PROFESSOR THADDEUS LOWE
Social event of the season
Star-News (Pasadena, CA)
June 6, 2005
Author: Emanuel Parker , Staff Writer
PASADENA -- The wedding of Thaddeus S.C. Lowe Jr. to Florence Dobbins, daughter of the wealthy and widowed Mrs. Richard J. Dobbins, was headlined in The Pasadena Weekly Star on April 24, 1895.
The groom was the son of professor and Mrs. T.S.C. Lowe, the owner of the famed mountain railway. The paper told readers:
"The prominence of both families in the social circles of Pasadena and vicinity and the popularity of the young couple made the event notable for the large attendance of guests, while the arrangements were such as to give the affair distinction for the elegant good taste of all the details.'
The wedding and reception were held in Mrs. Dobbins' home, Los Robles, on Garfield Avenue in South Pasadena. The wedding took place before family and intimate friends and the Episcopal service was conducted by the Rev. Benj. Hartley, rector of the Church of The Savior in San Gabriel.
A reporter wrote, "The bride wore an elegant gown of ivory- white duchess satin, sleeves bouffant and corsage high, trimmed with duchess and point lace, and wearing orange blossoms in her hair. A brilliant diamond star, the gift of the groom, and a diamond crescent pin, presented by her brother, fastened the bridal veil.'
About 30 guests were invited to a wedding supper at a table decorated with flowers of "unique and dainty beauty.' The wedding gifts were on display in an upstairs room and were "more than ordinarily elegant and numerous.'
In the dining room and breakfast room choice refreshments were served by a corps of waiters during the latter part of the evening, and punch and lemonade bowls occupied a corner in the hall. Familiar names among the hundreds of guests included Gov. and Mrs. H.H. Markham, Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Holder (Tournament of Roses founder), Col. and Mrs. G.G. Green (Hotel Green), Col. and Mrs. H.G. Otis (L.A. Times), and Mr. and Mrs. J. deBarth Shorb (San Marino pioneer).
Sid Gally, a Pasadena Museum of History volunteer, researched this article. Emanuel Parker can be reached at (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4475, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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