Deaths and Funerals from the 1900s

A dispatch from Arrowhead Springs, San Bernardino county, this morning state that D. Rorick of this city, had died suddenly of pleuro-pneumonia. The news came totally unexpected and causes deep regret with every one. Mr. Rorick was conductor on the local railroad and was very highly esteemed by everybody. He had been a resident of this city for several years and all throughout that time had been a man of sterling character, respected and esteemed by all who knew him. No arrangements have yet been made for the funeral. (Riverside Independent Enterprise, March 28, 1900)

Mrs. Dr. Greene has received word that Mr. David B. [sic] Rorick is dead at San Bernardino, Cal. Mrs. Rorick was formerly Miss Isola Smith of this city. She has many friends here who will learn with deep regret of her sad bereavement. Mr. Rorick was a conductor on the Santa Fe. He had been suffering from abscess on the brain for some time, but persisted in attending to his duties until finally he was obliged to succumb. (Marshall Daily Chronicle, April 25, 1900, and Marshall Expounder, April 27, 1900)

Mr. Daniel Hickman attended the funeral of his brother-in-law, John Hutson, of Columbus, Tuesday morning. (Columbus Sunday Dispatch, March 24, 1901)

The funeral of Mrs. Jacob M. Rorick was held Monday afternoon at the Congregational church, Rev. T.C. Jones, assisted by Rev. McIntosh, officiating. Mrs. Rorick had long been a suffered from consumption and peacefully passed away Saturday afternoon. She leaves a large circle of relatives and friends and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. The interment was in Oak Grove cemetery. The floral tributes were many and beautiful. (Adrian Daily Telegram, September 24, 1901)

The funeral of the late Mrs. Charles Rorick took place this afternoon, requiem mass being observed at St. John’s church. The remains were laid to rest in St. Boniface cemetery. (Quincy Daily Herald, January 25, 1902)

Fred Walling, a Salem boy, died yesterday from blood poisoning from the prick of a buckle. (Corvallis Times, February 27, 1904)

Deaths: February 26, Minnie H. McGugin, 36 years, 406 East Morrison, carcinoma. (Portland Oregonian, February 28, 1904)

J.K. Burt and wife visited at the home of Marion Sutton, Wednesday, to extend sympathy for the tragic death of Cornelius Sutton. (Oxford Leader, October 6, 1905)

The funeral services of Cornelius Sutton, who met such a tragic death by being killed by an electric car, Wednesday, were held here Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Baptist church, Rev. Bradley, of Clarkston, officiating. Deceased was 78 years of age and resided near here 27 years. Interment was in Evergreen cemetery; E.P. Schiele, Undertaker. (Oxford Leader, October 13, 1905)

Mesdames W.C. Tyrrell and J.W. Garth and H.C. Tyrrell were called to Oxford Junction Sunday night by the death of the former’s brother, Albert Rorick. (Wright County Monitor, August 22, 1906)

Lester, eldest son of Albert Walling, formerly of Oswego, is reported to have lost his life by drowning in British Columbia recently. Mr. and Mrs. Walling are now in the east visiting, and are yet unaware of the sad news awaiting them. The body had not been recovered at last account. (Hillsboro Independent, June 12, 1908) Note: this was a false report. Lester died in 1926 in California.

NEWSOM—The funeral of Albert J. Newsom will be held at the crematorium this (Sunday) p.m. at 3 o’clock. Friends invited. (Oregon Daily Journal, October 3, 1909)

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