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Mr. and Mrs. Quon Chiu Ching of Honolulu and Port Allen, Kauai, have recently announced the engagement of their daughter, Florence Elizabeth Kealumaemae, to Capt. Barrister Allen Richardson., USA, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Arnold Richardson of Kealakekua, Hawaii. Continue reading →
Last month Captain Allen Richardson, first born of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold C. Richardson, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, was joined in the sacred covenant of marriage with Miss Florence Elizabeth K. Ching of Honolulu and Kauai. Continue reading →
At the hour of 7:30 in the evening of this past Thursday, September 22, in the Episcopalian Church here in Honolulu, Rev. Mackintosh joined Mr. George E. Smithies and Miss Maili Nowlein in marriage.
[A few years later she becomes Maili Smithies. Any paintings by her? A good deal of the left margin cannot be made out because this newspaper is tightly bound. It was just by luck that Smithies was easy to guess at. The newspapers need to be rescanned as clear as possible now.]
An impressive ceremony at St. Andrew’s cathedral last evening united Miss Lily Notley and Mr. William H. Heen in marriage. The ceremony was performed in the presence of a large number of friends. The bride was attended by Mrs. Leslie, as matron of honor, and the groom was served by his brother, Mr. Afong Heen, as best man. Rev. F. Fitz officiated.
The church was simply decorated, a border of waxy white flowers mingled with fern leaves adorning the chancel rail. The bride was given away by her father, Mr. Charles Notley. Continue reading →
AMONGST delightful sprigs of white carnations blossoms entwined with delicate fronds of palai fern decorating the interior of the church of St. Andrew, the sacred matrimony between Miss Lily Notley and Mr. William H. Heen, Esq., of the Legal Profession of Hawaii, was held, and Rev. Fitz married the two of them in peaceful reverence. The young woman was escorted by Mrs. Leslie, and the young gentleman by his brother [hoa hanau], Mr. Afong Heen.
Charles Kahiliaulani Notley, the birth parent of the bride, gave his beloved lei upon the altar of matrimony, the foundation for one to live amongst the circle of those who live in proper and chaste families in this world.
The Gentlemen who attended to this assembly of friends were Mr. H. A. Kaulukou, associate of Mr. W. H. Heen in the legal profession; William Jordan and John Marcallino.
The woman was dressed in a wedding dress of white silk made with great skill; and the man was dressed in the usual attire for that occasion.
Marriage Ceremony.—On Tuesday evening the 22d inst., at the residence of the bride’s uncle, M. Louisson, Esq., of Honolulu, Mr. J. Hyman of thi mercantile firm of Hyman Brothers, of this city, was married to Miss B. Frankel, niece of Mr. and Mrs. M. Louisson, in the presence of a very large company of invited guests, composing the elite of Honolulu. Everything that tae te could suggest or money procure, was furnished for the pleasure of the company. Mr. Louisson’s spacious and elegant mansion was arranged with consummate taste and liberality, and everything connected with it gotten up in the best of style. Outside the main building was erected a booth, draped with evergreens, tropical flowers, and the national flags of the United States, Hawaii and the German Empire, which gave a charming effect to the scene. The verandas and booth were brilliantly illuminated with Chinese lanterns and tastefully decorated, giving it the finest effect. In the booth was spread for the accommodation of the guests, who numbered about 200, a most sumptuous repast, gotten up under the superintendence of Mr. Herbert of the Hawaiian Hotel. At precisely 8 o’clock, the hour fixed, the bride and bridegroom filed into the parlor, where the guests were assembled, and Mr. Peck, a Hebrew and friend of the parties, who was deputized by the Jewish Rabbi at San Francisco, to perform the marriage ceremony according to the Hebrew formula which he did in the Hebrew tongue by reading from a book. The ceremony was short and solemnly performed by Mr. Peck, who concluded by pronouncing them man and wife, according to the Jewish as well as Hawaiian law. After Mr. Peck had concluded, the Rev. Dr. Damon stepped forward and presented the bride with the marriage certificate, prefacing the fact with a few appropri- and very happy remarks. Continue reading →