Dallas Rorick, Local Lawyer, Died Friday

Had Been In Failing Health For Some Time; Practiced Law In Monticello For A Seventeen Year Period

Dallas D. Rorick, a long time resident of Jones county, died at Monticello. July 29, after a few days’ illness, at the age of 87 years, one month and 11 days. He was born in Franklin county, Ohio, June 18, 1844, the son of G.H. and Julia F. Rorick. He came with his parents, when a small boy, to Iowa and first settled on the farm known as the Rorick farm near Oxford Junction. The first home was a log house. He resided in Oxford Junction the early part of his life and later removed to Miller, South Dakota, where he resided for seven years, engaging in the practice of law.

On his return to Iowa, he settled at Oxford Junction, where he practiced law until about seventeen years ago when he moved to Monticello and practiced law continuously until his death,

He was married to Martha Jane Hammond at Oxford Junction, to which marriage Julia Ann Rorick was born. She is the only survivor. She resides in Minneapolis and was present at the funeral.

Mr. Rorick was a member of the Jones County Bar association and the Iowa State Bar association. He served Clinton county in the state legislature during one session. He was the oldest law practitioner in Jones county at the time of his death. Although in failing health for some time, he did more or less legal business for some of his old-time friends during the time he lived at Monticello. He was always faithful to his clients, and was esteemed as a good citizen. He was an attendant at the Presbyterian church.

The funeral was held last Saturday at the Presbyterian church, the services being conducted in the absence of the pastor by Rev. Roy V. Porter of the Methodist Episcopal church. Burial was made in the family lot in the Oxford Junction cemetery.

Source: Monticello Express, August 4, 1932.

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