Business and Professional News from the 1880s

J.D. Sutton, formerly of Cheboygan, now a life insurance agent of Detroit, will soon remove to Indianapolis, Ind., having been appointed state agent for a well known insurance company. (Cheboygan Democrat, February 17, 1881)

Emma T. Loosley has been appointed Postmistress at Klamath Agency Oregon. (Oregon Sentinel, December 23, 1882)

NEW STORE.—Frank Rorick, of Lowden, Iowa, has rented the south room of Tyrrell’s block, and about the 25th of this month will take possession with a large stock of groceries. (Wright County Monitor, March 14, 1883)

IN SHAPE.—Rorick & Haskins are fitting their place of business, “The Star Grocery,” up in elegant style and making extensive additions to the stock. They purpose keeping everything wanted in their line and selling at reasonable figures. See their new ad, on page eight of this issue, then give them a trial. You will find them square boys to deal with. (Wright County Monitor, August 29, 1883)

Rorick & Cole have been selected as attorneys for the Citizens Bank of Miller and also for the bank of St. Lawrence. (Hand County Press, December 5, 1883)

Rorick & Cole have entered into arrangements with a new Loaning Company to furnish money on Final Proofs. (Hand County Press, January 30, 1884)

Miss Gertie Sutton, of this city, at the request of friends, has concluded to take a few scholars in instrumental music. Terms etc. furnished on application. (Pontiac Bill Poster, February 20, 1884)

Our old friend, Mr. A.G. Walling of Portland, who is the proprietor of the intended Lane County History, was in town several days this week making necessary arrangements for its publication. We can recommend him as being perfectly reliable. (Eugene City Guard, May 17, 1884)

A.R. Sutton having gone through a successful harvesting machinery campaign in Oakland county, for the Walter A. Wood Company, has been sent west and will precede the harvest to the Red River country of the north. (Pontiac Gazette, August 8, 1884)

I.P. Gile, from the mouth of More creek, was in town yesterday with apples and prunes raised on his place. His fruit is of a superior quality, and met with ready sale. (Idaho Semi-Weekly World, October 10, 1884)

WILL QUIT.—F.P. Rorick thinks he has had enough of the flour trade and intends quitting the road in a day or two. Frank isn’t contented in any place outside a grocery store, in which business he has a good deal of experience and “takes to” as naturally as a duck to water. (Wright County Monitor, April 15, 1885)

MOVED AWAY.—The family of F.P. Rorick left yesterday for Huron, D.T., where he has secured a lucrative position with a real estate, loan and insurance firm. Frank is an honest, capable young man and we hope he may meet with abundant success in his new home. (Wright County Monitor, April 21, 1886)

Rumor hath it that the Bad Axe postoffice war is over and J.T. Rorick will sort the Bad Axe mail matter of the future. (The Huron Times, August 20, 1886)

The most self-sacrificing editor is Michigan is J.T. Rorick, of the Bad Axe Democrat. He refrains from printing the detail of a murder trial because it would people so well posted that it would be impossible to procure a sufficiently ignorant jury for a forgery case which is to follow, and which will deal with about the same evidence as the murder case. (Savannah Morning News, October 26, 1887)

Emmet Van Sickle, who has had 20 years’ experience as a practical jeweler, the past nine years of which he has been connected with A.C. Margot, is now fully prepared to do all kinds of watch, clock and jewelry repairing at short notice and in a first-class manner at his new place of business 128 Pike street. All work guaranteed. Watches and jewelry of all kinds can be purchased at reasonable prices. (Port Jervis Union, September 20, 1888)

Hon. H.R. Ross was in town Tuesday with another load of Horseshoe Bend apples, which he sold at 2 cents. I.P. Gile, of the mouth of More creek, was also here the same day, which he engaged at 3 cents. There has been a vigorous demand for winter apples here, and if Mr. Robb had known it he could have sold for three cents as easily as two. (Idaho Semi-Weekly World, November 23, 1888)

L. Sutton is back from the Lime Kiln Crossing where he was assisting in looking after the government improvements there. He will remain here inspecting the dredge work until it freezes up, when he will go to Houghton to the mining school. (Cheboygan Democrat, December 6, 1888)

I.P. Gile, of Highland valley, say he has not much more than half a crop of fruit the year, on account of the long drought. He and Mr. Percey have the contract for supplying the stations on the Idaho road with hay. (Idaho Semi-Weekly World, September 6, 1889)

James Mullany has a contract to furnish the Elmore mine with 12,000 timber wedges and he is turning them out a rapid rate. (Elmore Bulletin, December 28, 1889)

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