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August 14, 2013 / Joanne Yeck

Buckingham County: Knights and Ladies

Knights and Ladies

The autumn of 1912 tournament held at New Canton, Buckingham County featured jousting and the crowning of the Queen of Love and Beauty.  The young ladies of Welsh descent, living in nearby Arvonia, must have been particularly charming. The Times-Dispatch (Richmond) reported on November 18, 1912:

Fontaine Fuqua rode both for himself and W.T. Moorman, of New Canton, winning for Mr. Moorman the first prize and for himself the third prize.  The second prize was won by Frasier White of Fork Union.  Immediately after the tournament the coronation of the queen and maids of honor took place.  Miss Gertrude Conklin, of Stevens, Fluvanna County, was crowned queen of love and beauty; Miss Clarice Pierce, of Arvonia, was crowned first maid of honor by Ashton White, and Miss Lettie Morgan, of Arvonia, was crowned second maid of honor by Knight Dunnavant, who was awarded this privilege by Fontaine Fuqua on account of his handsome riding and skillful use of the lance.  Hot oysters were served near the tournament, and the large crowd present enjoyed the event to the utmost degree. The first prize carried with it $10 in gold; the second, $5, and the third, $1.25.

Click here if you missed Part I: Tournaments and Beauty Queens

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  1. Joanne Yeck / Jan 10 2015 9:33 pm

    Patt, It’s possible. Perhaps, someone will know for sure.

  2. Patt Freedman / Jan 10 2015 9:31 pm

    I wonder if this is the Frazier White who married Annie Payne White? Also, I goggled this White and found a web site that was selling 1920 post cards – and there was one showing Frazier White’s Farm in Fork Union, Va. Also, it showed Fork’s Church.

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