Morenci Man Held As Result of Death Of Man Whom He Struck

Kirk Rorick Charged With Manslaughter After Demise of Page Stockwell


Fatal Injury Said to Have Resulted from Fall on Pavement After Blow

Kirk Rorick of Morenci, aged 25 years, was arrested late Sunday night by members of the sheriff’s force and was brought to the county jail in connection with an investigation into the death of Page Stockwell, aged 25 years, who died Saturday night at the Blair hospital from the effects of a fractured skull.  Mr. Stockwell’s injury was sustained, it is alleged, when he fell to the pavement after being struck by Rorick during a street altercation Thursday night.

A warrant charging Rorick with manslaughter was issues this morning after a complaint had been signed by L.S. Stockwell, father of the deceased.  Rorick was taken before Justice S.W. Bennett at noon where an examination was waived by his attorney, B.D. Chandler of Hudson.  Justice Bennett bound the Morenci man over to the October term of the Lenawee circuit court and fixed his bail at $5,000, which was furnished by his father, C.M. Rorick of Morenci, and John P. Rorick of this city and the defendant was released until the second Monday when he will appear before Judge Burton L. Hart.

Mr. Stockwell’s death occurred at 8 o’clock Saturday night at his home on Orchard street. He is survived by his widow, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.S. Stockwell, one brother, Theo and one sister, Miss Jeanette Stockwell.

He was born in Morenci in 1900 and attended the Morenci schools.  After graduated from Morenci high school he entered the University of Michigan, later going to Golden, Colo., where he took an engineering course in the Colorado School of Mines.  While in Colorado he was married, Mrs. Stockwell being a resident of that state.  For the last year he had been associated with his father in the undertaking business and was to have left this morning for Columbus, Ohio, where he was to take a three months course in embalming.

The funeral services are to be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home of his parents with the burial in Oak Grove cemetery.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, July 6, 1925.

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