Sunday, October 14, 2007

The New York Times on the Vladimir Ledochowski Family Maryland Political Connection

MISS 'WARFIELD IS NOW COUNTESS; Daughter of Former Maryland Governor Weds Count Vladimir Ledochowski
Special to The New York Times.
May 9, 1913, Friday
Page 11, 1165 words

BALTIMORE- May 8, 1913 Miss Louise Warfield, daughter of ex-Gov. Edwin Warfield, was married at noon today to Count Vladimir Ledochowski of Poland at her parants’ town house on Linden Avenue. Owing to the recent death of the bride’s grandfather the ceremony was very simple. Only a few intimate friends in addition to the Warfield family were present. None of the Count’s relatives witnessed the ceremony.

While the bride has been brought up as a Presbyterian and has expressed her intention not to change her faith, the Count is a Catholic, and the ceremony was performed by the Rev. William A. Fletcher, rector of the cathedral. Cardinal Gibbons witnessed the ceremony, and in bestowing his blessing, said to the Count and the Countess:

“Other contracts may be broken, but not that of marriage, which can be dissolved only by death. There can be no dissolution of this tie, even if you could or would desire it.”

Then, directly addressing the Count, the Cardinal spoke of his friendship and high regard for the Count’s uncle, the late Cardinal Ledochowski, and expressed the hope that the young man would emulate the civic and personal virtues of his family. Cardinal Gibbons then gave his blessing to the Count and the Countess.

The wedding of Miss Warfield was the third of international interest to occur in this city this Spring....

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