Ralph Gray Hemingray and Miss Virginia "Jennie" Matthews



Publication: The Ticket

Covington, KY, United States
vol. 4, no. 26, p. 3, col. 3

The Hemingray - Mathews [sic] Matthews Wedding.


By half past six Tuesday night the First Presbyterian church was crowded by the wealth and fashion of Covington assembled to witness the nuptials of Miss Jennie Mathews [sic] Matthews to Mr. Ralph Hemingray, both of this city. At quarter to seven the bride and groom walked up the aisle preceded by two of the ushers, Messrs. James Ernst and William Pearce, and followed by the other two, Messrs. J. L. Stevens and Crittenden Pearce, the latter of Maysville, Ky. The officiating clergy were Rev. J. M. Worrall, the pastor of the bride, and Rev. W. H. Felix, the pastor and brother-in-law of the groom. The ceremony was exceedingly simple and neat, and the audience perfect in behavior. Many lips testified to the beauty of the bride, and the gallantry of the groom as they returned down the aisle, she dressed in cameo colored silk, trimmed in point lace with orange flowers, tulle veil and diamond ornaments, he in latest cut and shade of black broadcloth. They drove immediately to the residence of Major Thomas A. Mathews [sic] Matthews, the bride's father, where congratulations were offered by the relatives of both when they left on a short bridal tour. Mr. and Mrs. Hemingray will return to this city and commence housekeeping in the elegant new residence of Mr. Hemingray on west Fourth street.


Keywords:Hemingray Family : Matthews : Felix : Ralph Gray Hemingray : Virginia Matthews : Wedding
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Researcher:Glenn Drummond
Date completed:February 6, 2004 by: Glenn Drummond;