Bowie, formerly of Houston, were united in marriage Sunday at 4:30 p.m., in Broadway Baptist Church, the pastor, Rev. Forrest Smith, officiating.The bride is well known in society circles of the city, having lived here for several years. She has made her home with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Christian of the Westbrook, most of her life, and came to fort worth after a trip to Europe which was made after her graduation from Belcourt Seminary, Washington, D.C.
The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Ewing of Houston and has been stationed at Camp Bowie for some time.
The wedding was quite simple. There were no attendants. Mrs. H. Clay Walker sang the nuptial song "Because," and during the ceremony, "I Love You Truly" was played.
The bride's gown was fashioned of heavy white duchess satin.
The skirt was short and at the sides were bouffant draperies, below which were others of tulle caught with orange blossoms. The bodice was made of Venetian lace. The court train falling from the shoulders was of satin and thbridal veil worn over the face fell to the hem of the train. An arm bouquet of bride roses was carried. It was a costume of rare beauty.
Owing to the fact that the bride-groom's furlough was of only four days duration, Lieut. and Mrs. Ewing did not leave on a bridal trip. They will be at home at the Westbrook.
[Source:  Fort Worth Star-Telegram; Ft. Worth, TX; Mon. 4 Mar 1918]

Death Certificate:
Mrs. Mary Arden Kelley Ewing, married
b. 25 Nov 1894, Utica, MS
d. 25 Feb 1956 Houston, Harris Co., TX
bur. 28 Feb 1956, Forest Park Cem, Houston, TX
father: Graves D. Kelley b. Tyler, TX
mother: Mary Vardarman b. MS
informant: Henry W. Ewing



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