Bright, Elizabeth DeMoville

Bright, Elizabeth, c.1923

Elizabeth Bright, c. 1923.

Bright, Elizabeth, crop

Elizabeth Bright, class of 1926.



Class of 1926
Classical Course

Birth: 18 Apr 1906, Tennessee, USA
Death: 11 Jun 1980, Concord, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA

Charles Louis Bright (1861 1946)
Nettie Vick Bright (1867-1935)

Aubrey Ramsour Hoover, Jr. (1906-1979)
Samuel Winn Jordan (1896-1989)

Aubrey Ramsour Hoover, III (1929-2017)
Betty Bright (b. 1932)
Mary Ann Bright (b. 1934)
William Vick Bright (1892-1962)
Charles Louis Bright (1897-1957)
Eula Bright (1900 – 1970)

Oakwood Cemetery
Concord, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA

Source:, # 103142449,


The Concord Times (Concord, NC), 14 Apr 1927, 6.

Miss Elizabeth Bright and A. R. Hoover, Jr., Married at Home of Bride in Mt. Pleasant

Mt. Pleasant, April 12. – At nine o’clock this morning, Miss Elizabeth De Moville Bright became the bride of Aubrey Ramseur Hoover, Jr. of Concord. Rev. W. L. Scott, the bride’s pastor performing the ceremony.

Because of her mother’s ill health the bride chose to have a very quiet wedding which was beautiful in its simplicity.

The marriage took place at the home of the parents of the bride, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Bright. The large dining room, which lends itself well to decoration, was a place of beauty in its color tone of green and white. A bank of ferns formed the background of the marriage altar, while large paots of Easter lilies were used effectively in the foreground. Floor vases and hanging baskets of white spring flowers completed the artistic arrangement. The bride and groom came in unattended to the altar, where the impressive ring ceremony was read.

Miss Bright was unusually attractive in her dress of blue georgette caught at the waist with a rhinestone cluster. The only additional ornament was a diamond pin, the gift of the groom. A smart hat of green with a touch of blue to harmonize with the dress, matched the gloves and slippers.

She wore a corsage of sweetheart roses and valley lilies.

Immediately after the ceremony the bride and groom left to spend honeymoon in Florida, after which they will be at home in Mount Pleasant.

Mrs. Hoover is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Bright, of Mt. Pleasant, formerly of Liberty, Tennessee. She is a graduate of Mont Amoena Seminary and is endowed with culture and common sense as well as with beauty. She is beloved by a large circle of friends.

Mr. Hoover is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Hoover, Sr., the former being president of Hoover Hosiery Mill, of Concord. He is closely associated with his father in business, being vice president of the corporations. He was educated at North Carolina State College, and is a young man of fine promise.

The guests present at the wedding were composed of the immediate families of the bride and groom and a very intimate friends.

Henderson, Archibald, North Carolina: The Old North State and the New, Vol. III (Lewis: Chicago), 1941, 401-402.

Aubrey Ramseur Hoover, Jr. was born July 26, 1906, and at the usual age entered the public schools of Concord and her pursued his studies until he had completed the high school course. He next attended North Carolina State College at Raleigh as a student in its department of textile industry and in 1924 he joined his father in the conduct of the business enterprises which A. R. Hoover Sr., had established and which have since been carried on as important features in the manufacturing and commercial development of Concord

On the 12th of April, 1927, Mr. Hoover was married to Miss Elizabeth DeMoville Bright, a daughter of Charles Lewis and Nettie (Vick) Bright, of Liberty, Tennessee. She was born in Liberty, April 19, 1907, was educated in Mount Amoena Seminary at Mount Pleasant, North Carolina, and by her marriage has become the mother of three children; Aubrey Ramseur III, born In Concord, January 30, 1929; Betty Bright, born in Concord, November 19, 1932; and Mary Anne, born June 9, 1934. Mr. Hoover has usually voted with the Democratic ticket but has been more or less independent in his convictions. Both he and his wife are members of the Presbyterian church, while Mrs. Hoover is also identified with the Daughters of the American Revolution, the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Parent-Teacher Association.


The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC), 12 Jun 1980

CONCORD – Mrs. Elizabeth Bright Jordan, 74, died Wednesday. Funeral is 3 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church.

Survivors are husband, Sam; son Aubrey Hoover III; daugters Mrs. George Heaton of Houston, Mrs. Samuel King; sisters, Miss Mary Bright of Charlotte, Mrs. Henry Shepherd of Augusta, Ga. Wilkinson is in charge.


The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC), 3 Jul 1945, 10

Employees of Hoover Hosiery company, Concord, were presented the Minute Man flag in ceremonies in front of the mill Friday afternoon. The Hoover employees made 156 per cent of their quota for the Seventh war loan with 98.6 per cent of them participating. Pictured, left to right are: O. R. Suther, superintendent; D. B. Austell, assistant sales manager; Mrs. A. R. Hoover, Jr. [Elizabeth Bright Hoover]; W. J. Holding, chairman Seventh war loan; A. R. Hoover III; A. R. Howard, representing City of Concord; Tom Abernathy of state war finance committee and Treasury department; H. B. Craig, chiarman, Concord war finance committee; Capt. Theodore R. Brown, war bond officer, Charlotte Quartermaster depot; E. S. Towery, sales manager; Miss Anne Louise Hoover. (Photo for Observer by Sam Braswell)