Harris – Pickett Society Marriage

The World of Society

Mrs. Harris and Mr. Pickett
To Be Married Today

Other Weddings of the “Best Day of
All” — A Debutante Lunch-
eon – Notes

Mrs. Sallie Vawter Harris and Mr. Theo-
dore J. Pickett are to be married at 4
o’clock this afternoon at the residence of 
the brother-in-law and sister of the former, 
Judge and Mrs. William A.Milliken, 2017
Massachusetts avenue. The Rev. Frederick
D. Power of the Vermont Avenue Christian
Church will officiate. There will be no at-
tendants, and Judge Milliken will give the
bride away. As both the bride and her sis-
ter are in mourning, only the immediate
members of the family are to be present.
The bride has been engaged for several
years in journalistic work, and has a wide
acquaintance in society, to whom the an-
nouncement of her marriage will have a 
great interest. She is a native of Kentucky,
the daughter of the late Rev. Philemon
and Mrs. Martha Humphreys Vawter. She
belongs to the Beverley, Humphreys, Jamie-
son and Vawter families of Virginia and
Kentucky. Mr. Pickett is the son of the
late Col. John T Pickett, who was in the 
consular service of the United States, served
in a military and diplomatic capacity under 
the confederacy and accompanied Lopez
to Cuba, where he took command at the
battle of Carenas. His grandfather was
the late Col. James C. Pickett, an officer
of the war of 1812, later served as judge
advocate of the United States army, and
was minister to Peru and Colombia. Mr.
Pickett’s grandmother was the daughter of
Gov. Desha of Kentucky. He is a well-
known lawyer and clubman of this city, be-
longing to the Metropolitan, Century, Wash-
ington, Golf and other clubs. After De-
cember 1 Mr. and Mrs. Pickett will be at
home at 1943 Biltmore street.

“The World of Society,” Evening Star (Washington, District of Columbia), 14 November 1906, page 5; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online September 2019).

Harris Pickett Marriage

“Social and Personal,” The Washington Post (Washington, District of Columbia), 14 November 1906, page 7; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online September 2019).

Mrs. Sallie Vawter Harris and Mr.
Theodore J. Pickett will be married at
4 o’clock this afternoon at the home of
Mrs. Harris’ brother-in-law and sister,
Judge and Mrs. William A. Milliken, 2017
Massachusetts avenue. There will be no
attendants. On account of mourning, the
ceremony will be witnessed only by the
immediate members of the family. IT
will be performed by Rev. Frederick D.
Power, pastor of the Vermont avenue
Christian Church. Mrs. Harris is a native
of Kentucky, a daughter of the late Rev.
Philemon Vawter and of the late Mrs.
Martha Humphreys Vawter. She belongs
to the Beverley, Humphreys, Jamison,
and Vawter families of Virginia, Ken-
tucky and Mississippi.
Mr. Pickett, who is the son of the late
Col. John T. Pickett, of Confederate
fame, was in the consular service of the
United States, and held diplomatic and
military positions under the Confederacy.
Col. Pickett accompanied Lopez to Cuba
and commanded at the battle of Cardenas.
Mr. Pickett’s grandfather was Col. James
C. Pickett, judge advocate of the army
during the war of 1812. The bridegroom
is a well-known clubman and lawyer of
Washington.