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Untitled (Mr. and Mrs. William Jones’ 55th Wedding Anniversary)

Mr. and Mrs. William Jones of 229 East Henry street quietly celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary last Sunday in their home, where they have lived since 1902. They were married in Morenci, December 24, 1878, and were attended at that time by Mr. and Mrs. Will Furman of Seneca. Mr. Jones was born in Cooperstown, N.Y., June 26, 1855, and Mrs. Jones, who was Susie Rorick Shauger, was born in Sussex, N.Y. [sic], July 10, 1860. They were the parents of two daughters, Pearl Grace who is now Mrs. Joseph Moll of Adrian and Mabel Lavera, who died September 23, 1895, aged ten years. While Mr. Jones is nearly 79 and Mrs. Jones 74 both are quite active for their years.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, December 30, 1933.

Funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Shauger

The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Shauger, who died Saturday, was held Tuesday afternoon in the home of her son, W.J. Shauger [sic] at 226 Ormsby Street with the Rev. R.S. Chalmers officiating. Hymns were sung by Mrs. Charles Burr and Mrs. Roswell Burr. The bearers were George Isaacson, Joseph Isaacson, John Isaacson, Thomas Isaacson, Joseph Isaacson, Jr., and Earl Goodrich. The burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. Friends and relatives attending the services were from Holloway, Tecumseh and Pontiac.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, May 18, 1932.

Untitled (R.E. Yocom)

Due to other business interests, owners will sell machine operated coal mine, located on State Route near Otsego, Ohio.  Unusual opportunity to get in coal business and reap the reward of the sure increase in demand and price.  Special low price if sold at once.  Address R.E. Yocom, Zanesville, Ohio. 

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, February 21, 1941.

Funeral of Mrs. McCloe

The funeral party accompanying the remains of Mrs. Melvin McCloe who passed away at her home in Detroit, arrived at the home of her brother, W.R. Rorick Monday morning and the funeral service was held at the Rorick home Monday afternoon, the Rev. S.N. Oliver officiating. George Pratt sang and the bearers were G.H. Rorick, C.M. Rorick, J.P. Rorick, Allie Kennedy, Earl Baldwin and F.T. Sullivan. Friends and relatives at the service from out of town were Melvin McCloe, Miss Maude McCloe, Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Nimmo, Misses Mary and Florence Bryant of Detroit; Mrs. Frank J. Sweeney, Norma Sweeney of Buffalo; Mrs. Lottie Abbuskey, Harold Abbuskey of Waldron, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Stoner, Mrs. G.H. Crane, Mr. and Mrs. F.T. Sullivan, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Baldwin, Mr. and Mrs. R.D. Amsbaugh of Fayette, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Rorick of Adrian, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Guss and family, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Scott of Medina, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Moore, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bryant, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Salisbury and family and Jacob Hathaway of Canandaigua. The burial was made in Oak Grove cemetery.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, January 12, 1926.

In a Political Way (excerpt)

J.T. Rorick, manager of the Interstate Investment Company at Grand Dalles, Klickitat county, a lifelong democrat and a man of great intelligence and force, is the latest recruit to the republican ranks in that section. Mr. Rorick recently addressed a letter to the chairman of the Klickitat republican central committee, in which he gives his reason for joining with the party of sound money and progression. Since coming to the state five years ago Mr. Rorick has been prominent in the councils of the democratic party, and, while never an office-seeker, has attended all the county conventions and has been prominent in party circles. Before coming to the state he was editor of one of the influential democratic papers of Michigan.

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Mrs. Mary Rorick Dies

FAYETTE, Ohio, June 6.—Mrs. Mark Rorick, aged 78 years, wife of the late Dr. E.H. Rorick, passed away May 30 at her home on West Main street, after an illness called by several years of paralysis. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. F.T. Sullivan and three grandchildren, Mary, Estell and Minerva. Her husband and two children, Clark aged 8 years and Georgia aged 20, preceded her in death.

She had a large acquaintance and was held in high esteem by all. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Episcopal church Tuesday afternoon and was largely attended, the business houses were closed during the services which were conducted by the pastor, Rev. William Reeves and Rev. S.T. Walker of Hicksville. A friend from Columbus gave two solos and Mrs. A.L. Clark sang. The burial was made in the cemetery here.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, June 6, 1925.


Miss Pearl G. Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Jones of 229 East Henry street, was married Saturday evening at 8:30 o’clock to Joseph Moll, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Moll of Grand Rapids by the Rev. C.M. Gearheart at the Methodist Episcopal parsonage. Mr. Moll has been an employee of the Adrian Knitting company for a number of years. Mr. and Mrs. Moll are to reside on a farm near Lowell, Mich.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, April 13, 1925.

Untitled (Charles O. vs. Merle Alverson)

The divorce proceedings of Charles O. vs. Merle Alverson are occupying the attention of Judge C.C. Johnson and also the general public. The bill of complaint charges the defendant with having comprising relations with a local man. Mr. Alverson has been Grinnell Brothers’ representative for the past two years. An only child, Ruth, died last winter from pneumonia.

Source: Battle Creek Enquirer, January 15, 1921.

Miss McInerny, David Rorick Are Married

At the home of Mrs. Richard McInerny at 696 F street, the marriage of Miss Maureen Eileen McInerny and David Rorick of Nevada and Oceanside, was impressively solemnized Monday afternoon at four o’clock, by the Rev. Father Patrick Dunne of St. Bernardine Catholic church.

The company present numbered only immediate members of the families of the principals and intimate friends. The date for the ceremony was July fourth, the birthday of the bride’s father, the late Richard McInerny, well-known early merchant of the city. The bride is a native daughter of San Bernardino and Mr. Rorick is of Oceanside, where both families have had summer homes for a number of years.

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