Julia Anna Rorick was born at Knightstown, Indiana, June 26, 1856. When a child of two years, she came with her parents and settled in Jones County, Iowa, on a farm near Oxford Mills, where she grew to womanhood.
She was married in June 1870 to Dr. D.E. Strevelle. He practiced medicine in Oxford Mills and in 1904 they removed to Canada. Most of her life was spent here in Oxford Mills. Dr. Strevelle passed way in New York state October 16th, 1916, where he was buried. After Dr. Strevelle’s death, she and her son, George W. Strevelle, made their home in Oxford Mills.
She was a member of the Methodist church and was beloved by her relatives and friends.
For the past four years her health had declined and four weeks ago she was taken to Mercy Hospital, Anamosa, where she passed away Wednesday morning, November 7th, 1923, being 67 years, 5 months and 11 days of age.
The remains were brought to the home at Oxford Mills Wednesday of last week, from where funeral services were held Friday afternoon, and interment made in the Mayflower cemetery.
Besides her son, she is survived by three brothers, Samuel Rorick, Venice, Cal.; Dallas Rorick, of Monticello; Sidney Rorick, of Oxford Mills; also three nieces and six nephews. Her only sister, Mrs. Helen Tyrrell of Beaumont, Texas, passed away four years ago, and her oldest living brother, Dave, died last May in Oceanside, California.
Source: Oxford Mirror, November 15, 1923.