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Some February Weddings 1893


Miss Ethel Walton Howe, daughter of Samuel Oscar Howe of 49 West One Hundred and Twenty-sixth Street, was married last evening to George Hawthorne Smith, son of the late James W. Smith of Santa Cruz. St. Andrew's Church, at Fifth Avenue and One Hundred and Twenty-seventh street, was the scene of the wedding, and the Rev. Dr. George R. Van De Water, the rector, officiated.

Miss Annie Howe was the maid of honor, and Miss Mabel W. Grant of Chicago, Miss Adelaide C. Brush of Brooklyn, Miss Annie S. Howe, and Miss Addie R. Howe were the bridesmaids.

Charles B. Bogart attended the groom as best man. Messrs. George W. Van Ness and Flavel S. Mines of Brooklyn, Chester Colgate of Englewood, N.J.; G. Webster Thomas, Alexander G. W. Thomas, Alexander G. Mercer, and Mark B. Minick were the ushers. The bride wore a beautiful gown of ivory-white satin, draped with embroidered crepe.

Among the guests at the reception which followed the wedding at the Howe residence, were Percy D. Adams, Mr. and Mrs.. Thomas H. Brush, Prof. and Mrs. Henry Clark, Miss Field, Mr. and Mrs.. Thomas Gaines, Mr. and Mrs. George R. Haydock, Mr. and Mrs. S.S. Palmer, Mr. and Mrs.. William Morrison, Mr. and Mrs.. George Schumann, Mr. and Mrs. E.P. Steers, Mr. L.S. Sykes, Mr. and Mrs.. Thomas Simpson, Mr. and Mrs. M.B. Van Zandt, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Blandy.Arguimbau-Pitou

On Wednesday evening, at the Church of the Transfiguration, Hooper Street, near Marey Avenue, Brooklyn, Miss Jane Josephine Piton, daughter of Eugene Piton of the Petroleum Exchange, was married to Daniel Vincent Arguimban. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Father Kiely. The bride was richly attired in white satin, embroidered in silver and pearls and trimmed with point lace. The bridesmaids were Miss Sarah Kelley, Miss Amle Kelley, Miss Minnie Pitou, and Miss Caroline Pitou. The maid of honor was Miss Nora Pitou. Harry Leonard was the groomsman, and Messrs. John Dunbar Walter Burke, Samuel Seymour, and Arthur Boucher were the ushers.

After the ceremony at the church a reception was held at the residence of John C. Kelley, uncle of the bride, 247 Hancock Street. After the reception the newly-married couple left for the South.


A pretty wedding took place yesterday afternoon in St. Bartholomew's Church at 4 o'clock. Miss Julia Herrick Allen, daughter of Elisha H. Allen, was married to Wilber C. Fiske, son of the late Henry Fiske of this city. The Rev. Dr. Greer, rector of the church, officiated at the wedding.

Samuel Thurber was the best man, and Frank Henry, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Colburn, Mr. Hudnut, William F. Allen, and E.H. Allen were the ushers. Miss Carrie Allen attended her sister as maid of honor, and Miss Alice Taintor. Miss Bertha and Miss May Fiske, and Miss Ella Day served as bridesmaids.

A reception, given only to the bridal party and a few intimate friends, followed at the home of the bride, 122 West Eighty-second street.


Yesterday afternoon Miss Isabelle May Clark, daughter of the late George Clark of 170 West Seventy-third street, was married to Erwin Howell Hance in the Church of the Heavenly Rest, by the rector, the Rev. Dr. D. Parker Morgan.

The bride, who was attended only by Miss Sophronia Clark, her sister, as maid of honor, wore a gown of heavy white satin, made up with old point lace in Empire style. Dr. Edgar was the best man and Messrs. Livingston Trudo, Harry Skillman, Dr. Collins, J. W. Clark, and Nelson Waterbury were the ushers. The bride is the granddaughter of Ex-Mayor Westervelt of this city. A small wedding dinner followed the service.


Miss Eva H. Schilling was married to Herman E. Naething in St. Ignatius's Episcopal Church, on West Fortieth Street, Wednesday evening. The church was crowded with friends, who attended a reception after the ceremony at the house of the bride's parents.


Rochester, N.Y., Feb. 9

Miss Frederica Louise Cook, only daughter of ex-Secretary of State and Mrs. Frederick Cook, and Augustus McDonnel of this city were married this evening at the home of the bride in East Avenue, in the presence of about 150 of the intimate friends and relatives of the families of the bride and groom. The ceremony was performed in the main hall of the house by Bishop McQuaid, assisted by Mgr. Deregge, Chancellor of the Diocese of Rochester.

The bride was attended by the maid of honor, Miss Flora McDonnel, sister of the groom; the bridesmaids, Miss Mary McDonnel, another sister of the groom; Miss Bernice Perkins, Miss Cecile Macy, and Miss Mary Mutchler. The best man was John H. Brewster.

The ushers were Charles Power, son of Senator Power of Montana; W.G. Gilbert of Little Falls, Harry Lehr of Baltimore, James McDonnel, Eugene Van Voorhis, and L. Boardman Smith of this city.

After the ceremony the bridal party and guests were driven to the hall of the Powers Art Gallery, where a collation was served. Afterward there was a general reception, which was attended by all the society people of the city, besides many from out of town.

Mr. and Mrs. McDonnel left this evening for the East on a wedding tour. They will reside in this city.


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Article Name: Some February Weddings 1893
Website: http:www.thehistorybox.com |Researcher/Transcriber:    Miriam Medina
Source:  New York Times Feb 10, 1893. p.4 (1 page)
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