November 1, 1911
Mrs. Gerald Fitzgerald was married today to Prince Victor of Thurn and Taxis. According to the New York Times, the marriage took place at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. L. J. Nicholls, Uniontown, Pennsylvania. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. William Spence "in the presence of the family and friends.
Mrs. Fitzgerald's first husband was Gerald Fitzgerald of Ireland. She returned to the United States from England last Friday. She was born Lida Eleonor Nicholls in 1875 in Uniontown. Lida married her first husband, Irish-born General Gerald Purcell Fitzgerald in Los Angeles in late 1899.
The couple had two sons before Lida obtained a divorce in the Irish courts. British law required an act of Parliament to make the separation final. Lida claimed that Fitzgerald treated her with cruelty. The Fitzgeralds' Divorce Act was passed by Parliament in 1907. In a Pittsburgh, court, Mrs. Fitzgerald was awarded $20,000 per year in alimony and $300,000 in trust for their two sons, John Fitzgerald and Gerald Purcell Fitzgerald, Jr.
The Prince and Princess will reside in Europe. Prince Victor is the son of the late Prince and Princess Egon of Thurn and Taxis. He is a Hungarian citizen "by virtue of his father having become naturalized in Hungary at the time of his marriage."