Deaths and Funerals from the 1910s

Morenci—Casper Rorick, the president of the First National bank here, is dead at the home of his sister, Mrs. Rorick Bennett, Detroit, as the result of an operation. The widow and four children survive. (Benton Harbor News Palladium, April 28, 1910)

Z.T. Cooper, whose two sons were asphyxiated while digging a well near Las Vegas, has erected in the memory of the boys the Cooper Brothers Memorial Methodist Episcopal church at Rosalia, Washington. (Santa Fe New Mexican, January 3, 1911)

RORICK—At Washington, D.C., on May 22, 1911, Lillie Wilke, wife of H.C. Rorick. (Newark Evening Star, May 23, 1911)

Mrs. M.D. Larned and daughter, Florence, have returned from Clarkston where they were called June 16 by the sudden death of Mrs. Larned’s youngest sister, Miss Augusta Beardslee. Mrs. Larned attended the funeral services which were held on Tuesday afternoon. (Ann Arbor News, June 26, 1911)

Dr. J.R. Armstrong, an aged Irvington pioneer physician, died Monday, following a protracted illness. (Whittemore Champion, November 30, 1911)

Albert Toner, a brother of William Toner, of Yaquina, a former Wells Fargo express agent in Corvallis, was in the city today enroute to his home at Dallas from a brief stay with his relatives at Yaquina. Mr. Toner stated that the body of his nephew, the late Claud Toner, who was drowned when the schooner, Pilgrim, capsized off the Newport bar ten days ago, had not been found, and hopes of recovering the remains have been abandoned by the relatives and friends of the unfortunate boy.—Corvallis G.T. (Polk County Itemizer, October 24, 1912)

The funeral of John R. Sutton, who was found dead in bed, was held Friday from the home of his brother, Roe Sutton, and interment made in this [Seymour Lake] cemetery. (Oxford Leader, March 14, 1913)

Jacob M. Rorick, a brother of John C. Rorick, of this city, died at the home of his son in Buffalo, N.Y., last Tuesday morning, March 3rd, at the age of 76 years. Mr. Rorick had been in Buffalo seeking medical aid; his trouble was hardening of the arteries. The remains were sent back to Morenci from Buffalo Wednesday afternoon. Three children survive the father. (Fulton County Tribune, March 6, 1914)

Locy Moore, who resided with his uncle J.E. Moore, died last Saturday. Funeral Monday. (Adrian Daily Telegram, April 21, 1914)

William Rorick, while here attending the funeral of his mother, Mrs. Sarah Rorick, made arrangements with the secretary of the cemetery association for the care of his lot in the cemetery. He also ordered The News sent him at his home in Los Angeles. (Lowden News, January 7, 1916)

In a casualty list received today, is the name of Fay Y. Walling of Salem. He was the son of Mrs. Mary A. Walling of 846 South 12th street. According to the report published, he died of accident and other causes. (Marshfield Daily Coast Mail, July 10, 1919)


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