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Back from London, She Announces Her Marriage to George Brooke
Special to The New York Times
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 31--The announcement today of the marriage of Mrs. Lucile Polk Carter, prominent in Philadelphia, New York, and Newport social life, to George Brooke, a wealthy Philadelphian, came as a complete surprise to society. They arrived here today, from London, announcing they had been married there on Aug. 16. Mrs. Carter had expected to remain abroad until Winter, putting her daughter in school, and the marriage was hastened by the war. Only this Spring she obtained a divorce from William E. Carter.

Mrs. Brooke has been a conspicuous figure in the fashionable life of this city, New York, and Newport for a number of years. As Miss Lucile Polk, daughter of Mrs. W. Stewart Polk, she made her début in Baltimore Md., where she was born, and where for many years her family have resided. About seventeen years ago she married William E. Carter, son of Mrs. William T. Carter. They lived at Gwenda, their country place at Bryn Mawr.

Mr. and Mrs. Carter with their two children, a son and a daughter, were passengers on the Titanic. They escaped in the boat that carried J. Bruce Ismay and were picked up several hours later by the Carpathia.

On Jan. 23 Mrs. Carter started divorce proceedings, and on May 31 the final decree was granted.

Mr. Brooke is a son of the late Edward Brooke of Philadelphia and Birdsboro, Penn. He is a member of the Philadelphia, Rittenhouse, St. Anthony, Racquet, Philadelphia Country, and Rabbit Clubs, and the Sons of the Revolution.


Mark Baber, USA


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