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Ernest Davidson Washington and Edith Meriwether married 1914

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Ernest Davidson Washington and Edith Meriwether married 1914

Posted: 10 Mar 2013 8:00PM GMT
Classification: Marriage
Surnames: Meriwether, Washington
Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1914
Evening Star (Washington, DC)
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B. T. Washington's Son Takes Bride in Capital

Miss Edith Meriwether and Ernest Davidson Washington Wedded at Home of Bride's Parents


The marriage of Ernest Davidson Washington, younger son of Booker T. Washington of Tuskeegee Institute and Miss Edith Meriwether, daughter of Mrs. James H. Meriwether, took place last night at the home of the bride's parents, 1211 S street northwest, in the presence of a large gathering of representative colored residents of Washington and a number of out-of-town guests. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Thomas J. Brown, rector of St. Luke's P. E. Church.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held, after which Mr. and Mrs. Washington departed for New York on a brief wedding journey. They will reside in Greenwood, a suberb of Tuskeegee, where Dr. and Mrs. Washington have furnished a home for them.

Mr. Washington has wide aquanitenance among the colored people of the country through his association with his father in the latter's educational work. His bride is a graduate of the M Street High School and of Normal School No. 2, and has taught at Durham, N. C., and Atlantic City. Her mother, Mrs. Meriwether is a teacher in the colored public schools of Washington.

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