I.N. Phelps Stokes and his wife Edith Minturn. The John Singer Sargent painting was a wedding gift from friends. Birch Island, 1907. (Standing) Edith, Newton with Helen Stokes 2d, John Hoyt, Graham, Anson with Anson Stokes 3d (Seated) Mrs. Stokes, Mr. Stokes, Ethel with Helen Hoyt, Sherman Hoyt, Carrie with Phelps Hunter, Carol with Newton Stokes 2d (Front) Anson Hoyt, Harold, Helen, Robert Hunter, Jr., Rose, Mildred. Stokes Records, vol III, after p. 130

Born: c. 1867

Died: 1937

Married: Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes

Children: One daughter, Helen, adopted

Edith Minturn Stokes grew up on Staten Island, a daughter of Robert Bowne Minturn, Jr., the heir to a shipping fortune, and Susanna Shaw Minturn. She served as president of the New York Kindergarten Association, ran a sewing school for immigrant women, and was a benefactor of St. George's Church in New York City. She was famously pictured with her husband in a portrait by John Singer Sargent.

Her niece, fashion model and Warhol superstar Edie Sedgwick, was named for her.

New York Times, August 22, 1895


Wedded to I.N. Phelps Stokes at Her Mother's Summer Home.

POINTE a PIC, Quebec, Aug. 21-—I. N. Phelps Stokes of New-York [sic] was married here to-day to Miss Edith Minturn, daughter of Mrs. R. B. Minturn of New-York. The village was en fete, bunting being displayed along the route from the Minturn Summer home to the church. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Dr. Rainsford of New-York, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Petry of Quebec, in the village church at noon in the presence of a large number of guests from New-York and other cities.

The bride was attired in white, and her six bridesmaids in pink. After the wedding breakfast Mr. and Mrs. Stokes left on the steamer Carolina for the Adirondack Mountains.

Many friends of the young couple from Bar Harbor, Me., Lenox, Mass., and New-York, attended the wedding.

The bride is widely known for her beauty, and her poses in tableaux for charitable objects have attracted the attention of artists. She posed in the Court of Honor at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago as the "Statue of the Republic." A photograph of this pose took the first prize at the last exhibition by the Society of Photographers.

The bridegroom, who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Anson Phelps Stokes of New-York, was graduated at Harvard in 1891. He is a member of the Harvard, Knickerbocker, Seawanhaka-Corinthian Yacht, and Reform Clubs of New-York.