Harriett L. Porter, daughter of John C. and Louisa K. Porter, was born in Seneca township, Lenawee county, Michigan, November 6, 1853, and died in Columbus, Ohio, on April 8, 1936, aged 82 years 4 months and 22 days.

On February 10, 1870, she was united in marriage with LeRoy W. Rorick, and to this union two children were born, Nellie R. Murphy of Columbus, Ohio, and Cosper M. Rorick, of Morenci, both of whom are living, together with eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

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Roricks Are Honored

Mr. and Mrs. John P. Rorick were honored Sunday afternoon when many of their friends and relatives called to extend congratulations on their 25th wedding anniversary in their attractive country home, where they have spent their entire married life. Refreshments were served from a table covered with a white linen cloth, with a centerpiece of orchid and white carnations, and white candles in silver holders.

Miss Carol Veders of Belleville and Miss Janice Heard of Wayne had charge of the many gifts. Miss Margaret Rorich [sic] registered the 100 guests. Mrs. Lee Spielman, sister of Mrs. Rorich [sic], cut and served the tiered cake baked by Mrs. Harold Wolf. Mrs. Mazel Farquhar, Mrs. Rorick’s mother, poured.

Hosts for the occasion were their children, Mr. and Mrs. Bob (Jeanne) Laser of Waldron and Margaret Ann and John at home. They have three grandsons, Bartly, Bradly and Bently Laser.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, March 23, 1960.

Frank Sweeney Buried Saturday

Son-in-Law Of Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Rorick And Vice President Of Sadler & Rorick

Funeral services were held for Frank Sweeney Saturday morning at 9 o’clock in the Delaware Avenue Cathedral in Buffalo, N.Y. Mr. Sweeney, aged 44 years, died last Wednesday night at his home on Lafayette avenue after a short illness. He was the son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. William Rorick of this city. Mr. Sweeney and his family spent several summer vacations here with Mr. and Mrs. Rorick and were well known in this community.

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Mrs. Martha Spear, 69, Passed Away Monday

Mrs. Martha Spear, age 69 years, died Monday in the University hospital in Ann Arbor, following an operation she underwent three weeks ago. Mrs. Spear had been in failing health the last two years.

She was born in Medina township and for the past 15 years, with her family, resided in Morenci.

She leaves her husband, E.E. Spear, three sons, Paul and Kenneth Spear of New Mexico; Maurice Spear of near Morenci; two daughters, Mrs. Richard Rogers of Ypsilanti and Mrs. Ray Lyons of Adrian.

The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Ackland funeral home and conducted by the Rev. H.A. Essex, pastor of the Morenci Baptist church.

Interment was made in Oak Grove cemetery.

Source: Morenci Observer, March 8, 1934.

Untitled (David Walling & JoAnn Lee)

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Lee of Eugene announce the engagement of their daughter, JoAnn, to Gerald Walling, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Walling of Eugene.

Miss Lee is a student at Willamette High School. Her fiancé was graduated from the same high school and is now serving in the U.S. Navy, stationed in San Francisco.

No wedding date has been set.

Source: Eugene Register Guard, August 2, 1959.

Dr. Lavinia Rorick-Bennett Dies at Home in Pasadena

Word has been received here by relatives of the death of Dr. Lavinia Rorick-Bennett, which occurred Monday morning in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Willard Waters, at South Pasadena, Calif. Dr. Bennett was 88 years of age and had been ill only a few days.

She was very well known here and spent the greater part of her life in Morenci.

She is survived by one sister, Mrs. S.K. Porter, two daughters, Mrs. Willard Waters and Mrs. George Clark, all of South Pasadena, two nephews, E.E. Spear and G.H. Rorick of this place, two nieces, Mrs. Albert Foster of Toledo and Mrs. Henry Crane of Fayette.

Funeral services have not yet been learned.

Source: Morenci Observer, May 12, 1932.

Managing Ranch

Hollis Kizer, of Carlsbad, New Mexico, will manage the R.S. Loosley ranch at Fort Klamath during Loosley’s disability following extensive surgery. Mrs. Kizer, the former Maxine Loosley, and their three children are also here. Mr. and Mrs. Loosley visited her sister [sic] and family, the Burrill Redpaths, in Medford a couple of days the first of the week.

Source: Klamath Falls Herald and News, May 8, 1957.

North Shore Area Chairman Appointed

David Rorick of Oceanside will be chairman of the commerce and industry group in the North Shore Area campaign of the 1956 United Success Drive, Ben Weseloh, area chairman, said yesterday.

Rorick’s organization will be expected to provide the biggest single share of the area’s goal, Weseloh said.

Oceanside and Carlsbad this year have joined in the consolidated fund effort in the North Shore area, which includes Cardiff, Del Mar, Encinitas, Leucadia, Ranch Santa Fe and Solana Beach.

Source: San Diego Union, July 7, 1956.