Seaford, Mary Lee

Seaford, Mary Lee, c1923

Mary Lee Seaford, c. 1923.

Seaford, Mary Lee, 6 May 1926

Mary Lee Seaford, 6 May 1926.

Seaford, Mary Lee, c.1950s

Mary Lee Seaford Burdell, c. 1950s.












Class of 1926
Classical Course

Birth: February 17, 1907, Cabarrus County, North Carolina
Death: November 5, 1980, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Corolina

Samuel Turner Seaford (1869 – 1930)
Ina Belle Barringer Seaford (1877 – 1966)

John Holiday Burdell (1907 – 1991)

Helen Fauntleroy Seaford Herion (1903 – 1993)
Thelma Marie Seaford (1904 – 1988)
Sarah Elizabeth Seaford (1908 – 1995)

Sharon Memorial Park
Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA

Source:, # 32544589.
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Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC), June 22, 1933, p. 5.

Miss Seaford And Mr. Burdell Wed
Mount Pleasant Girl and Charlotte Man are Married at Church

Announcement is mad of the marriage of Miss Mary Lee Seaford of Mount Pleasant and John Burdell of this city Sunday, June 18th, at 5 o’clock in the afternoon at Holy Trinity Lutheran church at Mount Pleasant, Rev. J. W. Link, officiating.

The ceremony was characterized by charming simplicity. The church was decorated with ferns, Queen Anne lace and Shasta daisies.

Prior to the wedding Miss Julia Shirey rendered a program of nuptial music.

Holly Beatty of Lincolnton, a cousin of the bride, sang “At Dawning” and “O, Promise Me.”

Miss Thelma Seaford, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. She was attired in a dress of flowered triple crepe with white accessories and carried an arm bouquet of pink roses.

The ushers were Philip Gallagher, Lawrence Baxter, Charles Ogden and Lewis Scruggs, all of Charlotte.

The bride entered with her brother-in-law, John Herion. The bridegroom had as his best man, Charles Ogden. The bride was attired in a handsome dress of blue sheer triple crepe and with white accessories. She carried a shower bouquet of lilies of the valley and swansonia.

The wedding march from Lohengrin was played for the processional and Mendelssohn’s march for the recessional. During the ceremony “To A Wild Rose” by McDowell was played.

The bride is the attractive daughter of Mrs. S. T. Seaford and the late Mr. Seaford, of Mount Pleasant. She was graduated from Ont Amoena seminary and from the Charlotte Sanatorium Training school and did graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia. She is admired by a wide circle of friends throughout the state.

The bridegroom is the son of Mrs. S. M. Burdell and the late Mr. Burdell of Charlotte. He was educated in the Charlotte city schools and attended North Carolina State College in Raleigh. He is associated with the Beatty-Burdell service station in Charlotte.

Mr. and Mrs. Burdell will make their home at 608 Pecan Avenue, this city.

Among the out-of-town guests attending the wedding were Mrs. S. M. Burdell, Miss Mary Burdell, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ogden and son, Henry, Mrs. George Wearn and daughter, Rebecca, Miss Mary Bright, Misses Mayme, Lucile and Martha Beatty, Miss Jane Dry, Miss Ruth Terry, Ralph Terry, Mrs. P. B. Beatty and daughter, Rachael Beatty, Rev. and Mrs. R. L. Patterson and daughter, Miss Virginia Lee Patterson, Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Patterson, Mr. and Mrs. George F. Moore, Mrs. W. R. Trexler, and Miss Richards, all of Charlotte; Mrs. Aubrey Hoover, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Carl Cline, Misses Mary Laura and Connie Cline and Mr. and Mrs. John Goodman of concord; Mrs. Frank Cline and Miss Martha Cline, of Salisbury; Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Beatty and Miss Mary Finger of Lincolnton; Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Fisher and Miss Margaret Elizabeth Fisher of Kannapolis.