Richard Stockton Field – Captain, United States Navy


Washington Post, Thursday, October 16, 1913
Field-Fearn Wedding

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.

21 June 1952:

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 send flowers.

Mildred Fearn Field

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.


  • DATE OF BIRTH: 06/09/1890
  • DATE OF DEATH: 06/18/1952



  • DATE OF BIRTH: 12/08/1889
  • DATE OF DEATH: 02/01/1947

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