MRS. M. S. MOORE MARRIES

New York Times

Wealthy Widow of Titanic Victim Weds A. C. P. Wichfeld, a Dane
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Special to The New York Times
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WASHINGTON, May 1---Mrs. Mabelle Swift Moore, Washington's wealthiest widow, whose husband, Clarence Moore, lost his life in the Titanic disaster, and the daughter of the late Edwin C. Swift of Chicago, was married here this afternoon to Axel Christian Preben Wichfeld of New York City. The Rev. Dr. Roland Cotton Smith, rector of St. John's Protestant Episcopal Church, performed the ceremony, which took place at the bride's home in Massachusetts Avenue. Those who witnessed the ceremony were Miss Frances Moore, the bride's stepdaughter; Constantine Brun, the Danish Minister, with whom Mr. Wichfeld has been a house guest, and Woodbury Blair of Washington, an intimate friend of the Moore family.

Mr. Wichfeld is a Dane, who is said to be in business in New York. He was credited with being a nephew of the Danish Minister, but this was declared to be a nerror. [sic] The marriage license which was obtained by Mr. Blair, gave the age of the bridegroom as 29 and that of the bride as 26.

The news of the marriage came as a great surprise to society geenrally, [sic] as there had been no engagement. Mr. Wichfeld has been a frequent guest at the Moore home in the last Winter, and was with Mrs. Moore and her family during their travels abroad last Summer.

After a week in New York Mr. and Mrs. Wichfield [sic] will go to California. Later they will go to Swiftmoore, the estate of the bride, at Pride's Crossing, Mass., to pass the Summer.

As Miss Maybelle Swift, Mrs. Wichfield [sic] was prominent in the American colony of Paris before her marriage to Mr. Moore, when she was reported to be engaged to a Serbian Prince. She visited Washington immediately after this report was circulated, and met and married Mr. Moore, who had lived in West Virginia, but made his home here.

Mr. Moore took passage on the Titanic, after a visit to England, to purchase a hunting pack for the Chevy Chase Club, of which he was M. F. H. Besides her young step-daughter, who has inherited a comfortable fortune from her mother, the daughter of the late Frank McLaughlin of Philadelphia, Mrs. Moore's family included her own four young sons.

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