Daisy & Frederic were married at the First Presbyterian Church with a reception at Daisy’s family homecalled “Fair Oakes”. Left to Right: Older woman seated is Mrs. Edgar Spedden, (Susan Douglas Spedden) Mother of groom, Frederic Oakley Spedden, Daisy Corning Stone Spedden, seated next to her, is her much beloved step mother Georgianna Colgate Stone, (AKA “Auntie Georgie) and the standing couple on farright is the then-future Mr. & Mrs. Walter Schuyler Kemeys (nee Emma Dorrance Stone, Daisy's sister)
Frederic Oakley Spedden was the son of Edgar Frederic Spedden (1836-1887) & Susan Douglas,(1840-1908) of New Orleans, Louisiana and was the grand son of Commodore Lieutenant Robert Spedden who lost an arm in the navel Battle of New Orleans during the war of 1812. Edgar F. Spedden was a successful merchant who moved his family to Staten Island, NY after the Civil War.
Edgar & Susan Spedden had a daughter Blanche, in addition to their son Frederic.
Blanche Spedden Cruger Tams was a noted society beauty of her day
and was first married to Eugene G. Cruger.
The Crugers had the following children,
1) Bertam de Neuilly Cruger, 2) Violet Douglas Cruger & 3) Frederic Cruger.
Blanche married secondly the noted yacht designer J. Frederic Tams, who designed J.P. Morgan’s famous “Corsair II”. The Tams had no children from this union.I often get queries from Daisy Spedden’s Stone & Hemingway relatives. Thanks to Weedie Stokes’ chart pictured below we’re able to navigate the complex cousinage.