Mrs. William R. Rorick

Mrs. William R. Rorick, 92, a former resident of Morenci, died at her home in Buffalo, New York, Friday, June 16.

Minnie Botsford Rorick, daughter of Simeon and Marvina Doying Botsford, was born June 12, 1869, in Ellington Township, Tuscola County, Michigan. She came to Morenci as a young girl and lived with her uncle, Frank Doying, who was then the superintendent of schools. On completing her education, she taught in the district schools at Seneca and Canandaigua until her married June 11, 1891.

During the early years of her marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Rorick lived in Morenci, Hudson, and Garrett, Indiana. They moved to Buffalo in 1901, and returned to Morenci in 1921, where they continued to make their home until Mr. Rorick’s death, February 1, 1943.

For the past 16 years, Mrs. Rorick has lived with her daughter in Buffalo, but she continued to spend her summers with relative in Michigan until she fractured her hip four years ago.

Besides her daughter, Mrs. Frank J. Sweeney, of Buffalo, she is survived by three grandchildren, William R. Wilson of Akron, New York, Mrs. William F. Munschauer of Clarence, New York, and Mrs. Edward N. Marlette of Snyder, New York; 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister-in-law, Mrs. Carl G. Guss of Hudson, and several nieces and nephews.

A son, Frank J. Rorick, died in childhood, and a daughter, Mrs. Alma Rorick Wilson, died several years ago. She was preceded in death by her sister, Mrs. James W. Scott of Grand Rapids.

A memorial service will be held here at a date to be announced later.

Source: Morenci Observer, June 29, 1961.


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