D.D. Rorick, a Monticello lawyer, who has resided in Jones county the most of his life, celebrated his 86th birthday last Tuesday, June 16, and was in receipt of numerous congratulations including letters from J.A. Remley of Anamosa and H.M. Carpenter of Monticello. Mr. Rorick was born June 16, 1945, ten miles east of Columbus, Ohio. He came to Jones county with his parents’ family in 1858, who settled on a farm in Oxford township.
He was admitted to the bar in 1873 and became a resident of Clinton county, where he was elected to the legislature in 1882. Thereafter he removed to South Dakota, where he spent eleven years, and then back to Jones county. During the past decade he has been a resident of Monticello.
He gets his longevity from his mother’s side of the house. She died at 82, and two of his brothers died at the age of 82. His father died at 58. He is the last survivor of a family of eight children. Mr. Rorick has a remarkable record when it comes to health and general physical condition. He never employed either a doctor or a dentist. He has a mouth full of good teeth and has enjoyed good health, with the exception of an injury which incapacitated him to some extent a few months ago. His friends are hoping he may continue to have as remarkable a physical condition during the following years of his life as he has enjoyed in the past. Mr. Rorick has a wide acquaintanceship throughout the county.—Monticello Express.
Source: Oxford Mirror, June 25, 1931.