The Dodge - Cromwell Wedding

Detroit, Michigan

June 17, 1920



In early 1920, James H.R. ("Jimmy") Cromwell, Eva Stotesbury's younger son from her first marriage, was visiting his parents in Palm Beach, Florida. As a recently discharged officer in the U.S. Navy, he met Delphine Dodge, the automobile fortune heiress, and before long their romance had blossomed into a formal engagement. The wedding in Detroit was the social event of the year there, and it was covered by all of the country's major newspapers. The Gaumont Newsreel Company produced a film of the event, showing large crowds outside of the Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church in Detroit, the bride and her bridesmaids at the family home "Rose Terrace" (the first one of two) prior to the wedding, and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra playing at the reception. The highlight is the bride and groom leaving for their honeymoon trip around the world on the yacht Delphine I.

Click here to watch the video about the Dodge - Cromwell wedding, including original Gaumont Newsreel footage of the day





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