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New York World, February 17, 1906, page 5:
WIRELESS WOOING ENDS IN A WEDDING
Dr. Lee De Forest and Miss Lucile Sheardown Married at the St. Regis.
ROMANCE IN COURTSHIP
Couple Was in Daily Communication by Wireless Between Their Homes.
A wireless telegraphy romance reached its culmination at the St. Regis to-day when Dr. Lee De Forest of the American De Forest Wireless Telegraph Company was married to Miss Lucile Sheardown, daughter of Mrs. M. T. Sheardown, of No. 560 West End avenue.
The date for the marriage was only determined upon last Saturday. The whole courtship of the couple was, as Dr. De Forest himself said, advanced with the rapidity of wireless telegraphy.
Dr. De Forest first met Miss Sheardown last October and the couple immediately fell in love. Miss Sheardown, who was educated in France and Switzerland, and speaks five languages, became at once interested in wireless telegraphy.
To please her Dr. De Forest had a wireless apparatus fitted up in her apartment and there was constant communication between his home, at No. 315 West Ninety-seventh street, and the boudoir of Miss Sheardown, in West End avenue
A week ago last Tuesday Dr. De Forest found he would have to leave at once for Europe. Although the wedding was understood to be an event of the future no definite plans had been made.
Urged Suit by Wireless.
Then the wireless telegraphy began to get in its work. Dr. De Forest called up his sweetheart and told her he had something moat important to tell her. He was going away and he didn't want to go alone. The date set for sailing was the following Saturday.
"Won't you marry me at once and come to Europe with me?" he asked.
Miss Sheardown was stunned of course--it was so sudden!
There was a compromise and it was agreed that if De Forest would sail a week later he could take a bride with him. It was the wireless telegraphy that did it.
"It's true we had a code all fixed up," said the bride to-day, "and we used to talk to each other frequently. I was really courted by wireless telegraphy."
The wedding ceremony was performed in the Louis Seize room of the St. Regis at 9.30 o'clock. Rev. Dr. Alfred E. Meyers, of the Marble Collegiate Church, officiating. Only the relatives of the family were present. The beautiful young bride wore her going-away gown, a travelling suit of gray check, with plaited skirt and Eton jacket. A small gray French hat trimmed in shaded pink roses, a lingerie waist of fine hand embroidery and long gloves completed the tailette. A large diamond circle pin, the gift of the bridegroom was the only ornament she wore. She carried a bouquet of bride's roses.
The reception room of the St. Regis, specially decorated for the wedding by Frederick Ditzenberger, was a bower of lilies of the valley, white bride roses and palms, standing out against the Circassian walnut woodwork. The wedding party stood beneath a canopy of white roses and smilax, and on each side was a huge bunch of lilies of the valley. After the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served, the bride and bridegroom leaving immediately to sail on the Lucania.
The bride is a beautiful young woman, a petite brunette. She is well known in upper west side society.
When the couple return from Europe in two months they will make their home at the St. Regis.
The guests at the wedding to-day, besides the bride's mother and the mother of the bridegroom, were Charles De Forest, Abraham White, President of the American De Forest Telegraph Company; Mrs. White and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hammersley.