Miss Maud Louise Rorick died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M.C. Rorick, at 10:45 Sunday evening, April 16, aged 14 years, of peritonitis, after an illness of but fifteen days.
Miss Maud was born on the family farm near Seneca where she resided up to four years ago, when she moved with her parents to Morenci. She attended the public school, and was a member of the Christian Endeavor and Methodist Sunday school. Her quiet manners and genial ways won for her a warm place in the hearts of all with whom she came in contact.
The funeral services were held at the house on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the presence of a large number of friends and relatives from town and Seneca. Rev. T.C. Jones officiated and was assisted by Rev. J.J. Tickner.
Among the many floral tributes were a garland of pink and white roses from the Junior Christian Endeavor of the Congregational Church, a garland of carnations and palm leaves from schoolmates and friends, a garland of white carnations and —– from Miss Myrtie Rorick’s bible class.
The pall bearers were Fred Stoffer, Fred Howe, Ray McDuffie, Clare Larue, Clark Rorick, and Roscoe Blanchard. At the cemetery, roses were thrown into her grave by her schoolmates, indicative of the love they had for her.
The bereaved family have the heartfelt sympathy of all. Besides her parents she leaves a sister, Miss Myrtie, and one brother, John P., to mourn her departure for a heavenly home.
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.)