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Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1885

Famous Weddings

Edith Wharton

Apr 29 Novelist Edith Wharton (23) weds Edward Robbins Wharton (35)

Pulitzer prize winning novelist Edith Wharton
Pulitzer prize winning novelist
Edith Wharton

Gerhart Hauptmann

May 5 Author Gerhart Hauptmann (22) weds Marie Thienemann

Dramatist, Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Dramatist, Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann

Woodrow Wilson

Jun 24 28th US President Woodrow Wilson (28) weds Presbyterian minister's daughter Ellen Louise Axson (25) in Savannah, Georgia

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson

Arthur Conan Doyle

Aug 5 Author Arthur Conan Doyle (26) weds Louisa Hawkins

  • Aug 25 "Little House On The Prairie" author Laura Ingalls (18) weds Almonzo James Wilder (28)
  • Aug 29 Pulitzer Prize-winning American author (Age of Innocence) Edith Jones (23), marries Edward "Teddy" Wharton (36)