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Kendrik Gazette Jan 11 1907

Source:  Kendrick Gazette, January 11, 1907.  It is unclear to me if the typographical anomalies were deliberate or not.  More about the bank is here.



T.R. Kelly Of Canton Writes Of Experiences

“We always think of the old home town and the old friends and have concluded that the best way to keep in touch with them was to get the paper regularly,” writes T.R. Kelly, district manager of the Maccabees Great Camp for Ohio, who is now situated at Canton, Ohio.

Mr. Kelly lived in Springville for a number of years and conducted a drug store here. He also taught school in this city, and has a great many friends who will be glad to hear of him.

Continuing Mr. Kelly writes:

“It might be of interest to know that we are enjoying our stay in Ohio very much. The country is beautiful and full of interest to all of us. We are extremely busy and consequently happy. My work includes the eastern part of the state and gives an opportunity for trips to points of interest that are most enjoyable. We have made weekend trips to Detroit, Cleveland, Buffalo and Niagara Falls as well as to many other places of more local interest. One visit that interested me very much was to Kirkland, Ohio, where the first temple built by the Latter-day Saints still stands in excellent preservation. It is a veritable mecca, for scarcely a day passes that someone from Utah, or workers in the mission field do not stop to get inspiration from this truly beautiful and wonderful of building. The day before my visit at Kirtland Dr. George Brimhall and party camped over night on the temple grounds. A short time ago we had the pleasure of a visit from one of our Springville boys, Nephi Dowdell, who is located in Marion, Ohio. Like most of our energetic and intelligent boys, Nephi is making good.

“Louise graduated from Mount Union College in June and plans to enter the Prince School in Boston, Mass., in September. Maurice will enter Mount Union College as a freshman this year.

“The wonderful industrial development of this section has been a revelation to me. Here in eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania is the world center the steel and iron industry, and here also are the largest potteries in the world. Here too is such a mixture and mingling of races and nationalities as would make the Tower of Babel look like a Sunday School class. We will look forward to the coming of your paper.”

Source: Springville Herald, August 20, 1926.

Leaves $45,000 to Institutions

Mrs. Matilda Barclay’s Will Disposes of Property Valued at $230,000.

Bequests totaling more than $45,000, in which religious and welfare societies are the beneficiaries, were disposed of in the will of Matilda F. Barclay, who died August 21, 1921, at the age of 79 years. The will, dated February 8, 1918, was filed for probate Tuesday. The real estate set forth was valued at more than $230,000. More than $50,000 in personal property was included.

Bequests of $5,000 each was given to: The First Protestant society, as an endowment fund; the Board of Home Missions of the Presbyterian church; the Board of Ministerial Relief of the Presbyterian church; Park college, of Parkville, “for endowment for young men who decided to enter the ministry”; the Y.W.C.A. and the Y.M.C.A.

To the Children’s Free hospital and the Florence Crittenton home were given $2,000 each; Earnest Ketcham, former business manager for Mrs. Barclay, was named executor, and Lucy Augusta Billings was named executrix. Ketcham was given $5,000.

To the husband, William L. Barclay, was left the Bay View, Mich., home. The will specifies that a sister-in-law, Johanna B. Sutton, shall have the care of the husband at his home at 85 East Ferry street. At his death, the property is to go to Lucy A. Billings and her daughter, Edna Ayres Billings, and to Mrs. Sutton, a niece, Mrs. Caroline Wilkinson and her daughter.

Specific requests of $15,000 each were given to Caroline E. Wilkinson, Tilla Barclay Wilkinson, Lucy Augusta Billings, Edna Ayres Billings and Johanna B. Sutton. There were a number of other bequests of a personal nature to other relatives.

Source: Detroit Free Press, September 21, 1921.

Springville Drug Will Buy It Back

You assume no risk when you buy Chamberlain’s Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy. T.R. Kelly will refund your money if you are not satisfied after using it. It is everywhere admitted to be the most successful remedy in use for bowel complaints and the only one that never fails. It is pleasant, safe and reliable.

Source: Springville Independent, July 23, 1903.

This Fish Worth $1 Million

The Governor of Florida had to cross into Georgia to set up the deal which opened the way for the current $200 million Central and South Florida Flood Control project, because the man who held the chips refused to enter Florida lest he be served with a subpoena.

From a back room conference in the old Tosco Hotel in Thomasville came a fishing trip out of St. Marks in which the financier in the deal caught the only fish worth mentioning, but Spessard L. Holland, then Governor – now Senator, likes to say it was worth $1,000,000 a pound to Florida.

The financier was H.C. Rorick of Toledo, Ohio, and the year was about 1941. The fish he caught in the gulf was a 20-pound grouper. But Holland and the State Cabinet made a bigger landing by getting Rorick to settle the old Everglades drainage debt for about 20 cents on the dollar.

You see, the original bonds issued by the Everglades Drainage District to finance draining the vast South Florida swamp were bought and distributed by the Toledo firm of Spitzer-Rorick and Co. brokers. Continue reading “This Fish Worth $1 Million”

Drainage Board Goes To Thomasville, Ga., on Mystery Errand

TALLAHASSEE, April 21.—(A.P.)—An unheralded trip of members of the state drainage board to Thomasville, Ga., remained unexplained at the capitol tonight after they had returned.

The board, including those members living in the Everglades drainage district, met this morning, for its monthly session. After discussing financial matters a short time an executive session was called. It lasted only a few moments, after which the board members left for Thomasville.

Advices from Thomasville said the board had met in a private room of a hotel there. Thomasville newspapermen said M.H. Rorick and his secretary, J.R. Easton, of Toledo, Ohio, had attended the meeting. Rorick is connected with Spitzer-Rorick & Co. of Toledo, holders of a large amount Everglades drainage district bonds.

Source: Tampa Morning Tribune, April 22, 1930.

Entertained at Fayette

Mrs. G.H. Crane of Fayette will entertain at a 1 o’clock luncheon on Thursday the following ladies from Morenci: Mesdames Amy Rorick, Amelia Rorick, S.K. Porter, P.H. Spear, M.C. Rorick, L.H. Converse, Lavina Chappell, Cosper M. Rorick, Cosper H. Rorick, G.H. Rorick, J.P. Rorick, E.E. Spear, Paul Spear, and Mrs. Albert Foster and Mrs. H.C. Rorick of Toledo.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, February 16, 1916.

Made Fine Catch Of Fish Near Wilbur

W.R. Rorick, one of the popular guests of the New Gables, in company with C.E. Rowlader made a very successful catch of fish in the vicinity of Wilbur, Thursday.  In a very short space of time they landed 18 trout, 10 bass and six sheepshead and some of them were the finest specimens seen in a long time.

Mr. Rorick, who is a large cattle dealer of Buffalo, N.Y., is accompanied by Mrs. Rorick and they are visiting Daytona for the first time and are among the most enthusiastic visitors who ever came to Daytona.  They are so delighted with their pleasant surroundings that they will make a longer stay than they had originally planned.

Source:  Daytona Daily News, January 28, 1916.