Daniel Carroll Hemingray and Miss Clara L. Keck



Publication: The Cincinnati Enquirer

Cincinnati, OH, United States
vol. XXXIX, no. 111, p. 8, col. 1


A Walnut Hills Belle Made Happy.

Hemingray - Keck.


For some months the betrothal of Mr. Daniel Hemingray, of Covington, to Miss Clara Keck, of Walnut Hills, has been known to their friends. In fact, it was not a secret to society people in general, and why should it be? They loved, their troth was plighted, and they were not ashamed of the fact that the "gentle passion" had taken possession of their hearts. There is a good deal of nonsense in the way in which young people nowadays try to conceal the fact of their betrothal. People who are ashamed to acknowledge their love and respect for some chosen one are not worthy of being loved. Before Lent it was announced that Mr. Hemingray and Miss Keck would be united in matrimony soon after Easter, but it was not known whether the affair would be a quite one or "very fashionable." When the cards were issued it was found that the marriage would be almost private, only a few besides the two families being invited. It was not a gay, but a fashionable and elegant affair.


The day was a lovely one, and those who "rode out" from the city found that the sun's warm rays of the past few days were bringing out from the ground the bright green blades of grass and the tender buds on limb and twig. The delightful home of Mr. Josiah L. Keck, the father of the bride, stands at the end of the Grandin road, on the top of a high bluff, commanding such a view as can hardly be found off the Hudson.


The Ohio River, sinuous, and winding in and out among the Kentucky and Ohio hills, can be seen, its waters slowly gliding along to join those of the "Father of Waters." Far off, across the river, the "Old Kentucky Hills" rise and swell with wonderful and beautiful symmetry, and to the right and left valleys and glens, knolls and mounds, hamlets and towns make a landscape of rare beauty. The grounds around the residence are laid off with artistic care, and the avenues and lawns show the tasteful skill of the landscape gardener. The interior of the house bloomed with blossom, flower and bud, and was a beautiful and lovely as even a bride could wish for. Elegant cut flowers were in profusion, and evergreens and plants formed a pleasing back-ground to the bright and lovely toilets which were displayed.

The ceremony was performed promptly at twelve o'clock - high noon. The bridal couple descended the stairs and entered the parlor just as the clock struck the midday hour. The family of the groom are strict Presbyterians, and the bride is devout member of the Episcopal Church. Out of deference to her wishes the ceremony of the latter Church, beautiful and impressive, was performed, Rev. Mr. Tinsley, rector to the Walnut Hills Church. in full priestly robes, officiating. After the ceremony and congratulations the bridal party sat down to


Which was served in courses by a popular caterer. The menu was lavish with substantials, delicacies and good things, and the table was richly and beautifully ornamented with fragrant flowers.


Is the oldest unmarried daughter of our well-known and prominent merchant, Mr. J. L. Keck. She is a perfect type of the brunette beauty. In form, slight and graceful, yet well developed; in face regular features, large black eyes that beam forth tender affection and speak the generous heart; a pretty nose, a bewitching mouth, which, when the laugh or smile touches the lips, reveals teeth that are as white as pearls. Her complexion is lovely, and in manners and conversation she is captivating, and reveals the genuine lady. Her dress was white satin, made in Princesse, and elegantly trimmed with lace. Ball fringe and passementerie harmonized with the glossy satin, which was caught up as it fell and formed with graceful folds by pinions of rosebuds. Her ornaments were brilliants of the purest water.


Mr. Daniel Hemingray is the youngest son of Mr. Robert Hemingray, who is the senior partner of the well known Hemingray Glass Company. He was the only unmarried son. With good taste he wore the wedding costume that is worn by English gentlemen at a morning wedding. Prince Albert coat, light drab pants, a delicate shade of kid gloves, black tie and patent leather pumps. After a couple of hours spent pleasantly at the breakfast table and in the drawing-room, the bride having changed her dress for a handsome and most becoming traveling costume, good-bys were said, and many tears shed, too, and the bridal couple drove to the city and took the after-noon train for the East. While absent on the honeymoon they will visit Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington.

Among those present were noticed:

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hemingray, of Covington, parents of the groom.

Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Keck, parents of the bride.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hemingray.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hemingray.

Mrs. Timberlake.

Mr. and Mrs. Swasey.

Mr. and Mrs. George Keck.

Mr. and Mrs. George Harrison.

Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Perlin.

Miss Winnie Herron, of Pike street.


Keywords:Hemingray : Keck : Daniel Carroll Hemingray : Wedding
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Researcher:Glenn Drummond
Date completed:February 6, 2004 by: Glenn Drummond;