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Kathryn Pearl Seeley


Gender: Female


Spouse: John Kingsley Macomber, Jr.

Date of Marriage: October 24, 1907

Marriage Place: Los Angeles, CA

Kathryn Pearl Seeley


ONE of the most important weddings of the season was solemnized last night at St. John’s church, when Miss Kathryn Pearl Seeley, daughter of Mrs. C R. Drake of 2633 Hoover street, became the bride of John Kingsley Macomber, jr.. of Pasadena. The occasion was distinctly a chrysanthemum wedding, all the decorations of both church and house being yellow chrysanthemums, ferns and asparagus plumosus. Miss Elizabeth Drake, sister, of the bride, was maid of honor while the bridesmaids were Misses Rowena Blossom, Marguerite Drake, Eva Elizabeth Keating, Kate Macomber of Des Moines, Ia., and Alice Smith of Deming, N. M. Mr. Macomber was attended by Le Roy Macomber and the ushers were Messrs. Roy C. Seeley,

Wesley C. Roberts, Edward Robinson. Will Reid and Will Macomber. Instead of the usual bridal chorus, as the party entered the church Mrs. Wallace Cahill Ayer, accompanied by Professor Waldo F. Chase on the organ, sang “O, Perfect Love,” and during the ceremony rendered “The Voice That Breathed O’er Eden.” Mrs. Ayer was gowned in a reception gown of beige voile and lace, with touches of coral. Her hat was a large coral velvet creation, trimmed with an immense black plume, and she wore some magnificent coral ornaments.

Miss Seeley’s gown was a hand-embroidered white satin, made with a court train, she wore a long tulle veil and carried a bouquet of orchids and lilies of the valley. Both her gown and Miss Drake’s, which was a yellow satin, made emplier and embroidered with gold, and with which she carried a muff of yellow chrysanthemums, were made at the St. Francis Technical school in San Francisco. The bridesmaids all wore yellow velvet empire gowns and Gainsboro hats. A wedding supper was served after the ceremony on the lawn of the Drake residence, a huge tent being erected for that purpose At the bride’s table sixteen guests were seated. Mrs. Macomber was particularly stunning in her going away gown, which was of navy blue broadcloth and with which she wore a black picture hat of velvet, trimmed with old rose colored wings and roses.

Published in the Los Angeles Herald, October 25, 1907

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