Viola Sophia Hawkins-John
of the Messiah, at Thirty-fourth
Street and Park Avenue, was the
scene yesterday afternoon of a
brilliant wedding, that of Miss
Viola Sophia Hawkins, daughter
of Mrs. Dexter Hawkins, and John
Allen Townsend, son of Richard
H. Townsend. The church was
filled long before the hour set
for the ceremony with the
friends of both families, who
were escorted to their seats by
Edwin Townsend, brother of the
groom, B.B. Valentine, Clarence
Goadby, and Clinton Falls. The
church was decorated with palms
and plants and the altar was
banked with Azaleas and white
lilacs. The pastor, the Rev. Dr.
Robert Collyer, officiated.
Eugene Goadby was best man, and
he and the ushers wore handsome
pearl pins in their scarf's, the
gifts of the groom.
bride, who was given away by her
brother, Eugene D. Hawkins, wore
a gown of white satin and rare
point lace and the point lace
veil worn by her mother on her
wedding day. The veil was caught
with a diamond sun, the groom's
gift. Her bouquet was of orchids
and orange blossoms. Her sister,
Miss Estelle Hawkins, was maid
of honor, and her bridesmaids
were Miss Florence Godfrey, Miss
Bertha Robinson, Miss Genevieve
Gardiner, and Miss Alice Gwynne.
Miss Hawkins wore a frock of
corn-colored silk and
Mousselaine de sole, with a lace
hat to match, and carried a
basket of daisies. The
bridesmaids wore frocks of white
Mousselaine de sole and pale
green silk and carried bunches
of lilies of the valley and
mignonette. All five young
ladies wore at their necks
pretty pearl heart pendants,
gifts from the bride.
A large reception followed at
the bride's home, 5 West
Thirty-fourth street. The guests
included Gen. and Mrs. Rush
Hawkins, Mr. and Mrs. R.h.
Townsend, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson
Godfrey, Mr. and Mrs. J. Hood
Wright, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick
Halsey, Mr. and Mrs. Schieffelin,
Mr. and Mrs. William Draper, Mr.
and Mrs. Edward Perkins, Mr. and
Mrs. J.H. Watson, and Mr. and
Mrs. J.M. Fiske.
Poillon-Raymond John Chatry
Miss May Emily Poillon, daughter
of Mrs. Cornelius C. Poillon,
was married yesterday afternoon
at the Church of the Heavenly
Rest to Raymond John Chatry by
the Rev. E. Walpole Warren of
Holy Trinity. George Howland De
Witt acted as best man and the
ushers were Theodore Howard
Banks, Walter Channing Hunting,
Herbert Desendorf, and William
De La Montagnie. The bride wore
a pretty gown of white faille
francaise and embroidered crepe
and a tulle veil caught with
diamond stars. The bouquet was
of lilies of the valley and
white roses. Her nieces, Miss
Aline and Miss Mabel Poillon,
were her maids of honor. They
wore frocks of pink silk and
tulle and carried baskets of
pink roses and daisies.
All Saints' Church, at One
Hundred and Twenty-ninth Street
and Madison Avenue, was crowded
to the doors yesterday morning
with fashionable Harlem people
at the wedding of Miss Mamie
Elizabeth Hicks, daughter of
Michael Hicks, to Matthew
Ignatius Fox. The services,
which were mainly choral were
led by the Rev. Father Powers.
He was assisted by the Rev.
Fathers Kineade, O'Keefe,
McKenna and Slattery. The body
and altar of the edifice were
elaborately decorated with
lilies, azaleas, and palms. The
bride wore an imported gown of
white corded silk and old point
lace and a lace veil caught with
a diamond crescent the groom's
gift. Her bouquet was of white
violets. She was attended by her
sister, Miss Rose Hicks, who
wore a frock of pink crepe and
embroidered tulle, with a
large-brimmed pink hat to match,
and carried a bouquet of
Katherine Mermet roses. Robert
J. Fox, the groom's brother,
acted as best man. The ushers
were Joseph P. Hicks, brother of
the bride; Frank J. Burke, Cyrus
Smith, E. W. O'Hara, Edward
Friel, and Benjamin MacDonald.
A reception and wedding
breakfast, attended by nearly
1,000 guests, followed at the
bride's home at 147 West One
Hundred and Twenty-first Street.
Among them were Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Fox, Mr. and Mrs. John J.
Quinn, Mr. and Mrs. John C.
Lyons, Mr. and Mrs. S.J.
Geoghegan, Stephen Barker, Mr.
and Mrs. M. Kennedy,
Commissioner and Mrs. Brennan,
Gen. Kerwin, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Carolyn, Mr. and Mrs. J. D.
Miner, and Gen. and Mrs. Burke.
Gertrude M. Rickerson-Henry
A Brooklyn wedding of
fashionable interest was that of
Miss Gertrude M. Rickerson,
daughter of Charles L. Rickerson
to Henry Treat Boody, son of
D.A. Boody, solemnized at the
Demorial Presbyterian Church in
St. John's Place last evening.
The pastor, the Rev. Dr. T.
Nelson, officiated, and was
assisted by the Rev. Dr. Suydam
of Jersey City. Charles A. Boody,
brother of the groom, was best
man, and the guests were seated
by L.L. Hayes, J.T. Gwathmey,
Frank J. Parmelee, M.E.
Simonton, Frank C. Hoyt, and
Arthur W. Perego. The bride was
attended by a maid of honor,
Miss Maude L. Boody, sister of
the groom, and by our
bridesmaids, Miss May Elting,
Miss Anna White, Hiss Kate
Blauvelt, and Miss Lida Vessels.
Two little fellows, Howard S.
Rickerson and Donald Smith,
dressed in Napoleon costumes,
preceded the bridal party. A
large reception followed at the
bride's home, 37 Eighth Avenue.
Lily-Lee Harby-Dr. Abraham S.
Miss Lily-Lee Harby, daughter of
John D. Harby, was married to
Dr. Abraham S. Isaacs, editor of
the Jewish Messenger, at 7
o'clock last evening at her
home, 363 West One Hundred and
Seventeenth Street, by the Rev.
Dr. R.W. Benjamin. The house was
decorated with banks of palms
and Spring flowers, and the
service was read beneath a
canopy of white lilies and
ferns. The bride wore a gown of
white silk and embroidered
Mousseline de soie and a silk
tulle veil caught with a wreath
of lilies of the valley. Her
bouquet was of the same flowers.
Her cousin, Miss Katherine Moses
of Sumpter, S.C. was maid of
honor. She wore a frock of
Nile-green silk and point lace
and carried a loose bunch of
white hyacinths. J.S. Isaacs,
brother of the groom, was best
man. There were no ushers.
The ceremony was witnessed only
by both families. The guests at
the reception and wedding supper
which followed included ex-Gov.
and Mrs. Fuller, Mrs. Marks E.
Cohen of Charleston, S.C.; Col.
and Mrs. Sprague, Mrs. D.G.
Croly, Mrs. Ella Dietz Clymer,
and Gen. and Mrs. H.T. Collis.