STERLING GAZETTE, Sterling, IL
Aug. 29, 1917, 3;1, Roll#126
TAMPICO WEDDING SURPRISED FRIENDS - Simple Ceremony United Lives of Ethel Howlett and McKenzie Parent
The marriage of Miss Ethel Howlett and McKenzie L Parent last Sunday came as a complete surprise to their many friends in Tampico. They were quietly married at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Methodist parsonage by Rev. C. W. Thornton. The witnesses were Miss Hazel Davis and brother Kenneth, who accompanied them to the parsonage.
After the ceremony the wedding party motored to Sterling where Mr. and Mrs. parent took a train for Chicago in which city he is attending Worsham's Embalming College and she will study with him at the same college. Later they will return to Tampico and he will again assist his father in the parent furniture and undertaking business.
The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Mary L Howlett and is a splendid young lady in every sense of the word. She has been active in the work among the children of the Methodist Sunday school and has also taken an active interest in the social life of Tampico.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Parent, and for several years has been actively assisting his father in conducting the Parent furniture. He is a good reliable steady young man, well liked and a valuable assistant in the store. On the completion of the course in scientific embalming he will become a still more valuable assistant in conducting the business.
The friends of Mr. and Mrs. Parent extend their best wishes.