Matrimonial News from 1918

Mr. and Mrs. Willard C. McConnell announce the engagement of their daughter, Cleantha Parke, to Wylllis Osborn Dodge of Lansing. (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 7, 1918)

Mrs. William Moore Rorick announces the marriage of her daughter, Mrs. Claribel Rorick McGraw, to Lieut. L.W Mueller, of the ordinance department, in the Central Methodist church, in the presence of the immediate families, Lieut. R.W. Baldwin, of the signal corps, being the only attendant. Lieut. and Mrs. Mueller will reside in Decatur, Ill., where Lieut. Mueller is engaged with the Mueller Manufacturing company. (Detroit Free Press, March 22, 1918)

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Big House at Brindley Field Show

The Palace Theatre was jammed to the doors Tuesday night to see boys of Brindley “put over” one of their mirth provoking minstrel shows. They had some excellent talent, and received encores galore.  The star numbers of the program were the Brindley Field Jazz Band selections and Prof. Misto, the Magician Reuberg.  The lads netted about $300, which will go toward the Athletic Fund of the field.  The affair was managed by Lieut. E.H. Rorick and Sergeant Miller E. Donahue.

Source:  The Long-Islander, December 20, 1918.

Mrs. Sarah Almeda Van Sickle

Mrs. Sarah Almeda Bross Van Sickle died at her home No. 31 Orange street at 11 o’clock on Sunday morning after long years of suffering of neuritis, aged nearly 65 years.

Mrs. Van Sickle was born at High Point in Wantage township on November 13, 1853, and was a daughter of the late Noah and Esther Wickham Bross. On December 21, 1870, she was united in marriage to John E. Van Sickle, of Libertyville, N. J. Her married life has been passed in Port Jervis with the exception of nine years in Sussex, N. J.

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At the marriage of Miss Alma Botsford Rorick and Howell Ormsbie Wilson, of Morenci, Mich., will be duly solemnized this afternoon at 4:30 o’clock, at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Rorick, in Crescent Avenue, in the presence of the immediate families and a few friends, the attendant will be Mrs. Jay Franklin Sweeney and John Callahan. The Rev. R.J. McAlpine will perform the ceremony. Mrs. Oliver Garber will play the wedding march. The wedding supper will be served at 6 o’clock at the Hotel Lenox.

Source: The Buffalo Times, June 11, 1918.

Of College Interest

The marriage of Miss Ruth Van Blarcom, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Van Blarcom of Newton, N.J., and Mr. Philip Erwin Whiting, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred E. Whiting of Auburndale, this state, took place at the family residence in Newton at 8 o’clock Saturday evening, June 8. The Rev. C.W. Rouse officiated. Miss Van Blarcom was attended by her sister, Miss Mildred Van Blarcom, a student at Wellesley College, and Mr. Royal G. Whiting of Auburndale was his brother’s best man. The bride is a graduate of Wellesley, class of 1913, and the groom of Harvard, class of 1907. Mr. and Mrs. Whiting will live in New York city.

Source: Boston Herald, June 9, 1918.

Short News Items from 1917

Edward Loosley is over from Montague for a few days, visiting G.W. Loosley and other relatives and friends. He is connected with the Loosley-Lwinell Company over in Northern California and says all kinds of prosperity exists over there. (Ashland Tidings, January 4, 1917)

Dr. Mae Rochelle returned to her home at K.C., after spending a couple of weeks with Mrs. W.P. Lynch. (Delphos Republican, January 19, 1917)

Mrs. Albert Holbein, of Dover, is visiting her sister, Miss Mary Hains, of this city. (Zanesville Times Recorder, January 31, 1917)

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Business & Professional Notices from 1917

The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Farmers’ National Bank was held at the banking rooms in Sussex Tuesday afternoon. Directors elected were: Charles G. Wilson, Theodore F. Northrup, Frank Holbert, Samuel S. Vandruff, Elihu Adams, William A. Roy, James R. Kincaid, Ford W. Margarum, J. Merritt Willson. The directors organized by electing Ford W. Margarum president; Frank Holbert, cashier; and Theodore M. Holbert, assistant cashier. (Middletown Times Press, January 13, 1917)

The big store is now conducted by M.F. Loosley and sons. The three sons, Harold A., Edward and Harry R., assuming a partnership with their father dating from January 1, 1917. (Portola Sentinel, January 27, 1917)

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About Soldier Boys (Excerpt)

Last Saturday evening, Mr. and Mrs. John S. [sic] Rorick were pleasantly surprised by the advent of Flying Cadet Estell H. Rorick, a cousin of Mr. Rorick, and Flying Cadet Wilbur D. Hostetler; both of these young men are from The Dalles, Ore., and have just graduated from the Ohio University Aviation ground School; they expect to be sent this week to Long Island and later to the scenes of hostilities, somewhere in Europe.

Cadet E. H. Rorick is a son of J. T. Rorick. of The Dalles, Ore., who in years gone by studied law with W.C. Kelley in Wauseon and later served as the principal of the Fayette schools.

The son is a fine young man in appearance and manner, and is the kind we are proud to see in the khaki of the U. S. Army. Both of the boys expect to receive commissions as first lieutenants when they finish their training in actual flying in Europe.

Source: Fulton County Tribune, November 23, 1917.