Submitted by Melva Taylor
Sterling Gazette, Sterling, Illinois
October 26, 1923 - Friday, pg. 3,col. 3
BROWN-VAN DE MARK WEDDING
Miss Mary Van De Mark of Sterling and Burdette Brown of Manlius Married on Thursday
At a simple home wedding which took place at 11 o'clock at the Fred Van De Mark home, Fourth Avenue, Thursday, Miss Mary Van De Mark became the bride of Burdette Brown of Manlius. The ceremony was performed at 11 o'clock by the Rev. H. C. Brown of Polo, formerly of Sterling. After the marriage rites, a two-course luncheon was served to the immediate family and a few relatives. The couple left on the 1:10 p.m. Northwestern train for a brief wedding trip.
The bride has been employed as a bookkeeper in the Tampico State Bank for the past four years. Mr. Brown is a graduate of the University of Illinois school of pharmacy. He recently purchased a drug store at Manlius where the two will make their home. Mr. Brown resided in Tampico until recently. Out-of-town guests at the affair were Mr. and Mrs. Willis Brown of Tampico, parents of the groom; Miss Irene Walker of Tampico, niece of the groom, and Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Van De Mark and son La Verne of Prophetstown