September 16, 1901
Helen Singer is to marry Roumanian prince John Ghika. Their engagement was confirmed by Hazel's father, Charles J. Singer, in a letter to his brother, Arthur J. Singer.
Prince John is the son of the Roumanian attaché to Turkey. The couple first met in Contantinople at a ball hosted by the American consul John Leishman.
Although the Singers had planned to sail back to the US on August 31, they remain in Constantinople as Hazel recovers from a fever. Miss Singer, 19, and her family spend several weeks each year in Chicago, although their primary residence is in Paris.
No date for the wedding has been announced.
Ambassador Leishman, incidentally, is the father of a 6-year-old daughter, Nancy.