Mary Van Blarcom To Exhibit Prints

NEW YORK.—A reception tomorrow afternoon at Serigraph Galleries, 38 West 57th street, will inaugurate the three-week exhibition of serigraph prints by Mary Van Blarcom.

Mary Van Blarcom, formerly of Newark, lives at 930 Bay avenue, Point Pleasant, with her husband, Charles R. Milbauer and daughter Mary Anne Bradley. Miss Van Blarcom is also known in the field of modern creative art for her oils and watercolors.

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Harriet Hicks Van Blarcom

Mrs. Hattie Van Blarcom, wife of Mr. Andrew Van Blarcom of Newton, N.J., and daughter of Mr. D.H. Hicks, of this town, died suddenly Thursday evening at Plainfield, N.J.

Source: Madison Eagle, February 10, 1883.

A.J. Van Blarcom

Newton—(AP)—Andrew J. Van Blarcom, 84, one of the oldest businessmen in this community, died Sunday at his home. Mr. Van Blarcom was director of the Sussex and Merchants National Bank, and of the Sussex Mutual Insurance Company. For more than 50 years he was a member of the Newton Fire Patrol.

Source: Bridgewater Courier-News, January 17, 1933.

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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Art Exhibit At City Studio

Mary Van Blarcom and Charles Milbauer, Point Pleasant Beach artists, are showing many of their recent pictures at a two-man show at the Asbury Park Society of Fine Arts gallery in the Noumair studio, Asbury Park. The show is the first in a series of one and two-man shows to be sponsored by the society during the winter.

The Van Blarcom-Milbauer exhibit represents a good sense of design and color for which the artists have received wide recognition. The painting vary in medium and include serigraphs, block prints and compositions of driftwood.

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Small Town News

Elihu Adams of New York city spent Saturday in town.  (Middletown Times-Press, October 18, 1916)

Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Condon and Mrs. Ann Fox of Hollywood, Calif., were guests last night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Coahran.  The Hollywood man is a nephew of the late Thomas Condon, noted geologist, for whom a state park in the John Day country was named last week.  The Californians were en route to The Dalles, to attend the golden wedding celebration of his parents. The visitors and Mrs. Coahran were schoolmates.  (The Bend Bulletin, June 3, 1954)

I.P. Gile, whose place is at the mouth of More creek, was in town last Wednesday with a load of apples, the largest and finest we have seen this season.  They sold at 4½ cents.  Mr. Gile says a fruit raiser near his place has trees loaded with peaches, being so full the trees and branches had to be propped up.  The peach crop is almost a total failure in Ada county this season, this man is selling his abundant crop as fast as he can haul it to market, at a bit a pound.  (Idaho Semi-Weekly World, September 25, 1885).

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News from Middletown, NY

Former Assemblyman and Mrs. Frederick Northrup on Saturday quietly celebrated the 25th anniversary of their marriage at their country home, “Weilkelt Farm,” near this city. They were the recipients of felicitations from many friends and neighbors in the vicinity, and also from Poughkeepsie, their former home, Albany, New York and Washington, D.C. (Middletown Times-Press, January 8, 1917)

LEWIS VAN BLARCOM WEDS MISS HART AT NEWTON: Announcement has just been made by Mr. and Mrs. Nathan H. Hart, of Newton, N.J., of the marriage of their daughter, Ethel, to Lewis Van Blarcom, prosecutor of Sussex county, also of Newton. The ceremony was performed on January 18 last in New York City. (Middletown Times-Press, September 8, 1919)

Washingtonville — Alice Ann Decker and Allan Thomas Schadt were wed Sept. 25 at the First Presbyterian Church in Washingtonville. Rev. Dent officiated. A reception followed at Monell Fireman’s Hall in Washingtonville. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Decker of Washingtonville. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Schadt of Eldred. Faye Anson of Rock Tavern was the matron of honor. Mike Anson, Sr. of Rock Tavern was the best man. The bride is a graduate of Washingtonville High School. Her husband is a graduate of Eldred High School. He is employed with the United Postal System. After a wedding trip through lower New York state, they will live in Barryville. (Middletown Times-Herald, December 3, 1976)

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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Mary Thomson Van Blarcom

Mrs. Mary Thomson Van Blarcom, whose death occurred at her home in Newton, October 5th, was born at Marksboro, N. J., on June 5th, 1837. She was the daughter of Dr. Alexander Hamilton Thomson, a graduate of the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania, and Rachael Everett Thomson, his wife. Her grandfather was Robert Thomson and her great grandfather, Col. Mark Thomson of distinguished Revolutionary memory, and a large land owner from whom Marksboro took its name. Besides serving in the war for Independence, Col. Thomson was in 177(unclear) elected a member from Sussex county to the Provincial Congress of New Jersey, one of the acts of which Congress was to change the government of New Jersey from the colonial form to a constitutional government or state. In all services to his country and state, in the trying days which called for patriotism, courage and capacity, Col. Thomson’s name appears a heritage of honor, to his descendants. In 1857, she married James Cummins, who died in 1863. Of this marriage, there are living three children, Mary L., wife of the late Vice Chancellor James E. Howell, Anna Florence, wife of James E. Baldwin, of Newton and Dr. James H. Cummins, of Newton. In 1871, she married Captain Lewis Van Blarcom, an accomplished member of the bar. The children of this marriage are Kate Van Blarcom, of Newton, Andrew Van Blarcom, second assistant Prosecutor of Essex county and Lewis Van Blarcom, a lawyer of Newton. All her married life was passed at Newton, and though nearly eighty years of age, the declining years had dealt very gently with the beauty of her youth and with her attractive personality. She surrounded herself with that ideal county life of which she was so fond and which was always foremost in her mind. These with her many starling graces of mind and heart, drew to her a wide circle of friends to whom they will ever be a precious memory.

Source:  New Jersey Herald, October 12, 1916.

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.