Barber marriage


Barber marriage


Dr. J. Max Barber


Tribune article announcing Dr. J. Max Barber's marriage to Miss Elizabeth B. Miller


Philadelphia Tribune


Philadelphia Tribune


WCU, HIS 601/HON 452 Great Migration and Digital Storytelling, Fall 2014


September 6, 1934


Randall Wilson, Jr., Ahleah Miles


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Mrs. J. Max Barber
Mrs. Barber who was formerly Miss Elizabeth B. Miller and Dr. Jesse Max Barber were married on Wednesday, August 22. Mrs. Barber is a teacher in the Whittier School in Camden.

Dr. J. Max Barber Marries Teacher
Dr. J. Max Barber of 312 N. 31st street and Miss Elizabeth B. Miller of 652 N. 43rd street were merried [sic] Wednesday evening, August 22nd, by the Rev. James E. Kirkland in the parsonage of the Union Baptist Church. The couple stole a march on both friends and relatives. The marriage license was secured in Lancaster and was not published in the Philadelphia papers.
For their honeymoon trip the newlyweds motored to Saratoga, Lake Placid, to Canada, to the scenic Thousand Islands and thence back home through the Poconos.
Mrs. Barber is formerly from Washington, D. C., and is a well known and popular Camden school teacher. She teaches English and History in the Whittier School.
Dr. Barber is very widely known as a dentist and journalist. It was he who organizaed the colored Democrats of Philadelphia during the Roosevelt campaign. He is the first colored man to sit as a full fledged member of the Democratic Committee in this city. Dr. Barber is president and founder of the John Brown Memorial Association, an organization which is raising funds to build a monument to John Brown the famous abolitionist.
Dr. Barber lost his first wife, Hattie Taylor Barber in May 1932.

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