Mary Porter Rorick

Mary S. Porter, wife of the late Mark C. Rorick, was born in Seneca township Michigan April 17, 1850. She was the daughter of John C. Porter and Louisa (King) Porter, Pioneers of Lenawee County.

She was one of four children: Frank, who died at four years of age; Sylvester K. Porter, of South Pasadena, California; and Harriet Rorick of Morenci.

She received her education at the Medina Academy and was married in Medina to Mark C. Rorick August 9, 1868. They began housekeeping in a log house on the Rorick farm in Seneca township where they remained until their removal to Morenci April 1, 1895.

An unusual coincidence was the marriage of the sister Harriet to Mr. Rorick’s brother, Leroy W.

To Mr. and Mrs. Rorick were born three children: John Porter Rorick of Adrian; Myrtie C. Baldwin, wife of E.N. Baldwin of Howell: Maude L., who died in 1899 at the age of 14.

There are living 13 grandchildren, three great grandchildren, a niece Mrs. W.D. Murphy of Columbus, Oho, a nephew Cosper M. Rorick of Morenci.

Mr. Rorick died in Morenci February 6, 1922. Since that time Mrs. Rorick has lived a quiet, uneventful life within her home with her devoted companion.

Source: Lundahl, Helen Rorick. (n.d.) The Rorick Family in America. (NB: This manuscript is held in the Toledo-Lucas County Library and contains a number of transcriptions of undated newspaper clippings.)

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