Mrs. Hains Surprised.

Mrs. Laurena Hains was very pleasantly surprised at her home on Spangler’s drive Sunday evening, when her children and other relatives dropped in to help her celebrate her sixty-third birthday anniversary. The guests brought well filled baskets and an elegant lunch was served. The evening was spent in an enjoyable manner with social conversation and music by R.E. Hains. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. F.A. Ross and sons, Elmer and Ralph Emerson; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Holbein and daughter, Myrtle May, and sons, Harmon and Russell; Misses Mary Hains, Clara Keck and Rosa Hains; Messrs. Leonard Patterson and R.E. Hains.

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, June 18, 1909.


Albert Rorick

Died August 17, 1906, at his late residence in Oxford Mills, Jones county, Albert Rorick, aged 54 years and 1 month. He was born in New Harrison, Dark county, Ohio, July 17th, 1852, and came with his parents to Iowa, in 1858, settling in the vicinity of the Mills.

When about 20 years of age he went in company with some friends, to the then territory of Dakota where he spent at intervals about fifteen years of his life. For two years he was bookkeeper for a lumber firm in Minnesota and afterwards spent several years on a farm in Missouri, from which he returned to his parental home here remaining until his death, living most of his time in retirement. He was a lover of nature and out door life and being possessed of a kindly disposition his life was one of peace.

Source: Oxford Mirror, August 23, 1906.


Tuesday afternoon at the home of Rev. J.H. Craig occurred the marriage of Miss Irene I. Legg and Mr. A.W. Ayers. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Legg, 2116 High street, and the groom is employed as night electrician at the city electric light department. The couple will depart immediately on a honeymoon trip, after which they will take up their residence in this city.

Source: Logansport Daily Pharos, August 15, 1906.

Birthday Event.

Mrs. Cosper Rorick made the birthday of her daughter, Mrs. Albert Foster, very pleasant for the guests and Mrs. Foster. Mrs. Rorick invited friends to surprise her at her home, on East street, Tuesday afternoon. A six o’clock dinner was very daintily served, consisting of pineapple and banana salad, with wafer; pressed chicken; creamed new potatoes; Boston baked beans; salad with lettuce; olives; pickles; rolls; ice cream, angel food and banana cakes. Those present were the Misses Pixley, Abling Beach; Mesdames B.L. Hart, H.E. Allen, C.M., W.B and J.P. Rorick, C.A. Wilson.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, June 8, 1906.

Death of Dr. Frank Rorick

The sad news was received here Friday night of last week that Dr. Frank Rorick had died suddenly at Indianapolis, Ind., of neuralgia of the heart. He had been sick with stomach troubles at Shelbyville, Ind, but had so far recovered as to be able to start home in company with his father; on reaching Indianapolis, he felt weak, although able to walk to the hotel and register. He retired to his room and lay down to rest. Becoming delirious, his father called a physician, who prescribed the usual remedies, when he became rational for a short time, and then suddenly died. His remains were brought here for interment Sunday and the funeral took place from his father’s residence Monday morning. A touching oration was delivered by Dr. Touvelle, after which the remains were taken in charge by the Knights of Pythias, of which order he was a member. Mr. H.H. Ham spoke in behalf of the Knights, and his remarks were very solemn and affecting. Mrs. W.D. Hagar and Mrs. O.E. Bennett sang the hymn, “Abide with Me” and the duet, “I Would That My Love,” with Mrs. C.W. Schwartz accompanist. A large number of relatives from abroad attended the funeral. The deceased was the only child on Hon. J.C. Rorick, and a brilliant young man, highly educated, a graduate of the Detroit Medical College, also of the Ann Arbor School of Medicine, and although young had made great progress in his profession. It is a sad bereavement to his father, whose sincere affection for his son was a noticeable feature and exhibited itself on every occasion. The father and relatives of the deceased have the heartfelt sympathies of the community. He was 33 years of age.

Source: Fulton County Expositor, November 28, 1889.

His Death In Florida

More Particulars of the Killing of Engineer Bross—A Singular Coincidence

In the Florida Mirror of Fernandina, Fla., of April 21st, there appears an account of the death of engineer Edward Bross, who was killed on the Sunday previous, by the derailment of the engine. He jumped from the engine, and his lifeless body was found six or seven feet away, under the trucks of the baggage car, his feet protruding from the mud, his head crushed and his arm severed. The Mirror says he “was a general favorite, and considered one of the most careful engineers on the road.”

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