New York Times

Survivor of Titanic Disaster When Husband Perished Married to Horace De Camp
Flower Girls and Pages Strew White Rose Petals in Bride's Path---Honeymoon in Egypt
A large Christmas Day wedding was that of Mrs. Mary Farquharson Marvin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Farquharson of 317 Riverside Drive, and Horace De Camp of this city, which was celebrated at 4 P. M. in the Harlem Presbyterian Church, in West 125th Street. Eight hundred invitations were issued for the wedding and the reception which took place afterward at the home of the bride's parents. The church was decorated with holly, laurel, poinsettia, and other Christmas flowers.

Mrs. Marvin, it may be recalled, was one of the survivors of the Titanic disaster, and was one of the last to leave the ill-fated steamer. Her husband, Daniel W. Marvin, 2d, remained behind and went down with the Titanic, They were returning from their honeymoon trip.

Mr. De Camp was a friend of the young couple, being an old friend of the Marvin family. He was frequently a guest at the country home of the Marvins at Canastota, N. Y., and at their camp in the Adirondacks.

The ceremony was performed by the Rev. J. L. Caughey, pastor of the church. The bride wore a simple costume of white Cailot velvet, with hands of Russian sable, and a hat of bronze maline trimmed with sable. Her ornaments were pendant diamond earrings, the gift of the bridegroom, and a string of pearls, presented by her mother. She carried a bouquet of lilies of the valley.

Mrs. Brooks Solomon of London was matron of honor. She was gowned in violine velvet, and carried an arm bouquet of Jacquemint rosebuds.

The matron of honor, two flower girls, and two pages preceded the bride down the aisle. The four children were dressed in Christmas red velvet, with cream lace collars, and as they advanced toward the chancel they strewed white rose petals in the bride's path. They were the little Misses Mary Carmichael and Margaret Geyser, Sprague De Camp, and Stephen Wheelock.

Lyon De Camp acted as his brother's best man, and the ushers were Clarence A. De Camp, Thomas and James Carmichael, and Raymond Merriam.

Mr. De Camp and his bride will sail to-morrow for Egypt, to be absent three months. After their return they will reside at Great Neck, L. I., where Mr. De Camp has purchased a country home.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2003) MRS M. F. MARVIN IS CHRISTMAS BRIDE (New York Times, Friday 26th December 1913, ref: #1730, published 28 August 2003, generated 5th March 2021 09:52:19 AM); URL :