Mrs. Josephine Rorick, wife of Chas. Rorick, died at St. Mary’s hospital at 1:30 this afternoon of pneumonia, superinduced by an appendicitis operation. She underwent the operation on Tuesday and appeared to be recovered splendidly when pneumonia set in. Mrs. Rorick was 40 years old and lived in this city all her life. Besides her husband she leaves two sons, Ernst and Carl. Her father, Herman H. Lake, Sr., and brother, Herman H. Lake, Jr., also survive her.
Source: Quincy Daily Herald, January 22, 1902.