Richard Stockton Field
Captain, United States Navy
Washington Post, Thursday, October 16, 1913
A wedding in which the bride and bridegroom both come of distinguished Navy ancestry took place yesterday, when Miss Mildred Egerton Fearn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lee Fearn, became the bride of Ensign Richard Stockton Field, USN. The ceremony was performed at 4 o’clock in the ballroom at the Brighton in the presence of a large gathering, including representatives of the diplomatic and military circles of Washington and a number of out-of-town guests. The long ballroom was effectively decorated, garlands of roses and asparagus vines entwining its columns and a lattice covered with vines and pink roses forming the background, against which the bridal party grouped itself for the ceremony.
An aisle was marked off down the center through
which the bride, escorted by her father, who gave her in marriage, and
preceded by her two attendants, entered. The groomsmen, three of
whom, Ensign Lucien Green, Ensign Frederick R. Kohl, and Paymaster Robert
Clark were of the Navy and wore full dress uniform, and Mr. Alonzo Washington
Pezet led the way. The bride wore a charming gown of ivory crepe
charmeuse, with soft draperies gathered into a bow above the waistline
in front, and a tunic of duchess lace. Her veil was of rare old Madeira
lace and was caught with a spray of orange blossoms to a point lace cap
arranged in coronet effect. She carried a shower of lilies of the
valley and bride roses. Miss Marta Calvo, daughter of the Costa Rican
Minister and Madame Calvo and Miss Edith Gracie, bridesmaids, wore gowns
of cream charmeuse, with violet chiffon sashes finished with large butterfly
bows in the middle of the back, and white beaver hats trimmed with pansies.
They carried yellow roses and purple orchids. Ensign Scott Douglass
McCaughey, USN, was best man. The ceremony was performed by the Reverend
Hobart Smith, cousin of the bride and rector of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church,
Green Spring Valley, Maryland. A string orchestra played the wedding
march and gave a program after the ceremony when the wedding tea was served
at one end of the ballroom. Mrs. Fearn, mother of the bride, wore
a gown of delicate pink charmeuse trimmed with heavy silk fringe of the
same shade, and finished with a girdle of turquoise blue satin with a small
hat of the same tones. Ensign Field and his bride left Washington
later in the evening, the bride wearing a smart navy blue broadcloth suit
trimmed with sealskin and a small sealskin hat ornamented with a soft yellow
plume. They will spend part of the winter at New York, where the
Paulding, to which Ensign Field is attached, is stationed. Mrs. Field
is a great-granddaughter of Commodore Steven Bayard Wilson, USN.
She is a niece of the late Walker Fearn, who at one time was Minster to
Greece. She was educated in Europe and spent a winter, shortly after
her debut, at Rome. Ensign Field is a son of the late Dr. Robert
Field, of Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, and a grandson of Captain
Robert Field, USN. He is a member of the Army and Navy Club.
Captain Richard S. Field, Retired Navy Officer
Captain Richard S. Field, United States Navy (retired), former Director of the Bureau of Marine Inspection and Navigation in the Commerce Department, died at Coronado, California, Wednesday after suffering a heart attack. He was 62.
Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Captain Field graduated from the Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1911 and retired from the Navy in 1937 to join the Commerce Department. He left this office in 1942 when he was recalled by the Navy to serve at Coast Guard Headquarters here. He retired a second time in 1943.
Captain Field's wife, the former Mildred Edgerton Fearn of Washington, died in 1947. He is survived by one son, R. S. Field, Jr., of Santa Monica, California.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at
Arlington National Cemetery. The family has asked that friends not
On Saturday February 1, 1947 at the United
States Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Maryland, Mildred Fearn Field, beloved
wife of Captain Richard S. Field, United States Navy (retired) of Chevy
Chase, Maryland, and mother of Richard S. Field, Jr. Gravesite services
at Arlington National Cemetery Monday February 3 at 11:00 a.m.
Their son, Fearn Field, First Lieutenant, United States Army, who was killed in Germany during World War II, is buried with them.
FIELD, RICHARD STOCKTON
DATE OF BIRTH: 06/09/1890
DATE OF DEATH: 06/18/1952
BURIED AT: SECTION 11 SITE 136 NH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
FIELD, MILDRED FEARN W/O RICHARD STOCKTON