Anne B. Van Blarcom, Percy H. Ballantine

Windy Brow Farm, Newton, was the scene Saturday of the wedding of Miss Anne Breckridge [sic] Van Blarcom, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Van Blarcom of Newton, formerly of Nutley, to Percy H. Ballantine of 360 Mt. Prospect avenue, Newark, son of Mr. and Mrs. Percy Ballantine of Lake Wales, Fla., formerly of Newark. Rev. George C. Vincent of Union Congregational Church, Montclair, officiated.

Mrs. Ralph Inslee, in whose home the wedding took place, was matron of honor for her sister and William Cochrane of Broomall, Pa., the bridegroom’s brother-in-law, was best man.

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Wedding Announcements from the New York Times

Miss Sara Streit Riker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Marsh Riker of 83 Lincoln Park, Newark, was married to Andrew Van Blarcom in the South Park Presbyterian Church, Newark, last evening. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Lyman Whitney Allen, pastor of the church. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Berrian Riker, while Leonard [sic] Van Blarcom, brother of the bridegroom, was best man. The flower girls were Miss Marguerite Riker and Miss Prudence Durand, and the bridesmaids were Miss Elsie Riker of East Orange; Miss Alice Allen of Williamsport, Penn.; Miss Annie Orr of Pittsburg [sic], Penn.; Miss Matilda Dodd, Miss Elizabeth Carter, and Miss Elsie Tripp of Newark. The ushers were Harold Dodge, Franklin Conklin, Jr., and Henry Kays of Newton; Robert Southard, Charles Inslee, and Ralph Inslee of New York. Owing to a recent death in the bride’s family, there was no reception. (New York Times, May 10, 1906)

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Miss Van Blarcom, An Artist, Was 40

Wife of Charles R. Milbauer is Dead — Former Serigraph Society Aide Headed Gallery

Miss Mary Van Blarcom of Point Pleasant, N.J., an artist, former vice president of the National Serigraph Society and former director of Artists of Today Gallery in Newark, N.J., died Tuesday in Point Pleasant Hospital, after a long illness. Her age was 40.

Miss Van Blarcom who, in private life was Mrs. Charles Rudolf Milbauer, wife of the artist, is represented by paintings and serigraphs (silk screen prints) in the collections of the New York Public Library, Howard University, Central Michigan College of Education, United States State Department, Ball State Teachers College, Indiana, American Association of University Women, Alabama Polytechnic Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

She won the Marion Cunningham Memorial Prize for “La Bete” in 1949, received honorable mention from the American Color Print Society for “March Wind” in 1948, and won the Barstow Award for water-color at the National Association for University Women in 1946 and the Morrow Award of the Beacon Annual in 1947.

Miss Van Blarcom exhibited her work widely. She was a member of the American Color Print Society, Associated Artists of New Jersey and Artists Equity.

She had studied at Wellesley College and with Frederick Griffin at the Muse Studio, Newark.

Surviving, besides her husband, are a son, Karl A. Milbauer; a daughter by a former marriage, Mary Ann Bradley; her mother, Mrs. Andrew Van Blarcom of Andover, N.J.; a brother, Joseph Van Blarcom of Madison, N.J.; and two sisters, Mrs. Ralph Inslee of Newton, N.J. and Mrs. Percy Ballantine of Andover, N.J.

Source: New York Times, July 17, 1953.