On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1884

Famous Weddings

Thomas Eakins

Jan 19 Painter Thomas Eakins (39) weds painter and photographer Susan Macdowell (32) in a Quaker ceremony

Frederick Douglass

Jan 24 Abolitionist Frederick Douglass marries his second wife suffragist Helen Pitts

  • May 1 "Poems of Passion" author Ella Wheeler Wilcox (33) weds Robert M. Wilcox in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Oscar Wilde

May 29 Irish writer Oscar Wilde marries Constance Lloyd at St. James Church, Paddington, London

William Jennings Bryan

Oct 1 American politician William Jennings Bryan (24) weds writer and future suffragette Mary Elizabeth Baird (23)