The Washington Post
Wednesday, September 21, 1910
STEALS MARCH ON PARENTS
Miss Hazel Shaw Becomes a Bride In Alexandria
Young Daughter of Proprietor of Glen Echo Park Secretly Weds Walter H. Carroll
When Miss Hazel Shaw, 18-year-old daughter of Lorenzo D. Shaw, proprietor of Glen Echo Park, left her home late Wednesday, ostensibly to visit Washington friends, there was nothing in the minds of her parents to lead them to believe that Cupid had anything to do with the young woman’s trip.
Miss Shaw stole a march on her friends and parents when she came to Washington by becoming the bride of Walter H. Carroll, also aged 18, son of Walter C. Carroll, of Glen Echo, Montgomery County, Maryland. They were married Wednesday afternoon in Alexandria. As soon as the knot was tied the couple returned to Glen Echo, intending to keep their marriage a secret until they were ready to move into their own home.
Carroll, however, made the mistake of confiding the news to a younger brother, who yesterday told “the secret” to the father of the bridegroom.
When the wedding became known the parents of young Carroll invited their son to bring his bride, who had returned to the home of her parents immediately after the ceremony, to their home. He did so and the “newlyweds” are now part of the Carroll household. The bride’s parents also extended their blessing.
The young people had been sweethearts for a long time, but Mr. Shaw, it is said, on account of the youth of his daughter, discourage Carroll’s attentions.