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Her Marriage to John Jacob Astor Will Take Place in St. Thomas Church
The marriage of Miss Eileen S. S. Gillespie, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Lewis Gillespie, to John Jacob Astor, son of the late Colonel John Jacob Astor and Mrs. Enzo Fiermonte, will take place on the afternoon of Feb. 6 in St. Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue and Fifty-third Street.

The Rev. Stanley Carnaghan Hughes, rector of Trinity Church, Newport, R. I., will perform the ceremony, assisted by the Rev. Dr. Roelif H. Brooks, rector of St. Thomas Church. It will be followed by a reception for relatives and intimate friends, but plans for this and the list of bridesmaids and ushers have not yet been completed.

Miss Gillespie is a granddaughter of Mrs. Watts Sherman and the late Mr. Sherman and of the late Major Gen. Lewis Gillespie, U. S. A., who served on General Sheridan’s staff in the Civil War.

Mr. Astor is a grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Astor and a descendant of the original John Jacob Astor.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2004) EILEEN S. S. GILLESPIE TO BE WED ON FEB. 6 (New York Times, Wednesday 3rd January 1934, ref: #3398, published 6 August 2004, generated 28th July 2021 07:32:33 AM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/eileen-s-s-gillespie-be-wed-feb-6.html