Shirey, Ruth Winona


Ruth Shirey, 1924.

Class of 1924
Business Course 1925
Graduation Essay:
“The Story of Dress”

Birth: 13 Nov 1904, Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Death: 20 Apr 1947, Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, USA

Luther Schaeffer Shirey (1874-1915)
Winona Cook Shirey (1877-1969)

Miriam Kathleen Shirey (1902-1987)
Salome Shirey DeDiego (1907-1998)
Martha Cook Shirey (1909-1988)

Julia Katherine Shirey Smith (1912-1999)
John Luther Shirey (1914-1998)

Spouse: Harvey Ellis McComb (1899-1962)

Ruth Winona McComb Clisson (1933-2007)
William Shirey McComb (1941-2009)

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

Source:, #187007651.
Photo: From the scrapbook of classmate Temperance Ritchie, Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society and Museum.


Greensboro Daily News (Greensboro, NC), December 1, 1929, p. 25.

Of interest to their many friends in this section is the announcement of the marriage of Miss Ruth Winona Shirey, of Mt. Pleasant, to Harvey Ellis McComb, Jr. of Mecklenburg county, Saturday morning at 10 o’clock.

The vows were spoken in the living room of the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. Luther S. Shirey, and the wedding was a very quiet affair, being witnessed only by immediate relatives and close friends. Rev. John W. Link, the bride’s pastor, officiated.

Prior to the ceremony, Mrs. John W. Link sang “I Love You Truly,” by Bond and “O Perfect Love.”  Miss Salome Shirey, sister of the bride, was at the piano, and played the Lohengrin biridal chorus when the bride and groom entered together. Their sole attendant was Margaret Fisher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Fisher, who as ring-bearer, carried the ring in the heart of a pink rose. During the ceremony, Miss Shirey played “To a Wild Rose.”

Immediately after the ceremony, the guests were invited to the dining room where a wedding breakfast was served, buffet style. Mrs. Aubrey Hoover, Jr. and Miss Mabel McAllister presided. They were assisted in serving by Mrs. Arthur Fisher and Misses Miriam and Martha Shirey. Mrs. John Herrion directed the guests to the den where Mrs. Ora McEachern and Miss Ruth Cress poured coffee. Miss Mary Peck presided over the bride’s register.

Mrs. McComb, the second daughter of Mrs. Luther Shirey and the late Mr. Shirey, was educated at Mont Amoena seminary. Mr. McComb is aa son of H. E. McComb, Sr., of Hickory and a graduate of State college and Columbia University.

After their wedding trip, Mr. and Mrs. McComb will be at home in Mecklenburg county, where Mr. McComb is a prominent farmer and dairyman.