Miss Helen Hay and her bridesmaids. Miss Hay was the daughter of John Hay who had been private secretary to President Lincoln and later Ambassador to the Court of St. James under President McKinley. Mr. Whitney who, like his father, went to Yale, was 26. For a wedding gift, Col. Payne gave the couple a Stanford White house at 972 Fifth Avenue.
Patrick Bowes-Lyon, 15th Earl of Strathmore was born on 22 September 1884. He was the son of Claude George Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Nina Cecilie Cavendish-Bentinck. He married Lady Dorothy Beatrix Godolphin Osborne, daughter of George Godolphin Osborne, 10th Duke of Leeds and Lady Katherine Frances Lambton, on 21 November 1908. He died on 25 May 1949 at age 64. He succeeded to the title of 15th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne in 1944.