October 1916 - MISS THOMPSON WEDS AMID ROSES; Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Thompson the Bride of Theodore Schulze. The Bridal Attendants in White and Blue
When his daughter Margaret became the wife of Theodore Schuizein New York recently, William B.Thompson gave her as her weddinggift a check for $1000,000. William B. Thompson was born and bred in Montana. Virginia City was his birthplace.
His father, WilliamThompson, was mayor of Butte about 20 years ago. Mr. Thompson, junior ,married Miss Gertrude Hickman, daughter of another 0ld time residentof Virginia City, and who served the state of Montana as treasurer. The bride of last week, who received this extraordinary wedding present, was born in Helena, where the family lived for many years. The Thompsons and Hickmans are known to thousands of Montanans. Only last summer William B. Thompson presented the city of Butte with a plat of ground for apublic park.
How Thompson acquired enough wealth to he able to present his daughter with a million dollars on the occasion of her marriage without making a dent in his fortune, is one ofthe financial romancees of the west.
Eighteen years ago William B. Thompson was a resident of Butte, and was associated with his father and brothers in the real estate business. In themining metropolis real estate is ak into mining, because practicaly all of the surface of the townsite of Butteand subdivisions covers untold mineral wealth.
Young Thompson first "tasted blood"s in big finance during the couper bom of about 15 years ago. After several minor successes heconcluded that mining promised moresubstantial returns than real estate.So he moved to New York city and opened offices. Success came to him quickly. His first flotation was the Shannon Copper company. Then he became interested in a syndicate which took overthe copper deposits near Ely, Nevada.Ely developed into one of the big copper deposits of the southeast, andThompson realized more than a million dollars in the development.
Hayden,Stone & Company figured with Thompson in the Ely development, and the members of this old firm became so impressed with the abilities of the young financier that they took him in as a partner, and made him manager of their largest office, in New York city.Thompson became identified with the Cobalt boom early. In fact he had much to do with its making. He took an option of the control of the Nippissing company. The Goddess of Fortune waved her magic wand, and the Butte financial wizard cleaned upsomething like $6,000.000. Thompson became president of the Nippissingg,flelena.
Miss Margaret A. Thompson, only daughter of Mr and Mrs William Thompson was married to Theodore Schulze of St Paul yesterday afternoon, at Alder the beautiful country place of her parents on the banks of the Hudson in Yonkers. The Rev Pery Stickney Gran performed the marriage cermony, which took place in the large living room where there were displayed great quantities of roses and other flowers which had come from the conservertories of the estate.
A temporary altar was erected at one end of the room, in front of a bower of lillies of the vailey, white roses and sothern smilax. An aisle leading to the altar was formed by white satin ribbons attached to gilded stanchions topped with large clusters of white roses. While the guests were assembling for the ceremony, there was a programm of organ music and a stringed orchestra the organ having been built into the house.
The bride was escorted to the altar by her father, who gave her away. She wore an artistic gown of the 1830 period. It was made of tulle and draped to the waist with deep flounces of rose point lace. A long trains of panne velvet felt from the waist line. This was beautifully embroidered in an appliqued floral design and the entire train was bordered with a wide band of white fox fur. From the shoulders to the waist line fell a cape of the velvet, which was embellished in a similar manner. The veil of rose point lace was fastened in a simple cap effect and held by a cluster of orange blossoms. The bride carried a bouquet of roses and lilies of the valley. Two little flower gilrswere in attendance on the bride and they wore costumes of pale blue panne velvet trimmed with white fox fur and poke bonnets to correspond.
The reception which followed the marriage ceremony was held in the same room. Receiving with the bridal party were Mar and Mrs Theodore A. Schulz, parents of the bridegroom, as well as the parents of the bride. A buffet luncheon was served int the dining room by Sherry and afterward there was general dancing for which Frantzens orchestra played.
After the reception guests from New York returned to the city by a special train, which had taken them for the ceremony.NATURAL PEARL AND DIAMOND EARRINGS MOUNTED BY CARTIER
White and dark gray button-shaped natural pearls of 11.70 to 10.98 mm, round, old, baguette and rose-cut diamonds, platinum and 18k white gold (French marks), circa 1950, signed Monture Cartier, maker's mark, numbered (partially indistinct) GIA, 2023, report no. 7235082676: 4 natural pearls, saltwater, no indications of treatment, from the collection of Mrs Margaret Thompson Biddle, will be auctioned by Christie's NY in December 2023.
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