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Brooklyn Society Weddings: October, 1900


Miss Mary Cartledge-Frederick J. Welles

Three weddings of importance grace today, a fourth and fifth tomorrow, a showing that is excellent for a week at the very beginning of Society's season. It must of course, be remembered that the hour is that of preparation rather than of doings, that actual accomplishment will come later. Meanwhile there is much of interest in forecast and speculation.

Both the weddings of tonight are house affairs, and, though quiet as weddings go, will yet bring together good sized assemblages. Miss Annie C. Cartledge, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Cartledge, is one of these brides. It is some seven years now since a bride was bidden God-speed from the doors of the big mansion at 249 Clinton avenue, Miss Mary Cartledge, now the wife of Dr. William E. Butler of Halsey street. The Miss Cartledge that marries tonight will wed Frederick J. Welles of Brooklyn; long one of the popular men of the Hill set.

Dr. T.B. McLeod, Miss Cartledge's clergyman, will officiate, and the ceremony will be performed at 7 o'clock. 150 People being invited for this. At 8 o'clock a large reception will commence. White and pink chrysanthemums will make up the simple decorations of the drawing rooms, relieved here and there with lavender chrysanthemums.

White will be the prevailing note of the bridal costumes. Miss Cartledge's robe will be distinguished by a court train, and she will carry white roses. Four maids are to attend her. These girls will wear white frocks as well. The color in their attire will only be brought out in their bouquets, which, though of white roses, will have a tinge of pink in them. Two of the maids will serve as maids of honor, two as bridesmaids. The two former will be Miss Jean Cartledge and Miss Bessie Smith, the two latter Miss Alice Mathers and Miss Williamson of Wyoming.

Mr. Welles will have as his best man Joseph Mathers, and acting as ushers, J.L. Parsons of Montreal, and these men of the Hill set_Charles F. Cartledge, William C. Ayres, Benjamin Whittaker.

Miss Gertrude Arnold Ingalls-Howard Edwin Sumner

Miss Gertrude Arnold Ingalls, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Henry Ingalls, of 234 St. Johns place, and Howard Edwin Sumner of Worcester, Mass., will be the evening's second bridal couple, and this ceremony will be solemnized in the Ingalls' drawing room, by the Rev. Arthur Barksdale Kinsolving of Christ Church, Clinton street, at 8 o'clock, a small reception following. Much prettiness of detail promises in the color effects of the wedding party. The colors of Alpha Delta Phi, Mr. Sumner's fraternity (he was a Brown, '94 man), are green and white; the colors of Miss Ingalls' Packer class ('96) are green and gold. These tints have been combined in the costume scheme.

The gown of the maid of honor (the bride's sister, Miss Florence Hopkins Ingalls) will be of white silk mull over nile green taffeta. This maid of honor will carry yellow carnations, the gold of the Packer, '96 colors. The bridesmaids, two in number, sisters of the bride and bridegroom, respectively. Miss Ingalls and Miss Sumner of Worcester, will wear frocks of green silk mull over green taffeta, and will carry white carnations. White satin, with a court train, pearl ornaments, point lace, tulle vail and orange blossoms will comprise the bride's wedding gown. She will have a bouquet of lilies of the valley, the Alpha Delta Phi flower.

Very dainty pearl sunbursts are Miss Ingalls' gifts to her maids. An exquisite little watch Mr. Sumner has presented to his bride. The wedding gifts, it may be said, are one of the features of this marriage. They include a very fine array of Silverware, one of the sets being a dozen spoons made in perfect replica of those owned by the bride's great-great-grandmother and much handsome glass. There go to this bride and bridegroom the complete furnishing of a home in Worcester, where they will live.

Mr. Sumner will be attended by his brother, Roy Walter Sumner, as best man. His ushers will be Charles Henry Ingalls, jr.; Foster William Taft of Providence, Frank Belden and George Morgan of Brooklyn.

The house decorations will be green and white. A small dance will follow the reception, Muller and his men playing.

Miss Ella Allaire-Herbert Dean Seaman

This afternoon the Upper Hill witnessed a pretty marriage, the Rev. Dr. R.R. Meredith solemnizing it. The ceremony took place at the home of the bride, Miss Ella Allaire, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S.Y. Allaire, 88 McDonough street. Miss Allaire wedded, at 3 o'clock, Herbert Dean Seaman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adrian A. Seaman of Lafayette avenue. The drawing rooms were decked in palms and carnations, with a general effect of pink.

Miss Allaire wore a wedding frock of pearl toned crepe of Silk figure that ranged into gray. It was trimmed with gray in panne velvet, and with lace and mousseline de sole. Her sister, Miss Louise Allaire, her only attendant, was garbed in a satin foulard of light blue, trimmed with applique lace and mirror velvet. The bridegroom had as his best man Alexander Milne, and there were no ushers. A small reception followed.

TOMORROW: Miss Elisabeth Whitman and Clarence Mann Fincke

Tomorrow the heights has what will doubtless prove one of the most attractive weddings of the year that of Miss Elisabeth Whitman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac A. Whitman of 244 Henry street, and Clarence Mann Fincke, whose father will be recalled as one of the best of the colonels of ours. The First Presbyterian Church will be the scene of this bridal, which is set for 5 o'clock. The wedding itself will be a large one, though the reception will be small.

LAST WEEK: Mr. and Mrs. Pontus In de Betou Thompson

Mr. and Mrs. Pontus in De Betou Thompson (Miss Evelyn Dobson that was), who were married at the Holland House a week ago Thursday by the Rev. Mr. J.A. McCleary of the Church of the Transfiguration, Borough of Manhattan, returned from their wedding trip on Monday and will be "at home" at 149 Remsen street after November 1. Miss Dobson, now Mrs. Thompson, is the daughter of George F. Dobson of this borough and she met her husband most romantically while abroad last summer. Her wedding gifts, which are still arriving, were exceedingly beautiful. One was a tea set of silver of twelve pieces, another, a marble bust and pedestal from Italy.

COMING SOON: Harry Lewis Batterman and Miss Edith Whitney

Of coming weddings, one of the most elaborate will be that of Harry Lewis Batterman of Clinton avenue and Miss Edith Whitney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sumner Whitney of 57 West Seventy-fifth street, Borough of Manhattan. November 1 (Thursday) will be its date, and the Church of the Transfiguration, Twenty-ninth street, close to Fifth avenue, its place of solemnization. The Rev. George Clarke-Houghton, rector of the church, will officiate and there will be given a special choral service by the vested choir.

Brooklyn will practically dominate the bridal party. Howard F. Whitney will be Mr. Batterman's best man and three of the four ushers, Arthur E. Whitney, Allan Pinkerton and Adams C. Sumner.


Website: The History
Article Name: Brooklyn Society Weddings: October, 1900
Researcher/Transcriber: Miriam Medina


The Brooklyn Daily Eagle October 17, 1900 Page: 14
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