Double Golden Wedding Anniversary Celebrated

MORENCI, Aug. 23.—The celebration Thursday of the double golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. S.K. Porter of this place and Dr. and Mrs. Estelle [sic] Rorick of Fayette was an event of more than passing interest. The celebration of the golden anniversary by one couple is quite a common occurrence, but that the four people who were wedded by the same ceremony 50 years ago, August 22, 1868, should live to celebrate the double anniversary is a rare incident.

Thirty-six relatives and friends formed the dinner party at Hotel Saulsbury at noon. Following the dinner the company returned to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Porter on East Main street, where the time was spent socially. Goldenglow and goldenrod carried out the color scheme for the occasion and large bouquets of Ophelia roses were used in the parlors and dining rooms. Pictures of the brides and grooms, taken on their wedding day, were in evidence.

S.K. Porter and Mary Rorick were residents of Seneca township at the time of their marriage, both living near Seneca village. After their marriage they continued to live on the Porter homestead until recent years, when they retired and moved to Morenci. Mr. Porter was vice president of the First National bank until last week, when he resigned that he might be free from the duties imposed by the position.

Estelle [sic] Rorick and Mary Acker were residents of Morenci at the time of their marriage. Later Mr. Rorick took his medical course at the U. of M. He practiced at Tedrow and then located at Fayette, which place has been his home except for a short period of years when he resided at Columbus, Ohio.

The double wedding was performed in the parsonage by Rev. James Boynton, the pastor of the Baptist church at Medina. Both couples have a large circle of friends and acquaintances who extend to them congratulations on this rare occasion.

The guests were Mr. and Mrs. A.V. Foster, Hon. and Mrs. Horton C. Rorick of Toledo, Mrs. (Dr.) Rorick Bennett and daughter, Mrs. George Clark of Detroit, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sullivan, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Baldwin, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Crane of Fayette, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Rorick of Wauseon, Mr. and Mrs. M.C. Rorick, Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Rorick, Mr. and Mrs. G.H. Rorick, Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Rorick, Mrs. Amelia Rorick, Mrs. Amy Rorick, Mr. and Mrs. H.E. [sic] Spear, Mr. and Mrs. P.H. Spear and Mr. and Mrs. L.H. Converse.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, August 23, 1918.


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