The Church 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.
The 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.
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.
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.
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.